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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 #174 | 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 / ... 114 episodes, 1999-2007
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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

Language:

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

Episode 521 featuring Richard Simmons was, by far, the longest Whose Line Is It Anyway episode to shoot due to the performers having a hard time not laughing hysterically or breaking character. It was also the only time they ever stopped shooting in the middle of an episode and had to take a break because of how hard the audience, the performers and the crew were laughing following the infamous Living Scenery game in which Simmons was to be used as a prop by the performers. It also stands out as one of the very rare times Richard Simmons publicly acknowledged the on-going speculations about his sexual orientation. See more »

Quotes

Wayne Brady: Thank you for saving my husband.
Ryan Stiles: Oh... you two are married?
Colin Mochrie: It's nothing permanent.
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Crazy Credits

Comments made and opinions expressed or implied in this program are those of the individuals who appear and do not represent the opinions and views of the producers, broadcasters, or distributors. All elements of this program are intended for parody and comedic purposes only and should not be construed to be statements of fact about any person, place, thing, or matter. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in Mike Tyson Mysteries: For the Troops (2015) See more »

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Whose Line rocks
29 February 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee 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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