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1. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 325,818

2. Spitting Image (2020– )

23 min | Comedy

5.5
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A revival of the classic satire show using puppets that are caricatures of major public figures.

Stars: Jess Robinson, Phil Eason, Andy Heath, Brian Herring

Votes: 244

3. The American President (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception," and sparks fly anyway.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

Votes: 51,301 | Gross: $65.00M

4. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 19,993

5. Spitting Image (1984–1996)

25 min | Comedy

7.4
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A satire show using puppets that are caricatures of major public figures.

Stars: Steve Nallon, Kate Robbins, Chris Barrie, Jon Glover

Votes: 2,012

6. Man of the Year (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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39 Metascore

A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Christopher Walken

Votes: 31,752 | Gross: $37.44M

7. Portlandia (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.8
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan, Sam Adams

Votes: 17,897

8. Our Cartoon President (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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From executive producer Stephen Colbert comes this hilarious animated workplace comedy where the office is oval. It's a character study in search of character and a timely political send-up of our forty-fifth president.

Stars: Jeff Bergman, James Adomian, Gabriel Gundacker, Emily Lynne

Votes: 3,240

9. Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same.

Stars: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James, Conrad Janis

Votes: 9,556

10. Head of State (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

5.5
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44 Metascore

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.

Director: Chris Rock | Stars: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Lynn Whitfield, Dylan Baker

Votes: 18,006 | Gross: $37.79M

11. The Candidate (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter

Votes: 9,624 | Gross: $0.12M

12. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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45 Metascore

A conman discovers during a "job" that US Congress is where the money is. "Name recognition" gets him elected. Will he develop a conscience?

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 15,028 | Gross: $46.67M

13. Have I Got News for You (1990– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show, News

7.9
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 4,369

14. I Love You, America (2017– )

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.7
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Comedic genius Sarah Silverman is at it again with a new show that delivers hilarious comedy and at the same time works to spread the message that people should not be divided by their differences in beliefs.

Stars: Sarah Silverman, Joshua Funk, Anthony Atamanuik, Mather Zickel

Votes: 1,148

15. My Führer (2007)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.5
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The action comedy is set in 1944. Hitler appears in it as physically and mentally destroyed person who takes the advice of Goebbels in the actor-teacher of Jewish concentration camp for ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Helge Schneider, Ulrich Mühe, Sylvester Groth, Adriana Altaras

Votes: 4,047 | Gross: $0.00M

16. The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Western

6.3
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Three prospectors confront their ex-partner who, 15 years earlier, ran off with all the gold from their mine and they also plan to kidnap his wife.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed, Robert Culp, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 1,305

17. The Last Leg (2012– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.3
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Aussie comedian and amputee athlete, Adam Hills, British comedian Josh Widdicombe, UK's most famous amputee comedian Alex Brooker, and their celebrity guests provide topical commentary on the week.

Stars: Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker, Clare Balding

Votes: 990

18. Rude Awakening (1989)

R | 100 min | Comedy

4.7
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In the 1960s, two hippies go off into the jungle to evade the FBI. When they come back to New York in the 1980s, their fellow hippie friends have become rich yuppies.

Directors: David Greenwalt, Aaron Russo | Stars: Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, Julie Hagerty, Robert Carradine

Votes: 1,203 | Gross: $3.17M

19. The Black Bird (1975)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.

Director: David Giler | Stars: George Segal, Stéphane Audran, Lionel Stander, Lee Patrick

Votes: 433

20. Whoops Apocalypse (1982– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Morse, John Barron, Ed Bishop, Bruce Montague

Votes: 235

21. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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James Shelley, an educated, sardonic, permanently unemployed "professional freelance layabout," has many battles with authority, the tax-man, his landlady and his girlfriend Fran.

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan

Votes: 237

22. You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

7.1
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It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Will Ferrell, Michael Delaney, Pia Glenn, Adam Mucci

Votes: 3,793

23. The Jack and Triumph Show (2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Jack and Triumph are reunited after years apart.

Stars: Jack McBrayer, Robert Smigel, June Squibb, Joey Fatone

Votes: 410

24. Wanda at Large (2003– )

30 min | Comedy

5.6
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Wanda Hawkins is a stand up comic who is also working as a correspondent on a political talk show in Wshington, D.C. while at home, Wanda must manage her sister-in-law who is raising two children.

Stars: Wanda Sykes, Phil Morris, Dale Godboldo, Tammy Lauren

Votes: 249

25. Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States (2007–2008)

Animation, Comedy

5.1
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An animated look at U.S. President Bush and his cohorts as elementary school kids.

Stars: Donick Cary, Martha Cary, Dave B. Mitchell, Christopher L. Parson

Votes: 1,406

26. Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 68 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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An American stand-up comedy special starring Marlon Wayans who jokes about politics, racism, hip-hop, gay rights, and raising kids.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Diana Hernandez

Votes: 1,236

27. The Beautiful Blue Danube (2008)

105 min | Drama, Musical

5.4
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Luxurious Danube river cruiser "Kriemhild", on a 2 day tour from Vienna to Belgrade. The ship "Kriemhild" is a floating sin city. Exhausted, unhappy, frustrated people from western Europe ... See full summary »

Director: Darko Bajic | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Ana Franic, Michael Piccirilli, Tim Seyfi

Votes: 142

28. Christopher Titus: Amerigeddon (2019 TV Special)

100 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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Stand-up comic Christopher Titus takes the stage for his eighth stand up comedy special with one goal in mind, uniting America.

Star: Christopher Titus

Votes: 170

29. The Will Rogers Follies (1991 TV Movie)

Musical

8.5
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A filmed version of the Broadway musical focusing on the life of Will Rogers.

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Keith Carradine, Dee Hoty, Roxane Barlow, Bonnie Brackney

Votes: 13

30. Wilson City (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Comedy inspired by paperback crime novels tells the story of an adventurous search for a mysterious murderer who just after the end of the First World War has begun a rampage in Wilson City... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Masin | Stars: Jirí Machácek, Vojtech Dyk, Tatiana Pauhofová, Jan Kraus

Votes: 167

31. Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

6.2
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Bill visits the Brady Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma for his 11th HBO stand-up special. The topics include the current state of U.S. politics, sexuality, political correctness, aging and Bill's amusingly profound hatred of small children.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Star: Bill Maher

Votes: 492

32. Jeff Ross Roasts the Border: Live from Brownsville, Texas (2017 TV Special)

Comedy

6.6
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Roastmaster Jeff Ross explores the world surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border, speaking to immigrants, DREAMers, detainees, border patrolers, human traffickers and Trump supporters. Then he ... See full summary »

Directors: Stuart Miller, Jeffrey Ross | Star: Jeffrey Ross

Votes: 162

33. Bringing Down a Dictator (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 56 min | Documentary

7.9
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A student group called Otpor! ("Resistance!" in Serbian) forms part of the nonviolent opposition movement that toppled the regime of Slobodan Milosevic.

Director: Steve York | Stars: Shahla Arasteh, Zoran Djindjic, Robert Helvey, Vojislav Kostunica

Votes: 72

34. Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 99 min | Comedy

7.2
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"I don't hate America," comedian Bill Maher declares during I'm Swiss, his seventh HBO stand-up special that was recorded in March 2005 in Portland, OR. "I love America. (But) I'm ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Drumm | Star: Bill Maher

Votes: 891

35. Al Franken: God Spoke (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.3
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49 Metascore

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Directors: Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus | Stars: Al Franken, Franni Bryson, Katherine Lanpher, Billy Kimball

Votes: 497 | Gross: $0.10M

36. Gallagher: We Need a Hero (1992 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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Gallagher dishes on the constant letdown of "heroes" such as politicians, sports figures, and TV preachers. Targets of his ridicule include Jimmy Swaggert, Bill Clinton, and Mike Tyson.

Director: Jerry Kramer | Stars: Jack Ericson, Gallagher, Ron Gallagher, Dave Gallup

Votes: 123

37. Lewis Black: Stark Raving Black (2009 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stark Raving Black Productions proudly presents the comedy of Lewis Black in 80 minutes of outrageous topical stand-up humor. Shot at the historic Fillmore Theatre in Detroit, Stark Raving ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Dubin | Star: Lewis Black

Votes: 557

38. The Triggering (2018)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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An SJW begins experiencing incidents with the paranormal after moving into an apartment haunted by a Conservative ghost.

Stars: Jaclyn Glenn, Joey Sarson, Blaire White

39. Zapovednik (2017– )

10 min | Animation, Comedy

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Star: Marat Efendijev

40. Gallagher: Overboard (1987 TV Special)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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A live performance by "Sledge-O-Matic" stand-up comedian Gallagher.

Director: Wayne Orr | Stars: Gallagher, Jensen Daggett, Constance Gallagher

Votes: 69

41. O komis... Tsakonas (1989 Video)

99 min | Comedy

4.8
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A cult parted from members of the family of the first Romanian Dracula, decides who, will be in charge of each country's Dracula position. Change is needed in Greece, so they choose to go ... See full summary »

Director: Takis Simonetatos | Stars: Kostas Tsakonas, Vera Gouma, Franco Alfonso, Giouli Iliopoulou

Votes: 21

42. Chilly Beach: The Canadian President (2008)

90 min | Animation

4.3
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When the United States finally conquers Canada by "asking nicely," Dale is thrown into the job of American presidency thanks to the machinations of the shadowy Hangelberg Group. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Izen | Stars: Steve Ashton, Todd Peterson, Rob Smith, Mary Lawliss

Votes: 118

43. Lewis Black Unleashed (2003 Video)

116 min | Comedy

7.4
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A compilation of Lewis Black's four Comedy Central specials, including Taxed Beyond Belief, plus clips of Lewis Black's World of Politics featured on The Daily Show: Indecision 2000.

Star: Lewis Black

Votes: 90

44. Mark Russell Comedy Special (2000 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.7
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Star: Mark Russell

Votes: 6

45. Le président (2010)

98 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Yves Jeuland | Stars: Georges Frêche, Laurent Blondiau, Frédéric Bort, Gilles Cohen-Solal

Votes: 80

46. The GWARnage Campaign (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Long form home music video loosely based on the 2000 United States Presidential Election

Director: Mark Walpole | Stars: Dave Brockie, Balsac the Jaws of Death, Flattus Maximus, Beefcake The Mighty

Votes: 12

47. 40 Days for 20 Grand (2019)

Short, Crime

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Marcelo, an undocumented Immigrant who strives to become a filmmaker finds out that President Trump ends all green cards through marriage, therefore, ending the possibility forever of him ... See full summary »

Director: Jonnaton Japiassu | Stars: Jonnaton Japiassu, Peter Sather, J.D. Wesley

48. The Adventures of Jane & John (2013– )

Comedy

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Two children learn about the true cost of local politics when they go on a series of misadventure with a mischievous but kind-hearted talking bear.

Stars: Leila Jean Davis, Simon Hamilton, Sean Pohle, Frank Williams

49. Traffic Regulations (1929)

6 min | Short, Comedy

5.0
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Citizen Stewart demonstrates the wonders of the changes made in New York City traffic regulations by the current administration, using visual aids.

Star: Donald Ogden Stewart

Votes: 16

50. Dermot Morgan Live (1994 Video)

66 min | Comedy

7.6
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Dermot Morgan performs his one man show live at Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

Director: Gerard Stembridge | Star: Dermot Morgan

Votes: 9



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