Improvisational comedy competition show in which four members of the regular cast as comedians and often with guest appearances with other comedians and celebrities and members of the audience perform various comic games and sketches.
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Top Rated TV #157 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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 Himself - Host / ... (220 episodes, 1998-2007)
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 Himself (220 episodes, 1998-2007)
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 Himself (220 episodes, 1998-2007)
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 Himself (212 episodes, 1998-2007)
Laura Hall ...
 Herself (195 episodes, 1998-2006)
Linda Taylor ...
 Herself (92 episodes, 1999-2006)
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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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Comedy | Game-Show

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5 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Wayne Brady appeared in Stargate SG1: It's Good To Be King (2005) between season. See more »

Quotes

Drew Carey: [scenes from a hat] Things you do not want to hear your grandmother singing about.
Wayne Brady: [singing] Grandma likes to get freaky in the mornin', freaky at night! Freaky on the left...
[buzz]
Greg Proops: [singing] Grandpa doesn't touch me anymore!
[buzz]
Ryan Stiles: [singing] Oh, I put rat poison in the Christmas dinner.
[buzzer; extreme laughter from Wayne]
Ryan Stiles: [goes back up] I like to be on top!
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Crazy Credits

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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Funny, no matter how many times I see them
25 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This show is absolutely hilarious!! No matter how many times I see the episodes, i laugh as hard as if I had never seen it. I love improve, and i now like to go watch a local improve group in a town nearby where i live because of Whose Line. I love the show partially because I can act along, I think of things I would do if I were on the show. My family joins in too, we watch it whenever it is on. I think it takes a lot of humor and talent to think up these things. Plus the way Colin Mockery says lines in some of the games it seems like he has all of the one-liners planned, because they are so perfect and intricate. Which makes him all the funnier, because he says this long line and it all leads up to a simple, funny punch line.

So I do believe this to be a great comedy game show. It is probably for the adult viewing audiance though because of it's content and some language sometimes. It is called a game show, but they make it clear in the beginning that the points are worthless, or are they?


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