Whose Line is it Anyway?

Last night we went to see tha cast of Whose Line is it Anyway? perform at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ.  For those of you unfamiliar with the show…here is the description from Wikipedia:

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (abbreviated to Whose Line? or WLIIA) is a short-form improvisational comedy TV show. Originally a British radio programme, it moved to television in 1988 as a series made for the UK’s Channel 4. Following the conclusion of the British run in 1998, ABC began airing a version with the same name for the United States audience, which lasted 8 seasons.

The show consisted of a panel of four performers who create characters, scenes and songs on the spot, in the style of short-form improvisation games, many taken from theatresports. Topics for the games were based on either audience suggestions or predetermined prompts from the host. Both the British and the American shows ostensibly took the form of a game show with the host arbitrarily assigning points and likewise choosing a winner at the end of each episode. However, the show lacked the true stakes and competition of a game show (by design). The “game show” format was simply part of the comedy.

The show was a blast starring Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten, and Jeff Davis.  I was laughing non-stop! Here are a few (bad) pictures from the show (I was sneaking the shots since they weren’t really allowed and the lighting was horrid!)

Are any of you Whose Line? fans?


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12 Responses to Whose Line is it Anyway?

  1. Joss says:

    I love these guys. Used to watch them all the time. What a great way to have spent your evening.
    Laughter is good for body and soul.

  2. How fun! I didn’t realize they had a live show.

  3. I used to watch the show back in the day. Didn’t realize an incarnation of it was still making the rounds!

  4. Matthew says:

    JEALOUS!!!! I watch that show all the friggin’ time and I still break out into tears laughing so hard. I have hours beyond hours on VHS tape from Comedy Central (the old Clive episodes) ABC and ABC Family re-runs as well as the 3 DVD’s they’ve released.

    Never gets old even though I know exactly what’s coming.

  5. i love this show! i’ve never seen it live but used to watch it all the time when it was on abc. chip esten will appear in random tv shows (like big love) and i get such a kick out of that.

  6. misty boston says:

    they rock!!! 😀

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