Movies and TV shows like The Richard Pryor Show

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The Richard Pryor Show (1977)
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The Richard Pryor Show (1977)
Original name: The Richard Pryor Show Volume I
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Richard Pryor Show is an American comedy variety series starring Richard Pryor. It premiered on NBC on Tuesday, September 13, 1977 at 8 p.m. opposite ABC's popular television shows Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days. The show was produced by Rocco Urbisci for Burt Sugarman Productions. It was conceived out of a special that Pryor did for NBC in May 1977. Because the special was a major hit, both critically and commercially, Pryor was given a chance to host and star in his own television show. TV Guide included the series in their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".
Style: humorous, exciting, biting, realistic, witty, not serious, ethnic humor
Plot: variety show, performer's life, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, society, media, lifestyle, disorder, parody, singing, african american, song, singer, celebrity, television, stereotype, comedian, pop culture, guest, social satire, sex, stand up comedian, joke, irreverence, musical number ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out not serious, humorous, realistic and witty films and TV series with plots about joke, comedian, parody, social satire, artists and showbiz, disorder and monologue mostly in Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like The Richard Pryor Show: Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995), Flip (1970), Chocolate News (2008), In Living Color (1990), Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Mr. Show with Bob and David is an American sketch comedy series starring and hosted by Saturday Night Live writer/actor Bob Odenkirk and stand up comedian/actor David Cross. It aired on HBO from November 3, 1995 to December 28, 1998. Cross and ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, witty, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, comedian, workplace, partners, mishap, disorder, media, lifestyle, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, media satire, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Flip (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Flip Wilson Show is an hour long variety show that aired in the U.S. on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: parody, variety show, disorder, friends, music, artists and showbiz, comedian, cross dressing, catch phrase, joke, african american, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Chocolate News (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Chocolate News is a satirical news show hosted and head written by David Alan Grier with an emphasis on African American culture. The show aired on Wednesday nights at 10:30 PM on Comedy Central as a lead-in to their other news satire programs, The ...
Style: cynical, humorous, not serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: parody, media satire, media, society, hip hop culture, rap, tv show, u.s. president, absurdism, guest, monologue, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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In Living Color (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: In Living Color is an American sketch comedy television series that originally ran on the Fox Network from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994. Brothers Keenen and Damon Wayans created, wrote and starred in the program. The show was produced by Ivory ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: hip hop, homosexual, african american, comedian, parody, lifestyle, social differences, ethnic, hip hop culture, disorder, media, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california
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Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Attention, comedy fans: NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS is the real thing. This is scathing, no-holds-barred Brit humor at its best. Rapid-fire skits starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) are as politically incorrect as they are side-bustingly funny, ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: parody, disorder, news, artists and showbiz, media satire, media, tv news, entertainment, british tv, anti fascist, british, political satire ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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Bizarre (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A half hour sketch comedy show that is not politically correct. It showcased the talents of veteran performers John Byner (the host) and Bob Einstein as Super Dave Osbourne.
Style: realistic, clever, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: parody, studio, society, celebrity guests, tv show, variety, pop culture, absurdism, variety show, celebrity, irreverence, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Important Things with Demetri Martin is a sketch-variety show that aired on Comedy Central starring comedian Demetri Martin. Each episode examined a single theme, the "important thing", such as timing, power, control and money. All ...
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: comedian, musician, singer, society, talented, social relations, actor, performance, artists and showbiz, music, counterculture, live performance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Ben Stiller Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 306 min.
Story: The Ben Stiller Show is the name of two sketch comedy television shows that aired on MTV from 1990 to 1991, and then on Fox from September 1992 to January 1993. The Fox show stars Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo and Bob Odenkirk. Character ...
Style: alternative comedy
Plot: parody, media, disorder, song, singing, joke, sex, musician, comedian, actor, celebrity impersonation, celebrity guest ...
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Funny or Die Presents... (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Funny or Die Presents is a half-hour sketch comedy show that spawned from the comedy website Funny or Die, created by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay. It premiered on HBO on February 19, 2010. It is also currently being broadcast in the UK on Sky ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous, alternative comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, friends, actor's life, artists and showbiz, media, parody, musician, stand up comedian, beer, singer, baby, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Chappelle's Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in various sketches. Chappelle, Brennan and Michele Armour were the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, not serious, ethnic humor ...
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Time: contemporary
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The Underground (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Underground was a sketch comedy series produced by and starring Damon Wayans. It aired on Showtime. Wayans describes the show as "In Living Color on steroids." In fact the show features raunchy, sexist, and racist behavior, and as ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A collection of Steve Martin's best skits.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious
Plot: media, workplace, power relations, lifestyle, showbiz, misfit, actor's life, media satire, workplace situations, workplace romance, disorder, partners ...
Time: 90s
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Stella (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Stella was a short-lived television series that originally ran from June 28, 2005 to August 30, 2005 on the American television channel Comedy Central, created by and starring Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain, the three members ...
Style: sexual, offbeat, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Plot: parody, roommate, stupidity, lifestyle, society, urban, media satire, suburban life, adolescence vs adulthood, goofy hero, city life, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective ...
Style: not serious, witty, clever, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: tv show, parody, sitcom, workplace, showbiz, producer, performer's life, coworker, workplace situations, homosexual, media, uptight character ...
Time: 90s
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The Chelsea Handler Show (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Chelsea Handler Show is an American sketch comedy series that aired on the E! television network. The series starred Chelsea Handler and featured skits that mocked the entertainment industry, spoofed celebrities, television, the elderly, and ...
Style: biting, realistic, witty, humorous, not serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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The Benny Hill Show (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, not serious, sexual, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artists and showbiz, goofy hero, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, chases and races, disorder, parody, chase, promiscuity, dirty old man, showbiz, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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The State (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Story: This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. Launched in 1993 during Canada's 35th general election, the show focuses on Canadian politics, combining news parody, sketch comedy and satirical ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: parody, politics, state affairs, media satire, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, tv show, cult, media, society, monologue, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: canada
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The Kids in the Hall (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous television show ran from 1988 to 1994 on CBC in Canada, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bar, workplace, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, workplace situations, media, disorder, social satire, secretary, lesbian, homosexual, stereotype ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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New York Stand-Up Show (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Chicks dig a British accent so either learn from the real deal or prepare to swoon when the Daily Show's John Oliver headlines his own series featuring wildly original stand-up sets from the likes of Eugene Mirman and Brian Posehn. Cheerio, ...
Style: offbeat, talky, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: theater, liberal, performer's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, introspection, lifestyle, disorder, culture clash, friends, live audience, live performance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Super Dave (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Super Dave is a Canadian/American variety show starring and hosted by the fictional character Super Dave Osborne. It ran from 1987 to 1991 on Showtime in the US and the Global Television Network in Canada. Super Dave was spun off from the sketch ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, canadian humor
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, tv show, farce, showbiz, lifestyle, disorder, athlete's life, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, chaos, media, adventurer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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My Breakfast with Blassie (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: My Breakfast with Blassie is a movie starring Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie. It is a mostly improvised parody of the popular art film My Dinner with Andre and is set in a restaurant where Kaufman and ...
Style: realistic, clever, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, terminal illness, disorder, filmmaking, taxi, rising to stardom, writer's life, family gatherings, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media satire, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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The Ron James Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Ron James Show is a Canadian television comedy show, which debuted on CBC Television on September 25, 2009. Starring comedian Ron James, the show intersperses filmed and stage sketches with clips of James performing his stand-up routine. One of ...
Style: cynical, talky, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, artists and showbiz, society, stereotype, social satire, guest, pop culture, monologue, political satire, new year's eve, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Saturday Night Live (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, talky, topical humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, musician, singer, performance, actor, cross dressing, comedian, politics, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, friends, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: usa, new york, america
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician, comedian, artists and showbiz, media, yuppie, comedy team, joke, parody, singing, british tv, british, social satire ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution". In the tradition of ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, artists and showbiz, chaos and mayhem, media satire, goofy hero, disorder, laser, filmmaking, showbiz, media, chaos, cat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Mind of Mencia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mind of Mencia was an American television comedy series on the cable channel Comedy Central. Hosted by Carlos Mencia, it aired from 2005 to 2008.
Style: witty, not serious, realistic, live comedy, ethnic humor
Plot: couples, disorder, society, celebrity culture, sexual relations, performer's life, social relations, live audience, live performance, stand up comedian, joke, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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Dog Bites Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Dog Bites Man is a partially improvised comedy television show on Comedy Central that aired in summer 2006. It began airing on The Comedy Channel in Australia in June 2007. The series was produced by DreamWorks Television.
Style: offbeat, realistic, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Plot: journalism, comedian, journalist, parody, workplace situations, media satire, celebrity culture, partners, disorder, media, dog, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and featured, ...
Style: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Plot: goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, stupidity, comedy team, absent mindedness, adult as child, alcohol, song, comedian, joke, cocktail party ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
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