Dating game improv characters
The UK series was brought to the attention of Drew Carey, who worked with regular Whose Line?
performer Ryan Stiles, a co-star on The Drew Carey Show.
He would reiterate this at the beginning of, and multiple times throughout, each episode by describing Whose Line as "the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter".
The style of the games were varied (see Games, below).
The performers who were not involved in a game remained in their seats.
Additionally, the show was marked by humorous banter among the performers and host.
From the second season onward, other musicians joined Hall – Linda Taylor made frequent appearances playing guitar and occasionally keyboards, while Cece Worrall-Rubin, Anne King, Candy Girard, and Anna Wanselius appeared alongside Hall (and sometimes also Taylor) on occasion.The British television version lasted for a total of 10 seasons, with 136 episodes, all of which were hosted by Clive Anderson.Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles, who would later star in the U. version, became regular cast members in the seventh and eighth seasons.The number and type of games played varied from episode to episode, yet while some games became more common over time, others faded from use.
Some games are based on traditional improv games, with a considerable number brought over from the UK original, including Scenes from a Hat, Greatest Hits, Props, Hoedown, Helping Hands, Questions Only and Party Quirks.
Although they had no bad feelings about these sort of games, many of the performers disliked them; while Wayne Brady turned out to be well suited to them, having Chip Esten, Jeff Davis, Brad Sherwood and Gary Anthony Williams making frequent appearances as his duet partner, Stiles frequently expressed open disdain towards the "Hoedown" game, which became a bit of a running gag, while Mochrie rarely sings any lyrics, mainly preferring to deliver his lines in a spoken word fashion, much like in the UK original. was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson in 1988 as a radio show on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom.