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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 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. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

7.3
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63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the '70s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

3. 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

4. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

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

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

5. To Rome with Love (2012)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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54 Metascore

The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page

6. God Bless America (2011)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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56 Metascore

On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait | Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton

7. 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

8. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.5
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Series of short, highly irreverent, and quite often tasteless skits.

Writers: David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker | Director: John Landis | Stars: Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Bill Bixby, George Lazenby

9. Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

6.2
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This "alternate film" companion to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) was compiled from dropped sub-plots and alternate takes. While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica ... See full summary »

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

10. The Onion Movie (2008)

80 min | Comedy

6.3
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Satirical interpretations of world events and curious human behavior.

Writers: Todd Hanson, Robert D. Siegel | Directors: Tom Kuntz, Mike Maguire | Stars: Len Cariou, Sarah McElligott, Amir Talai, Daniel Chacón

11. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

25 min | Comedy

8.9
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Controversal spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

12. The Newsroom (2004–2005)

22 min | Drama, Comedy

7.8
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Resuscitation of the acclaimed 1996-97 series that picks up nearly a decade later. We again follow the exploits of George Findlay in this biting satire of the day-to-day operations of the mainstream news media.

Creator: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Ken Finkleman, Matt Watts, Karen Hines, Douglas Bell

13. TV: The Movie (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy

3.5
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A celebration of the ever increasing depravity of television in our society-- it's a channel surfing adventure through the most utterly ridiculous spoofed television programming and commercials.

Writers: Preston Lacy, Sam Maccarone | Director: Sam Maccarone | Stars: Preston Lacy, Steve-O, Don Abbatiello, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña

14. Red Eye (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Satiric commentary and discussion on current political and social topics.

Stars: Greg Gutfeld, Andrew Levy, Bill Schulz, Tom O'Connor

15. 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

16. Switching Channels (1988)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Jonathan Reynolds | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty

17. Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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A reporter cruses around in his van and reports on all the trivial things no one cares about.

Creators: Leo Allen, H. Jon Benjamin | Stars: Leo Allen, H. Jon Benjamin, Nathan Fielder, Gary Wilmes

18. Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990)

Comedy

7.4
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An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

Creator: John Moffitt | Stars: Anne Bloom, Lucy Webb, Danny Breen, Rich Hall

19. The Day Today (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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A spoof of the the British style of news broadcasting - including ridiculous stories, patronising vox pops, offensively hard-hitting research and a sports presenter clearly struggling for metaphors.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front

20. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (2008– )

Comedy

7.3
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"Saturday Night Live's" satirical news segment expands into primetime with three pre-election Thursday night specials.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader

21. The Hour (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

6.1
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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Stars: George Stroumboulopoulos, Ali Hassan, Naomi Snieckus, Liz Walaszczyk

22. Dog Bites Man (2006– )

Comedy

8.2
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A documentary style behind-the-scenes look at the KHBX news team.

Creator: Dan Mazer | Stars: Matt Walsh, Andrea Savage, Zach Galifianakis, A.D. Miles

23. The 7PM Project (2009– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.6
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Stars: Carrie Bickmore, Charlie Pickering, Dave Hughes, Andrew Rochford

24. Saturday Night Live 25 (1999 TV Special)

160 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.5
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A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature ... See full summary »

Writers: Tina Fey, Anne Beatts, Tom Davis, Steve Higgins, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Paula Pell, Paul Shaffer, T. Sean Shannon, Michael Shoemaker | Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, James Signorelli | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, David Bowie

25. Tere Bin Laden (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A Pakistani news reporter concocts a novel video in a desperate bid to immigrate to the United States of America.

Writers: Mohammad Ahmad, Abhishek Sharma | Director: Abhishek Sharma | Stars: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi

26. Kenny Hotz's Triumph of the Will (2011– )

22 min | Comedy, Crime, Reality-TV

8.5
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SERIES SYNOPSIS Kenny Hotz from Testees & Kenny vs. Spenny, is finished with trivial tête-à-tête competitions and is ready to take on the world... See full synopsis »

Stars: Kenny Hotz, Jeff Kassel, Sebastian Cluer, Tzafi Hotz

27. Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (2004–2006)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

8.6
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Randy and Jason play fictitious ESPN research assistants who end up hosting comedy as they comment on the game action and announcers.

Stars: Jason Sklar, Randy Sklar, Jon Glaser, Sean Salisbury

28. Chocolate News (2008– )

Comedy | Active

5.4
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A magazine-show parody hosted by comedian David Alan Grier covering urban pop culture topics.

Creator: David Alan Grier | Stars: David Alan Grier, Chris Tallman, Tangie Ambrose, Alphonso McAuley

29. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.3
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A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

Creators: Gord Holtam, Rick Olsen, Don Ferguson, Roger Abbott, Luba Goy, John Morgan | Stars: Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, Craig Lauzon

30. Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins (2004– )

TV-PG | Comedy

7.7
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Creator: Fred Graver | Stars: Paul Scheer, Nick Turner, Michelle Buteau, Jared Logan

31. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.7
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

32. Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)

88 min | Comedy

6.3
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Great Britain has had an international agreement for the last 50 years with a small pacific island. It has been ignored until the death of their king brings it to the attention of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeffrey Dell, Roy Boulting | Directors: Roy Boulting, Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Luciana Paluzzi, Ian Bannen

33. The Attack of the Giant Mousaka (1999)

99 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Around the year 2000, a terrible occurence shocks the city of Athens: a huge piece of moussaka appears on the city streets, spreading panic and death. Everyone keeps wondering: why, where, ... See full summary »

Writers: Panos Evagellidis, Yorgos Korontsis, Panos H. Koutras | Director: Panos H. Koutras | Stars: Giannis Angelakis, Christos Mantakas, Myriam Vourou, Gregory Patrikareas

34. Bill Bailey: Part Troll (2004 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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A live stand up show featurng musical comedian Bill Bailey.

Writer: Bill Bailey | Director: Nick Morris | Star: Bill Bailey

35. The Rick Mercer Report (2004– )

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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Rick Mercer travels around Canada giving a weekly satirical political commentary on the state of the country

Creators: Rick Mercer, Gerald Lunz | Stars: Rick Mercer, Kathryn Greenwood, Patrick McKenna, Noah Ryan Scott

36. That Was the Week That Was (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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An Americanized version of the famous hit British TV show, retaining David Frost from the British cast.

Stars: David Frost, Nancy Ames, Paul Sand, Phyllis Newman

37. The ½ Hour News Hour (2007– )

22 min | Comedy

2.5
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Creators: Manny Coto, Joel Surnow | Stars: Kurt Long, Jennifer Robertson, Dennis Miller, Jamie McShane

38. The Onion News Network (2007– )

Comedy | Active

8.5
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Stars: Kyla Grogan, Jennifer Dorr White, Tracy Toth, Brad Holbrook

39. The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A weekly series satirizing the world of entertainment, hosted by David Spade.

Creator: Hugh Fink | Stars: David Spade, Scott Adsit, Andrew Daly, Colleen Smith

40. The Wanda Sykes Show (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

5.9
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Stars: Brant Kaiwi, Wanda Sykes, Keith Robinson, Shelley Dowdy

41. The Frost Report (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, John Cleese

43. Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report (1998 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy

9.0
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A seventies-looking news broadcast sets up several "Mr. Show" (1995) clips for the upcoming season. Only these newscasters aren't the professionals that they should be, and eventually ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Aukerman, Jerry Collins, David Cross, Jay Johnston, Bill Odenkirk, Bob Odenkirk, BJ Porter, Brian Posehn, Dino Stamatopoulos, Michael Stoyanov, Paul F. Tompkins, Mike Upchurch | Directors: Troy Miller, John Moffitt | Stars: Fort Atkinson, Ashlie Chan, David Cross, Lewis Dauber

44. System Crash (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Creator: Josh Morris | Stars: Owen Roth, Clark Baker, Stacey Bulmer, Patric Plesa

45. Bill Bailey: Part Troll (2004 Video)

93 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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Bill Bailey, star of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Black Books, is the funniest bearded, babbling, bug-eyed druid the world has ever seen. His incredible Part Troll tour was the smash hit ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Bailey | Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Bill Bailey, Kevin Eldon, John Moloney, Martin Trenaman

47. Rutland Weekend Television (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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Low budget comedy sketch series purporting to show the programming of a low key regional television service. Written by Eric Idle of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' fame. A popular feature ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, David Battley, Henry Woolf

48. History Bites (1998–2003)

Comedy, History

7.8
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Important periods of history humourously illustrated in a television format.

Creator: Rick Green | Stars: Rick Green, Ron Pardo, Bob Bainborough, Jeremy Winkels

49. My Talk Show (1990–1991)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Cynthia Stevenson, Debra McGrath, Twink Caplan, Scott Dorel

50. This Hour Has Seven Days (1964–1966)

60 min | Comedy, News

7.9
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Canada's most famous and controversial news and public affairs show.

Stars: Judy Garland, Laurier L. Lapierre, Leonard Cohen, Mississippi John Hurt