Scenes From a Hat is a game in which the audience submits written suggestions which are placed in a hat. The host then draws from the hat, and any of the four performers, who stand off-stage, may enter and develop that scene. In UK playings, only one response would be given for each suggestion, while in the US, multiple responses from the same or different performers were sometimes allowed until the host decided to move on. In early UK episodes, audience suggestions were mainly places, or situations (e.g.: "naming a baby"). The UK version usually took the time to build up to the joke, while the US version often consisted of one-liners. In the UK version this game was played frequently from series 4–6, and it became one of the most frequently played games in the US version.

Since the 11th season of the American version, host Aisha Tyler started to participate regularly in the game along with the performers whenever played.




  • Season 1: 1 episode
  • Season 2: 15 episodes
  • Season 3: 10 episodes
  • Season 4: 16 episodes
  • Season 5: 23 episodes
  • Season 6: 1 episode
  • Season 7: 11 episodes
  • Season 8: 4 episodes
  • Season 9: 6 episodes
  • Season 10: 18 episodes
  • Season 11: 16 episodes
  • Season 12: 17 episode

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