Drew Carey Wants Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’
Following the Ukrainian president’s visit to the U.S. Capitol, Carey tweeted his wish that he, Zelensky and the cast of Whose Line Is It Anyway? would one day team up to perform short-form improv once Ukraine successfully repels the Russian invaders against whom they are currently embroiled.
Carey’s vision of the future is a hopeful one wherein Zelensky returns his country’s territory to its rightful owners and Carey returns to his rightful place as host of Whose Line.
Before Zelensky was Ukraine’s president, he played the role of president in a political satire TV show called Servant of the People, in which an unassuming high school teacher (Zelensky) accidentally starts a political movement that culminates in his ascension to the highest office in Ukraine.
Immediately after Servant of the People concluded in 2019, Zelensky launched his IRL presidential campaign, winning the job just three years before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. It’s surreal to see how one man went from a TV comedian to the commander-in-chief of a country fighting for its survival in less than four years — imagine Carey becoming president in 2024 only to fight off a Canadian invasion in his first term.
Carey, a military veteran himself, now wants to host a reunion of his old Whose Line partners with a special guest that gave up laughs for leadership. Though Carey hasn’t hosted Whose Line since the end of its initial run in 2007, his dream of joining Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and a victorious Zelensky is a powerfully optimistic one that we hope will one day come to pass.
However, even in Carey’s best-case scenario, a Whose Line episode with the president of a triumphant Ukraine still wouldn’t top the Robin Williams appearance for best Whose Line guest spot of all time.