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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 #173 | 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
Wayne Brady ...  Himself 212 episodes, 1998-2007
Laura Hall Laura Hall ...  Herself 195 episodes, 1998-2006
Linda Taylor 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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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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W.L.I.A 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 the British version, Clive Anderson gave the performers points which the winner with the most points reads the closing credits in the style of Colin's choice. In the American version, Drew Carey makes up the points as a recurring gag as the points don't matter and Drew chooses a winner and Drew and the winner plays a game. See more »

Quotes

Drew Carey: Announcements made over Hell's PA system.
Ryan Stiles: Attention. Will the owner of a Pinto, lisencse plate number...
Wayne Brady: Tickets for Yanni, on sale in the lobby. Tickets for Yanni.
Colin Mochrie: Clean up on aisle five.
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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

The DVDs have 2 versions for Censored and Uncensored. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

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How do they do this?!
28 September 2000 | by JBoze313See all my reviews

This show is just amazing. I think it's one of the funniest shows on t.v. I have seen many of the episode of the British version, and I'd say both are funny in their own ways. A lot of jokes on the British version are things you might expect to see from those crazy Brits, but that makes it all the better. My two favorite guys on the show would definitely have to be Ryan Stiles, who is on both versions, and Colin Mochorie? I should probably look back on the main page to spell his name right, but I'm lazy! When it comes to making up songs, and really good ones at that, the best is definitely Wayne, who never stops amazing me. These guys are all hilarious and they have so much talent, it isn't funny. It's a great show, and I hope it stays on for decades...give or take a few years.


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