Movies and TV shows like Showtime at the Apollo

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Showtime at the Apollo (1987)
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Showtime at the Apollo (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Showtime at the Apollo is a syndicated music television show, first broadcast on September 12, 1987 to May 24, 2008 with 1093 episodes, and is produced by the Apollo Theater. The show features live performances from both professional and up-and-coming artists, and also features the Amateur Night competition made popular at the famous Apollo Theater in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, where the show is recorded. While there is also a live version of the show every Wednesday, the taped version of the show for television usually airs on weekends.
Plot: hip hop, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, arts and culture, once in a lifetime opportunity, live music, rap, african american, theater, talent, comedian, stand up comedian, joke, late night
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem

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Most similar movies to Showtime at the Apollo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, not serious and offbeat films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, music, comedian, joke, musician, stand up comedian and friends mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Showtime at the Apollo: The Uptown Comedy Club (1992), Country Corn (1969), Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015), The Lyricist Lounge Show (2000), Saturday Night Live (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Uptown Comedy Club (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Plot: music, monologue, singer, comedian, stand up comedian, joke, musician, african american, actress playing multiple roles, entertainment, actor playing himself, impersonation ...
Time: 90s
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Country Corn (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS-TV from 1969–1971 before a 20-year run in local syndication. The show was inspired by Rowan ...
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: variety show, celebrity guests, artists and showbiz, music, country, americana, comedian, country music, variety
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Johnny Rock is the aging lead singer of NYC's legendary early-'90s band The Heathens, who is trying to get both his band and his life back together. The aging and broke bad-boy rocker gets another shot at fame as a songwriter for a brash ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, light ...
Plot: music, rock, music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, female singer, rock band, father daughter relationship, sexual humor, desire for fame, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Lyricist Lounge Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The Lyricist Lounge Show was an American sketch comedy series that aired on MTV from 2000 to 2001 that combined hip-hop music with raps interspersed throughout the sketches. As Wordsworth, BabeePower, and Master Fuol rap on the theme song: ...
Plot: actor playing himself, hip hop, rapper, african american, rap, joke
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: parody, humorous, not serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: singer, musician, politics, performance, comedian, actor, cross dressing, celebrity culture, friends, artists and showbiz, workplace, adult humor ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Garfunkel and Oates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Garfunkel and Oates stars Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci as both themselves and their musical comedy alter-egos, "Garfunkel and Oates," following the pair as they try to expand the reaches of their meager celebrity. Well-known on the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, music, friends, folk, comedian, society, rivalry, silly humor, strong female presence, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Premium Blend (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Season 6 is hosted by Wanda Sykes and infused with all the excitement of a night at the clubs, this isn't ordinary stand-up; it's Premium Blend.
Style: live comedy
Plot: artists and showbiz, society, disorder, hollywood, satire, actor playing himself, stand up comedian, live audience, live performance, stand up, comedian, joke
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Weekends at the DL (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Weekends at the D.L. was a talk show on Comedy Central, created in July 2005. In a typical episode, host D. L. Hughley entertains guests around a coffee table, where they drink wine and smoke stogies on the D.L. Comedy skits, both live and in the ...
Plot: late night, artists and showbiz, talk show, band, african american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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All That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, parody
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: media, artists and showbiz, music, singer, guest, musician, star, comedian, performance, celebrity culture, lifestyle, cross dressing ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Live from Lincoln Center (1976)
Genre: Music, Musical
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Live From Lincoln Center is an ongoing series of musical performances produced by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with Thirteen/WNET in New York City. A series of concerts, ballets, operas, and recitals telecast, as the title ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Chappelle's Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: witty, humorous, not serious, live comedy, cynical ...
Plot: marijuana, comedian, racism, dark humor, african american, guest, interracial relations, hip hop, impersonating, media, artists and showbiz, social problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: music, hip hop, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rapper, musician's life, family relations, ambition, sibling rivalry, workplace, couple relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
House of Buggin' (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: House of Buggin' is a short-lived Latino-themed sketch comedy television show, which aired on Sunday night at 8:30 pm est in 1995, starring John Leguizamo and Luis Guzmán. It was aired on the FOX Network, but removed from broadcasting ...
Style: parody
Plot: stereotypes, latin, satire, stereotype, rap, joke, comedian, ethnic humor, social satire, stand up comedian, hip hop
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Love Monkey (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Love Monkey is a television series created by Michael Rauch and based on a book of the same name, by Kyle Smith. It starred Tom Cavanagh as a 30-something, single, record executive who navigated the tumultuous and highly amusing waters of work and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious, clever
Plot: dating, musician, artists and showbiz, ambition, siblings relations, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, new job, family relations, pop music, interracial friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, michigan, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Flip (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
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: parody, not serious, humorous, surreal, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, rap, jeep, wheelchair, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), criminal's revenge, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, musician's life, buddies ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Doggy Fizzle Televizzle (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Doggy Fizzle Televizzle is a sketch comedy show that was produced by, and starred, the rap musician Snoop Dogg. It was aired on MTV in 2002 until 2003. Snoop Dogg stated that according to the contract, the show was to air six times, but it turned ...
Style: parody
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth is a TV series that ran on HBO in 1997, 1999 and 2000. It featured the fictional accounts of the real band Tenacious D, which is composed of members Jack Black and Kyle Gass. All of the episodes of the show ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic, alternative comedy
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Loins of Punjab Presents (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: India, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A ruthless philantrophist. A bhangra rapper. An over-protected prodigy. A reckless actress. A lovelorn businessman. An entrepreneurial yogi. And a Loin King. Enter a roller-coaster world of seven strangers whose lives collide during a singing ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: immigrants, bollywood, ambition, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hip hop culture, indian lead, music, hip hop, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new jersey, usa, asia, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Live at Gotham (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Live at Gotham is a standup comedy television show airing on Comedy Central in the United States. The show features up and coming stand up comedians performing live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. It premiered on July 21, 2006.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, talky, alternative comedy ...
Plot: joke, stand up comedian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Chelsea Handler Show (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Chelsea Handler Show is an American sketch comedy series that aired on the E! television network. The series starred Chelsea Handler and featured skits that mocked the entertainment industry, spoofed celebrities, television, the elderly, and ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, biting ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz, stand up comedian, actress playing multiple roles, joke, sex, comedian, sexual humor, monologue, comedienne
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Chris Isaak Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Chris Isaak Show is a television sitcom which follows a fictionalized version of the life of American rock musician Chris Isaak. The show portrays Isaak and his band members as everyday people with everyday problems. The series was produced for ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, celebrity culture, rock, friends, music, rock star, actor playing himself ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mozart in the Jungle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: classical music, orchestra, musician's life, backstage, artists and showbiz, prodigy, performance, teacher, hotshot, music, rivalry, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English, and Garrett Morris.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: hotel, family business, ambition, desire for fame, love and romance, performer's life, artists and showbiz, workplace romance, wooing, workplace situations, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Def Comedy Jam (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Def Comedy Jam is a HBO television series produced by Russell Simmons. The series had its original run from July 1, 1992 to January 1, 1997. The show returned on HBO's fall lineup in 2006. Def Comedy Jam helped to launch the careers of several ...
Style: live comedy
Plot: live performance, stand up, comedian, live audience, african american, stand up comedian, joke, hip hop, guest, stereotype, entertainment, rap ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
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, not serious, clever ...
Plot: comedian, musician, singer, artists and showbiz, society, actor, talented, social relations, counterculture, social satire, monologue, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
People Just Do Nothing (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This mockumentary goes behind the microphone of Kurupt FM - the second most popular pirate radio station in West London, receiving up to eight texts per show and playing the finest in UK garage and drum 'n' bass. Co-founded by the MC ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: radio dj, follow your dream, disorder, media, ambition, radio show, radio station, friends, society, rivalry, buddies, radio ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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34%
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Loiter Squad (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Loiter Squad is an American sketch comedy television series starring Tyler, The Creator, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Lionel Boyce from the Los Angeles hip hop group Odd Future. The show regularly features other members of the group as well. ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%