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'Whose Line' Revival Is a Big Hit for the CW; Watch the First Two Episodes Online Now

The CW network's choice to reboot the short-form improv game show Whose Line Is It Anyway? turned out to be a smart one. The back-to-back premiere episodes that aired last night earned surprisingly high ratings. The show got a 1.1 rating for adults 18-49 (meaning that an estimated 1.1% of households with TVs were watching). That doesn't sound like a lot of viewers, but the show scored a bigger audience than any original show for NBC or ABC this summer and was The CW's highest-rated premiere since its series Arrow last fall. If these ratings keep, I wouldn't be surprised if The CW renewed Whose Line for the regular [...]

Here's What the New 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Looks Like

Here's the first clip from the CW network's Whose Line Is It Anyway? revival, featuring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, a song by Wayne Brady, and your new host Aisha Tyler. On July 16th, short-form improv will be back on TV, everybody!

Black Ops: 'Post-Racial' Comedy in the Age of Obama

In 2010, former troupe-mates Donald Glover and DC Pierson returned from Los Angeles to perform at The Creek and The Cave, in New York City. Glover was tossed a question from an audience member: What's it like working with Chevy Chase? In response, he described how Chase had delivered a 40-minute lecture to Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan laying out the case for why Glover has to be homosexual, which he is not. "That's the only way a guy like Chevy Chase has of processing a black guy who looks like me, talks like me, dresses like me," said Glover on stage that night. "That's how alien [...]

Craig Cackowski on 'Trust Us With Your Life' and Improv on TV

Craig Cackowski is a long-time improv performer, teacher and coach, and a well-regarded veteran of Chicago’s Second City and iO (Improv Olympic) theaters. Now residing in Los Angeles, he performs regularly in celebrated improv ensembles Quartet at iO West and Dasariski at UCB, as well as shows at Second City Hollywood. You might know him best as Officer Cackowski, the no-nonsense campus cop on NBC’s Community. This summer, you can see him as one of the guest performers in ABC’s new series Trust Us With Your Life, a Whose Line Is It, Anyway?-style show in which host Fred Willard interviews celebrities like Ricky Gervais and David Hasslehoff, and [...]

Wayne Brady and Mike Tyson Remake Bobby Brown's Every Little Step You Take

This is a shot-for-shot remake of Bobby Brown's Every Little Step You Take Video that stars Wayne Brady and Mike Tyson. There are no twists or surprises here, but good lord, they didn't need any. This is insane. But is it as insane as the Every Little Step You Take video that John Travolta made with his daughter to promote Old Dogs? You be the judge:

The CW's 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Reboot Premieres Tonight

After over five years off the air, the short-form improv extravaganza Whose Line Is It Anyway? is returning to the airwaves with two brand new back-to-back episodes tonight. The new episodes will be airing on The CW network at 8 and 8:30. They're the first of 12 new episodes of the revamped show with Aisha Tyler replacing Drew Carey, and Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Stiles returning full-time. The first episode's guests will be Gary Anthony Williams (Malcolm in the Middle) and Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), and the second episode's will be Heather Anne Campbell (sketch group The Midnight Show) and Kevin McHale (Glee).

Check out a [...]

'Whose Line' Returns on the CW on July 16th

Word came in a month ago that Whose Line Is It Anyway? would be returning to TV on the CW network this summer, and today, the CW has announced the official premiere date: July 16th. The show will begin airing Tuesdays at 8pm throughout the summer. While Drew Carey is not returning, Whose Line trifecta Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady will be back with guest performers joining them. Aisha Tyler will step in to fill Drew Carey's host shoes. The new season starts taping in LA this month. The show will be pulling guest performers from Stiles's Washington-based Upfront Theater, and they've been auditioning UCB performers, [...]

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Roast of Roseanne Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows

What an odd choice of pre-roll graphics. Are they implying that lightning created the fires? Like God is roasting Roseanne? Or is Roseanne supposed to be in hell? Are we all in hell? Who's in hell, Comedy Central!?  Maybe you can figure out with the other preview clips below.

Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, Bill Hader, Miss Piggy to Perform at Just For Laughs

From July 12th to the 29th, comedians of all sorts will descend upon Montreal for the 30th Just For Laughs festival. Performers include: Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Bob Saget, John Pinette, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt (who will also be the keynote speaker), Wayne Brady, Mario Cantone, and The Muppets. Chelsea Handler will be there accepting and, if her reputation serves her correctly, celebrating, her Comedy Person of the Year award. Also, Key & Peele will be receiving the Breakout Comedy Star award and Hannibal "The Accolade Machine" Buress will be named the Rising Comedy Star. We should all go but we have to make sure [...]

Watch Some Trailers for the Return of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'

Short-form improv series Whose Line Is It Anyway? is set to return to television July 16th on the CW network with new host Aisha Tyler and favorites Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady performing alongside a slew of guest stars. The CW released a series of short new promos for the season, which reveal some fourth seat guest stars, including Keegan-Michael Key, Jeff Davis, Heather Anne Campbell, Jonathan Mangum, Nyima Funk, Gary Anthony Williams, Kevin McHale, Lauren Cohan, Candice Accola, and unfortunately, no signs of Richard Simmons.

Check out the rest of the promos below:

'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Is Coming Back for a New Season

Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the short-form improv TV show that gave us Wayne Brady, is coming back, according to a tweet this morning from one of its stars, Colin Mochrie. Washington newspaper The Wenatchee World covered the story yesterday, reporting that Ryan Stiles will also return and that a new host, Aisha Tyler, will replace Drew Carey, who has no involvement in the revived series. Stiles will be bringing some actors from The Upfront Theater, the improv school and theater he opened in Washington with him, and the people behind the show have been auditioning improvisers from UCB, as well. The new season will tape [...]

Comedy Central Names Its Final Roseanne Roasters; Gives One Roaster an Hour Special

Comedy Central has added to the list of  Roseanne roasters they released earlier this week. Are you ready? First, Gilbert Gottfried: OK, that checks out. Second, Ellen Barkin: Weird but probably a friend of Roseanne's. And your final roaster is… Wayne Brady. [Noise of a record scratching to a stop] Umm, ok, so…ummm. Man, I hope he's going to go with the whole playing against type angle and not singing a parody of the Roseanne theme song with silly lyrics. One person not likely to sing in a silly manner is Amy Schumer. Schumer has a reputation to uphold because less than a week after the roast airs, [...]

Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Replaces Louis CK with Wayne Brady

A bit of a tempest in an idiotic teapot erupted last month in our nations capital, after Louis CK was invited to host the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner. Everything was fine until Fox News' Greta Van Susteren Googled him and found some tweets he had written while drunk on an airplane about Sarah Palin. And then there was OUTRAGE, and Louis CK dropped out because he couldn't really be bothered with such foolishness. And now, his replacement has been announced: Wayne Brady. Wait until they find out what sorts of vile things he's said about Sarah Palin!