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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,936

2. Pirate Radio (2009)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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58 Metascore

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Michael Hadley

Votes: 103,545 | Gross: $7.99M

3. Morning Glory (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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57 Metascore

An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Noah Bean

Votes: 68,791 | Gross: $31.01M

4. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

Votes: 6,203

5. Private Parts (1997)

R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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67 Metascore

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

Votes: 32,534 | Gross: $41.20M

6. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 48,582

7. Broadcast News (1987)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

Take two rival television reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one Producer, female. Mix well, and watch the sparks fly.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky

Votes: 25,155 | Gross: $51.25M

8. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

Votes: 27,301 | Gross: $0.00M

9. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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72 Metascore

An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 12,371

10. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.

Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Bob Odenkirk, John C. Reilly

Votes: 10,066

11. Less Than Perfect (2002–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Huge egos. Backbiting assistants. Screaming deadlines. Claudia "Claude" Casey has moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from permanent floater to the anchor's desk. It's a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sara Rue, Zachary Levi, Andrea Parker, Andy Dick

Votes: 3,011

12. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Votes: 8,883

13. 61* (2001 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.

Director: Billy Crystal | Stars: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur

Votes: 13,091

14. The Day Today (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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A spoof of the British style of news broadcasting - including ridiculous stories, patronising vox pops, offensively hard-hitting research and a sports presenter clearly struggling for metaphors.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front

Votes: 4,420

15. Da Ali G Show (2000–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen appears as Ali G, a rapper-wannabe from Staines. Ali G has his own TV show, where he interviews people on serious subjects. They're not aware that Ali G is just a... See full summary »

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Steve Ellington, T.N.T. Crew, Charles Dicagno

Votes: 7,848

16. Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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See Dr. Steve learn about restaurants, spend time with his family, conquer his fears, and more. Featuring guest appearances by Jan Skylar, Wayne Skylar, and David Liebe Hart.

Stars: John C. Reilly, Carol Kraft, Doug Foster, Scott Stewart

Votes: 4,986

17. The Ben Stiller Show (1992–1995)

306 min | Comedy

6.9
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This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them.

Stars: Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 1,523

18. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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67 Metascore

A man returns to his home town after serving a prison sentence for homicide, and finds that the details of the crime have been forgotten and replaced with local legends and rumors.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooke, Julia McNeal

Votes: 4,429 | Gross: $0.55M

19. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 37,183

20. New Year's Evil (1980)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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33 Metascore

During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Los Angeles disc jockey receives a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered - and she will be the last one.

Director: Emmett Alston | Stars: Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace, Grant Cramer

Votes: 2,226

21. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.3
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

Stars: Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford

Votes: 776

22. The Groove Tube (1974)

R | 75 min | Comedy

5.9
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A collection of skits that make fun of 1970s television, featuring early appearances by Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer.

Director: Ken Shapiro | Stars: Ken Shapiro, Richard Belzer, Chevy Chase, Buzzy Linhart

Votes: 1,821 | Gross: $20.45M

23. Cannibals in the Streets (1980)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Cinzia De Carolis

Votes: 2,677

24. Jam (2000)

24 min | Comedy

8.4
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A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Amelia Bullmore, David Cann, Julia Davis

Votes: 2,049

25. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

Votes: 2,443

26. The Ghost That Walks Alone (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

4.9
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Eddie Grant is a radio station sound-effects man whose honeymoon takes a turn for the worse when they discovers the corpse of a program producer in in their honeymoon suite.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Arthur Lake, Janis Carter, Lynne Roberts, Frank Sully

Votes: 25

27. Da Ali G Show (2003–2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen appears as Ali G, a rapper-wannabe from Staines. Ali G has his own TV show, where he interviews people on serious subjects. They're not aware that Ali G is just a... See full summary »

Votes: 12,581

28. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (2008– )

TV-14 | Comedy, News

7.1
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"Saturday Night Live's" satirical news segment expanded into primetime with three pre-election Thursday night specials.

Stars: Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader

Votes: 777

29. Loaf and Camouflage (1984)

99 min | Comedy

7.7
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The "adventures" of some friends during their military service.

Director: Nicos Perakis | Stars: Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Giorgos Kimoulis, Takis Spyridakis, Stavros Xenidis

Votes: 2,966

30. Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972)

87 min | Comedy

8.2
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Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 1,679

31. Dog Bites Man (2006– )

Comedy

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A documentary style behind-the-scenes look at the KHBX news team.

Stars: Matt Walsh, Andrea Savage, Zach Galifianakis, A.D. Miles

Votes: 953

32. UCB Comedy Originals (2007– )

Short, Comedy

6.1
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UCB Comedy is the home for Sketch and Short Films from the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Stars: Matt Besser, Timothy Dunn, Jim Santangeli, Cody Lindquist

Votes: 39

33. SCTV Channel (1983–1984)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy

8.3
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short

Votes: 652

34. Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A reporter cruises around in his van and reports on all the trivial things no one cares about.

Stars: Leo Allen, H. Jon Benjamin, Nathan Fielder, Gary Wilmes

Votes: 1,559

35. Trouble in the Air (1948)

55 min | Comedy

6.1
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A radio commentator is sent to a village to broadcast a bell-ringing team. Meanwhile a property speculator tries to buy a plot of land for less than it is worth.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Freddie Frinton, Jimmy Edwards, Joyce Golding, Bill Owen

Votes: 40

36. Control Room (2004)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Samir Khader, Josh Rushing, George W. Bush, Hassan Ibrahim

Votes: 4,936 | Gross: $2.59M

37. The Rick Mercer Report (2004– )

30 min | Comedy

5.5
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Rick Mercer travels around Canada giving a weekly satirical political commentary on the state of the country

Stars: Rick Mercer, Kathryn Greenwood, Patrick McKenna, Noah Ryan Scott

Votes: 765

38. One Night of Love (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Music, Romance

5.7
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Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Grace Moore, Tullio Carminati, Lyle Talbot, Mona Barrie

Votes: 463

39. Tonight! (1953–1957)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.6
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The show originated as a local New York City late night program in June 1953 and went onto the network in September 1954. Throughout the summer of 1956, Steve Allen was the only host. When ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen, Skitch Henderson, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 116

40. Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979)

89 min | Comedy

7.2
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Russell Mulcahy (of "Highlander" fame) films British comedy luminaries Peter Cook and Dudley Moore recording their last comedy album featuring two of their most beloved characters, lavatory... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Judy Huxtable, Nicola Austin

Votes: 361

41. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991)

TV-G | 113 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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For 50 years, radio dominated the airwaves as the first mass medium. Ken Burns examines the lives of three men who shared the responsibility for its invention and early success.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jason Robards, Red Barber, Erik Barnouw, Ken Bilby

Votes: 409

42. Arsenio (1997– )

30 min | Comedy, Sport

6.2
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In his return to TV, Arsenio Hall plays Mike Atwood, a broadcaster on an all-sports network based in Atlanta. He gets to work with his wife.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Vivica A. Fox, Kevin Dunn, Shawnee Smith

Votes: 66

43. The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A weekly series satirizing the world of entertainment, hosted by David Spade.

Stars: David Spade, Scott Adsit, Andrew Daly, Colleen Smith

Votes: 257

44. Chocolate News (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

5.5
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A magazine-show parody hosted by comedian David Alan Grier covering urban pop culture topics.

Stars: David Alan Grier, Chris Tallman, Tangie Ambrose, Alphonso McAuley

Votes: 497

45. Trapped by Television (1936)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.6
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An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Mary Astor, Lyle Talbot, Nat Pendleton, Joyce Compton

Votes: 223

46. Rutland Weekend Television (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Low budget comedy sketch series purporting to show the programming of a low key regional television service. Written by Eric Idle of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' fame. A popular feature ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, David Battley, Henry Woolf

Votes: 94

47. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.8
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 65

48. Beyond the Fringe (1964 TV Special)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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A TV version of the stage show originally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe (August 1962) and subsequently in London (Fortune Theatre) and Broadway.

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore

Votes: 146

49. The Portrait's Secret

Drama | Pre-production

A true story, with multiple small stories that show human rights violations and economic exploitation within religious and governmental institutions.

Director: Janet Alvarez Gonzalez | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Bobbie Phillips, Hemky Madera, Damián Alcázar

50. Tim and Eric Nite Live (2007– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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Tim and Eric's parody of live late night talk show.

Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Richard Dunn, David Liebe Hart

Votes: 309



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