This is just to answer some of those questions that get asked of me regularly.
For a more general FAQ about the show and fans, check this site.
You guys are great, when's it coming back, send me an autograph (etc.)
Thanks... but I'm not the cast or network. This is just a fansite and messages such as
these should be directed to ABC, Warner Bros, Hat Trick, or contestants care of these
groups or their individual agents.
Why don't you have Heef Kineefneef on the show? He's funny!
Again I have nothing to do with the makers of the show. Same if you want to audition -
they'll tell you what's coming up (but don't get your hopes up).
Where do I get tickets?
Click that 'Tickets' link on the left there under SHOW. They'll tell you if any more are coming up.
Tapings are popular so it's not easy to get tickets. If you see dates listed, you are probably
better off booking by phone or mail on the earliest allowed booking date for that taping. Contact
Audiences Unlimited for further ticket questions.
Do you sell the episodes?
No, only Hat Trick/WB/ABC/Channel 4 would have the rights to sell videos of the show.
There are two tapes available from the UK series and the US series is starting to come out on DVD, out of print but they crop up on Ebay.
Emmy preview tapes from the US series also sometimes appear.
Can you make a copy of an episode/contestant appearance/etc for me?
Sorry, but no. I'm in Australia so formats differ and shipping would be expensive, and
anyway I don't really have the time or equipment. There are request sites out there such
as on the Idiotsite or you can ask on the
Is the show going to come out on DVD?
The US series is starting to come out, see the store page for links. Hopefully if it is successful then the full series will be released. Let ABC, WB, Hat Trick know you are interested - if they think there's a market then it's
more likely that we'll see them sooner.
Is there a home game?
Although Drew once joked about the home game (something like "Send us $2000, we'll send you 4 chairs and a desk."),
I'm not aware of a home version or a board game related to the show. If you want to play,
you can find lots of suggestions for scenes in the episode guide, and the rules for playing each game
on the 'games' page of this site; that's pretty much all you need to get started.
Why isn't (xyz) up to date?
Unfortunately I just don't have the time or interest to devote to the site these days, and it's rare to see new episodes in Australia recently. Pages like news and screenings will date quickly. The episode guide may be completed at some point but to be honest I rarely get around to checking the contact e-mail for corrections at the moment. Also with the success of the US series and volume of episodes made (and difficulty finding them here) there are several more complete guides out there. So the site will remain here as a useful resource but further updates will be few and far between.
Can you put up a sound file of (xyz)? A transcript of (zyx)?
The answer is probably no. This takes quite a bit of time which I just don't have at the moment.
In the case of transcripts, if it is of a song then it will probably be added when the episode
guide reaches that point.
Do you know contestant e-mail addresses? Contact addresses?
Some contestants have posted in the guestbook or on the
messageboard in the past; you can find any addresses that they chose to leave there. Several have official websites
where you can find contact information (or even talk to them on message boards), and most current contestants can be
contacted via ABC or Warner Bros.
Who are the Whosers?
Whosers are fans of the show. Specifically it is used by a community of online fans, who came together in an internet forum towards the end of the UK version and became good friends. Subsequently many have met up in real life to attend tapings, live shows, the 'WhoserCon' conventions, or just to meet friends whether local or from the other side of the world. Some have appeared on the show and many are known to (or infamous with?!) the cast. Some of the more interesting posts from the old forums are archived here.
Have you met any contestants?
I have seen several of their live shows and was lucky enough to get brief chats with Greg Proops, Steve Frost, and Richard Vranch during a week at the Edinburgh festival, and Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store in London. All were very friendly and polite even if I probably seemed like an annoying fan... (pretty rare opportunity, normally being in another hemisphere!). Also I have said no more than a few words of congratulation to the other Comedy Store Players, and chatted with a few (genuine) contestants online.