Happy 20th anniversary to the U.S. edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway
When people talk about the longest-running TV shows in American history, will they remember to mention Whose Line Is It Anyway? Before August 1998, improvisational comedy wasn’t even really seen on television. Certainly not as the main attraction. But on Aug. 5, 1998, Whose Line made the move ... [Read More]
Happy 20th anniversary to the U.S. edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway
When people talk about the longest-running TV shows in American history, will they remember to mention Whose Line Is It Anyway? Before August 1998, improvisational comedy wasn’t even really seen on television. Certainly not as the main attraction. But on Aug. 5, 1998, Whose Line made the move ... [Read More]
All things improv with “Whose Line’s” Colin Mochrie
It’s hard to trace back exactly how old improv is. Sure, Second City may have been founded in the 1950s,… MORE All things improv with “Whose Line’s” Colin Mochrie appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
R.I.P. Danny Breen
Danny Breen made his mark in front of the camera as a cast member for eight seasons on HBO’s sketch comedy series, Not Necessarily The News. But Breen also won multiple Emmys for his work behind the scenes on a producer for Ellen and The Wayne Brady Show. An alum of The Second City, he ma... [Read More]
R.I.P. Danny Breen
Danny Breen made his mark in front of the camera as a cast member for eight seasons on HBO’s sketch comedy series, Not Necessarily The News. But Breen also won multiple Emmys for his work behind the scenes on a producer for Ellen and The Wayne Brady Show. An alum of The Second City, he ma... [Read More]
Episode #174: Heather Anne Campbell
Heather Anne Campbell is one of America’s great improvisers. She has studied under the legendary Del Close in Chicago, performed overseas with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, appeared on MADtv, written for Saturday Night Live, and helped jumpstart FOX’s ADHD Animation Domination High-Definiti... [Read More]
This ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Video Game Concept Needs to Become a Real Thing
Since there’s already a video game where you can experience what it’s like to perform at an open mic as a standup comic, it seems only fair that there should be a game for the improv crowd as well, and thanks to comedian and Above Average video editor Dominick Nero, there’s al... [Read More]
The CW Renews ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’
More Whose Line Is It Anyway? is in the works at The CW. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has officially renewed the long-running improv show for another season. It will make the show’s fifth season on The CW and the 13th season overall. Season 5 is slated to debut in summer 20... [Read More]
The CW Renews ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’
More Whose Line Is It Anyway? is in the works at The CW. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has officially renewed the long-running improv show for another season. It will make the show’s fifth season on The CW and the 13th season overall. Season 5 is slated to debut in summer 20... [Read More]
From Michael Scott to Mike Birbigila: A Brief History of How Improv Is Depicted on Screen
“Everyone In Improv Troupe Balding” declared a 2012 article in The Onion. It lays out a template – overweight, deluded, preying on young female improvisers – that practically could have inspired Mike Birbiglia’s character Miles in his new film Don’t Think Twice. I... [Read More]