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[[caption-width-right:275:Getting the band back together... wait, is that Fred Willard?]]An Improv show starring Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and assorted alumni from ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' and ''Series/DrewCareysImprovaganza''.

''Trust Us With Your Life'' takes a 'This Is Your Life' approach to improvisation, inviting celebrity guests to talk about major events in their lives, which will then be acted out to the best of the actors' ability, structured as a series of games. Unlike its predecessors though, Drew Carey and Ryan Stiles are conspicuously absent, with Fred Willard stepping in as the host.

!!"That sounds like something our tropers might like to type down!"
* AdaptationExpansion: When the premise of the show was first made known, fans immediately assumed it would be a full-length version of the "First Date" game from ''Series/DrewCareysImprovaganza''. It turned out to be quite a bit more than that, of course.
* AmusingInjuries: "Shorter and Shorter", thanks to the premise of fitting more actions into a shorter time, would often end up with the players ''actually running INTO each other.'' '''Yowch.'''
* BaldOfAwesome: Wayne Brady.
* CatchPhrase: Fred going "That sounds like something our performers might like to act out!" or something similar is becoming one.
* CoverVersion: All the songs used in "Face the Music" for copyright reasons.
* DeadpanSnarker: Jack and Kelly Osbourne. Yes, both.
* FeetOfClay: Creator/RickyGervais is usually the most well-heeled guy in the room, always ready to deal out a few scathing barbs of his own. One appearance on this show, and he gets reduced to a VictimOfTheWeek in the face of the completely spontaneous and unpredictable improv format.
* {{Homage}}: Reusing the idea behind [[TerribleIntervieweesMontage "World's Worst"]] to instead act out people from the guest's past (not really) turns it into a direct homage to [[StockShoutOuts the best known part of]] "This Is Your Life".
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: JerrySpringer and [[Series/TheBradyBunch Florence Henderson]], both of whom got guest appearances back in ''Whose Line'', appear again here.
** One of the pulled episodes has DavidHasselhoff!
* LargeHam: To be expected from the players, but sometimes even ''the guests'' show a little ham-ability. Of special note, Mark Cuban during the "drama class" scene gets somewhat carried away with keeping up with Colin's dialogue, ''nearly tearing off his sweater for real.'' Kelly Osbourne gets the silver medal for keeping up with Colin as well.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Florence Henderson, to the extent that she was only called 'the girl'. Which makes [[TheBradyBunch Mrs Brady]] a CastingGag of sorts!
** Ricky Gervais too, more notable as there was quite an age difference between him and them. Apparently his parents called him [[TheWoobie "the mistake"]].
* MythologyGag:
** In the Serena Williams episode, the style called out for one game is 'JerrySpringer', whereupon Greg waits till the very end to take the role of the talkshow host - which he did everytime they did their own 'Jerry Springer' game back in ''Whose Line''.
** In the Mark Cuban episode, Jonathan as a drama coach enters the scene yelling "Crap!" repeatedly - a move made famous by Colin back in ''Whose Line''. To a lesser extent, Colin going "Hi, I'm CraigTNelson..."
* NationalStereotypes: Bangers and mash are brought up any time the guest is English (Creator/RickyGervais, [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Jack and Kelly Osbourne]]).
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Jack and Kelly Osbourne episode leads inevitably to new player Craig Krakowski's impression of Music/OzzyOsbourne. Until the musical games start up, and it's clear Craig's never really sat down to listen to any Ozzy before... then he mimes biting into his breakfast [[NeverLiveItDown in a rather]] [[OffWithHisHead familiar manner]]. Amusingly, the actual celebrities nearly ''do'' get harmed, like when Jack and Kelly Osbourne are involved in re-enacting an actual car crash they and their mum Sharon went through.
* NWordPrivileges: With Wayne Brady as a regular now, this happens even more.
* OverlyLongGag: The guys turn the tale of how Jerry Springer's date threw up on him into this.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Can be seen as one for the guests' life stories.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: A pretty belated one in the Serena Williams episode - Greg acts as TigerWoods trying to chat her up.
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: [[http://www.eonline.com/news/334165/fred-willard-s-trust-us-with-your-life-pulled-by-abc?cmpid=sn-000000-twitterfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=twitterfeed&utm_campaign=twitterfeed_topstories&%3Fcmpid=eonline-twitter&dlvrit=48939 Possibly.]]
* RunningGag: The guests always going "[[BlatantLies that's exactly how I remembered it!]]"
* ShortRunners: Two episodes; Fred Willard's arrest left two more unaired.
* ShoutOut: Dozens.
** Changing the acting styles for certain games now treats actual movies as styles, like ''Film/HarryPotter'' or ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''.
** The game of "Messages" in the JerrySpringer episode ends with Jonathan going "[[Franchise/StarWars It is I, Darth Vader;]] [[LukeIAmYourFather thank you for letting me tell Luke I was his father.]]"
* ShownTheirWork: In the Creator/RickyGervais episode, the players wait till the very end to deal out jokes about his best known associate Karl Pilkington. Wayne and Greg break out some very close British accents too.
* SlippingAMickey: Creator/RickyGervais jokes about this when the action starts getting too surreal for words.
* SmallReferencePools: When the style called out is ''Film/MarchOfThePenguins'', the players forget one iconic part - the Creator/MorganFreeman narration. For shame, Wayne.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Whose Line Is It Anyway?''
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Wayne Brady next to Serena Williams, which gets lampshaded immediately.
* UnusualEuphemism:
--> Jonathan: (to Mark Cuban) "I'm your doctor; I'm glad I was able to prescribe you that ''little blue pill'' so you don't experience any more "CubanMissileCrisis"!"
* WorldOfPun: "Face the Music" relies entirely on David Armand having to substitute certain lyrics with puns that can be acted out better - [[RuleOfFunny or just funnier.]]
* WritingAroundTrademarks: One new game is obviously inspired by ''{{Glee}}'', but Fred's description almost leads up to a TitleDrop when Wayne interrupts by just calling it "Glee club".
* TheVoiceless: David Armand, whose only job is the "Face the Music" game where he acts out the lyrics of famous songs.
** This does get subverted one time when [[DontExplainTheJoke he winds up having to explain some parts]] to Florence Henderson.
* XMeetsY: ''Whose Line'' meets late night talkshows.
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