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Whose Line Is It Anyway? 

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

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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

When Ryan Stiles was introduced at the beginning of each episode, he pretended to be sleeping, looked scared, or tried to hide from the camera. See more »

Quotes

Drew Carey: Welcome Back to Whose Line is it Anyway, where you can never be too rich, or too gay.
[Wayne, Chip, Colin and Ryan both point to rings-when it is revealed that Drew has none, they all laugh and grin]
Drew Carey: I've never heard of a married gay guy before...
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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 »

Connections

Spin-off The Wayne Brady Show (2001) See more »

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Very talented people make a hilarious show.
1 December 2007 | by Tommy NelsonSee all my reviews

"Whose Line is it Anyway?" is an Americanized version of an English show with a new host and some of the same cast, and it is downright hilarious. Drew Carrey is an excellent host, and even though he is no where near as comically talented as the improv actors, he is still funny, and doesn't take himself seriously, so seems very likable. The improv actors are all talented in their own ways. Wayne Brady is excellent at singing, and is better working by himself, or with one of the rotation guests. Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie are hilarious together because of their dry sarcasm. Even when they mess up it's funny, because they brilliantly cover it up and joke about it. If you watch one improvisational comedy show, this should be it!

My rating: **** out of ****. 30 mins.


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