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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 #179 | 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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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Wayne Brady is absent from just three episodes in the five-season run, and none after season 1, so he is not listed as a guest star. See more »

Quotes

Drew Carey: [introducing Song Styles, for Wayne] Wayne, you will sing to Miss America in the style of a boy band. It doesn't matter which one, they all sound the same anyway.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Colin & Brad: Two Man Group (2011) See more »

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One of the funniest shows ever created
2 April 2004 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Now, I'm not just saying this to prefer or anything, but I always did enjoy the US version of WLIIA better than the UK. Both are hysterical. But I saw the US version first and started watching the UK episodes, and they are funny, but the US version always got me in tears.

This show is beyond hilarious. Without scripts, 4 performers entertain through imprave. With fun games, suggestions from the audience, and a fun host this show should be watched. I lost track of it for a while until I found out that it's on ABC family at night. And I'm still on the floors crying from laughter. This is without a doubt one of the funniest shows I have ever seen in my life. Watch it!


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