Live performance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant live performance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, live comedy, witty, talky and not serious films and TV shows about / with live performance, joke, comedian, live audience, actor playing himself, stand up comedian, artists and showbiz, monologue, satire and society plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Musical genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as live performance: MADtv (1995), King Lear (2016), Hairspray Live! (2016), Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003), National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015), Kroll Show (2013), Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science (2010), The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000), Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008), Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004).

List of live performance movies

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MADtv (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series based on Mad, and contained animated Spy vs. Spy and Don Martin cartoon shorts as well as images of Alfred E. Neuman. Its first TV broadcast was on October 14, 1995. The one-hour show aired ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light
Audience: teens
Plot: guest, comedian, live performance, musician, singer, performance, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, cross dressing, actor, pop culture, musical number ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: usa
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King Lear (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Don Warrington stars as the tragic monarch in this acclaimed version of the Shakespeare play recorded at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: live performance, ambition, king, family feud, father daughter relationship, greed, sister sister relationship, shakespeare play, inheritance, kingdom, dementia, sibling rivalry ...
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Hairspray Live! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, feel good
Plot: dance, black man white woman relationship, racism, live performance, equality, racial segregation, dream, race, dancing, live broadcast, society, television ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: baltimore
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Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, concert film, live comedy, one man show ...
Plot: animal life, performance, live performance, social satire, stand up comedian, live audience, monologue, society, fish, artists and showbiz, satire, comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 217 min.
Story: Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th ...
Style: intense, talky, captivating, epic, light ...
Plot: live performance, royal court, dealing with death, medieval, theater, runaway, theatre production, stage performance, castle, culture clash, tragic hero, shakespeare ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
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Kroll Show (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Kroll Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by and starring comedian Nick Kroll. Kroll, John Levenstein, and Jonathan Krisel serve as the show's executive producers. The series premiered on January 16, 2013, on the ...
Style: humorous, live comedy, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, silly humor, live performance, comedian, impersonation, absurd humor, pop culture, social satire, joke, goofy hero, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais Live IV Science or the way things worked before we invented God. The hilarious fourth live smash hit stand up show from Ricky Gervais, following his complete sell out tour - filmed live at London's Hammersmith HMV Apollo
Style: live comedy, concert film, funny, talky, stylized ...
Plot: social satire, live performance, stand up comedian, actor playing himself, satire, monologue, joke, idealism, culture clash, life philosophy, storytelling, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
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The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: social differences, farce, lifestyle, eccentric family, couple relations, fish out of water, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, opposites attract, love and romance, artists and showbiz, misfit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Profane, vulgar and obscenely funny, Louis C.K. insists on telling the truth, whether you like it or not! Join the Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic and TV star (Lucky Louie) as he shares his thoughts on the stuff everyone thinks about -- male ...
Style: cynical, humorous, talky, witty, live comedy ...
Plot: performance, artists and showbiz, society, social problems, lifestyle, disorder, physical appearance, politically correct, gender, sexual relations, couples, stand up comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A year after Animals, Ricky Gervais comes back with his second stand up comedy tour: Politics.
Style: cynical, humorous, topical humor, live comedy, concert film ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, artists and showbiz, society, political satire, stand up comedian, social satire, monologue, live performance, mistaken identity, masturbation, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, africa
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Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Louis C.K. is back on HBO in an ALL-NEW hour of raw no-holds-barred stand-up comedy! The creator and star of the 2006 comedy series Lucky Louie, performs in front of a live audience in LA at the Henry Fonda Theater. Louis C.K. covers issues near and ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: performance, couples, physical appearance, artists and showbiz, social problems, couple relations, performer's life, theater, sexual dysfunction, live performance, stand up comedian, absurdism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Ricky Gervais: Out of England (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taped live before a sold-out audience at the WaMu Theater at New York Citys Madison Square Garden, Ricky Gervais: Out of England The Stand-Up Special is a high-spirited hour of offbeat observations and understated humor from the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: storytelling, society, artists and showbiz, stand up special, stand up comedian, live performance, british, comedian, american, actor playing himself, joke, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, london, england
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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: concert film, live comedy, witty, humorous, funny
Plot: stand up comedian, live performance, joke, monologue, live audience, stand up special, comedian, actor playing himself, vulgarity, british, pageant, masquerade
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Kylie Minogue: Aphrodite Les Folies Live in London (2011)
Genre: Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: For three decades, Kylie Minogue has been one of the world’s most successful music stars. Now, the queen of pop’s most extravagant stage show to date comes to Sky 1 HD and Sky 3D in Kylie Live In 2011: Aphrodite Les Folies on Sunday 19 June. ...
Style: concert film
Plot: concert, music, live performance, sensuality, showgirl, angel, dancer, gay interest, fountain, warrior
Time: ancient world
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The Rick Mercer Report (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A weekly helping of topical satire, funny takes on the week's top stories and Canada-wide adventures.
Style: witty, humorous, live comedy, topical humor, biting ...
Plot: politics, journalism, media satire, society, state affairs, celebrity culture, stand up comedian, social satire, live performance, celebrity, political satire, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Company (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical, Neil Patrick ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: friends, friendship, concert, bachelor, couple relations, theater, love and romance, artists and showbiz, live performance, love, singing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Cirque du Soleil: Dralion (2001)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Chinese consider the lion a symbol of good luck, so it's a half-dragon, half-lion – a dralion – that is the symbol of the East-meets-West fusion of this performance in which 36 Chinese acrobats join the renowned Canadian troupe. ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: trapeze, circus, juggler, artists and showbiz, arts and culture, spectacle, juggling, live performance, acrobat, music, concert, crown
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: On the heels of their enormously popular TV show, the Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh) bring you Asssscat - an unparalleled improv comedy juggernaut. Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, a guest ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, clever, live comedy ...
Plot: improv, satire, silly humor, artists and showbiz, disorder, audience participation, comedian, parody, stand up comedian, live performance, joke, live audience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In front of a live audience at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Emmy-nominated host of Real Time with Bill Maher performs an all-new hour of stand-up comedy.  ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: politics, comedian, artists and showbiz, democrat, society, state affairs, live performance, political satire, adult humor, joke, live audience, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
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Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, live comedy, funny, talky ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, society, satire, stand up comedian, celebrity, live performance, monologue, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A sketch-comedy series featuring a cast of up-and-coming comics performing live skits, musical numbers and political satire.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, live comedy ...
Plot: parody, satire, celebrity culture, politics, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, gender bending, social satire, joke, live performance, political satire, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Rodney King (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: 25 years ago, four LAPD officers were acquitted in a state court for beating King, sparking three days of rioting that left 53 people dead. Now, around the anniversary, this Spike Lee-produced one-man show (Roger Guenver Smith) will be streaming on ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: live performance, disorder, young man, society, adult humor, life philosophy, performance, auditorium, live audience, police brutality, racism, poetry
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Maher addresses contemporary political, social and cultural topics -- Iraq, President Bush and the so called Axis of Evil. The opinionated Maher said about Victory Begins at Home: "We've heard everything about the War on Terrorism except ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty, live comedy ...
Plot: adult humor, comedian, society, politics, joke, broadway, stand up comedian, live audience, absurd humor, parody, profanity, political satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and ...
Style: gothic
Plot: frankenstein, monster, stage play, adaptation, play, scientist, obsession, man with no name, monster as victim, live performance, ethics, dog sled ...
Time: 1810s
Place: swiss alps, geneva switzerland
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The Chris Gethard Show: Public Access (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Chris Gethard hosts a panel of comedians and weirdos who participate in weird games, take calls from listeners, and generally put on a bizarre weekly spectacle.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, live comedy ...
Plot: talk show, silly humor, improv, interactive, comedian, absurd humor, interview, absurdism, joke, live performance, actor playing himself, comedienne ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Mind of Mencia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mind of Mencia was an American television comedy series on the cable channel Comedy Central. Hosted by Carlos Mencia, it aired from 2005 to 2008.
Style: witty, not serious, realistic, live comedy, ethnic humor ...
Plot: performer's life, disorder, society, celebrity culture, social relations, couples, stand up comedian, parody, mexican, vulgarity, monologue, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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A Christmas Song (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Romance blossoms between two music teachers who compete for the same job.
Style: captivating, sincere, rough, light
Plot: music teacher, merger, christmas, competition, high school teacher, dating, live performance, battle of the sexes, romance, rivalry, couples, private school ...
Place: new york
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Madea's Neighbors from Hell (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Madea's neighborhood takes a turn for the worse when a foster mother moves in with her unruly kids. Suspicious activity leads Madea to take justice into her own hands. With Aunt Bam by her side, Madea uses her unique wit and wisdom for ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: faith, chaos and mayhem, gospel, african american protagonist, forgiveness, abuse, live performance, christian, family relations, singing, grandmother, cross dressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: live performance, human nature, introspection, showbiz, midlife crisis, media satire, creative block, friends, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, musician's life, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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Notre Dame de Paris - Live Arena di Verona (2002)
Genre: Musical, Music, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "Notre Dame de Paris" which follows the gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the three men who vie for her love: the kind hunchback Quadimodo, the twisted priest Frollo, and the unfaithful soldier ...
Plot: pageant, live performance, hunchback, notre dame cathedral, stage performance, singing, gypsy, opera live performance, dancing, obsession, concert, spectacle ...
Time: middle ages
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