Movies and TV shows like The Kids in the Hall

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The Kids in the Hall (1988)
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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, and 1989 to 1995 on CBS and HBO in the United States. The theme song for the show was the instrumental "Having an Average Weekend" by the Canadian band Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. The troupe made one movie, Brain Candy, which was released in 1996. The troupe reformed for various tours and comedy festivals in 2000. They released an eight-part miniseries, Death Comes to Town in January, 2010. The name of the group came from Sid Caesar, who, if a joke didn't go over, or played worse than expected, would attribute it to "the kids in the hall", referring to a group of young writers hanging around the studio.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, surreal, clever, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bar, artists and showbiz, media, disorder, workplace, goofy hero, workplace situations, social satire, homosexual, satire, secretary, stereotype, entertainment, stupidity, stereotypes, cross dressing, friends, couple relations, partners, gender bending, odd, suburbs, lifestyle, gender, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, witty and realistic films and TV series with plots about satire, parody, social satire, joke, comedian, absurdism and irreverence mostly in Comedy, Music and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Kids in the Hall: Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969), Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995), The Birthday Boys (2013), The State (1993), Stella (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and ...
Style: surreal, biting, not serious, suspense, witty ...
Plot: satire, crossdressing, weirdo, insanity, stupidity, monty python, cross dressing, goofy hero, society, workplace, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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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: witty, humorous, offbeat, not serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, parody, comedian, performer's life, media, partners, goofy hero, workplace, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, mishap, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, paris france
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67%
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: artists and showbiz, disorder, goofy hero, stupidity, absurdism, comedian, comedy team, surrealism, joke, irreverence, silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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52%
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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: witty, humorous, offbeat, surreal, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homosexual, comedian, satire, farce, parody, cross dressing, fish out of water, cult, misfit, partners, nothing goes right, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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49%
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Stella (2005)
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: humorous, not serious, surreal, realistic, sitcom ...
Plot: stupidity, parody, roommate, everyday life, goofy hero, love and romance, disorder, friends, guest, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, not serious, light, offbeat, alternative comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: media, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, silly humor, friends, comedian, joke, television, internet video, farce, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mad scientist, coma, experiment gone awry, scientist, pharmaceuticals, obsession, addiction, disorder, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, fighting the system, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, farce, prank, workplace, artists and showbiz, media, siblings relations, partners, goofy hero, media satire, showbiz, tv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: not serious, humorous, witty, topical humor, realistic ...
Plot: parody, comedian, interracial relations, african american, disorder, social differences, workplace situations, lifestyle, media, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Little Britain (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Little Britain is a British character-based comedy sketch show which was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show. It was written by comic duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas. The show's title is an amalgamation of the ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, stupidity, lifestyle, cross dressing, misfit, social misfits, gender bending, human nature, society, false identity, social satire, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, paris france, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions, in association with Rediffusion London. Transmitted on Britain's ITV network during 1967 and 1968, it brought Cambridge Footlights humour to ...
Style: not serious, surreal, offbeat, humorous, witty
Plot: satire, media satire, couple relations, human nature, media, performer's life, buddies, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, workplace situations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Human Giant (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Human Giant is a sketch comedy show on MTV, starring writer/performers Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer and directed primarily by Jason Woliner. The show ran for two seasons. In interviews, the group has mentioned that they were offered a third ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, surreal, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedian, stupidity, disorder, mishap, friends, buddies, silly humor, agent, odd, chaos and mayhem, joke, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: humorous, sitcom, realistic, not serious, canadian humor
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, parody, tv show, athlete's life, friends, performer's life, escapades, disorder, goofy hero, nothing goes right, chaos, adventurer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: witty, humorous, exciting, biting, suspense ...
Plot: satire, variety show, interracial relations, performer's life, media, society, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, disorder, stand up comedian, song, singer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: parody, musician, singer, politics, cross dressing, comedian, performance, actor, friends, celebrity culture, workplace, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: usa, new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Red Green Show (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Red Green Show is a Canadian television comedy that aired on various channels in Canada, with its ultimate home at CBC Television, and on Public Broadcasting Service stations in the United States, from 1991 until the series finale April 7, 2006, ...
Style: sitcom, offbeat, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: satire, parody, disorder, fish, marital problem, guest, machismo, family relations, couples, golf, media satire, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sitcom, humorous, clever, witty, suspense ...
Plot: satire, parody, workplace, producer, showbiz, tv show, performer's life, media, anchor, disorder, guest, self involved ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
Story: That Mitchell and Webb Look is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Shown on BBC Two since 2006, its first two series were directed by David Kerr, who also directed Mitchell and Webb's previous television ...
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: workplace, media, artists and showbiz, coworker, disorder, friends, partners, comedy team, absurdism, parody, comedian, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Ron James Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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, realistic, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, society, state affairs, artists and showbiz, parody, stand up comedian, joke, comedian, stereotypes, actor playing himself, live performance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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33%
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, witty, realistic, not serious, live comedy ...
Plot: parody, satire, celebrity culture, politics, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, gender bending, social satire, live performance, joke, political satire, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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33%
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Style: not serious, witty, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Plot: theater, racism, homosexuality, stereotype, sex, husband wife relationship, musical number, christmas, dating, sexual humor, social satire, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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32%
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, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician, comedian, duo, yuppie, artists and showbiz, media, silly humor, satire, british tv, actor playing himself, british, joke ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bosom Buddies (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bosom Buddies is an American sitcom starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari created by Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Chris Thompson. It ran from 1980 to 1982 on ABC and in reruns in the summer of 1984 on NBC. The show features the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, advertising agency, hotel, workplace romance, showbiz, friendship, physical appearance, mistaken identity, lifestyle, performer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Comedy Now! (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Story: Comedy Now! is a Canadian comedy television series which debuted in 1997 featuring the newest in Canadian comedic talent. The show has won numerous Gemini Awards as well as many international awards. It is broadcast in Canada on The Comedy Network ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, canadian humor, live comedy, topical humor ...
Plot: parody, workplace, society, social relations, music, state affairs, media, stand up comedian, absurdism, live performance, monologue, singing ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Corner Gas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Corner Gas is a Canadian television sitcom created by Brent Butt. The series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. Re-runs still air on CTV, CTV Two and The Comedy Network in Canada. Deriving its name from the roadside gas station in the fictional ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: village life, gas station, small town, workplace, family relations, small town life, boss and employee, suburban life, partners, lifestyle, workplace situations, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, stylized, not serious, sitcom, realistic ...
Plot: parody, comedian, journalist, journalism, media satire, workplace, workplace situations, celebrity culture, disorder, partners, news satire, social satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, live comedy, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, silly humor, live performance, comedian, impersonation, pop culture, social satire, absurd humor, joke, goofy hero, basketball, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Bizarre (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
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: witty, humorous, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: parody, satire, profanity, silly humor, tv show, celebrity guests, studio, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, actor playing himself, breaking the fourth wall, audience participation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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30%
Michael & Michael Have Issues. (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Michael & Michael Have Issues is a cable television comedy series starring comedians and actors Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, who created the series. Both comedians appeared together in several TV comedy series, including The State, ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, friendship, producer, backstage, buddies, odd couple, intern, friends, self involved, artists and showbiz, actor's life, staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, clever ...
Plot: comedian, singer, musician, artists and showbiz, society, actor, talented, counterculture, social relations, social satire, parody, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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29%
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