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2. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,021

3. Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 179 min | Documentary, Music, Talk-Show

Share the excitement of Elvis Presley's earthshattering introduction to the nation in these three unforgettable episodes from The Ed Sullivan Show, and experience for yourself why Elvis ... See full summary »

Stars: The Jordanaires, Elvis Presley, Ed Sullivan, Robert D. Webb

Votes: 47

6. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,804

8. Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Relive the dazzling show stopping songs, dances and production numbers from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. Great Broadway Musical Moments from The Ed Sullivan Show brings you ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Carol Channing, Bob Fosse

10. Six Ed Sullivan Shows starring 'The Rolling Stones'- Deluxe Edition (2011 Video)

Approved | Music

Six Ed Sullivan Shows starring The Rolling Stones, with several performances that have never been released, including their final appearance on the variety show on November 23, 1969.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Ed Sullivan, The Rolling Stones

Votes: 5

11. The Best of 'The Supremes' on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' (2011 Video)

Approved | 45 min | Music

The Supremes made 16 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show - more than any other Motown artist or group.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Ed Sullivan, The Supremes

Votes: 8

12. Ed Sullivan Presents: Rock 'N Roll Revolution (2011 Video)

Approved | Music

In the'60s, a new sound came across the Atlantic from England, a musical invasion unlike anything America had ever experienced. In February, 1964, The Beatles landed on Ed Sullivan's stage ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Ed Sullivan, The Animals, The Beach Boys, The Byrds

Votes: 7

13. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Roy Clark

Votes: 855

14. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 1,109

15. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 1,085

16. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 188

17. G.I.T. on Broadway (1969 TV Special)

60 min | Musical

After their successful colaboration in 1968's "T.C.B." TV special, Diana Ross and The Supremes join The Temptations one more time. This time, the two super-groups not only sing but act in ... See full summary »

Director: Grey Lockwood | Stars: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Paul Williams

Votes: 7

18. TCB (1968 TV Special)

60 min | Musical

The two top Motown groups, Diana Ross and The Supremes, and The Temptations sing their greatest hits of the 60s plus some unforgettable standards. Although a clear showcase for Diana Ross talents, the best parts are those by the groups.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Otis Williams

Votes: 29

20. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002 TV Special)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

The best skits from Will Ferrell's days on Saturday Night Live 1995-2002

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Stacey Foster, James Signorelli | Stars: Will Ferrell, Sean Bennett, Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore

Votes: 2,396

22. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 181

23. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969–1972)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

Variety series hosted by country/pop singer Glen Campbell.

Stars: Glen Campbell, Marty Paich, Larry McNeeley, John Hartford

Votes: 78

26. The Smokey Robinson Show (1970 TV Special)

60 min | Music

This was a 1970 ABC Television special starring SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES. It featured special guest stars THE TEMPTATIONS, STEVIE WONDER, and THE (post DIANA ROSS) SUPREMES. It was ... See full summary »

Director: Kip Walton | Stars: Smokey Robinson, Fran Jeffries, The Miracles, The Supremes

Votes: 16

27. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 329

28. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 142

29. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1977)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 519

30. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 342

31. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,104

32. 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: 42,007

33. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Andrew Sullivan, Arianna Huffington, Michael Moore

Votes: 11,440

34. Trevor Noah: African American (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 69 min | Comedy

Celebrated as the most popular comedian in South Africa, Trevor Noah takes the stage in "African American" to explore his often-bewildering journey of arriving in America and simply wanting... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 1,103

35. Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation (2015 TV Special)

62 min | Comedy

Filmed at The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C., "Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation" brings Noah's unique world-view and global analysis of American culture to the forefront. In the ... See full summary »

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 417

36. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Music

The 25th Anniversary of Motown Records is celebrated by its past and present stars playing their greatest hits, plus some new ones.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Adam Ant, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 242

37. Soul Train (1971–2006)

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

A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 431

38. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Votes: 218

39. Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

A live concert performance of Grammy-winning pop/soul sensation Adele Adkins at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Director: Paul Dugdale | Stars: Adele, Jo Allen, Stephanie Cavey, Sarah Chapman

Votes: 863

40. Amy Winehouse: I Told You I Was Trouble (2007 TV Special)

93 min | Music

Sit in on an intimate evening with the Late Great Amy Winehouse as she spills her soul in her hometown. She spices up all of your favorites, even throws in a few homages to show everyone; ... See full summary »

Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Ade Omatyo, Zalon Thompson, Amy Winehouse

Votes: 101

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

TV-14 | 106 min | Comedy

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

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 1,892

42. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (2000 TV Special)

TV-14 | 50 min | Documentary, Comedy

A compilation of the best Saturday Night Live sketches as a tribute to the late Chris Farley, one of SNL's greatest Stars.

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, Tom Schiller, James Signorelli | Stars: Chris Farley, Mackenzie English, Christina Applegate, Dave Attell

Votes: 2,169

43. Saturday Night Live 25 (1999 TV Special)

161 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

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 »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, James Signorelli | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, David Bowie

Votes: 1,270

44. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (1999 TV Special)

Unrated | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

Before he was Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, The Waterboy, or Billy Madison, Adam Sandler was doing Saturday Night Live playing hilarious characters and singing hilarious songs like the ... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, Peter Corbett | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kirstie Alley, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Cleghorne

Votes: 1,312

45. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (1998 TV Special)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy

This edition of Saturday Night Live represents the most versatile actor and stand-up comedian ever! Dana always played crazy characters from Church Lady, Ross Perot, George Bush, Garth ... See full summary »

Stars: Dana Carvey, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz

Votes: 857

46. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers (1998 Video)

84 min | Documentary, Comedy

Mike Myers Is a genius at creating original comic characters, and it all started at Saturday Night Live. Party on with Wayne Campbell on Wayne's World, Dieter on Sprockets, Linda Richman on... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, Tom Schiller, James Signorelli | Stars: Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Morwenna Banks, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 1,138

47. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998 TV Special)

84 min | Documentary, Comedy

A Saturday Night Live DVD featuring the best of Phil Hartman.

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, Dave Wilson, Tom Schiller, James Signorelli | Stars: Phil Hartman, Tom Arnold, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen

Votes: 909

48. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy (1998 Video)

Unrated | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

Before he was The Nutty Professor, before he was Dr. Dolittle, and even before he was the Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie Murphy was an SNL comic! From 1981-1984 he entertained us with sketches as... See full summary »

Directors: Andy Breckman, Dave Wilson, Claude Kerven | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Sheree Ali, Margaret Briggs Brooks, Billy Crystal

Votes: 1,004

49. The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Live performances by some of the top rock-and-roll acts of the mid 60s. Includes Ray Charles, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Ike and Tina Turner, Donovan, The Lovin' Spoonful, and several more.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Joan Baez, Gene Clark, Mike Clarke, The Byrds

Votes: 145