‘This is simple. More laughs in 2 hours than any show I have ever seen. There it is.’ Simon Mayo, BBC Radio
Host of the show, Clive Anderson, remarked,
“It’s great to be back in charge of the iconic Whose Line Is It Anyway? - joining up with some of the show’s most impressive improvisers to play many of its best loved games, together with some exciting new features, devised by its original creators. Expect all the fun of the television program - only this time live on stage!”
Co-creator of WLIIA?, Mock the Week and Director of Angst Productions, Dan Patterson, said,
“I’m extremely excited to be bringing the official worldwide premiere to London’s West End. Since it was last aired on Channel 4 in 1999 the show has really evolved and with the US TV show running for so long we’ve seen some incredible performances. The level of talent involved in the show on both sides of the Atlantic has been phenomenal & we’ve been very lucky to work with all of them. Expect the best of both versions.”
Famous TV inprovisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? comes back to the West End strictly for 14 performances! Coming back due to extremely high demand, Whose Line Is It Anyway?...Live will be staging at the London Palladium between 9th and 19th June 2016. Created by the original team Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson.
Completely and utterly original show will be on every night! The regulars Colin Mochrie, Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops, Clive Anderson and Brad Sherwood will be attempting to blow your mind by their art of improvisation.
Whose Line is it Anyway? has become one of the most influential formats of TV comedy. It first appeared on Channel 4 back in 1988. In the beginning, Clive Anderson would host a panel of highly-skilled comedians in something that looked like a game show. The comedians' task was to compete in a series of improvisation games, co-created by suggestions from Anderson and also the audience. The show became a huge hit in the US. Its American airing began in 1998 and is still going strong.
The live show's premiere on London’s West End in June will be combination of the UK and US versions – combining the best of each. The producers are also promising a number of new and exciting games. And some of those will also include participation of the audience!