For those who have never heard of “Whose line is it anyway” you’re missing a great show. I recently re-discovered it while at the gym on Five US and I am convinced that the US version is funnier? The UK show has had such comedians as Stephen Fry, Caroline Quentin and Ardal O’Hanlon. The US version Whoopi Goldberg, Brad Sherwood and Jerry Springer. Not sure what it is but the US show has an edge I just can’t grasp, maybe it’s Drew Carey?
One of my favourite clips from the show:
Lots more on youtube…
It would be a fantastic idea to bring back the show as there are many talented comedians out there that I think would give show such an attraction. Thing is who would present it? No disrespect to Clive Anderson but I think the perfect person for the job would be Jonathan Ross. Imagine, Jonathan Ross presenting with 4 of the following guests:
- Lee Evans
- Peter Kay
- Robbin Williams
- Stephen Fry (Was a regular)
- Colin Mochrie (Fellow Scot)
- Ryan Stiles
- Wayne Brady
- Greg Proops
The list could go on and on but that would make good tv. All the above and many others surely have more life experience to bring to the world of improvisational comedy.
There is an official facebook page and I am sure there will be a couple of good fan sites out on the world wide web.
*Update An online petition to bring the show back.