Creator: Drew Carey, Bruce Helford
Drew Carey is not a terribly funny human being. He’s eager. He writes some good material. But in comedy, delivery is everything, and Carey’s delivery is horrendous.
That said, I didn’t hate this show. It took a lot of risks while most comedies in the 90’s were doing conventional. They even had live shows that involved a lot of improvisation. Certainly a natural thing for Ryan Stiles, but not so much for most of the actors. But there’s about one really good laugh per episode and just a lot of jokes that fall flat. There’s a reason the show has a laugh track. Otherwise I don’t think anyone would think the character of Mimi is anything but stupid. Even Craig Ferguson is pretty flat.
Christa Miller has historically been in my Top 5. That certainly helps.