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Diane [userpic]
Improv-A-Ganza Updates (Videos, Premiere Date, Cast List Changes, Wayne Confirmation, Tapings)
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at January 10th, 2011 (11:39 pm)
calm

Current Mood: calm

Today I received a phone call... from the producer of Improv-A-Ganza! Let me tell you, I didn't see that one coming. The guy was very nice, and politely asked me to remove the YouTube video containing the clip from the 'pilot', and to also clarify on my channel and forthcoming Improv-A-Ganza Online site that they were unofficial. No biggie.

However, he allowed me to retain the MGM promos, as they alone have been creating quite a stir with people and creating a lot of positive interest for the new show. He is also going to hook me up with the people from GSN to make sure I can keep posting the GSN commercials (as I have one up currently, and three more saved for later posting).

I will, of course, still be posting videos of my show reviews in a week or so for those interested in what the shows were like, who participated, what games were played, what the setup of the stage was, etc...

The good news is, the producer (I'm not going to give out his name for privacy reasons) has asked if I would like to work with them, and of course, I agreed. So he said that he would be sending me things I could use for the site and YouTube channel occasionally - sort of 'slip me things' that I can use with their permission, before anyone else has it. I don't know what all of this consists of, but I think it's rather exciting and I cannot wait to see what he sends me.

I also learned a few things between him and a few articles that were posted today. First off, the show is set to premiere on March 28th (which is a Monday). It will have a prime-time slot (exact time is not yet known). So this is VERY good for the show! Being in a good time slot gives it a better chance to have more viewings. And the producer did stress to me that, cable or no cable, it will depend heavily on the success of the first season on whether or not it continues. So fingers crossed! :)

I also learned that there has been a slight change in the cast list. Allison Bosma will *not* be a part of the show - but Sean Masterson will! Yay! (I'm personally very happy about this. Now if only Julie was there!) AND, a bit of a disappointment to some folks - Wayne is not going to be involved in the show in any way, shape, or form. No guest spot. I asked why, and what I had surmised turned out to hit the nail on the head - Wayne is off doing his own thing, hasn't really bothered to keep in contact with the others or show any interest, and is busy with his own show. So, that's that.

And there's also supposed to be 20 tapings, not 17, even though only 17 are being shown for available tickets. (Yeah, I'm as confused as you on that one.)

Anyway, that's the update! I hope everyone is as excited for the new show as I am! ^_^

PS - Here's the other MGM promo. Contains a few different clips than the other one, and is in higher quality.

Diane [userpic]
Improv-A-Ganza Videos! Follow Improv-A-Ganza!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at January 5th, 2011 (12:18 am)
apathetic

Current Mood: apathetic

Hello everyone!

Still excited for the new show Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza? We hope you are! And if you are still sitting on the fence, perhaps these videos will help to cheer you up some:





If you have a YouTube account, please subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/improvaganza . The more subscribers obtained, the more videos that will be uploaded! Plus, more subscribers helps to share the news and general joy of the new show.

There are other ways you can follow Improv-A-Ganza, too. They are as follows:

Livejournal: improvaganza

Improv-A-Ganza Online: http://www.improv-a-ganza.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/improv_a_ganza

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/drewcareysimprovaganza

Some of these links are still in the works of being fully designed and created, but you can still go ahead and join them now (or bookmark them) to have as a reference and for all future updates on the show!

Hope you all are having a lovely 2011 so far! Happy new year!

Diane [userpic]
New Improv Show Now Has A Title!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at December 21st, 2010 (02:37 am)
bouncy

Current Mood: bouncy

Well folks, less than a month before the first tapings begin, the new improv show now officially has a title (keep in mind - titles do happen to change - but for now, this is the 'official' title)...

And what is that title, you ask?

"Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza"

Also simply being called 'IMPROV-A-GANZA'.


What do you think? Do you like the new title?

Personally, I have mixed feelings about it. It could be worse. But it doesn't strike me as particularly unique, either.

Also, if you spread this news, it'd be really nice if you please credit me for reporting this first. Thank you. :)

Diane [userpic]
Official Cast List For New Improv Show Announced
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at December 4th, 2010 (07:28 pm)
apathetic

Current Mood: apathetic

A little over two weeks ago, I made an announcement that the new Whose Line-esque / Improv Allstars improv pilot that had been filmed in Las Vegas last February had been picked up by The Game Show Network, and was set to begin airing episodes in spring of next year. If you missed this post or want to re-read it, here's the link: http://community.livejournal.com/ryan_stiles/2915.html?mode=reply .

I am writing you all now with a bit of an update! I have found out the official cast list for the show. It includes a vast majority of the U.S. Whose Line old guard, a few folks from Drew Carey Show / Green Screen Show, and a couple of new faces as well:

Drew Carey
Ryan Stiles
Greg Proops
Chip Esten
Jeff B. Davis
Kathy Kinney
Heather Anne Campbell (was in pilot)
Allison Bosma (brand new)
Jonathan Magnum
Colin Mochrie
Brad Sherwood

The show will also occasionally include surprise guest stars.

However, how the cast will work is still unknown. Greg (Proops) is telling me that the details are still yet to be hashed out completely; no one knows who all is filming on what days (or if it's going to be the entire cast). Colin and Brad tour with their two man show, and a few of their tour show dates conflict with the filming schedule (specifically January 15th, 20th, and 22nd). So either they will not be filming those days, or they will have to reschedule those tour dates. We shall have to see!

The show still currently remains nameless, too - though I am speculating that there's a good chance it's just going to be called 'Drew Carey And The Improv Allstars'. But I could easily be wrong in that department.

Hope everyone is getting excited for the new series!

Diane [userpic]
A Very Special And Enthralling Announcement
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at November 22nd, 2010 (02:09 pm)
excited

Current Mood: excited

Some of you might recall that earlier this year, back in February, I made a very tantalizing announcement... that there was a possibility that "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" would be returning to television, but in the form of the live show "Improv Allstars". I had been fortunate enough to be a part of and witness the pilot for the new show, and since then, I have been keeping very close tabs on any and all news I could obtain concerning it.

It seemed like such a long shot. No one thought it would actually get picked up and become reality. We all had our doubts, and yet, we sat patiently with fingers crossed.

Well, the waiting is over, and it is time to celebrate and spread the cheer...

The pilot for the new improv show, featuring Drew Carey and the stars from Whose Line, has officially been picked up by The Game Show Network (GSN), and will air in the spring of 2011!



Yes, you heard me right! The new show is happening!! It is momentous indeed, for it is the closest thing to a Whose Line revival that we will ever get. The new series (which has yet to be named) will include forty episodes (yes, forty!), half hour in length, all of which will be filmed at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning January 13th 2011.

Though it is unclear at this point in time who all will be involved and featured on the new show, we can assuredly assume that Ryan Stiles will be a part of it. The other individuals who were a part of the original pilot were Greg Proops, Kathy Kinney, Chip Esten, Jeff B. Davis, Jonathan Magnum, and new face Heather Anne Campbell. (But just because these performers were a part of the pilot, doesn't necessarily mean that they will be a part of the new show - though we think that it is fairly safe to say that they will be.) All we can tell you is this: articles are claiming that the new show will feature a rotating cast of 'Drew Carey's improv friends' and some special 'guest stars'.

The format of the pilot was Improv Allstars. A host of the games played included Freeze Tag, Sentences, Fairytale, Change, Film And Theatre Styles, Forward Reverse, Moving People, Sound Effects, and Greatest Hits (just to name a few). Improv Allstars - like the other touring live shows featuring the men from Whose Line - does not have a points system. There is no person behind a desk with a buzzer. The games are short form, but they aren't rapid fire (such as Hats or Props were). However, this being said, we still cannot determine if the actual show is going to be based off of how the pilot was, or if changes are going to be implemented. It has been said, however, that there will be no pre-determined suggestions - everything will come straight from the audience (as how it is with the live shows).

If you don't have GSN on your cable or satellite, and you would love to see the show, never fear - we will do our best to host the episodes on the site for you to be able to download and watch. However, because the show is brand new, ratings will likely be important, and we highly encourage each and every fan of Greg and Whose Line and comedy and improv in general to support the new show. It will need all of the love it can get so that it survives for more than just a single season (let's not see it go south the way Green Screen Show did). Please help us spread the word about the new show. Tell it to your family, friends, neighbors, strangers in a cafe, wherever, whenever. We went this news to spread like wildfire, both on the internet, and by word of mouth. This is an important and exciting opportunity for both the fans and the performers. Let's make certain it becomes something special and well-loved.

We will be sure to keep everyone posted with updates on the show as it develops! Until then!

Danielle_007 [userpic]
by Danielle_007 (danielle_007)
at May 6th, 2009 (04:58 pm)
annoyed

Current Mood: annoyed
Current Song: Lil Wayne - Prom Queen

Two Wallpapers I Made

maliciouslamb [userpic]
New Person :D
by maliciouslamb (maliciouslamb)
at January 2nd, 2009 (02:46 am)
silly

Current Location: Berkeley
Current Mood: silly
Current Song: Nothing

 Yay! I finally found this! I hope both the sites get back up. Can't wait to see them. I still am pondering why more people haven't posted fanfics. Anywho, I'm happy this thing is here! I'll post with my fanart or fics or whatever :3

Diane [userpic]
Whose Live Anyway? Part 1
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at November 2nd, 2007 (11:16 pm)
full

Current Mood: full

Some of you know about it, but back on October 18th and 20th, I got to see Greg Proops, Ryan Stiles, Chip Esten, and Jeff Davis in Scottsdale and then again in Tucson, Arizona. It was two weekends ago, and I had an absolute BLAST. These shows kicked the Vegas's shows in the ass, I do believe (even though those were pretty damn good, too). And I got to meet all of them, and get pics, and talk to them again. It was fucking awesome.

So here is the first of two write-ups about the show and my fangirlish experiences. I know it's long, but I highly encourage you to please read it as I think you'll enjoy it!! Pictures are included!!

October 18th, 2007 - Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts - Scottsdale, ArizonaCollapse )

Write-up Part 2 will be posted... hopefully soon! ^_^

Icons
by Not available (boredyet)
at June 18th, 2007 (12:41 am)

Includes Ryan!  ;)

[09x] Sofia Boutella
[04x] Greg Proops
[05x] Ryan Stiles
[01x] Ryan Stiles & Brad Sherwood
[02x] Ryan Stiles & Drew Carey
[30x] WLIIA? quotes
[53x] WLIIA? screenshots
[12x] WLIIA? re-post


Teasers:
 

And ofcourse, more of them can be found right here

Icons and wallpapers
by Not available (boredyet)
at May 19th, 2007 (02:18 am)

I thought it was time to post a couple of new icons. Not a lot. I also tried to make wallpapers, but i'm not very good in making them. Nonetheless, i promised to share, so here it goes! Includes Ryan!

Icons

[07x] Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US) - group

Wallpapers

[01x] David Walliams
[02x] Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
[01x] Wayne Brady
[01x] Ryan Stiles

[*] No hotlinking
[*] Don't claim as your own
[*] Don't change or alter
[*] Comment and credit when you take one or more of them
[*] Enjoy!

Comment: 100x100 icons & 1024x768 wallpapers

Teasers:
  

More here

Ryan Stiles icons
by Not available (boredyet)
at May 11th, 2007 (02:03 pm)

Hi! I'm new, Miriam, 21 years old. And i love WLIIA? One of my favs is Ryan. And here are a couple of icons for you guys as an introduction ;) More are coming

[06x] Liv Tyler
[07x] Kate Moss
[10x] Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US) - group
[03x] Wayne Brady
[06x] Ryan Stiles
[05x] Colin Mochrie

[*] No hotlinking
[*] Don't claim as your own
[*] Don't change or alter
[*] Comment and credit when you take one or more of them
[*] Enjoy!

Comment: 100x100 icons

Teasers:


More here

Diane [userpic]
Updates
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at February 25th, 2007 (12:57 am)
calm

Current Mood: calm

The site has been given a slight makeover and has been switched to version 2.0. Please go and check it out and tell me what you think!

Back on Tuesday, a new Ryan DVD was released. Second City: The First Family Of Comedy includes skits and sketches performed by some of the original and best actors and actresses of this hilarious comedy group. Other than features including Ryan, actors such as Colin Mochrie, Martin Short, Mike Meyers, Dan Aykroid, Jim Belushi, and many more. You can order the DVD off of Amazon, or you can check for it in your local movie stores.

Also in DVD-related information, there's a bit of bad news. The Whose Line Is It Anyway? British DVD box set release has been pushed back to March 26th.

However, perhaps probably the best news of all is that Ryan has decided to do a good deal more touring this year and has added numerous performance dates. The show is with Improv AllStars, not A Night Of Improv. Here are the added dates and venues:


May 10
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Naniamo, British Columbia
Port Theatre

May 11
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Kamloops, British Columbia
Sagebrush Theatre

May 12
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna Community Theatre

June 8
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Colonial Theatre

June 9
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Boise, Idaho
Morrison Center At Boise State

June 10
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Lewiston, Idaho
Lewiston High School Auditorium

June 12
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Wenatchee, Washington
Wenatchee Center for The Performing Arts

June 13
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Yakima, Washington
Capitol Theater

June 15
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Medford, Oregon
Craterian Center

June 16
Ryan Stiles & The Improv All Stars
Eugene, Oregon
Hult Centre For The Arts


Also, for those of you who really enjoy Ryan photos, photos and screensnaps have been uploaded. Here is the list of what all has been plugged:

~ Drew Carey Show - Publicity Photos (2 Pics)
~ Ryan As Himself - Miscellaneous (1 Pic)
~ Ryan As Himself - Events - ABC Primetime Weekend Day 1 (1 Pic)
~ Ryan As Himself - Events - Mark And Brian Celebrity Golf Tournament (1 Pic)
~ Ryan As Himself - Ryan And Fans (2 Pics)
~ Drew Carey Show - Season One - Pilot (106 Pics) (NEW GALLERY!)
~ Drew Carey Show - Season One - Playing The Unified Field (50 Pics) (NEW GALLERY!)
~ Drew Carey Show - Season Two - We'll Remember Always, Evaluation Day (34 Pics) (NEW GALLERY!)
~ Drew Carey Show - Season Two - Drew Blows His Promotion (66 Pics) (NEW GALLERY!)
~ Drew Carey Show - Season Three - My Best Friend's Wedding (72 Pics) (NEW GALLERY!)
~ Drew Carey Show - Season Four - DrugCo (158 Pics) (NEW GALLERY!)

Go to the site for all news and info and whatnot: Ryan Stiles Net
Photos And Pics: Galleries

Enjoy the updates!

Diane [userpic]
Forums, Live Shows, Photos, And More - Oh My!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at January 3rd, 2007 (11:36 pm)
accomplished

Current Mood: accomplished

I have completed a good chunk of the website. The Creative and Interactive sections of the site are now entirely done, if you'd like to check them out. They feature icons, fanart, the fanclub, the guestbook, wallpapers, and much more.

One of the things that is now up and done is the forum. It's a nice ad-free PhpBB forum that is desperately seeking some active members. All you have to do is join and you're free to post and begin discussions and topics!

Also, the Gallery section has started to be built. It now hosts three spiffy galleries containing 160 pictures from Hot Shots!, Hot Shots! Part Deux, and Courting Courtney. Check them out and you're allowed to look, but not touch! ((That means NO STEALING! If you'd like to use some pics for something, say for icons, etc., then please ask me first!))

Last, but not least, if you've always wanted to see Ryan perform, here's your chance! Ryan is performing a series of live shows in February and April. Here is the basic information:

February 1 - 4
Drew Carey and the Improv All-Stars
Hollywood Theater
MGM Grand, Vegas

February 9
A Night Of Improv
Salem, Oregon
Elsinore Theatre

February 10
A Night Of Improv
Portland, Oregon
Newmark Theatre

April 11
A Night Of Improv
Ventura, California
Ventura Theatre

April 12
A Night Of Improv
San Luis Obispo, California
Cal Poly Performing Arts Center

April 13
A Night Of Improv
Carmel, California
Sunset Theatre

April 14
A Night Of Improv
Santa Cruz, California
Theatre - ???


The Night Of Improv shows feature him, Greg Proops, Chip Esten, and Jeff Davis. The Improv AllStars shows include him, Drew Carey, Kathy Kinney, Greg Proops, Chip Esten, Jeff Davis, Jonathan Magnum, Sean Mastersen, and Laura Hall on the piano.

Be sure to keep checking out the site!

Diane [userpic]
Welcome To Ryanism!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at December 17th, 2006 (08:51 pm)
cheerful

Current Mood: cheerful

Hello, my name is Diane, and welcome Ryanism, the all-new community for actor / comedian Ryan Stiles! This community is linked to the (also new) website Ryan Stiles Net, www.ryan-stiles.net. Together, through both site and community, you will be delivered Ryan news, entertainment information, and fun knickknacks such as icons, banners, etc. The community can also, of course, serve as a hub for Ryan discussions, questions, and chats!

So if you're a Ryan fan of any kind - come one, come all! This community can only be enjoyable, interactive, and fun with your help! ((PS - please be sure to read the rules before you join.))

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