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Whose Line Is It Anyway? 

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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 »
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5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Clive Anderson Clive Anderson ...  Self - Host 136 episodes, 1988-1998
Richard Vranch Richard Vranch ...  Self / ... 105 episodes, 1988-1997
Ryan Stiles ...  Self 92 episodes, 1989-1998
Colin Mochrie ...  Self 71 episodes, 1991-1998
Greg Proops ...  Self 67 episodes, 1989-1998
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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 Politicians, acting out a soap opera as hamsters, becoming bizarre super-heroes, or making up a musical about the life of an audience member. Written by Mark Longmuir <longmuir@labyrinth.net.au>

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Make it up. Make it quick. Make it funny!

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Comedy | Game-Show

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Trivia

Mike Myers and Steve Carell auditioned for the show but were rejected by the show's producers. See more »

Quotes

Greg Proops: [Let's Make A Date. Greg Proops is the contestant, and Steve Frost is a bachelor acting as a German U-Boat captain] Contestant number one...
Steve Frost: [pulls off one of his shoes] Das Boot!
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Crazy Credits

Every edition of the show would end with the winner(s) reading out the credits in a style suggested by the host. See more »

Alternate Versions

The series made its Canadian TV debut on the youth-oriented cable network YTV. As a result, some episodes were extensively edited in order to removed offensive language and innuendo. Some of the final episodes, which were taped on the same set as the US version, were broadcast as part of the American series. See more »

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Version of The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Bring this show back, please!
17 January 2008 | by MetalfairySee all my reviews

I do not think I have watched any comedy series without laughing 90% of every single show. The guests have always been top notch (perhaps with the exception of Ardal O Hanlon) and they never fail to make me laugh. This is what I believe to be true comedy, the art of improvisation. You get something different every time and it must require great talent to adapt to these situations so quickly! Highlights of this programme include Party Quirks and Standing, sitting, bending. Clive Anderson makes a very droll host. I believe the British version to be superior due to less whooping from the audience (although the American audiences are better participators!). Although we have our fair share of great comedians on here including Tony Slattery, Jim Sweeney and Josie Lawrence to name but a few, the Americans and Canadians bring a fair share of laughter. My particular favourite is Ryan Stiles, who in my eyes is a modern comedy genius! Closely followed by the lovely Colin Mochrie.

I thoroughly recommend this program. Comedy has never been done so good.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (UK) See more »

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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(1 episode) | (135 episodes)

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