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The State (1993)
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The State (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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 teenaged audience. The cast consisted of 11 twenty-something comedians who created, acted, wrote, directed and edited the show. Several memorable characters were created for the show, and for a short time their catchphrases entered into the vernacular. Often, the cast would appear as themselves and address the audience to promote fake contests or to deliver mock public service announcements. Much like Monty Python, The State's sketches were sometimes linked to each other in some way: a punchline or image that ended one sketch often provided a lead-in to the next. After years of legal issues related to the soundtrack to many of the episodes, the series was released on DVD on July 14, 2009. A State film featuring all of the original troupe members is in the works, but was delayed by the 2007-2008 screenwriters strike, and no release date for the project has been announced.
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, surreal, witty, not serious, absurd, offbeat, alternative comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: homosexual, comedian, satire, farce, cross dressing, agent, misfit, graphic violence, nazism, cult, rebel, sexual content, wannabe, prejudice, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, silly humor, fish out of water, odd couple, sex, violence, friendship, family relations, impersonation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The Ben Stiller Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 306 min.
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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 ...
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Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
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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 ...
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Time: 90s
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The Birthday Boys (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Plot: stupidity, roommate, love and romance, goofy hero, everyday life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, couples, guest, friends, disorder, siblings relations ...
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Place: new york
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 25 min.
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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, ...
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Audience: teens
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Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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TV show
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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TV show
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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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.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Viva Variety is an American sketch comedy series that aired on Comedy Central from April 1997 to December 1999. The series satirizes European variety shows.
Style: parody
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Exit 57 was a 30-minute sketch comedy series that aired on the American television channel Comedy Central from 1995 to 1996; its cast was composed of comedians Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert, Jodi Lennon, and Mitch Rouse, all of whom had ...
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