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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American version of a British TV show (Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988)) which, in turn, was based on a BBC Radio 4 radio show. See more »

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Drew Carey: [Scenes from a hat-] What President Bush does in the Oval Office when he's all by himself.
Greg Proops: [pretends to look in mirror] Who beat Al Gore? Who beat Al Gore?
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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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Very talented people make a hilarious show.
1 December 2007 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

"Whose Line is it Anyway?" is an Americanized version of an English show with a new host and some of the same cast, and it is downright hilarious. Drew Carrey is an excellent host, and even though he is no where near as comically talented as the improv actors, he is still funny, and doesn't take himself seriously, so seems very likable. The improv actors are all talented in their own ways. Wayne Brady is excellent at singing, and is better working by himself, or with one of the rotation guests. Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie are hilarious together because of their dry sarcasm. Even when they mess up it's funny, because they brilliantly cover it up and joke about it. If you watch one improvisational comedy show, this should be it!

My rating: **** out of ****. 30 mins.


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