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Clive Anderson ...
 Himself - Host (136 episodes, 1988-1998)
Richard Vranch ...
 Himself (104 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Himself (92 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Himself (71 episodes, 1991-1998)
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 Himself (67 episodes, 1989-1998)
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory Politicians, acting out a soap opera as hamsters, becoming bizarre super-heroes, or making up a musical about the life of an audience member. Written by Mark Longmuir <longmuir@labyrinth.net.au>

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Make it up. Make it quick. Make it funny!

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The animation of the opening titles the show eventually settled on is based on an Italian cartoon shorts series called La Linea (direct translation 'The Line'), which was very popular in Europe from the mid-seventies well into the nineties. It featured almost the exact same type of chalkboard 'single-line' drawn character, only with a round nose rather than pointy. See more »

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Niall Ashdown: [Number of Words. Ryan can only speak in one word, Steve Frost can only speak in five, Niall can only speak in three] Are you new?
Steve Frost: No, I'm just... a little...
[tilts his head]
Ryan Stiles: Inebriated?
Steve Frost: Yes! You've seen through it!
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Every edition of the show would end with the winner(s) reading out the credits in a style suggested by the host. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy from Merton to Enfield: Paul Merton (2003) See more »

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And God said let there be comedy...And he created Whose Line is it Anyway
15 November 2000 | by (il, usa) – See all my reviews

The god of comedy that is. I would give this show, on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best), a...10000000(etc) If you have not seen this show, a crime in some states, you absolutely MUST see it! Besides being a British comedy fan overall, the contestants are hilarious! Dare I say you've heard of the mighty Proopdog, Greg Proops, or King of Innuendo, Tony Slattery, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Josie Lawrence...Somebody stop me, I could go on forever! Why are they so great? you dare ask... Well, for starters, they make everything up on the spot aka IMPROV! Can you do that...As good as they can? Of course not! Once, I laughed so hard I began choking on the Twiglets I was eating. (To my fellow Americans: A Twiglet is a British pretzel/bisquit type thing.) With all the games they play (all improv mind you) you'll be thanking me for recommending you to this wonderful show. Oh, yes, if I haven't mentioned it before, Clive Anderson is a comical genius (he's the host). So, you know what to do! Stop reading this and go watch it! GO! Well, the channel would help...Comedy Central, (9:30 and 2:00, but that is central) Ciao!


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