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Arts, Sports & Culture

For Drew Carey, Stand Up is Not So Different From Hosting Price is Right

Drew Carey

Drew Carey is a stand-up comic, turned actor and producer, who produced and hosted two hit shows simultaneously, the long-running ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show, which ran from 1995-2004, and the improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?

In 2007, Carey became host of The Price Is Right, succeeding longtime host Bob Barker.

While he continues to have a successful TV career, Carey says stand-up comedy is something he's always enjoyed doing and it helps him in his work on the Price is Right.

"Most of the work I do, I realize, is in front of small crowds when they're televised," Carey remarks "Price is Right, we have like three hundred-something people in the audience. On Whose Line we had three hundred-something people in the audience. The Drew Carey Show, we had just a couple hundred people. All of these things I've done, big TV shows, are actually just me in front of a couple hundred people in an audience. That's a very comfortable place for me to be."

Carey is current on the road and performing stand-up at the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead this Friday.