Sketch Comedy Shows

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1. 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: 55,668

2. 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: 37,839

3. The Kids in the Hall (1988–1994)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Votes: 7,679

4. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 8,126

5. Portlandia (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan, Sam Adams

Votes: 15,840

6. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

Votes: 7,983

7. Little Britain (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 18,950

8. The Whitest Kids U'Know (2007–2011)

TV-MA | 15 min | Comedy

A sketch comedy show involving five friends.

Stars: Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, Zach Cregger, Darren Trumeter

Votes: 4,280

9. Key and Peele (2012–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Project sees Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in front of a live studio audience bantering about a topic weaved between filmed shorts and sketches.

Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest, Matt Wheeler

Votes: 13,281

10. Inside Amy Schumer (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Amy Schumer switches from sketches, doing stand up, to interviewing people on the street and people of interest usually following a certain theme.

Stars: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Kyle Dunnigan, Kim Caramele

Votes: 10,491

11. SCTV (1976–1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

Votes: 1,777

12. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

Stars: Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, Craig Lauzon

Votes: 636

13. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 44,788

14. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 3,914

15. MADtv (1995–2016)

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

A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

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

Votes: 8,624

16. That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–2010)

720 min | Comedy

A comedy sketch show featuring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, James Bachman, Mark Evans

Votes: 7,178

17. Kroll Show (2013–2015)

30 min | Comedy

Show highlights Nick Kroll's incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters that pop off the screen while bringing many of his popular short-form favorites along for the ride.

Stars: Nick Kroll, Jon Daly, Jenny Slate, John Mulaney

Votes: 3,613

18. The Ben Stiller Show (1992–1995)

306 min | Comedy

This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them.

Stars: Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 1,438

19. The Amanda Show (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A comedy sketch show centered around "All That" alum Amanda Bynes.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan, Raquel Lee

Votes: 6,652

20. The Dana Carvey Show (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

Riffs on pop culture, politics and even the show's own sponsors.

Stars: Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Heather Morgan

Votes: 772

21. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy, Music

Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.

Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Bob Odenkirk, John C. Reilly

Votes: 9,638

22. Sunnyside (2015– )

22 min | Comedy

Canadian sketch comedy show set in Sunnyside, a quirky neighborhood in transition, where residents aren't always what they seem and surprises lurk around every slightly dingy corner.

Stars: Kathleen Phillips, Pat Thornton, Patrice Goodman, Alice Moran

Votes: 316

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

25 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 1,842

24. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 2,279

25. The Catherine Tate Show (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Sketches by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley, Derren Litten

Votes: 3,077

27. Hotbox (2009– )

Comedy, Sci-Fi

Hotbox is a show about a glowing hot metal box from outer space that crashes to earth and is retrieved by a group of scientists. As the scientists examine the box in their top secret ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Thornton, Sandy Jobin-Bevans, Levi MacDougall, Jeff McEnery

Votes: 308

28. Baroness Von Sketch Show (2016– )

Comedy

This show, a sketch comedy, has a decidedly female bent. It is written by a primarily female staff, and performed by an all female primary cast (with both female and male supporting players... See full summary »

Stars: Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen

Votes: 707



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