"When we're on TV, we never get a chance to meet our fans," said Makenzie Dustman, one of the show's top 10 contestants this past season. "We only get feedback on social media. But on the tour, we get to meet the fans out by the buses after the show."

In season 10 of "So You Think You Can Dance," which ended in September, 18-year-old Dustman, a recent high-school graduate from Temecula in Southern California, placed 10th out of 10, yet emerged as a fan favorite.

"The most enjoyable thing for me is to finally meet the fans face to face," Dustman said.

As a veteran improv comic, Proops takes his encounters with fans well past a wave, a smile and a short chat.

"We bring people up out of the audience. We play games with them. We sing to them," Proops said. "It's everything the TV show isn't. You actually get to be involved with us."

Originally based on a British radio and TV program, the American version of "Whose Line Is It Anwyay?" ran from 1998 to 2007 on the ABC and ABC Family networks. Last year, it returned on the CW cable network and was recently renewed for second season.

A long run on TV and on tour has not slowed the show down a bit, Proops said.

"We're energetic," he said. "We really hit the stage running. We make each other laugh, and I think that's what the crowd wants to see. They want to see us goof on each other."

More info can be found at <a href="http://www.cwtv.com/shows/whose-line-is-it-anyway" target="_blank">www.cwtv.com</a> and at <a href="http://www.fox.com/dance/" target="_blank">www.fox.com</a>.

<i>You can reach Staff Writer Dan Taylor at 521-5243 or dan.taylor@pressdemocrat.com. See his ARTS blog at http://arts.blogs.pressdemocrat.com.</i>