World's Worst is a game in which a topic is given in the form of "the world's worst [something]." The four performers come to "The World's Worst Step" (the lowest step behind the stage) and step forward one-at-a-time with examples that fit the topic. Topics could include characters (e.g. the world's worst doctor), or other topics (e.g. the worst game show). The performers can step forward in any order, and as often as they want. The title of the game did not appear until the show moved to television.

Similar to "Hats" and "Scenes from a Hat"
Variant: "Party Time"






Fast and Loose


  • Ryan delivers a single example of the "world's worst person to go on holiday with" in the "A Few Extra Bits..." section of UK Episode 6-11.
  • In early playings, the examples were longer with later playings more commonly featuring one-liners.
  • In later episodes (particularly those of the 2013 revival) the concept of the "The World's Worst Step" was removed with players simply entering from the side of the stage as per "Scenes from a Hat".
  • Called "Dating Profile" one time in Season 9.
  • In the radio version and in Fast and Loose, it was called something related to the topic, for example Bad Applicants, Job Interviews, or Speed Dating.
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