If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it just might be Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the hilarious series where gifted comics devise sketches, impersonations and songs based on suggestions, props and inspired goofiness from off-beat and off-the-wall host Drew Carey and an equally playful audience. Ever wonder what an excitable dog would do on a Let's Make a Date TV show? Or an astronaut with an alien inside him? And what would a newscast be like if the news anchors were smart-aleck school kids showing off in class? Join Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady and other stars in one hilariously hot-wired situation.
TPR's Comments on Whose Line Is It Anyway?:
Whose Line Is It Anyway? was originally a British improv show before it was imported to America and Drew Carey became host. Having caught a few episodes of the original UK version on Comedy Central, we know that many of the regulars on the American version cut their teeth on the British version including Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie. In a way, it turned into a sitcom with the repeated formula of bits that included Ryan's height, Colin's baldness and making host Drew the butt of as many jokes as possible. Even so, the seeming spontaneity of it was great fun. Though we sometimes found that Wayne Brady's musical bits slowed things down, they did showcase his wonderful musical improv talents. The humor often veered into being a bit blue even in the content that made it past the censors, so one can imagine what the uncensored DVD outtakes are like. Since very little of the humor is topical, the show is harmless, timeless and will still be enjoyable viewing for years to come.