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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, singing, song, singer, monologue, british, comedian, stand up comedian, joke, 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, musical number, monologue, satire, actor playing himself and song mostly in Comedy, Music and Family genres. Some movies like Is It Bill Bailey?: The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1971), The Uptown Comedy Club (1992), Not Only... But Also (1965), The Sammy Davis Jr. Show (1966), Doggy Fizzle Televizzle (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: song, singing, variety show, musical number, actress playing multiple roles, singer, joke, married couple, comedy team, monologue, celebrity, duo ...
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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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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, duo, british tv, comedian, absurdism, singing, musician, irreverence, comedy team, stand up comedian, song, musical number ...
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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, dance, black american, song, vaudeville, african american, monologue, celebrity, musical number, comedian, dancing, stand up comedian ...
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Doggy Fizzle Televizzle (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
TV show
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Style: parody
Plot: pop culture, guest, singer, celebrity impersonation, musician, rap, song, african american, joke, celebrity, entertainment, ethnic humor ...
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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, pop culture, musical number, british, entertainment, british tv, comedian, fake news report, social satire, radio broadcasting, news satire ...
⇓ 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, yo yo, music, folk music, song, guest, monologue, politics, actor playing himself, satire, current affairs, duo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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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, not serious, offbeat, surreal, witty ...
Plot: tv show, showbiz, silly humor, disorder, artists and showbiz, music, media, music band, rock, media satire, impersonation, news satire ...
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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: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, musician, duo, media, artists and showbiz, yuppie, silly humor, satire, song, actor playing himself, joke, british tv ...
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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 ...
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Saturday Night Live (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
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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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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
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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
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
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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
Story: Marty is a British television sketch comedy series, with Marty Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin, Roland MacLeod, Mary Miller and Peter Pocock which was made in 1968. There was a second series made in 1969, titled "It's ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ...
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Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: It is essentially the same concept as an English Monty Python's episode, but in German. The paintings by Albrecht Dürer, fall victim to silly animations. Little Red Riding Hood shows up too. A number of familiar sketches, including the ...
Style: absurd, cult movie cast, parody
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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: cross dressing, british, joke, comedian
⇓ 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, ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, witty, parody
Plot: satire, odd couple, goofy hero, disorder, silly humor, bigotry, monologue, variety, comedy team, social satire, surrealism, stupidity ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last Goon Show of All (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Sellers, Secombe and Milligan reunite for one last show.
Style: parody
Plot: comedian, orchestra, musical number, monologue, falling into water, live audience, royal family, radio broadcasting, actor playing himself, impersonation, flatulence, satire ...
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40%
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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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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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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, offbeat, humorous, live comedy, comic
Plot: state affairs, social relations, society, workplace, media, music, performance, absurdism, pop culture, social satire, stage performance, stand up comedian ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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36%
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: parody, not serious, humorous, surreal, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%