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MADtv (1995)
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MADtv (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Reality-TV, Talk-Show
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series based on Mad, and contained animated Spy vs. Spy and Don Martin cartoon shorts as well as images of Alfred E. Neuman. Its first TV broadcast was on October 14, 1995. The one-hour show aired Saturday nights on Fox, and was in syndication on Comedy Central. In Australia the show screens on satellite and cable TV channel The Comedy Channel and in late-night timeslots on free-to-air broadcaster the Nine Network and its affiliates.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: live performance, guest, comedian, singer, musician, artists and showbiz, disorder, celebrity culture, media satire, media, cross dressing, weekend, politically correct, performance, actor, impersonating, parody, absurd humor, rap, politics, hip hop, song, celebrity, television, pop culture ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, realistic and offbeat films and TV series with plots about joke, parody, comedian, social satire, media, artists and showbiz and disorder mostly in Comedy, Music and Documentary genres. Some movies like MADtv: Saturday Night Live (1975), Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995), Funny or Die Presents... (2010), Chocolate News (2008), All That (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, politics, guest, cross dressing, performance, comedian, actor, singer, musician, goofy hero, celebrity culture, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, america
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95%
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, humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, comedian, goofy hero, performer's life, celebrity culture, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, disorder, workplace, partners, mishap ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, alternative comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, media, friends, internet, internet video, celebrity impersonation, comedy team, music video, part animation, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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85%
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: not serious, humorous, talky, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, singer, musician, artists and showbiz, society, social relations, music, counterculture, performance, actor, talented, live audience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: not serious, humorous, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: parody, media satire, media, society, hip hop culture, hip hop, rap, tv show, entertainment, u.s. president, journalism, political satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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All That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A combination sketch comedy/musical performance show in the tradition of "Saturday Night Live," this program starred a teenage cast and was targeted at younger viewers.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media, music, guest, performance, star, comedian, singer, musician, lifestyle, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Showbiz Show with David Spade was a weekly television program on Comedy Central that starred comedian David Spade. It is a comedic parody of celebrity news programs such as Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. The show was developed from ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, topical humor
Plot: magazine, media satire, celebrity guests, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media, celebrity culture, pop culture, television, monologue, social satire, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is an American sketch comedy television series, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which premiered February 11, 2007 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim comedy block and ran until May ...
Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, prank, guest, farce, media satire, media, disorder, ghost, golden years, goofy hero, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: hip hop, racism, guest, comedian, singer, marijuana, musician, african american, interracial relations, society, disorder, music ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, News
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: parody, politics, political satire, media, artists and showbiz, society, state affairs, actress playing multiple roles, monologue, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, parody, media satire, cult, tv show, media, society, state affairs, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, tv news, celebrity impersonation ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: hip hop, parody, comedian, homosexual, african american, nothing goes right, interracial relations, social differences, workplace situations, family relations, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Kroll Show (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Kroll Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by and starring comedian Nick Kroll. Kroll, John Levenstein, and Jonathan Krisel serve as the show's executive producers. The series premiered on January 16, 2013, on the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, alternative comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, disorder, basketball, lifestyle, guest, pop culture, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism, irreverence, comedian, joke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Richard Pryor Show (1977)
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 ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: variety show, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, society, disorder, performer's life, lifestyle, media, singing, singer, song, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Whitest Kids U'Know (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: The Whitest Kids U' Know is an American sketch comedy troupe and television program of the same name. The group consists of Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams and Darren Trumeter, though other actors occasionally appear in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, alternative comedy
Plot: disorder, cross dressing, workplace, lucifer, employment, job, sketch, debate, devil, theater, assassin, hunter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, dark humor
Plot: parody, racism, society, social relations, disorder, interracial relations, social differences, americana, celebrity culture, media satire, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Saturday Night Live 25 (1999)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: 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 monologues and present a look back at some of the best comedy skits ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, media satire, artists and showbiz, music, performer's life, reunion, media, society, state affairs, disorder, anchor, weekend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The State (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The State is a half-hour sketch-comedy television show, originally broadcast in the USA on MTV between December 17, 1993, and July 1, 1995. The show combined bizarre characters and scenarios to present sketches that won the favor of its target ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedian, homosexual, nothing goes right, cult, disorder, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, partners, cross dressing, wannabe, agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Birthday Boys (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: "The Birthday Boys" is a scripted original sketch comedy, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad", "Mr. Show") and Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "Zoolander"). The series ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, artists and showbiz, disorder, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism, surrealism, comedian, joke, irreverence, comedy team, stupidity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, singer, song, singing, husband wife relationship, friendship, interview, sex, sexual humor, stereotype ...
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43%
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, ethnic humor, live comedy
Plot: performer's life, sexual relations, celebrity culture, society, couples, social relations, disorder, mexican, stereotype, pop culture, monologue, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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43%
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: journalism, parody, comedian, journalist, media satire, workplace situations, media, workplace, celebrity culture, partners, disorder, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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41%
The Rick Mercer Report (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A weekly helping of topical satire, funny takes on the week's top stories and Canada-wide adventures.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, journalism, media satire, media, studio, state affairs, celebrity culture, society, tv news, celebrity impersonation, entertainment, fake commercial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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French and Saunders (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: parody, celebrity culture, celebrity guests, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, gender, media, disorder, cross dressing, promiscuity, comedy duo ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Pretend Time (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Nick Swardson's Pretend Time was a TV sketch comedy show created by and starring comedian and actor Nick Swardson. The show premiered on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 10 p.m. EST on Comedy Central and ran for two seasons, with the final ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, alternative comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, androids and robots, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, vulgarity, gay, sex, joke, stand up comedian, parody, comedian, irreverence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: parody, media satire, artists and showbiz, news, disorder, media, song, actress playing multiple roles, social satire, pop culture, musical number, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Review (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series uses “mockumentary” techniques to depict the fictional, reality television-style adventures of enthusiastic professional critic Forrest MacNeil, who hosts a TV show called "Review" in which he engages in any life experience ...
Style: not serious, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: critic, fish out of water, disorder, tv host, obsessive quest, tv show, escapades, media, workplace, ratings, outside help, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, parody, showbiz, tv show, workplace, producer, nothing goes right, performer's life, media satire, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Starlets (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, offbeat
Plot: parody, tv show, actress, actor, actor's life, hollywood, celebrity culture, showbiz, sitcom, artists and showbiz, media, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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38%
The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: A sketch-comedy series featuring a cast of up-and-coming comics performing live skits, musical numbers and political satire.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: parody, gays and lesbians, celebrity culture, gender, politics, gender bending, artists and showbiz, gay, political satire, live performance, actress playing multiple roles, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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38%