One of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a very long time has to be a show that got its start on the BBC in 1988, came over here via BBC America, and then a new version of the show had a successful run on ABC from 1998 to 2006. Now, 25 years after it first hit the airwaves, it is preparing for a 10 episode comeback on The CW.
Whose Line Is It Anyway, while billed as a game show, is one is structure only. It consists of a host (although as crazy as things get sometimes, the term ringmaster could also be used) and four comedians on the stage who come up with funny bits from suggestions given to them by the host and/or the studio audience. This is done by various games, such as weird newscasters. For example:
They are not limited to just skits. There are also musical games also like Irish Drinking Song, and the infamous Hoedown when the zingers are not just aimed at the subject but each other as well. Check out this hoedown.