To say Colin Mochrie’s Twitter announcement of the return of Who’s Line Is It Anyway? has overcome us with happiness would be a major understatement. The upcoming CW revival of the improv show favourite sadly won’t see Drew Carey return to the desk. Instead, Aisha Tyler has been granted the prestigious and difficult task of filling some pretty big shoes. However, we’re sure she’ll help deliver some great laughs especially with Mochrie, Wayne Brady and Ryan Stiles by her side.
So with the news of its comeback, I think it’s only fitting that we stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the best moments from the show that made us erupt in side splitting laughter.
Ryan Hit’s his Head on Glass
Some of the funniest moments came when they were completely unexpected. Playing Carroll Channing who’s head keeps getting stuck to objects, Ryan got a bit carried away when he overestimated the distance from his head to Drew’s desk and shattered its glass. There were no injuries so we can all laugh at it.
Stephen Colbert on “Let’s Make a Date”
When Stephen Colbert guest starred, he morphed into an “Overly Dramatic Shakespearean Actor” for the skit “Let’s Make a Date.” All in an attempt to woo bachelor Wayne.
Richard Simmons in “Living Scenery”
If you’re drinking at the moment, I suggest you stop while watching this “Living Scenery” sketch with Richard Simmons. Colin and Ryan are a couple on a luxury cruise liner while Wayne and Richard are their props. Let’s just say things go wrong pretty quickly.
As much as I’d like to, I’d be totally amiss to bypass Valentine’s Day altogether. So instead, fellow singletons, or couples, lets have a masochistic moment and watch this sappy video, which presents the many ways our favourite film characters have said I love you over the years.
Watch the awkward (Michael Cera, Woody Allen) to the smokin’ hot (Ryan Gosling, Daniel Craig) and the inexplicable (Nicolas Cage, Dany Carvey). Just make sure to hold out to the end when we get over 30s seconds of kissing scenes. Oh, and also remember a box of tissues.
Nerd Games (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love RPGs)
You start work at a new office. You meet someone on the subway or a streetcar, and conversation starts. For someone like me (men in their early twenties), mentioning to someone you play video games still has a bit of a nerdy connotation to it. Although video games have definitely become a mainstream form of entertainment for boys and girls alike and even more significantly men and women, if you ask someone you just met if they’ve played Fallout 3 or Oblivion, you run the risk of sounding like a nerd (not that there’s anything wrong with that). You may even come across as childish, although it’s become popular opinion that video games can and are played by men and women of all ages. All said though, it’s not really too big of a deal.
Now try the exact same situation, but instead of asking your new-found friend if they have played the new Call of Duty or Batman: Arkham Asylum you ask them if they know what Dungeons and Dragons is. Completely different story. Telling someone in 2009 that you play Dungeons and Dragons is like telling someone in 1989 that you play video games – or Dungeons and Dragons, for that matter.
After going under the knife for a weak heart, Robin Williams underwent a successful aortic valve surgery on March 13, and is now recovering at Ohio’s renowned Cleveland Clinic.
“Mr. Williams’ operation went extremely well and we expect him to make a full recovery,” said the hospital’s cardiothoracic surgeon A. Marc Gillinov. “His heart is strong and he will have normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he’ll be able to do.”
According to E! News, Williams is already showing signs of his gut-busting sense of humor.
“A couple of hours after surgery, he was entertaining the medical team and making us all laugh,” said his doctor.
Robin Williams has postponed four performances of his one-man show in Florida after experiencing shortness of breath.
According to a statement on his website, the 57-year-old comedian is being evaluated by doctors, who recommended a week of rest.
The cancelled shows, which were to take place Wednesday and Thursday, will be re-scheduled.
Williams is expected to resume his 80-city “Weapons of Self-Destruction” tour on Monday in Jacksonville, Fla.
The comedy tour kicked off last September and is the funnyman’s first in six years.
Williams will appear in theatres later this year in the “Night at the Museum” sequel, “Battle of the Smithsonian.”
Robin Williams has said that his recent trip to rehab for alcoholism was inspired by Mel Gibson’s alcohol-related downfall.
In an Access Hollywood interview airing Tuesday, Williams says that Gibson’s arrest and the ensuing controversy was a “big wake-up call.” He said that Gibson’s determination to seek out help motivated him to treat his own problems with alcohol.
“Well, if (rehab) was good enough for him, I’ll go,” explained the 55-year-old actor. “If you’re violating your standards faster than you can lower them, (it’s) time to go away.”
The announcement that Williams was entering rehab came less than two weeks after Gibson was arrested for drunk driving. During the arrest, Gibson made a number of anti-Semitic and sexist comments that sparked furor throughout Hollywood and the world.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams has entered a treatment program for alcoholism after being sober for 20 years.
Reuters reports that, according to publicist Mara Buxbaum, Williams “found himself drinking again” after two decades off the wagon. He “has decided to take proactive measures to deal with this for his own well-being and the well-being of his family,” she said in a statement.
Williams drinking used to be so excessive that he’d use it as comedic material in his stand-up routines.
The 55-year-old actor plans to return to work this fall. He currently has four new films to promote: “The Night Listener,” which opened last week, “Man of the Year,” which is due out in October, the animated “Happy Feet,” which hits screens in November, and “Night at the Museum,” set for release in December.