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Whose Line Is It Anyway? 

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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Clive Anderson Clive Anderson ...  Himself - Host 136 episodes, 1988-1998
Richard Vranch Richard Vranch ...  Himself / ... 104 episodes, 1988-1997
Ryan Stiles ...  Himself 92 episodes, 1989-1998
Colin Mochrie ...  Himself 71 episodes, 1991-1998
Greg Proops ...  Himself 67 episodes, 1989-1998
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory Politicians, acting out a soap opera as hamsters, becoming bizarre super-heroes, or making up a musical about the life of an audience member. Written by Mark Longmuir <longmuir@labyrinth.net.au>

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Make it up. Make it quick. Make it funny!

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Comedy | Game-Show

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UK

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English

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23 September 1988 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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(1 episode) | (135 episodes)

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In the mid-1990s, the series filmed occasional episodes in the United States. The popularity of these outings led to an American version of the series being launched in 1998. The final season of the British program was in fact filmed on the set of the American version. By that time, aside from the host the majority of the performers were American (including the musician), with only the occasional British performer guest-starring, whereas initially it had been very much the other way around. See more »

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Colin Mochrie: "Objection!... Sustained!... This Courtroom is a Mochrie!"
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Crazy Credits

Every edition of the show would end with the winner(s) reading out the credits in a style suggested by the host. See more »

Alternate Versions

The series made its Canadian TV debut on the youth-oriented cable network YTV. As a result, some episodes were extensively edited in order to removed offensive language and innuendo. Some of the final episodes, which were taped on the same set as the US version, were broadcast as part of the American series. See more »

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A comedy show you have to pay attention to
10 June 2006 | by corner-2See all my reviews

I once had a conversation with some people about "Whose Line Is It Anyway". One intelligent, educated young man said he didn't like to watch it because "you have to pay attention." In other words, for him (and a few tens of millions of others) television entertainment is meant only to pass the time, not to keep you interested. On the other hand, for anyone who wants to be totally glued to the set, listening carefully for every line, this is a wonderful show.

The original, British MC, Clive Anderson, is far superior to the American version's Drew Carey, who seems to kill some of the humor (or humour, if you are British). But the cast of four improv comics are astonishing, and are funny more of the time than sitcom performers working with a carefully written script.

If you want your comedy really laugh-out-loud funny rather than just amusing enough to spend a half hour with, this show is for you.


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