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2. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.
3. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)
TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy
Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of... See full summary »
5. Childrens Hospital (2008– )
TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy
Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children.
6. Kroll Show (2013– )
30 min | Comedy
Show highlights Nick Kroll's incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters that pop off the screen while bringing many of his popular short-form favorites along for the ride.
8. The Mighty Boosh (2003– )
27 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »
9. Strangers with Candy (2005)
R | 97 min | Comedy
A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
16. The Ben Stiller Show (1992–1993)
306 min | Comedy
This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them in the comedy ... See full summary »
18. Run Ronnie Run (2002)
R | 86 min | Comedy
A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.
20. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)
41 min | Comedy, Crime
Various mishaps at a police station in an English Hamlet. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot!
22. The State (1993–1995)
30 min | Comedy
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.
Creators: Kevin Allison, Jonathan K. Bendis, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, Steven Starr, David Wain | Stars: Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek
24. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)
33 min | Short, Comedy, History
At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....
25. The Comic Strip Presents... (1982– )
A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.
28. Funny or Die Presents... (2010– )
A series of comedy sketches brought to you by the people at Funny or Die.
Creators: Andrew Steele, Adam McKay, Andrea Savage, Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker, Matt Piedmont, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy, Judd Apatow | Stars: Steve Tom, Rob Huebel, Christine Scott Bennett, Callie Cameron
29. Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997–2000)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music
Tenacious D is a two-piece musical act, and this HBO series documents their many struggles as friends, and as a band of two very absurd individuals.
30. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)
30 min | Comedy
As the title suggests, "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" is less of a specific format than a 'coat-hanger' for short sketches, starring the comical duo in various, recurring or unique roles: ... See full summary »
31. Catchfire (1990)
R | 180 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.
33. French and Saunders (1987– )
30 min | Comedy
This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »
35. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010)
82 min | Documentary, Comedy
In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.
39. Wainy Days (2007– )
From the creative mind that brought you "Role Models", "Wanderlust", "The State" and "Wet Hot American Summer" comes "Wainy Days", the award winning series about David Wain's (slightly) ... See full summary »
40. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)
43 min | Comedy, History
Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.
41. Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy
Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy! Taped before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the... See full summary »
42. Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
R | 89 min | Comedy
A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.
44. Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)
84 min | Comedy, War
In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army... See full summary »
Writers: Peter Richardson, Pete Richens, Marcel Theroux, Harry Enfield, Phil Cornwell, Rik Mayall, John Sessions | Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Antony Sher, Christian Slater, Harry Enfield
45. Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006 Video)
90 min | Documentary, Comedy
A master of the one-liner with an absurd rambling style, Zach's sharp, resonating humor makes his show at the famed Purple Onion in San Francisco one of the funniest performances in recent comedy.
47. Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks (2003 Video)
Not Rated | 206 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
This DVD Release (Complete Masterworks) contains the groundbreaking, hard to get (legally), HBO episodes which tell the tale of The D in their early days on the road to stardom. Also ... See full summary »
Writers: Jack Black, David Cross, Kyle Gass, Tom Gianas, Bill Odenkirk, Bob Odenkirk | Directors: Tom Gianas, Spike Jonze, Liam Lynch, Troy Miller, Dave Skinner, Gabe Swarr | Stars: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Scott Adsit, Dave Allen