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 ... See full summary »
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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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Began as a radio program on BBC Radio 4 in 1987. See more »

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Clive Anderson: [Superheroes, someone has just called out Useless Man] Oh, Caterpillar man! That gives you more to play with, because Useless Man... is kinda what he is. Now what sort of crisis will he have to deal with?
Person in the Audience: Pants are too small!
Clive Anderson: Funny thing... have we ever done that?
Greg Proops: If we have, I'm sure it was frought with hilarity!
Clive Anderson: So, with that challenge, let's go ahead. So pants are getting too small...
Greg Proops: Which one am I?
Clive Anderson: You're Captain Caterpilar.
Greg Proops: Captain Caterpilar.
Clive Anderson: And you can bring the elements of Captain ...
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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 Married for Life: Whose Room Is It Anyway? (1996) See more »

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This made me pee my pants.
29 July 2003 | by (Orlando, USA) – See all my reviews

That's right, I said it. I normally wouldn't be this honest, but this is the internet, so no one knows who I am anyway. Mike McShane said something about a German U-boat once, and I was already laughing so hard, that did it. I couldn't hold it in anymore. Luckily, I was watching it alone in my room at the time, so no one saw (this was when I was still in high school and in my parents house). I don't see how you couldn't laugh at this show. To do improv is a truly hard thing, but these people pull it off. One of the greatest shows EVER.


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