“Whose Line is it Anyway?” is coming back to TV.
Most people know the improv sketch comedy show that featured host Drew Carey and regular performers Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie from its run on ABC and ABC Family from 1998 to 2007.
The new version of the show will feature Brady, Stiles and Mochrie as regular performers and Aisha Tyler as host.
“It's a great opportunity to bring some real funny back to TV,” Brady said.
Being on the show is like taking a “master class” in improv.
“You're watching these dudes do things that are absolutely brilliant. It's one of the best things ever to be in that group of people,” he said. “To be able to make them laugh is wonderful.”
“Whose Line” was originally created as a radio show on the BBC in 1988 with Clive Anderson as host and Stephen Fry and John Sessions as regular performers. The show moved to television after its initial radio run and ran for 136 episodes, all hosted by Anderson and often featuring Styles and Mochrie.
The U.S. version of the show began after Drew Carey convinced ABC to air a few episodes of the show, which became a hit.
It was Brady's biggest exposure to audiences up to that point, and he won an Emmy Award for his work on the show.
With Tyler as host, it will be a slightly different dynamic.
“She's brilliant. She's so funny and she's a smart, aggressive funny,” Brady said. “That will be such a great vibe to have someone that can go toe-to-toe in the improv world.”