Wednesday, September 18, 2013

another proud mama pop culture moment

The kid has become a huge fan (on her own) of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, one of my favorite comedy shows. Whose Line Is It Anyway? is an improvisational show, with four comedians given suggestions from the audience or host to act out different scenarios. A wide variety of games are played on the show, including Party Quirks, Superheroes, World's Worst, Musical, Whose Line?, Questions Only, etc. It is from watching the original British version of  Whose Line Is It Anyway? (which ran from 1988-98) that I became acquainted with some wonderful actor comedians, including Stephen Fry, Tony Slattery, Josie Lawrence, John Sessions, Mike McShane, Caroline Quentin, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, and Wayne Brady.

L-R: Colin Mochrie, Tony Slattery, Stephen Frost, and Ryan Stiles
L-R: Wayne Brady, Drew Carey, Mochrie and Stiles
L-R: Mochrie, Aisha Tyler, Stiles, and Brady

She actually started watching the original U.K. version, hosted by Clive Anderson . There are only a few episodes available on Hulu. She fell in love with the show, and especially Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie. Well, who wouldn't? It was fun for me to see Stephen Fry and Greg Proops again, and made me wonder why Hulu or Netflix hasn't loaded the American version (which ran from 1998-2007) that was hosted by Drew Carey and featured Stiles, Mochrie, and Wayne Brady as regulars.

Imagine how happy we both are to hear that the show has been brought back again, here in the U.S., with Stiles, Mochrie, and Brady back on board. The hosting duties are now done by actress Aisha Tyler. The show is apparently doing so well that after the the initial first twelve episodes, the CW has already renewed the show for a new 24-episode season. So now we get to watch the silly improv comedy together. I just hope Greg Proops and some other familiar faces pop by soon, too.


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