It was announced last night that Drew Carey will be replacing Bob Barker as the host of The Price is Right. I'm a bit mixed on this. On one hand, he is a pretty good comedian. On the other hand, he really screwed up Who's Line Is It Anyway. I was a huge fan of the original British version of the show and I cringed whenever I saw the American version on the TV line-up. I also have a problem with him laughing at his own jokes all the time. It wasn't so bad when he was scripted but in both his stand-up and in Who's Line, he would tell a joke then laugh at it. It's not funny to laugh at your own jokes. Maybe once in awhile if you say something absolutely hysterical or if you get a funny reaction from the audience. Not every single time though. Well, at least it wasn't Rosie O'Donnell. I think she is too self-involved to host something like this. She can be a really funny comedian but that can't overcome her current narcissism.
I hope Drew Carey does a good job with The Price is Right. It would be sad to see a show that has been on the air for so many years get ruined.