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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: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty, clever, biting, canadian humor, based on sketch comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bar, cross dressing, secretary, lesbian, homosexual, goofy hero, gender bending, suburbs, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace, disorder, buddies, gays and lesbians, couple relations, suburban life, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, friends, media, partners, impersonating, mad, odd, lifestyle ...
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 parody, joke, social satire, comedian, disorder, irreverence and absurdism mostly in Comedy, Music and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Kids in the Hall: Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995), The State (1993), Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969), Little Britain (2003), Stella (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: scientist, mad scientist, coma, experiment gone awry, obsession, inventions and discoveries, dishonesty, addiction, disorder, gays and lesbians, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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: surreal, not serious, humorous, 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
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cross dressing, comedian, homosexual, nothing goes right, cult, disorder, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, partners, wannabe, agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, clever, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: monty python, cross dressing, stupidity, nothing goes right, rock, disorder, fish out of water, cult, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: transvestism, stupidity, cross dressing, lesbian, homosexual, gays and lesbians, cult, social misfits, gender bending, human nature, working class, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, paris france
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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: sexual, not serious, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: parody, roommate, stupidity, city life, suburbs, urban, goofy hero, looking for love, singleness, media satire, suburban life, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, 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 ⇓
58%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, buddy comedy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, hotel, advertising agency, sitcom, advertising, actor's life, buddies, hidden identity, suburbs, performer's life, battle of the sexes, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, friendship, sitcom, tv show, small town, media, disorder, friends, goofy hero, battle of the sexes, media satire, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: surreal, not serious, humorous, offbeat, witty
Plot: buddies, human nature, couple relations, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace, social relations, performer's life, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, offbeat, alternative comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, media, friends, computer, tv station, vulgarity, entertainment, fake commercial, late night, u.s. president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, witty, clever ...
Plot: disorder, artists and showbiz, workplace, friends, media, partners, advertising, reward, odd, coworker, british, comedy team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Story: In the small town of Shuckton, Ontario, which has just placed a bid to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, its mayor, Larry Bowman, is found murdered. As the authorities investigate, other townsfolk with a personal history to the deceased mayor conduct ...
Style: clever, not serious, dark humor, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, murder, mayor, amateur detective, investigation, murder investigation, small town life, social relations, mysterious character, dealing with death, crimes, incompetent police ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: village life, gas station, small town, dimwit, nothing goes right, boss and employee, sitcom, store, friendship, suburbs, fish out of water, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, not serious, realistic, canadian humor
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, tv show, nothing goes right, farce, sitcom, chaos and mayhem, danger, escapades, chaos, adventurer, athlete's life, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, parody, cult, media satire, tv show, media, society, state affairs, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, live audience, live performance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: theater, racial slur, political satire, racism, stupidity, performance, homosexual, children, festival, vagina, religion, government ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, humorous, not serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: parody, tv show, studio, society, celebrity guests, irreverence, actress playing multiple roles, monologue, social satire, variety, absurd humor, absurdism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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42%
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: clever, witty, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, musician, artists and showbiz, media, yuppie, singing, song, musical number, monologue, social satire, cross dressing, joke ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
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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: talky, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, artists and showbiz, society, state affairs, stereotype, guest, pop culture, monologue, social satire, comedian, joke, stand up comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: dark humor, surreal, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedian, stupidity, chaos and mayhem, chaos, disorder, buddies, friends, agent, mishap, odd, disguise, young kid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a ...
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, situational comedy, bad taste humour ...
Plot: bar, sitcom, slacker, buddies, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, misfit, workplace, irish, dysfunctional family, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: humorous, offbeat, canadian humor, live comedy, comic ...
Plot: parody, media, society, state affairs, social relations, music, workplace, u.s. president, celebrity impersonation, comedy team, stupidity, performance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Archie Bunker's Place (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to ...
Style: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, bar, friendship, family life, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace, family relations, friends, misfit partners, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, not serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: variety, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, society, disorder, performer's life, lifestyle, media, sex, parody, african american, comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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