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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The cast members hate the Hoe-Down with a passion (host Drew Carey often jokingly introduced the game as, "Our favorite game in the whole wide world..."). Ryan Stiles hates it so much that many of his songs insult Carey, the Hoe-Down itself, or both. See more »

Quotes

Drew Carey: [after the guys were impersonating Scotsmen] Thousand points to Colin for sounding like the guy from Chicken Run.
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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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Spin-off The Wayne Brady Show (2001) 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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