Movies and TV shows like MADtv

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MADtv (1995)
 7.2
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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, light, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: comedian, guest, live performance, musician, singer, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, performance, cross dressing, actor, celebrity, television, pop culture, interview, musical number, media, impersonating, disorder, media satire, weekend, politically correct, parody, rap, politics, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to MADtv

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, realistic and witty films and TV series with plots about joke, parody, comedian, social satire, pop culture, monologue and media mostly in Comedy, Music and News genres. Some movies like MADtv: Saturday Night Live (1975), Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995), Funny or Die Presents... (2010), All That (1994), Chappelle's Show (2003). 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, witty, talky, topical humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: singer, musician, parody, politics, comedian, cross dressing, performance, actor, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, friends, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york, america
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95%
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, witty, realistic, clever, not serious ...
Plot: comedian, singer, musician, society, talented, actor, artists and showbiz, social relations, counterculture, social satire, parody, absurd humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: offbeat, surreal, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, comedian, mishap, partners, disorder, media satire, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, performer's life, celebrity culture, workplace, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: artists and showbiz, actor's life, media, friends, disorder, female nudity, violence, sex, television, irreverence, pop culture, celebrity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, realistic, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: singer, performance, lifestyle, music, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media, guest, musician, comedian, star, cross dressing ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ...
Plot: marijuana, comedian, racism, african american, social problems, guest, hip hop, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, impersonating, media, musician ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, topical humor
Plot: media satire, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, showbiz, media, magazine, celebrity guests, comedian, stand up comedian, live audience, musician, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, not serious, surreal, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, prank, media, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, farce, workplace, partners, goofy hero, media satire, showbiz, tv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: humorous, not serious, witty, topical humor, realistic ...
Plot: parody, comedian, african american, social differences, disorder, workplace situations, nothing goes right, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, antisocial behavior, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Chocolate News (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, cynical, realistic, biting, not serious ...
Plot: parody, society, media satire, media, hip hop culture, social satire, pop culture, absurd humor, irreverence, stereotype, television, absurdism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
Genre: Comedy, News, Talk-Show
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, realistic, biting, witty, humorous ...
Plot: politics, parody, media, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, state affairs, tv show, cult, society, live performance, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, exciting, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: variety show, media, disorder, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, performer's life, society, lifestyle, rock music, absurd humor, sexual humor, monologue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: witty, humorous, talky, clever, not serious ...
Plot: parody, politics, political satire, artists and showbiz, state affairs, society, media, joke, comedian, celebrity impersonation, tv news, entertainment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic, offbeat, not serious, live comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, goofy hero, basketball, lifestyle, live performance, live audience, social satire, absurdism, absurd humor, parody, comedian, joke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, disorder, media, stereotype, musician, joke, comedian, singing, sex, celebrity guest, actor, celebrity impersonation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, weekend, society, reunion, media, state affairs, media satire, artists and showbiz, performer's life, music, disorder, anchor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, biting, not serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: tv show, showbiz, producer, parody, sitcom, workplace, media satire, performer's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: offbeat, surreal, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedian, homosexual, cross dressing, nothing goes right, odd couple, misfit, cult, prejudice, disorder, wannabe, partners, rebel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Portlandia (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Satirical sketch comedy set and filmed in Portland, Oregon that explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: lifestyle, bohemian life, ambition, ambitious, dimwit, charity, goofy hero, human relationship, social satire, parody, musician, mayor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, alternative comedy
Plot: cross dressing, disorder, joke, parody, singer, dog, conspiracy, song, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, employment, sketch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: parody, lifestyle, society, americana, social differences, racism, social relations, media, disorder, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, friends, music, artists and showbiz, disorder, monologue, musical number, catch phrase, pop culture, variety, guest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, surreal, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, artists and showbiz, disorder, irreverence, absurd humor, social satire, absurdism, surrealism, comedy team, stupidity, joke, comedian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: witty, clever, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, musician, media, yuppie, artists and showbiz, monologue, absurdism, british, musical number, social satire, british tv, song ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: biting, talky, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, journalism, media, state affairs, celebrity culture, media satire, studio, society, celebrity, pop culture, interview, political satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, media, workplace, goofy hero, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, disorder, social satire, secretary, homosexual, stereotype, stupidity ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Drunk History (2013)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, mumblecore, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american history, drunk, cultural icon, americana, state affairs, parody, political satire, absurd humor, guest, comedian, interview, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: not serious, witty, realistic, live comedy, ethnic humor
Plot: performer's life, celebrity culture, sexual relations, society, disorder, couples, social relations, live performance, mexican american, live audience, racism, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, talky, not serious ...
Plot: theater, social satire, sexual humor, jewish, musical number, pop culture, guest, stereotype, irreverence, monologue, male female relationship, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, canadian humor
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, tv show, chaos and mayhem, nothing goes right, athlete's life, adventurer, extreme sport, media, chaos, workplace situations, performer's life, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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