Brilliant TV: Pure Comedy

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Brilliant TV - Pure Comedy

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1. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

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

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: 34,851

2. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 39,571

3. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 203,845

4. My Family (2000–2011)

50 min | Comedy

Ben Harper, a misanthropic dentist, has little time for most people, including his wife Susan and their children Nick, Janey and Michael.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe

Votes: 7,592

5. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 15,327

6. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 94,677

7. MADtv (1995–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

Stars: Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson, Aries Spears, Bobby Lee

Votes: 8,326

8. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 11,820

9. Scrubs (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley

Votes: 213,730

10. Último a Sair (2011– )

1,210 min | Comedy

An original and unique parody to reality shows.In Portugal, different celebrities, from different artistic areas, "live" together in a house where everything looks real, but it's not. Pure comedy and social satire.

Stars: Luciana Abreu, Miguel Guilherme, Roberto Leal, Bruno Nogueira

Votes: 1,090

11. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

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

Votes: 7,965

12. Mock the Week (2005– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

A comedic look at current events.

Stars: Dara O'Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Ed Byrne

Votes: 6,350

13. Aqui Não Há Quem Viva (2006– )

50 min | Comedy, Romance

A sitcom that follows the lives of a group of inhabitants of a fictional building in Portugal.

Stars: Carla Salgueiro, Linda Silva, Luís Gaspar, Marta Fernandes

Votes: 226

14. The Weakest Link (2000–2017)

45 min | Game-Show

British general knowledge quiz show which spawned imitations around the world, notably in the USA.

Stars: Anne Robinson, Jon Briggs, Adam Woodyatt, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 1,248

16. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 350 min | Comedy, Family

Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 79,029

17. Gato Fedorento: Série Lopes da Silva (2006– )

30 min | Comedy

Satires and humorist sketches about everyday life and the ridiculousness of social interactions.

Stars: Tiago Dores, Miguel Góis, Ricardo de Araújo Pereira, José Diogo Quintela

Votes: 624

18. Gato Fedorento: Série Fonseca (2003–2005)

22 min | Comedy

Satires and humorist sketches about everyday life and the ridiculousness of social interactions.

Stars: José Diogo Quintela, Ricardo de Araújo Pereira, Tiago Dores, Miguel Góis

Votes: 697

19. Os Contemporâneos (2008– )

Comedy

A program with a look over the Portuguese society, the day-to-day life, consisting of comedy "sketches".

Stars: Bruno Nogueira, Carla Vasconcelos, Dinarte Branco, Eduardo Madeira

Votes: 409

20. Paraíso Filmes (2002–2003)

Comedy

A comedic series that tells us the story of a movie producing team (Paraíso Filmes/Paradise Films) that wants to make great movies, but is only able to poorly produce knock off's of popular movies.

Stars: José Pedro Gomes, António Feio, Carla Salgueiro, Carlos Curto

Votes: 133

22. Creature Comforts (2003– )

10 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Stop-motion animated series with a cast of animals, sound-biting on a specific topic each episode, such as creatures' sporting adventures, Christmas, and visits to veterinarians. The show ... See full summary »

Stars: The Great British Public, David Rafique

Votes: 1,533

23. You Have Been Watching (2009–2010)

37 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Charlie Brooker quizzes celebrity guests on their televisual literacy.

Stars: Charlie Brooker, Frankie Boyle, Rufus Hound, Josie Long

Votes: 427

24. Charlie Brooker's 2012 Wipe (2013 TV Movie)

Comedy

Charlie Brooker takes an irreverent look back at 2012. It was a busy year crammed full of Olympian events, including the jubilee, some elections, pussy riots, exposed regal flesh, The Valleys and also some actual Olympian events.

Directors: Andrew Chaplin, Lucy Forbes | Stars: Charlie Brooker, Al Campbell, Diane Morgan, Doug Stanhope

Votes: 478

26. How TV Ruined Your Life (2011)

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

A comedic documentary series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television.

Stars: Charlie Brooker, Liz May Brice, Kevin Eldon, Beth Cordingly

Votes: 1,051

27. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 52,925

29. Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013– )

Comedy

Charlie Brooker Highlights The Weeks News In A Comic Fashion.

Stars: Charlie Brooker, Diane Morgan, Al Campbell, Doug Stanhope

Votes: 975

30. Nathan Barley (2005)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.

Stars: Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Claire Keelan, Spencer Brown

Votes: 3,198

31. Veep (2012– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 32,373

32. Spaced (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Action, Comedy

Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 44,129