Parents' Guide to

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Hilarious improv comedy has some risque stuff.

TV Freeform, CW Comedy 1998
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

Could be a family favorite if there wasn't so much sexual talk

This show is hilarious but isn't appropiate for little ears. The dirty jokes are really unnecessary. Why can't people just be funny & family friendly....
age 10+

Fantastic show, goofy and hilarious.

Most of this so is quick off the cuff gags. A few innuendos here and there - but nothing too extreme. All strong language is bleeped out on the US airing of the show as it's a CW (non cable show). Overall this is a very funny show, one of my favourites.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (23):

Riotously funny and unpredictable at every turn, Whose Line Is It Anyway? continuously sets new standards for comedy. Whether you're watching 20-year-old British episodes or brand-new American ones, the off-the-cuff laughs are guaranteed to amuse. There's no faking the brilliance of these performers, and because the games and set-ups change each episode, there's nothing redundant about the content.

Not surprisingly, though, this kind of entertainment often comes at the cost of some pretty mature subject matter, and the mostly male cast has a lot of fun working in allusions to penis and breast size, sexual orientation, and a host of other topics that will raise some eyebrows, not to mention the implications of games that put the performers in compromising physical positions. Exercise caution with regard to your tweens, but for older teens and other adults, it's hard to beat this laugh-out-loud classic.

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