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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

2. The Last Airbender (2010)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.3
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20 Metascore

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

3. MADtv (1995–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

7.1
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Late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of MAD magazine. Material includes impersonations, fake commercials, mock movie trailers, and even Spy vs. Spy segments. Competes against ... See full summary »

Creators: Fax Bahr, Adam Small | Stars: Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson, Aries Spears, Bobby Lee

4. New York Minute (I) (2004)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

4.7
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33 Metascore

One day in New York City, as Jane Ryan tries out for an overseas college program and her sister Roxy schemes to meet her favorite punk rockers, a series of mishaps throws their day into ... See full summary »

Writers: Emily Fox, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage | Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter

5. The Colbert Report (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

6. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

7. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )

60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.8
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Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous ... See full summary »

Creators: Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe | Stars: Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels

8. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

6.9
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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Bashir Salahuddin

9. The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)

137 min | Drama, Music, Musical

8.8
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A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves.

Writers: Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gaston Leroux | Directors: Nick Morris, Laurence Connor | Stars: Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser, Wendy Ferguson

10. Camp Takota (2014)

95 min | Comedy

7.2
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With her personal and professional life in shambles, Elise ends up having to take a job as a counselor at her old summer camp. There, she reunites with two estranged friends who attended ... See full summary »

Writers: Lydia Genner, Michael Goldfine, Mamrie Hart | Directors: Chris Riedell, Nick Riedell | Stars: Grace Helbig, Chester See, Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart

11. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

12. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Writer: Bill Cosby | Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

13. Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010)

178 min | Musical

8.7
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Experience the event of a lifetime with this stunning 25th anniversary celebration of the hit musical, featuring a phenomenal cast including pop star Nick Jonas and Tony winner Lea Salonga.

Writers: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Victor Hugo, Jean-Marc Natel, James Fenton | Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Alfie Boe, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas, Jenny Galloway

14. Gilda Live (1980)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.9
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A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

Writers: Anne Beatts, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Don Novello, Michael O'Donoghue, Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Rosie Shuster, Alan Zweibel | Directors: Mike Nichols, Lorne Michaels | Stars: Gilda Radner, Don Novello, Paul Shaffer, Nils Nichols

15. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

822 min | Comedy

8.6
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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.

Creators: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

16. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Inter-cut with archive material, friends, family and associates of the musician tell the story of his life and how spirituality became such a major part of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

17. Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors From Hell (2014)

138 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.2
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Madea's neighborhood takes a turn for the worse when a foster mother moves in with her unruly kids.

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Jayna Brown, Cassi Davis, Rhonda Davis, Kimani Jackson

18. Tender Mercies (1983)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

19. Rock Around the Clock (1956)

TV-G | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.1
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A frustrated big-band promoter runs in to rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and the Comets at a small-town dance. He quickly becomes their manager and, with the help of Alan Freed, hopes to bring... See full summary »

Writers: Robert E. Kent, James B. Gordon | Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Bill Haley and the Comets, The Platters, Ernie Freeman Combo, Tony Martinez and His Band

20. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.

Writers: Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, James Brown III

21. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Music

5.2
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48 Metascore

A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour, featuring song performances and Glee fans' life stories and how the show influenced them.

Directors: Kevin Tancharoen, Jennifer Arnold | Stars: Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer

22. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

23. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

5.9
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

24. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape. Not for folks who dislike foul language.

Writer: Eddie Murphy | Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon, Brian O'Neal

25. Company (2011)

145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. ... See full summary »

Writer: George Furth | Director: Lonny Price | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose

26. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan, Cornel West

27. Last Comic Standing (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.1
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The comics from season one face off against the comics from season two.

Stars: Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan, Bill Bellamy, Jonathan Thymius

28. Comedy Central Presents (1998– )

Comedy

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Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Todd Barry, Lewis Black, Stephen Lynch

29. Fridays (1980–1982)

70 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Live late-night comedy sketch show similar to "Saturday Night Live."

Creators: Bill Lee, John Moffitt | Stars: Jack Burns, Brandis Kemp, Mark Blankfield, Maryedith Burrell

30. Echoes: Pink Floyd (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

31. Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009– )

Comedy

7.9
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Comedian Demetri Martin's television show, which alternates between stand-up comedy and taped skits.

Creator: Demetri Martin | Stars: Demetri Martin, H. Jon Benjamin, Barry Carl, Joe Furey

32. Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (2009 TV Movie)

115 min | Comedy

7.1
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It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell... See full summary »

Writer: Will Ferrell | Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Will Ferrell, Michael Delaney, Pia Glenn, Adam Mucci

33. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982 TV Movie)

140 min | Musical, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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It's 1846. Sweeney Todd and Anthony Hope, greeted only by a crazed beggar woman, sail into London, where Todd implies he has been before but not in quite some time. Todd heads to his old ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugh Wheeler, Christopher Bond | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal, Sara Woods

34. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman, Angus James, David Lipscomb | Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

35. Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong (2009 TV Movie)

64 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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The critically-acclaimed comedian, actor, writer, and voice of Remy the Rat (the Oscar-winning Ratatouille) takes time out from his many film and television outings to return to the comedy stage for his fourth stand-up special.

Writer: Patton Oswalt | Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Patton Oswalt

36. Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006 Video)

Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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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.

Writer: Zach Galifianakis | Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Joe Wagner, Brian Unger

37. Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999 TV Movie)

65 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.0
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Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 standup comedy presentation from HBO. Also released as an album, Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Rock | Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Monteria Ivey

38. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 TV Special)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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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.

Writer: Louis C.K. | Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Jesse Newman

39. Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin.

Writer: Todd Phillips | Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: GG Allin, Merle Allin, Shireen Kadivar, Dee Dee Ramone

40. Mind of Mencia (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

3.1
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Creators: Carlos Mencia, Robert Morton | Stars: Carlos Mencia, Brad Williams, Norma Michaels, Karen McClain

41. Broken Lizard Stands Up (2010 TV Movie)

Comedy

5.6
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Broken Lizard's live stand up Comedy Central special.

Writers: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske | Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter

42. Top of the Pops (1964–2012)

30 min | Music

7.0
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: Pan's People, Lulu Cartwright, Legs & Co, Rosie Hetherington

43. Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special (2008 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy

7.7
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The multi-platinum selling comedian performs his first holiday-themed stand-up special with his friends.

Writer: Jeff Dunham | Director: Michael Simon | Stars: Jeff Dunham, Brian Haner

44. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (2010– )

90 min | Game-Show

8.1
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Penn & Teller go to the U.K to find a magician who can "fool them" If Penn & Teller can figure out the trick performed the magician is out but if they do not get it the magician wins a ... See full summary »

Stars: Penn Jillette, Jonathan Ross, Teller, Michael Vincent

45. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Writer: Richard Pryor | Director: Joe Layton | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton, Jesse Jackson

46. Let's Spend the Night Together (1982)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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The Rolling Stones' shows in Tempe, Arizona and East Rutherford, New Jersey during their 1981 US tour.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman

47. The Jon Stewart Show (1993–1995)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.8
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Stars: Jon Stewart, Howard Feller, Carl Burrows, Daniel Baldwin

48. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992– )

Comedy

6.5
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

Creator: Mary Walsh | Stars: Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford

49. Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 (2006 TV Movie)

TV-MA | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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In-demand comedian Katt Williams offers up The Pimp Chronicles courtesy of HBO. Williams shares his thoughts on such topics as drugs, politics and pop culture in this special event.

Writer: Katt Williams | Directors: Anthony Anderson, Gary Binkow | Stars: Katt Williams, Anthony Anderson, André Benjamin, Da Brat

50. The Chris Rock Show (1997–2000)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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Stars: Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey, Wanda Sykes