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MADtv
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: artists and showbiz, disorder, celebrity culture, media satire, media, live performance, cross dressing, guest, comedian, singer, musician, weekend, politically correct, performance, actor, impersonating, absurd humor, parody, live audience, political satire, hip hop, rap, celebrity impersonation, music video, part animation ...
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 witty films and TV series with plots about joke, comedian, artists and showbiz, parody, media, disorder and social satire mostly in Comedy, Music and News genres. Some movies like MADtv: Saturday Night Live (1975), Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995), All That (1994), Funny or Die Presents... (2010), Saturday Night Live 25 (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Saturday Night Live
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, celebrity culture, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, politics, disorder, lifestyle, guest, society, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, america
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Mr. Show with Bob and David
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, not serious, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, performer's life, celebrity culture, parody, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, disorder, workplace, partners, comedian, mishap ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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System:   67%
    User:   71%
 
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All That
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, teens, kids
Plot: celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media, music, cross dressing, guest, performance, star, comedian, singer, musician, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   63%
    User:   52%
 
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
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: farce, media satire, media, disorder, parody, ghost, golden years, prank, goofy hero, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   56%
 
Funny or Die Presents...
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, baby, beer, television, argument, surrealism, stereotype, guest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
Saturday Night Live 25
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, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: media satire, artists and showbiz, politics, music, performer's life, reunion, media, society, state affairs, disorder, anchor, weekend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The off-kilter, unscripted comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, suburbs, couple relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, misfit, couples, disorder, mishap ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
In Living Color
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, nothing goes right, interracial relations, parody, social differences, workplace situations, family relations, social relations, disorder, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, new york
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System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
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Chappelle's Show
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: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: hip hop, interracial relations, society, disorder, music, racism, artists and showbiz, media, masturbation, guest, comedian, singer ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
Important Things with Demetri Martin
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: artists and showbiz, society, social relations, music, comedian, singer, musician, counterculture, performance, actor, talented, singing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
The Showbiz Show with David Spade
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, topical humor
Plot: magazine, media satire, celebrity guests, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media, celebrity culture, tv news, tv show, entertainment, journalism, live audience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
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, political satire ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
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Starlets
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, cynical, offbeat
Plot: parody, actor's life, hollywood, celebrity culture, showbiz, sitcom, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, workplace, media satire, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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    User:   34%
 
French and Saunders
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: parody, celebrity culture, celebrity guests, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, gender, media, disorder, cross dressing, promiscuity, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, europe
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    User:   47%
 
The Underground
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, offbeat, realistic, dark humor
Plot: racism, parody, society, social relations, disorder, interracial relations, social differences, americana, celebrity culture, media satire, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
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The Comeback
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network ...
Style: not serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, biting
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, comeback, showbiz, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, tv show, ambition, media, disorder, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
My Breakfast with Blassie
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, restaurant, writer's life, parody, taxi, prank, celebrity culture, hollywood, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
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Chocolate News
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: humorous, not serious, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: media satire, media, parody, society, hip hop culture, irreverence, interview, stereotype, guest, pop culture, television, monologue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
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30 Rock
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 30 Rock is an American television comedy series that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place ...
Style: clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, showbiz, jazz, writer's life, verbal byplay, workplace, tv show, boss and employee, writing, employer employee relationship, office, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
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Kroll Show
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, offbeat, realistic, alternative comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, disorder, basketball, lifestyle, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism, guest, pop culture, irreverence, comedian, joke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
The Larry Sanders Show
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, nothing goes right, performer's life, parody, media satire, showbiz, tv show, workplace, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, media, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday
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: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: media, politics, parody, artists and showbiz, society, state affairs, political satire, live audience, live performance, live broadcast, actress playing multiple roles, monologue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
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Review
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: fish out of water, disorder, obsessive quest, critic, tv show, escapades, media, workplace, tv host, ratings, outside help, challenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A collection of Steve Martin's best skits.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: nothing goes right, actor's life, performer's life, boss and employee, workplace romance, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace, media, disorder, media satire ...
Time: 90s
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System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: On the heels of their enormously popular TV show, the Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh) bring you Asssscat - an unparalleled improv comedy juggernaut. Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, a guest ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: disorder, hollywood, artists and showbiz, theater, improv, actress playing multiple roles, monologue, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism, surrealism, guest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
I'm Alan Partridge
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: clever, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, goofy hero, radio, down on your luck, hotel, artists and showbiz, buddies, desire for fame, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
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The State
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: humorous, not serious, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, cult, disorder, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, partners, cross dressing, comedian, homosexual, wannabe, agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
The Richard Pryor Show
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, not serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: interracial relations, artists and showbiz, society, disorder, performer's life, lifestyle, variety, media, singing, singer, song, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
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Stella
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: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: city life, suburbs, parody, goofy hero, urban, looking for love, singleness, media satire, suburban life, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
The Birthday Boys
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, artists and showbiz, disorder, surrealism, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism, comedian, joke, irreverence, comedy team, stupidity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
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