Aisha Tyler hosts this skit comedy show where the actors on the show, usually Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles and another guest star or two do different comedy skits. It's all improv and made up on the spot.
A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »
At last the pilot for Drew Carey's new show was aired. It was not bad, but I say the enthusiasm of Whose Line was missing. It was worse than a usual Whose Line episode (except the graphics), and also being an audience in the studio is worse than watching it on TV. (I watched it on TV by the way)
Participants looked a little isolated from Drew Carey.. OK, Drew Carey is good and he arranges it all but both in Whose Line and here he does 20% of the performance. It really disturbed me to see him on the spotlight and the actual performers being pushed back, sitting on a bench.
Also the departure of Ryan Stiles (apparently from more-time-with-family syndrome) and Wayne Brady (he is a star now) makes the Whose Line audience sad... But of course we have Colin (he is not only bald, but also has white hair!). This time there are 6 performers. Including Carey this is too much for a 30-minute show. Without the ads show is approximately 22-23 minutes and that means 3-3.5 minutes of screen time for each...
Animation on the pilot was really really sweet... The detail on Zeppelin was astonishing, and the horse ride was funny not only because of the performers but also those small details added by the animators (especially when Drew Carey said a 'nasty word') Also the sound effects should not be forgotten..
One more thing: the names on the ending credits are countless. Each sketch is done by 10-15 people. How much does this cost? And how long can this continue? Hopefully for a long time, but still its very risky business.
A brave show just begun, and will hopefully improve and continue to entertain in the Whose Line style but this time with more flavor! With some fine-tuning it can make into the 'do not miss' list.
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