Movies and TV shows like The Chris Isaak Show

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The Chris Isaak Show (2001)
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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 the Showtime channel from 2001–2004, and was filmed in Vancouver, Canada, which stands in for the show's home setting of San Francisco. The series featured Isaak and several members of his band, Silvertone, portraying themselves. Other roles were portrayed by actors, including Jed Rees as Isaak's keyboardist. Rees was hired in place of Isaak's actual keyboardist Brett Tuggle to add some comedy to the show. Other characters featured on the show include Yola Gaylen, Isaak's manager and her colleague, Cody Kurtzman. The final regular character, Mona, appears as a mermaid-of-sorts who lies nude on a revolving circular bed in the basement of Bimbo's, a club Isaak frequents. She typically talks only with Isaak, acting as his conscience or a sounding board for him.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, clever, offbeat, witty, stylized
Plot: musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, performer's life, music band, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, music, rock, friends, rock star, musician, actor playing himself
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and offbeat films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, musician's life, showbiz, friends, music and music band mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like The Chris Isaak Show: Garfunkel and Oates (2014), Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015), The Monkees (1966), Electric Apricot (2006), Fat Actress (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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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, musician's life, music band, artists and showbiz, hopes, sexual humor, rock band, female singer, father daughter relationship, friends, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Monkees (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock 'n roll singers. The show introduced a number of ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: farce, rising to stardom, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, showbiz, frame up, siblings relations, tv show, buddies, partners, music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: friends, filmmaking, disorder, lifestyle, partners, music band, performer's life, music, on the road, rock, holy grail, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Fat Actress (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fat Actress is an American sitcom television series starring Kirstie Alley. It aired on Showtime in the United States in the spring of 2005, on Movie Central in Western Canada, The Movie Network in Eastern Canada, FX in the UK, Network Ten in ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: satire, showbiz, physical appearance, media satire, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, celebrity culture, hollywood, media, hypocrisy, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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
Plot: heavy metal, music band, partners, musician's life, desire for fame, odd couple, ambition, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, performer's life, music, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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72%
Brian Pern: A Life in Rock (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Brian Pern is an ageing rock star and former front-man of ground breaking progressive rock group Thotch. Like many artists of his age, rather than make new music, he spends more time trying to save the planet (including his campaign to teach ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating, funny ...
Plot: musician's life, reunion, tv show, music band, artists and showbiz, showbiz, musical tour, rock star, interview, star, musician, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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New York Stand-Up Show (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chicks dig a British accent so either learn from the real deal or prepare to swoon when the Daily Show's John Oliver headlines his own series featuring wildly original stand-up sets from the likes of Eugene Mirman and Brian Posehn. Cheerio, ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, disorder, showbiz, introspection, liberal, culture clash, theater, profanity, comedian, stand up comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Malibu Country (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Her life reads like a country music tune: her husband cheated on her and spent all of their money, and after she gets mad, she's going to get even.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: starting over, musician's life, parents and children, lifestyle, comeback, artists and showbiz, single mother, hopes, country music, country, music, materialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: witty, humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: punk, music band, partners, ambition, buddies, lifestyle, friendship, showbiz, rise and fall, rivalry, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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52%
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Real Rob (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Centers around comedian Rob Schneider's real life while living in Hollywood.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, sitcom
Plot: showbiz, couples, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hollywood, movie star, hollywood star
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Mr. Robinson (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Centers on a rough-edged musician Craig, who's adjusting to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms.
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: school, musician's life, teachers and students, workplace, teenage life, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, youth, middle school, music teacher, music, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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51%
Flight of the Conchords (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand ...
Style: humorous, surreal, atmospheric, rockumentary, witty ...
Plot: musician's life, aspiring singer, roommate, buddies, music band, folk, rock, goofy hero, odd couple, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
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2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!
Style: parody, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twenty-three years after the release of the original Beatles mockumentary, 'The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash', famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how The Rutles influenced them.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, music, workplace, unfulfillment, ambition, journalism, musician's life, desire for fame, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Elephant Parts (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Winner of the first video Grammy Award, Michael Nesmith (The Monkees) wrote and starred in Elephant Parts, a collection of comedy and music videos using money he inherited from his mother, the inventor of Liquid Paper. Elephant Parts is one hour ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic, parody ...
Plot: celebrity culture, musician's life, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz, performer's life, goofy hero, satire, showbiz, disorder, music video, elvis presley ...
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Mulaney (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in New York, and based on the life and stand-up comedy of John Mulaney, this multi-camera laffer follows an aspiring comedian coming of age under the influence of his boss, his roommates and his neighbors.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: friendship, performer's life, stand up comedian, neighbor, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz, dialogue, coming of age, short lived, personal trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, reunion, singer, folk singer, music, showbiz, love and romance, music band, satire, musician's life, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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48%
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Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, not serious, parody, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, profanity, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, buddies, music band, silly humor, celebrity culture, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
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Maron (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He’s had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity of a podcast he does in his garage and a life of ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, talky, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, radio show, self involved, unfulfillment, media, cat, radio, 40 year old, self destruction, garage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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 ...
Style: parody, sitcom, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: variety show, friends, disorder, artists and showbiz, music, stand up comedian, african american, joke, musician, cross dressing, comedian, pop culture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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45%
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: music, rising to stardom, partners, media, musician's life, music band, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic
Plot: comedian, artists and showbiz, ego clash, media, rivalry, workplace, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, actor playing himself
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating, parody
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway
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43%
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Jonas L.A. (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Jonas, previously promoted as "J.O.N.A.S.", is a Disney Channel Original Series created by Roger S. H. Schulman and Michael Curtis, starring the Jonas Brothers. The brothers appear as the "Lucas Brothers", the three members of ...
Style: feel good, not serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, love and romance, high school life, music band, artists and showbiz, youth, teenager, musician's life, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
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43%
Friends with Better Lives (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi and Bobby are happily married with two kids but ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, buddies, romance, group of friends, model, thirtysomething life, best friends, friends, friend
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dinah (Barbara Ferris) is a famous model and actress who is getting tired of life in the limelight and wants to take a break. While shooting a commercial spot for meat, she meets Steve (Dave Clark), a stuntman. Dinah and Steve hit it off and decide ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, clever, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nothing goes right, rising to stardom, rise and fall, lifestyle, friends, disorder, campaign, artists and showbiz, buddies, actor's life, desire for fame, performer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england
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The Janky Promoters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two shady concert promoters get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, hip hop, disorder, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, partners, lifestyle, performer's life, money problems, bigger dreams, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Jack and Triumph Show (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series will feature Jack McBrayer playing a version of himself who was the child star of a Lassie-like series and Triumph, the dog who went into the world of decadence and took Jack with him. 15 years later, Jack managed to put his life together ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, not serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, disorder, silly humor, showbiz, goofy hero, political satire, topical humor, political humor, satire, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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I'm Still Here (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, career change, celebrity culture, showbiz, starting over, lifestyle, actor's life, performer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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