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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. 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 70's, 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. 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

4. God Bless America (2011)

R | 105 min | 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

5. 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

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. The Colbert Report (2005– )

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

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

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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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

12. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

25 min | Comedy

8.8
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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

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. The Day Today (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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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

16. 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

17. 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

18. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992– )

Comedy

6.4
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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

19. The Hour (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

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

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

Comedy

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

22 min | Comedy, Crime, Reality-TV

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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

22. Dog Bites Man (2006– )

Comedy

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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. 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.

Writer: Abhishek Sharma | Director: Abhishek Sharma | Stars: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi

24. Saturday Night Live 25 (1999 TV Special)

160 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.3
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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. 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

26. The 7PM Project (2009– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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

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

30 min | Comedy, Sport

8.4
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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. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. The Onion News Network (2007– )

Comedy | Active

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Stars: Kyla Grogan, Tracy Toth, Brad Holbrook, Joe Amato

32. 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

33. Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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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

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

94 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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A live stand up show featurng musical comedian Bill Bailey.

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

35. 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

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

TV-PG | Comedy

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

37. 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

39. The Rick Mercer Report (2004– )

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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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, Patrick McKenna, Kathryn Greenwood, Noah Ryan Scott

40. 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

41. Peeping Times (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

7.8
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A parody of "Newsmagazine" shows.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Bob Illes, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond, James R. Stein | Directors: Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson | Stars: Ron Carey, Michael Fairman, David Letterman, Alan Oppenheimer

42. Rutland Weekend Television (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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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

43. Bill Bailey: Part Troll (2004 Video)

93 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Writer: Bill Bailey | Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Bill Bailey, Kevin Eldon, John Moloney, Martin Trenaman

44. The Frost Report (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

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

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

25 min | Comedy

8.6
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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

46. System Crash (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

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

47. History Bites (1998–2003)

Comedy, History

7.5
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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

48. The Wanda Sykes Show (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

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

50. My Talk Show (1990–1991)

30 min | Comedy

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