Drew Carey's Green Screen Show is an improvisational comedy television show that aired in the fall of 2004 on The WB Television Network and the fall of 2005 on Comedy Central.
The distinguishing feature of the show is that the improv games are performed in front of a "green screen", with animation inserted in post-production. Besides this, the show is remarkably similar to Whose Line is it Anyway?, even featuring many of the same performers as the American version of Whose Line. However, for some reason, the show seemed to be at a much slower pace than "Whose Line."
The original run of the Green Screen Show was only for five weekly episodes. However, the show went back on the air on Comedy Central on September 26, 2005.
Performers appearing are Drew Carey, Brad Sherwood, Colin Mochrie, Jeff B. Davis, Greg Proops, Chip Esten, Julie Larson, Sean Masterson, Jonathan Mangum, and Kathy Kinney. Because of the number of cast members and the smaller number of sketches (the sketches have to be devised to work with animation unlike on "Whose Line" which had no such restriction), many cast members only got small amounts of screen time and less time to rapport on screen. The high cost of animation, compositing, and the additional cast members raised the cost of the show.
On an appearance on Conan O'Brien when "Green Screen" premiered, Drew Carey claimed to get the idea during the "Whose Line" skit "Moving people" when he thought how funny it would be if you couldn't see the people manipulating the players.
The show's theme song is La Trampa, performed by Tonino Carotone and Manu Chao.