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The Richard Pryor Show (1977)
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The Richard Pryor Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, realistic, witty, not serious, parody
Plot: satire, variety show, performer's life, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, society, media, lifestyle, disorder, rock music, singing, african american, song, singer, celebrity, television, monologue, absurd humor, stereotype, comedian, surrealism, pop culture, sexual humor, irreverence, guest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, parody and realistic films and TV series with plots about joke, comedian, satire, social satire, monologue, artists and showbiz and disorder mostly in Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like The Richard Pryor Show: Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979), A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987), The Two Ronnies (1971), Chocolate News (2008), Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: parody, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: satire, media, artists and showbiz, media satire, news, disorder, silly humor, song, joke, comedian, politics, news satire ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, musician, duo, yuppie, media, artists and showbiz, silly humor, satire, actor playing himself, british tv, british, joke ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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The Two Ronnies (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The Two Ronnies is a British sketch show which aired on BBC1 from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, the "Two Ronnies" of the title.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: duo, fast talker, disorder, performance, odd couple, partners, song, singer, musical number, comedy team, singing, joke ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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Chocolate News (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: parody, not serious, cynical, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: satire, society, comedian, social satire, pop culture, journalist, fake news report, absurd humor, hip hop culture, media, media satire, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
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: parody, not serious, surreal, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedian, satire, disorder, mishap, media, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, partners, performer's life, workplace, lifestyle, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, paris france
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The Underground (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: lifestyle, satire, social differences, interracial relations, americana, celebrity culture, racism, society, dark humor, disorder, stand up comedian, joke ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Aziz Ansari presents his highly anticipated debut hour long stand-up special. The critically acclaimed stand-up and actor (Parks and Recreation, Funny People) discusses topics ranging from sheets with fraudulent thread counts to the chubbiness of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, not serious, talky ...
Plot: satire, performer's life, religions or cults, ethnic humor, absurd humor, television, entertainment, social satire, stupidity, actor playing himself, celebrity, joke ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
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, witty, realistic, not serious, clever ...
Plot: comedian, musician, singer, artists and showbiz, society, actor, talented, social relations, counterculture, social satire, monologue, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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In Living Color (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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 ...
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Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california
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Flip (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: parody, sitcom, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Bizarre (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: parody, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: satire, celebrity guests, studio, society, tv show, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, silly humor, audience participation, actor playing himself, female nudity, irreverence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: humorous, witty, biting, talky, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, society, state affairs, artists and showbiz, live audience, canadian humor, topical humor, new year's eve, political satire, live performance, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
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: humorous, not serious, parody, light, offbeat ...
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The Ben Stiller Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 306 min.
TV show
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The Kids in the Hall (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: not serious, humorous, surreal, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: parody, not serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two. The programme was devised by producer Bill Dare and developed with Jon Holmes, Andy Hurst and Simon Blackwell. It starred Jon ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, talky, not serious ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, biting ...
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, witty, parody
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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The State (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: parody, surreal, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
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Saturday Night Live (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: parody, humorous, not serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Duration: 30 min.
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Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday is an American limited-run series broadcast on NBC. It is a political satire news show spin-off from Saturday Night Live, featuring that show's "Weekend Update" segment. It initially ran for ...
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