Improvisational comedy game show in which four players act out various comic games and sketches.
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An American version of the popular British improvisational comedy show. Host Drew Carey, taking suggestions from the audience, assigns roles and scenarios to the comedian contestants, who must then improvise a skit on the spot. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Guest performer Robin Williams was working on One Hour Photo (2002), during his appearance in the show and had dyed his hair blonde for the film. See more »

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[Weird Newscasters: Ryan's weather map is covering the gateway to Hell, and he's struggling to keep them closed. He says he's being drawn in]
Ryan Stiles: [Like he's changing channels] Friends! Can't stop watching Friends!
[Like he's listening to bad music]
Ryan Stiles: Ah, somebody turn off the Michael Bolton music!
[Ryan approaches Drew's desk and gasps]
Ryan Stiles: So this is how you got two shows!
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Comments made and opinions expressed or implied in this program are those of the individuals who appear and do not represent the opinions and views of the producers, broadcasters, or distributors. All elements of this program are intended for parody and comedic purposes only and should not be construed to be statements of fact about any person, place, thing, or matter. See more »

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28 September 2000 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

This show is just amazing. I think it's one of the funniest shows on t.v. I have seen many of the episode of the British version, and I'd say both are funny in their own ways. A lot of jokes on the British version are things you might expect to see from those crazy Brits, but that makes it all the better. My two favorite guys on the show would definitely have to be Ryan Stiles, who is on both versions, and Colin Mochorie? I should probably look back on the main page to spell his name right, but I'm lazy! When it comes to making up songs, and really good ones at that, the best is definitely Wayne, who never stops amazing me. These guys are all hilarious and they have so much talent, it isn't funny. It's a great show, and I hope it stays on for decades...give or take a few years.


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