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Is It Bill Bailey? (1998)
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Is It Bill Bailey? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Is It Bill Bailey? was a stand up / sketch comedy series written by and starring Bill Bailey. One series of six episodes was produced and aired on BBC Two in 1998, and it has never been recommissioned or released on DVD. It was to have been repeated for the first time since original transmission on Dave from 23 September 2008, but was dropped from the schedules a few days before broadcast. Each episode featured Bailey performing stand-up comedy on stage, interspersed with sketches starring himself and other actors. As well as performing parodies of pop songs or performers, Bailey would deconstruct music from television shows such as Doctor Who or Starsky and Hutch. The programme was produced by BBC Scotland and many of the sketches feature Scottish actors such as Forbes Masson and Ford Kiernan. Geraldine McNulty, Norman Lovett and Simon Pegg also feature. Additional material was also contributed by frequent collaborators Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman. The shows were directed by Edgar Wright, who went on to direct the sitcom Spaced and the films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, all of which starred Simon Pegg. Bailey had a cameo in Hot Fuzz, as well as a small role in Spaced. Bailey was also approached to appear in Shaun of the Dead as a zombie, but was busy with other engagements at the time. Many songs and routines featured in the show were first performed in his Cosmic Jam tour and TV show Asylum and several were later used during his Bewilderness tour.
Plot: musician, singer, comedian, joke, british, monologue, stand up comedian, singing, song, musical number, actor playing himself, british tv

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out parody, humorous, witty and not serious films and TV series with plots about joke, comedian, satire, monologue, musical number, song and actor playing himself mostly in Comedy, Music and Family genres. Some movies like Is It Bill Bailey?: Not Only... But Also (1965), The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1971), The Uptown Comedy Club (1992), The Sammy Davis Jr. Show (1966), That Was The Week That Was (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Not Only... But Also (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Not Only... But Also was a popular 1960s BBC British television series starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
Style: surreal, parody
Plot: satire, stand up comedian, singer, comedian, absurd humor, social satire, british, musician, absurdism, irreverence, joke, duo ...
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The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is an American variety show starring American pop-singer Cher and her husband, Sonny Bono. The show ran on CBS in the United States, when it premiered in August 1971. The show was canceled May 1974, due to the ...
Plot: reality, singer, married couple, monologue, joke, variety show, celebrity, actor playing himself, duo, song, musical number, actress playing multiple roles ...
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The Uptown Comedy Club (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Plot: music, impersonation, stand up comedian, musician, african american, joke, comedian, singer, ethnic humor, monologue, guest, entertainment ...
Time: 90s
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The Sammy Davis Jr. Show (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Sammy Davis Jr. Show is short-lived musical variety series hosted by Sammy Davis Jr. that aired on NBC in 1966.
Style: parody
Plot: variety show, celebrity, entertainment, guest, celebrity impersonation, joke, comedian, stand up comedian, black american, dancer, monologue, dancing ...
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That Was The Week That Was (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: That Was the Week That Was, informally TWTWTW or TW3, is a satirical television comedy programme on BBC Television in 1962 and 1963. It was devised, produced and directed by Ned Sherrin and presented by David Frost. An American version by the same ...
Plot: satire, political humor, current affairs, monologue, variety show, stand up comedian, journalist, british, comedian, fake news report, tv news, joke ...
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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
Plot: singer, joke, celebrity impersonation, african american, rap, guest, ethnic humor, musician, hip hop, pop culture, celebrity, entertainment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour is an American comedy and variety show hosted by the Smothers Brothers and initially airing on CBS from 1967 to 1969.
Style: parody
Plot: variety show, summer of love, joke, topical humor, politics, pop culture, guest, political satire, musician, stand up comedian, social satire, celebrity ...
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73%
Four on the Floor (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Four on the Floor was a sketch comedy series which aired on CBC Television in 1986. Consisting of only 13 episodes, the series was a showcase for The Frantics, a comedy troupe consisting of Paul Chato, Rick Green, Dan Redican and Peter Wildman. In ...
Style: parody
Plot: monologue, social satire, singer, musician, joke, irreverence, absurd humor, absurdism, satire, song, musical number, singing ...
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Rutland Weekend Television (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rutland Weekend Television was a television sketch show on BBC2, written by Eric Idle with music by Neil Innes. Two series were broadcast, the first consisting of six episodes in 1975, the second of seven in 1976. A Christmas special also aired on ...
Style: parody, clever, cynical, not serious, surreal ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, witty, clever, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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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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Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell is an American television comedy-variety program that ran on ABC from September 1975 to January 1976, hosted by Howard Cosell and executive-produced by Roone Arledge. The series ran for 18 episodes before being ...
Style: parody
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Andy's Funhouse (1979)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
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Style: parody, cult film, post modern
Plot: surrealism, satire, comedian, pop culture, irreverence, absurd humor, celebrity impersonation, puppet, social satire, variety show, joke, monologue ...
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The Redd Foxx Comedy Hour (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Redd Foxx Comedy Hour was a ABC produced variety show hosted by Redd Foxx (John Elroy Sanford) following his hit sitcom Sanford and Son. It debuted on September 15, 1977 and last aired on January 26, 1978. Despite being rated by critics as ...
Style: parody
Plot: variety show, monologue, social satire, ethnic humor, african american, guest, comedian, stand up comedian, joke, satire, actor playing himself, variety
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, not serious, clever ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Marty (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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The Last Goon Show of All (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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Style: parody
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Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and featured, ...
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Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Dick Emery Show (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy skits featuring the talents of Mr Dick Emery.
Style: parody
Plot: joke, cross dressing, comedian, british
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Exit 57 (1995)
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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43%
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
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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exploring every facet of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle, this biopic takes audiences on ...
Style: parody
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Comedy Now! (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
TV show
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: parody, humorous, offbeat, live comedy
Plot: media, workplace, society, social relations, state affairs, music, joke, social satire, absurd humor, irreverence, absurdism, guest ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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42%
The Ben Stiller Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 306 min.
TV show
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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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jimmy Carr: Live (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: With his first ever DVD, Jimmy’s unique brand of humour demonstrates the observations he makes on life’s taboos using witty one-liners and offensive putdowns. Recorded during the acclaimed comedian’s sell out shows at London’s Bloomsbury ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, live comedy, concert film
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The New Show (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The New Show is a NBC sketch comedy show produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, which ran for only one season from January 6 to March 23, 1984. Apart from being 60 minutes in length and entirely pre-recorded, the show is similar in ...
Style: parody
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
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: surreal, humorous, parody, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%