You Are Better At Improv Than Charlie Sheen (VIDEO)

As a lifelong fan of the make-stuff-up-on-the-spot comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway?, I was pretty stoked last night to see that GSN, the Game Show Network, was airing a spiritual successor to the program called Improv-a-Ganza with several of the original players. I was even more excited when I learned that Hollywood psycho Charlie Sheen was stopping by as a special guest star. I mean, what could go wrong!?

Then I watched it.

First, you should know that Improv-a-Ganza—a Las Vegas live show hosted by Drew Carey and featuring Whose Line all-stars Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Colin Mochrie, and more—is a shell of its incredible predecessor. Painful improv games go on way too long, the role of host has been spread out to multiple no-names who bark out instructions for games in the most confusing way possible, and the magic that made Whose Line so special is gone, gone, gone. And then there's the whole thing about it not being funny, which is usually a requirement in "comedy."

Anyway, Mr. Sheen took the stage at the very end of Wednesday's episode to participate in a game where players make up a fairy tale on the spot. But instead of a moral tale about a young slumbering princess or a a trio of sight-challenged rodents, we saw the story of a crazy old man whose mind is so one-dimensional and perverted that all the citizens of the evil kingdom who witnessed his inane ramblings were stupider for it. Just watch.

What a comic mastermind! Now I understand why Sheen was paid over a million dollars an episode for Two and a Half Men! The video above was filmed in January of this year, the same month he was rushed to the hospital and a day later entered voluntary rehab at his home. That incident, of course, set into motion the events that resulted in Sheen being fired from Two and a Half Men.


Drew Carey's Improv-a-Ganza airs weeknights at 8pm and 11pm on GSN.


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This show would be better if it was edited a particular way. There was a lot of editing on Whose Line. And it would really help this. Ahhh... charlie... hmmm. The problem was, it wasn't improve to him. He was just tossing out throwaway lines for no reason.
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The man(Sheen) really don't need any sitcom, because he is walking comedian,it's even more funny because he isn't even trying to be funny.
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That was definitely not poetry coming from mr. Sheen's fingertips.
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Whose Line was funnier because they had to avoid the crude humor, and likely because they edited it a little more heavily. I suspect this works well enough on stage but may not come across as well on TV. But they also milked improv so much with Whose Line that I find it just doesn't seem to have as much appeal.
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I actually laughed, but not because of Charlie Sheen. I was so happy to see my old pals Colin and Ryan again, plus the others I recognize but whose names I don't remember. Wow they look old. Anyway, Charlie was obnoxious, but the others covered well for him.
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Yeah. Nothing funnier than Dead Hooker jokes in improv. I think that's chapter one in Truth in Comedy. You know Del Close once did 7 gram rock in a 7-11 with Charlie Sheen...

Inside improv jokes, folks above in the last paragraph. :)
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So totally out of left field, couldn't help but roar with laughter at the first line. I'll agree that the repetition was a bit weak, but it provided Drew Carry and the others with a perfect setup for taking it down another demented path. And bloody hell yes Charlie, get yourself that pre-nup!
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go ahead and do it better, tiger.
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he blew it.
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The repetition of the dead hookerline could have been better, but the pre-nup line at the end was hilarious and super quick. Go Charlie!
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quite good, was pleasantly surprised, but Charlie is still an idiot. two and a half men was a goldmine. come on, just lay of the drugs n booze, n dead hookers, and get a shrink.
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HA!!! Oh man, after reading the article, I expected to be real embarrassed for what I was about to see. But I loved it! I'm sorry, there is a soft spot in my heart for dead hookers.
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