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1. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

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

9.2
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Former Daily Show Correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal, James Wojtal

Votes: 18,087

2. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

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

Votes: 30,462

3. 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

Votes: 245,297

4. The Daily Show (1996– )

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

8.8
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America's top fake news show.

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

Votes: 26,945

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

Votes: 61,760

6. 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

Votes: 56,380

7. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 22 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

Votes: 28,752

8. The Colbert Report (2005–2014)

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

Votes: 25,535

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

Votes: 13,264

10. 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

Votes: 5,387

11. Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min | Comedy

8.2
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Former members of Saturday Night Live come together to remember the past 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

Writers: James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Tina Fey, Steve Higgins, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Jeff Richmond, Akiva Schaffer, Tom Schiller, Sarah Schneider, Marc Shaiman, Michael Shoemaker, Robert Smigel, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan H. Tucker, Andy Samberg | Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 1,261

12. 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

Votes: 13,268

13. 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

Votes: 4,760

14. 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

Votes: 1,193

15. The 7PM Project (2009– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.4
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The Project is a TV show joining the latest conversations happening throughout Australia. It's news, but not as you know it.

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

Votes: 258

16. Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982)

25 min | Comedy

8.1
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones

Votes: 1,260

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

Votes: 2,566

18. 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

Votes: 3,083

19. 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

Votes: 269

20. TV: The Movie (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy

3.4
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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: Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña, Chris Pontius

Votes: 993

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

Comedy

7.2
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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

Votes: 429

22. Dog Bites Man (2006– )

Comedy

8.1
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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

Votes: 884

23. Red Eye w/Tom Shillue (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Satiric commentary and discussion on current political and social topics.

Stars: Andrew Levy, Greg Gutfeld, Bill Schulz, Joanne Nosuchinsky

Votes: 904

24. 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

Votes: 551

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

30 min | Comedy, Sport

8.3
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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

Votes: 718

26. Saturday Night Live 25 (1999 TV Special)

161 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

Votes: 1,039

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

22 min | Comedy, Crime, Reality-TV

8.3
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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, Jerry Douglas

Votes: 1,804

28. The Newsroom (2004–2005)

22 min | Drama, Comedy

7.7
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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

Votes: 112

29. The Hour (2004– )

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

Votes: 428

30. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.5
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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

Votes: 524

31. Chocolate News (2008– )

Comedy

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

Creators: Fax Bahr, David Alan Grier, Adam Small | Stars: David Alan Grier, Chris Tallman, Tangie Ambrose, Alphonso McAuley

Votes: 463

32. Tere Bin Laden (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A reporter casts a fake Bin Laden to act in his video message to America, so he can immigrate there.

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

Votes: 6,005

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

Votes: 526

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

94 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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A live stand up show featurng musical comedian Bill Bailey.

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

Votes: 890

35. 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

Votes: 559

36. The Wanda Sykes Show (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.7
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Stars: Brant Kaiwi, Wanda Sykes, Keith Robinson, Shelley Dowdy

Votes: 171

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

TV-PG | Comedy

7.6
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Creator: Fred Graver | Stars: Michael Colton, Paul Scheer, Nick Turner, Michelle Buteau

Votes: 474

38. 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

Votes: 54

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

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

Votes: 67

40. The Rick Mercer Report (2004– )

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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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

Votes: 561

41. 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

Votes: 244

42. The ½ Hour News Hour (2007– )

22 min | Comedy

2.6
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Creators: Manny Coto, Joel Surnow, Ned Rice | Stars: Kurt Long, Jennifer Robertson, Dennis Miller, Jamie McShane

Votes: 599

43. Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (1989 TV Special)

Comedy, Music

6.9
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Writers: James Downey, Al Franken, Herbert Sargent, Tom Schiller, Robert Smigel | Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal

Votes: 112

44. The Onion News Network (2007– )

Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Kyla Grogan, Jennifer Dorr White, Tracy Toth, Brad Holbrook

Votes: 110

45. 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

Votes: 73

46. The Sex O'Clock News (1985)

77 min | Comedy

4.1
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Writers: Gary Bayer, Sherwyn Cloth, Linda Haas, Paul Laikin, Romano Vanderbes, Victor Zimet | Director: Romano Vanderbes | Stars: Doug Ballard, Lydia Mahan, Wayne Knight, Kate Weiman

Votes: 61

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

25 min | Comedy

8.9
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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

Votes: 92

48. Biographies: The Enigma of Bobby Bittman (1988 TV Short)

30 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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A look back on the career of Bobby Bittman. Includes footage from his early days to his millionth show.

Writer: Eugene Levy | Director: Eugene Levy | Stars: Eugene Levy, John Hemphill, Linda Kash, Stephen Lombard

Votes: 13

49. System Crash (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Creator: Josh Morris | Stars: Owen Roth, Clark Baker, Stacey Bulmer, Patric Plesa

Votes: 64