Television Sketch Comedy

A brief history of sketches, skits and bits on the small screen.
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1.
The Birthday Boys (2013 TV Series)
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A group of guys create sketch comedy. (30 mins.)
 
2.
Key and Peele (2012 TV Series)
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Project sees Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in front of a live studio audience bantering about a topic weaved between filmed shorts and sketches. (30 mins.)
 
3.
Portlandia (2011 TV Series)
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon. (22 mins.)
 
4.
In the Flow with Affion Crockett (2011 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
6.
Cowards (2009 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
7.
Double Take (2009 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
8.
Funny or Die Presents... (2010 TV Series)
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A series of comedy sketches brought to you by the people at Funny or Die.
 
9.
Horne & Corden (2009 TV Series)
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Horne and cordon is a TVs series including short comedy sketches
 
10.
No Signal (2009 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Pete Cain
 
11.
The Kevin Bishop Show (2008 TV Series)
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A Sketch Show Thats In The Form Of Surfing Though TV Channels
 
12.
The Wrong Door (2008 TV Series)
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Comedy sketch show set in a surreal parallel universe where film and TV special effects are part of everyday life... (30 mins.)
 
13.
The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007 TV Series)
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A series of comedy sketches with Alex Armstrong and Ben Miller.
 
14.
Frank TV (2007 TV Series)
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15.
Human Giant (2007 TV Series)
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A half-hour show of edgy short films. (30 mins.)
 
16.
Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz (2007 TV Series)
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Nick Cannon and a troupe of actors perform a series of brief topical sketches, impersonations and parodies.
Director: Nick Cannon
 
17.
Rush Hour (2007 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Chris Faith
 
18.
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007 TV Series)
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Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches. (11 mins.)
 
19.
The Whitest Kids U'Know (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A sketch comedy show involving five friends. (15 mins.)
 
20.
The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006 TV Series)
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A sketch-comedy series featuring a cast of up-and-coming comics performing live skits, musical numbers and political satire.
 
21.
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A comedy sketch show featuring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
 
22.
The Underground (2006 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
23.
Man Stroke Woman (2005 TV Series)
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British comedy sketch show by 6 well known comedy actors/actresses (30 mins.)
 
24.
Mind of Mencia (2005 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
25.
The Ronnie Johns Half Hour (2005 TV Series)
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(28 mins.)
 
26.
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Richard Boden
 
27.
Blue Collar TV (2004 TV Series)
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Sketches featuring the Redneck comedians from "The Blue Collar Comedy Tour." (30 mins.)
 
28.
Chappelle's Show (2003 TV Series)
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture. (22 mins.)
Director: Todd Broder
 
29.
Little Britain (2003 TV Series)
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain. (29 mins.)
 
30.
The Andy Dick Show (2001 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Steve Priola
 
31.
The Mitchell and Webb Situation (2001 TV Series)
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The legendary comedy duo's first outrageous sketch show, which launched both of their careers (30 mins.)
 
32.
The Sketch Show (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Sketch comedy series featuring a range of different humour styles. (30 mins.)
 
33.
Jam (2000 TV Series)
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A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches. (24 mins.)
 
34.
The Amanda Show (1999 TV Series)
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A comedy sketch show centered around "All That" alum Amanda Bynes. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Big Impression (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of regulars on this show perform sparring impressions of celebrities. (20 mins.)
 
36.
Smack the Pony (1999 TV Series)
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Three female comics perform sketches dealing with a wide variety of topics, from irritating flatmates to workplace issues to people who pretend to be ill to get free things or special treatment. (24 mins.)
 
37.
Big Train (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Goodness Gracious Me (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A British sketch comedy that explores the integration of Indian and British cultures through a series of satires,musicals and skits. (45 mins.)
 
39.
Upright Citizens Brigade (1998 TV Series)
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Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches... (30 mins.)
 
40.
Armstrong and Miller (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A comedy sketch show from Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong. Running jokes and one hit wonders galore! (25 mins.)
 
41.
The Adam and Joe Show (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
(25 mins.)
 
42.
The Dana Carvey Show (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Riffs on pop culture, politics and even the show's own sponsors. (30 mins.)
 
43.
Saturday Night Special (1996 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Keith Alcorn
 
44.
Exit 57 (1995 TV Series)
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(23 mins.)
 
45.
MADtv (1995 TV Series)
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A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine. (60 mins.)
 
46.
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995 TV Series)
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way. (27 mins.)
 
47.
All That (1994 TV Series)
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A combination sketch comedy/musical performance show in the tradition of "Saturday Night Live," this... (30 mins.)
 
48.
The Fast Show (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society. (30 mins.)
 
49.
The State (1993 TV Series)
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Each episode contains 30 minutes of extremely bizarre and funny sketch comedy performed by THE STATE, an 11 member sketch comedy troupe who wrote and starred in various sketches seen throughout the program. (30 mins.)
 
50.
The Ben Stiller Show (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often... (306 mins.)
 
51.
The Edge (1992 TV Series)
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This FOX comedy featured a lethal opening sequence each week, followed by several short, humorous skits and parodies of television commercials... (30 mins.)
 
52.
Hardcore TV (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
8-episode narrative adult comedy series for HBO. Spring '94
 
53.
The Idiot Box (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
MTV sketch comedy show.
 
54.
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Summer variety show consisting of comedy sketches featuring SCTV writer Dave Thomas and many other SCTV and SNL regulars. (30 mins.)
 
55.
In Living Color (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show. (30 mins.)
 
56.
Absolutely (1989 TV Series)
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Comedy sketch show. (30 mins.)
 
57.
The Kids in the Hall (1988 TV Series)
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The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits. (25 mins.)
 
58.
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. (30 mins.)
 
59.
French and Saunders (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders... (30 mins.)
 
60.
The Tracey Ullman Show (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons. (30 mins.)
 
61.
Alas Smith & Jones (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches... (30 mins.)
 
62.
The New Show (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Sketch comedy show, similar to Saturday Night Live but nowhere near as successful. Ran one season. Guests included John Candy. (60 mins.)
 
63.
SCTV Network (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Comedy parody about TV. (90 mins.)
 
64.
Fridays (1980 TV Series)
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Live late-night comedy sketch show similar to "Saturday Night Live." (70 mins.)
 
65.
You Can't Do That on Television (1979 TV Series)
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Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water. (30 mins.)
 
66.
The Richard Pryor Show (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor (60 mins.)
 
67.
Cos (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Sketch comedy series hosted by Bill Cosby. (60 mins.)
Director: Jeff Margolis
 
68.
SCTV (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way. (30 mins.)
 
69.
Saturday Night Live (1975 TV Series)
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show. (90 mins.)
 
70.
The Two Ronnies (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett...
 
71.
Flip (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille... (60 mins.)
 
72.
The Benny Hill Show (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour. (30 mins.)
 
73.
Hee Haw (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent. (60 mins.)
 
74.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe. (30 mins.)
 
75.
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(30 mins.)
Director: Bill Turner
 
76.
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. (60 mins.)
 
77.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The original rapid fire sketch comedy show. (60 mins.)
 
78.
At Last the 1948 Show (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Surreal, sketch based TV comedy series. Two series were produced in 1967 by the commercial company Associated Rediffusion... (30 mins.)
 
79.
Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, an eccentric English group featuring Neil Innes was fronted by the late Vivian Stanshall. (50 mins.)
 
80.
The Frost Report (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A comedy show written and staring various comedy pioneers including comedians who would go on to form the Two Ronnies and Monty Python. (30 mins.)
 
81.
Caesar's Hour (1954 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
82.
The Ernie Kovacs Show (1952 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)