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Whose Line Is It Anyway? 

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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 #190 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Drew Carey ...  Himself - Host / ... 220 episodes, 1998-2007
Colin Mochrie ...  Himself 220 episodes, 1998-2007
Ryan Stiles ...  Himself 220 episodes, 1998-2007
Laura Hall Laura Hall ...  Herself / ... 215 episodes, 1998-2007
Wayne Brady ...  Himself 212 episodes, 1998-2007
Linda Taylor Linda Taylor ...  Herself / ... 116 episodes, 1999-2007
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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

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English

Release Date:

5 August 1998 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In two games of Weird Newscasters, Colin Mochrie called his newsreader characters Thor But Not Complaining and Thor Buttocks. A nod to Thor the god of thunder from Norse mythology. See more »

Quotes

Colin Mochrie: [to Ryan] Man, maybe you shouldn't have broken up, cause you're gonna need all the loving you can get, or maybe you can just buy hookers! You are a millionaire!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

There are various episodes which haven't been officially released on the CW Seed streaming app and which have later broadcast only on ABC Family and later in fall of 2017 on UP network. See more »

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Referenced in Workaholics: The Slump (2015) See more »

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Perfection!
25 November 2008 | by Michele_with_one_LSee all my reviews

Whose Line Is It Anyway? is perfection. No matter what the scene is and no matter the how bad and offtrack it goes, the entire cast put 100 per cent of their creativity into it to make it absolutely hilarious!

A special mention has to go, obviously, to Colin Mochrie (my personal favorite) and Ryan Stiles. They are the best comedy duo I have ever seen. As best friends, they take nothing seriously and never hesitate to insult each other (various bald jokes and big nose quirks are aplenty!) and host Drew Carey. And it's especially hilarious how annoyed Ryan gets with the Hoe Down's - by far the best game ever. Oh, and Colin's impressions also get a shout-out...plainly because he can't do any. But don't worry Colin, we love you still the same!

They brought improv comedy to the mass attention of the world and it's been ablaze ever since.

So massive congratulations and ongoing thank you's go to this remarkably talented cast and for their great effort at making the world a funnier and happier place! BRING BACK WHOSE LINE IS IT ANWAY?!


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