“Whose Line is it Anyway?” was one of the best comedy shows on television for a long time. It featured Drew Carrey as the host with comedians Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady, along with a different guest each episode. In this particular skit, Colin plays a director who’s presiding over a scene in which Brady and Stiles are cooking in a kitchen and the kitchen catches on fire.
They do several takes of this scene, with guest star Brad Sherwood as a fire marshal coming to clean up the mess. They do a take as masochists, and then Ryan and Colin go back and forth with each other for the rest of the show, clearly demonstrating their chemistry together. The two were regulars on the show when it was on in the UK as well, so they carried over their familiarity with each other to the United States.