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Lead Balloon (2006)
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Lead Balloon (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Lead Balloon is a British television series produced by Open Mike Productions for BBC Four. The series was created and is co-written by comedian Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair. It stars Dee as Rick Spleen, a cynical and misanthropic comedian whose life is plagued by petty annoyances, disappointments and embarrassments. Raquel Cassidy, Sean Power and Tony Gardner also star. The first series of six episodes was broadcast on BBC Four in 2006, with the first episode achieving the highest ratings for a comedy on the channel. Repeats of the series were run on BBC Two and BBC HD, bringing it to a larger audience. A second series of eight episodes aired on BBC Two in November 2007, and a third series began airing in November 2008. A fourth and final series commenced broadcast on 31 May 2011 on BBC Two and ended on 5 July. Comparisons were made by critics to the successful American comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm, and positive comments were made about Lead Balloon's characters, particularly Magda, the Eastern European housekeeper. The first series was released on DVD in November 2007. The show's theme tune is a cover version of "One Way Road", written by Noel Gallagher and performed by Paul Weller.
Style: sitcom, humorous, cynical, not serious, realistic, talky
Plot: comedian, everyday life, nothing goes right, struggle, career, artists and showbiz, alienation, social awkwardness, backstage, frustration, antisocial behavior, self involved, british humour, agent, family relations, couple relations, maid, marriage, cafe, coworker, couples, relatives, slacker, mishap, unsuccessful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, sitcom, realistic and not serious films and TV series with plots about disorder, british humour, nothing goes right, lifestyle, couples, friends and everyday life mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Lead Balloon: I'm Alan Partridge (1997), Pastewka (2005), Life's Too Short (2011), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Legit (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: sitcom, clever, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, satire, career, assistant, friends, self involved, layoff, unsuccessful, hapless, social awkwardness, wannabe, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Pastewka (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Pastewka is a German television sitcom that began airing on German TV channel Sat.1 in 2005. The series, currently in its sixth season, is set in Cologne, with German actor Bastian Pastewka starring as a fictionalized version of himself. It has been ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, witty, not serious, cynical ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Life's Too Short is a British sitcom mockumentary created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant from an idea by Warwick Davis, and is as described by Gervais, about "the life of a showbiz dwarf".
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: dwarf, actor, physical appearance, agent, ambition, actor's life, everyday life, comedian, fame, lifestyle, workplace, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The off-kilter, unscripted comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, light, funny ...
Plot: mishap, lifestyle, comedian, social awkwardness, buddies, success, antisocial behavior, actress, career, everyday life, actor, showbiz ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Jim Jefferies, an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia, in his mid-30s and living in LA, is endeavoring to make his life and career more “legit,” only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, cynical, realistic, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lifestyle, buddies, self involved, friendship, career, antisocial behavior, dark humor, everyday life, irresponsible, comedian, artists and showbiz, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, humorous, sincere, light, feel good ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, nostalgic
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Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
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Seinfeld (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It lasted nine seasons, and is now in syndication. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as a fictionalized ...
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Duration: 30 min.
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TV show
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Genre: Comedy
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TV show
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Country: UK
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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Country: UK
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 25 min.
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The Sarah Silverman Program (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Sarah Silverman Program is an American television series, which ran from February 1, 2007 to April 15, 2010 on Comedy Central starring comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, who created the series with Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab. The Sarah ...
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