Essential Pittsburgh
7:32 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

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

Comedian and host, Drew Carey
Comedian and host, Drew Carey
Credit Drew Carey / Facebook

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.