Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2013)

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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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Clive Anderson, the host of the British version, was asked to host this version as well, but declined because he neither wanted to move to or commute to Los Angeles. Ironically, he ended up doing so anyway, as the final season of the original British version of the show was filmed on the American set. See more »

Quotes

Drew Carey: The points don't matter. Just like a comb to Colin Mocherie , it just doesn't matter.
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Every episode beginning with Season 2 would end with the winner(s) reading out the credits in a style suggested by Drew Carey. See more »

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Whose Line rocks
29 February 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

This show is great and so much more hilarious than so many sitcoms on ABC and other networks. Drew Carey is a pretty good host. Maybe not as good as Clive Anderson but he's still funny and does an okay job. Some may disagree with me but I think the best performers on this show are without a doubt: Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Brad Sherwood, Chip Esten and Josie Lawrence. The best games, I think, are: "Props", "Questions only", "Scenes from a hat", and "Hoedown". What's great about this show is how the performers are not afraid of looking stupid and just do crazy things at random times in the show. This show is a winner.


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