Whose Line Is It Anyway's Revival At CW Delivers Familiar Faces And Big Laughs
Improv will likely never go out of style, so a show like Whose Line is it Anyway can always work. Of course, it helps when some of the original cast members are starring in the latest revival of the improv-comedy series. This time around, Aisha Tyler is hosting, while Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie and a special guest each episode play various improv-related games, much like the one in the clip below, which has the funny men coming up with things they'd say about their lunch that they couldn't say about their girlfriend. As you can imagine, things get raunchy, and that's just a taste of what the comedians have in store.
Set to premiere tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 16), Whose Line is it Anyway? is based on a popular 80s/90s British series which was revived in the U.S. in the late 90s after the British run wrapped up. As a fan of both the original series and the Drew Carey-hosted U.S. version, I was especially hopeful that the new version will do its predecessors justice. In that respect, I'm pleased to report that The CW's Whose Line does not disappoint.
Set up like a game show, in Whose Line is it Anyway?, everything's made up and the points don't really matter. For the comedians involved, it's all about thinking fast and getting laughs as they attempt to improv their way through whatever scenarios the host offers them. Looking at the new series, Stiles, Brady and Mochrie are as funny as ever, and Tyler does a fine job running the show and keeping things moving. Her reactions to some of the comedy are also pretty great. While much of what the new episodes feature involves the comedians standing center stage interacting with one another, sometimes with props and other times, armed only with their senses of humor, the clip below shows us one of the new recurring sketches in the series, which involves the comedians laying down on a red stage, which is filmed from above, giving the appearance that they're upright (when they're actually laying down) and allowing for some really whacky looking comedy…
Celebrity guests set to appear include The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan, who gets really into a zombie-themed bit of improv, Glee's Kevin McHale, whose musical talent isn't put to waste, and Keegan Michael Key, whose experience on Comedy Central's Key and Peele surely helped him with this as he fit right in among the other comedians.
Whose Line is it Anyway? premieres Tuesday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET on the CW.
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