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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. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.

Writer: Richard Morris | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

3. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Writers: Moss Hart, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

4. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.

Writers: Michael Stewart, Irving Brecher | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton

5. 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

6. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Writers: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

7. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

8. Meet the Feebles (1989)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all the world waiting for the show the assorted co-stars must ... See full summary »

Writers: Fran Walsh, Stephen Sinclair, Danny Mulheron, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

9. Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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71 Metascore

Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.

Writers: David Rose, Kathy Rose, Martin Sherman, Sheila van Damm | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Will Young

10. Lookin' to Get Out (1982)

R | 105 min | Comedy

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Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.

Writers: Al Schwartz, Jon Voight | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jon Voight, Ann-Margret, Burt Young, Bert Remsen

11. I Vitelloni (1953)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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87 Metascore

A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

12. Monica Z (2013)

111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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The world famous Swedish jazz singer, actress and icon Monica Zetterlund's life through stardom and hardship.

Writers: Peter Birro, Per Fly | Director: Per Fly | Stars: Edda Magnason, Sverrir Gudnason, Kjell Bergqvist, Vera Vitali

13. Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)

150 min | Comedy

7.0
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An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

Writers: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, Shunichiro Miki | Directors: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, Shunichiro Miki | Stars: Andrew Alfieri, Hideaki Anno, Moyoco Anno, Tadanobu Asano

14. The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons.

Creators: Jerry Belson, James L. Brooks, Ken Estin, Heide Perlman | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray, Joseph Malone

15. The Richard Pryor Show (1977– )

60 min | Comedy

7.4
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An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor

Stars: Richard Pryor, Jimmy Martinez, Edie McClurg, Robin Williams

16. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

17. Variety Lights (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Tullio Pinelli | Directors: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina, John Kitzmiller

18. Stars in Their Eyes (1990– )

50 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

5.5
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Musical talent show in which amateur lookalikes and soundalikes impersonate their favourite singing stars.

Stars: Matthew Kelly, Cat Deeley, Leslie Crowther, Sally Lindsay

19. Histeria! (1998–2000)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Creator: Tom Ruegger | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Jeff Bennett

20. Ginger and Fred (1986)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

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Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic ... See full summary »

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Tullio Pinelli | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

21. Neulovimye mstiteli (1967)

78 min | Action, Adventure, Western

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Dan'ka's (Daniel) and Ksanka's (Oksana) childhood in the village has been brutally ended when their father was killed by the White Guard officer in front of their eyes... See full synopsis »

Writers: Pavel Blyakhin, Edmond Keosayan, Sergei Yermolinsky | Director: Edmond Keosayan | Stars: Viktor Kosykh, Mikhail Metyolkin, Vasiliy Vasilev, Valentina Kurdyukova

22. Le Jour se Leve (1939)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing.

Writers: Jacques Viot, Jacques Prévert | Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Jules Berry

23. The Beaver Trilogy (2000)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

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It begins in 1979 with the chance meeting in a Salt Lake City parking lot where filmmaker Trent Harris is approached by an earnest small-town dreamer from Beaver, Utah. Harris jumps at the ... See full summary »

Writer: Trent Harris | Director: Trent Harris | Stars: Groovin' Gary, Sean Penn, Crispin Glover, Stefan Arngrim

24. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

Writers: Melvin Frank, George S. Kaufman, Norman Panama, Arthur A. Ross, Harry Tugend | Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

25. Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002–2003)

30 min | Comedy

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Creators: John Bowman, Cedric the Entertainer, Matt Wickline | Stars: Shaun Majumder, J.B. Smoove, 'Big' LeRoy Mobley, Michael O'Hara

26. The 24 Hour Woman (1999)

R | 93 min | Comedy

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Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.

Writers: Nancy Savoca, Richard Guay | Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Patti LuPone, Karen Duffy

27. The David Steinberg Show (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

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Years before "The Larry Sanders Show" came this Canadian-made sitcom taking place behind the scenes of the fictional "David Steinberg Show," starring real-life comic David Steinberg. Like ... See full summary »

Stars: David Steinberg, Joe Flaherty, Martin Short, John Candy

28. Mr. Klein (1976)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing ... See full summary »

Writers: Fernando Morandi, Franco Solinas | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé, Juliet Berto

29. Eat Bulaga (1979– )

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ruby Rodriguez, Tito Sotto

30. Viva Variety (1997–1999)

Comedy

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Pseudo-European variety show with all the trimmings. Mr. and (the former) Mrs. Laupin and their dimwitted more-American-than-American sidekick Johnny Blue-jeans team up to bring their "... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, Michael Ian Black, Betsy Chang

31. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

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

50 min | Comedy

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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. Ohh, Nooo! Mr. Bill Presents (1998– )

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Creator: Walter Williams | Stars: John Borkowski, Walter Williams, Rowan Atkinson

34. Kids Are People, Too (1978–1988)

TV-G | 90 min | Family, Talk-Show

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A teen oriented variety show.

Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Irene Cara, Stephanie Mills, Fred Berry

35. La hora de José Mota (2009– )

Comedy, Music

6.5
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Stars: José Mota, Francisco Collado, Jaime Ordóñez, Marcos Ortiz

36. Saturday Night Live (2009– )

Comedy, Music

5.6
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Stars: Eva Hache, Gorka Otxoa, Yolanda Ramos, Secun de la Rosa

37. The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

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Posing as an insurance investigator, Tom Lawrence investigates a murder of a teacher disguised as a suicide at a women's college.

Writers: Ardel Wray, Gerald Geraghty, Michael Arlen | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Rita Corday, Amelita Ward

38. Korona Rossiyskoy Imperii, ili Snova Neulovimye (1971)

134 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.8
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Writers: Aleksandr Chervinsky, Edmond Keosayan | Director: Edmond Keosayan | Stars: Mikhail Metyolkin, Viktor Kosykh, Vasiliy Vasilev, Valentina Kurdyukova

39. Wayne and Shuster (1954– )

Comedy

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Sketch comedy feauturing Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster.

Stars: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Don Cullen, Bernard Cowan

40. Steampipe Alley (1987– )

60 min | Family, Game-Show

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Mario Cantone hosted this syndicated children's variety and game show.

Stars: Mario Cantone, Susan Adriensen, Gabe Gaeta, Jamie Sorrentini

41. In Melbourne Tonight (1957–1970)

Comedy

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An iconic, popular, and long-running variety series.

Stars: Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton, Pete Smith, Myrtle Woods

42. Wowowee (2005– )

Comedy, Game-Show, Music

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Stars: Willie Revillame, Mariel Rodriguez, Bentong, Kat Alano

43. Sunday for Sammy 2004 (2004 Video)

130 min | Comedy, Music

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A spectacular variety show, filled with the cream on North East talent, performed to raise money in memory of the late North East actor, Sammy Johnson, to give the next generation of North East talent a helping hand.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Jimmy Nail | Director: Tim Healy | Stars: Peter Beardsley, Chris Bostock, Brian Capron, Brendan P. Healy

44. Australian Gladiators (1995–1996)

Action, Game-Show, Sport

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Stars: Kimberley Joseph, Mike Hammond, Aaron Pedersen, John Alexander

45. Presenting Susan Anton (1979– )

60 min

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Stars: Susan Anton, Peter Lambert Smith, Jack Fletcher, Jack Knight

46. The Jimmy Wheeler Show (1960– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

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A four-episode variety series featuring English comedian Jimmy Wheeler.

Star: Jimmy Wheeler

47. The Troy Cory Evening Show (1974–1978)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Variety Talk Show, with well known guests.

Stars: Vic Dunlop, Mel Carter, Priscilla Cory, Troy Cory

48. Buenafuente (2005–2011)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Andreu Buenafuente, Miquel Company Costa, Joan Eloi Vila, Edu Soto

49. The Boyle Variety Performance (2012 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy

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Frankie Boyle's alternative take on the Royal Variety Performance.

Writer: Frankie Boyle | Director: Richard Valentine | Stars: Frankie Boyle, Rob Delaney, Matt Edmonds, Nick Helm

50. Twisted Puppet Theatre (1996– )

22 min | Comedy

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Twisted Puppet Theatre was a cult hit that ran for 13 episodes in the summer of July 1996. It was a hilarious, fast paced variety show that was a hybrid of R rated humor and sketches (a la ... See full summary »

Creators: Mitchell Kriegman, Chris Uettwiller