American sketch comedy television shows

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  1. Saturday Night Live

    Saturday Night Live

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  1. All That

    All That (1994)

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    All That is an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network featuring short comedic sketches and weekly musical guests. The theme song for All That was performed by TLC featuring Aileen Quinn. Early episodes were taped at the closed Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Orlando, but then moved to Hollywood at the Nickelodeon On Sunset theatre (formerly the Earl Carrol Theatre), where shows like The Amanda Show, Kenan & Kel, and Drake & Josh were also filmed.


  2. Almost Live!

    Almost Live! (1984)

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    Almost Live! was a local sketch comedy television show in Seattle, Washington, USA, produced and broadcast by NBC affiliate KING-TV from 1984 to 1999. A re-packaged version of the show also aired on Comedy Central from 1992 to 1993, and episodes aired on WGRZ-TV in the late 1990s. The show was broadcast on Saturday nights at 11:30, pushing Saturday Night Live back to midnight. The show is now aired in reruns by the Seattle NBC affiliate following Saturday Night Live.


  3. Beyond Our Control

    Beyond Our Control (1968)

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    Beyond Our Control was the title of an American youth-produced television series that aired on local NBC affiliate WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana for 20 seasons from 1967 to 1986. Usually televised from late-January to mid-May of each year, the program was produced by WJA-TV, a company that was part of the local Junior Achievement program, designed to give high school students business and work experience, of which WNDU-TV was a local sponsor.


  4. Blue Collar TV

    Blue Collar TV (2004)

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    Blue Collar TV is a television program that aired on The WB with lead actors Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy. The show's humor dealt principally with contemporary American society, and especially hillbilly, redneck, and Southern stereotypes. The show was greenlighted on the heels of the success of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which the series' three lead actors toured with in the early-mid-2000s. It was created by Fax Bahr and Adam Small, in addition to J.P. Williams and Jeff Foxworthy. Blue collar is a US phrase used to describe manual laborers, as opposed to white collar for office or professional workers.


  5. Bunk

    Bunk (2012)

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    Bunk is a comedy game show hosted by Kurt Braunohler on IFC in 2012. The show featured a rotating panel of three comedian contestants responding to comedic game show prompts in an improvised way. Notable contestants included Dana Gould, Kumail Nanjiani, Eugene Mirman, and Alex Borstein.


  6. Caesar's Hour

    Caesar's Hour (1954)

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    Caesar's Hour is a live, hour-long American sketch comedy television program that aired on NBC from 1954 until 1957. The program starred, among others, Sid Caesar, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Janet Blair and Milt Kamen, and featured a number of cameo roles by famous entertainers such as Joan Crawford and Peggy Lee.


  7. Cedric the Entertainer Presents

    Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002)

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    Cedric the Entertainer Presents was an American sketch comedy television series starring Cedric the Entertainer. The series premiered September 18, 2002 on Fox and after the first season, Fox renewed the show for a second season but right before the show aired its second season, Fox canceled the show. The show did get released on DVD. Reruns of the show currently air on TV One.


  8. Chappelle's Show

    Chappelle's Show (2003)

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    Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in various sketches. Chappelle, Brennan and Michele Armour were the show's executive producers. The series premiered on January 22, 2003, on the American cable television network Comedy Central. The show ran for two complete seasons and a third, truncated season (dubbed "The Lost Episodes").


  9. Chocolate News

    Chocolate News (2008)

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    Chocolate News was a US satirical news show hosted and head written by David Alan Grier in 2008 with an emphasis on African American culture. The show was broadcast on Wednesday nights at 10:30 pm on Comedy Central as a lead-in to its other news satire programs, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. The show was also shown in Canada on The Comedy Network. On 10 March 2009, a Comedy Central representative confirmed that Chocolate News would not be renewed for a second season.


  10. Comedy Bang! Bang!

    Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)

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    Comedy Bang! Bang! is a television series created and hosted by Scott Aukerman, featuring his co-host/bandleader Reggie Watts. The show airs weekly on IFC and is a spin-off of his successful podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! which airs on the Earwolf network. Like the podcast, the series features outlandish and farcical humor, often delivered in a deadpan manner. The mock talk show derives most of its comedy from its surreal spoofs of common late night tropes as well as from the characters' own cartoonish inability to conduct said talk show.


  11. Cos

    Cos (1976)

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    Cos is an American sketch comedy/variety TV series that debuted on the ABC Network in September 1976. It was hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featured an ensemble cast who would perform sketches each week. The show was unsuccessful in the Nielsen ratings and was cancelled by November 1976 and replaced with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.


  12. Crank Yankers

    Crank Yankers (2002)

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    Crank Yankers is an American television show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that featured actual crank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests, and re-enacted onscreen by puppets for a visual aid to show the viewer what is happening in the call. The show premiered in 2002 on Comedy Central and returned to MTV2 on February 9, 2007, running again until March 30, 2007. The show screened in Australia on SBS Television and The Comedy Channel between 2003 and 2008.


  13. Doggy Fizzle Televizzle

    Doggy Fizzle Televizzle (2002)

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    Doggy Fizzle Televizzle is a sketch comedy show that was produced by, and starred, the rap musician Snoop Dogg. It was aired on MTV in 2002 until 2003.


  14. Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza

    Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza (2011)

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    Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza is an improvisational comedy television program that aired in the United States on the Game Show Network. The program was hosted by Drew Carey from CBS's The Price Is Right and former host of ABC's Whose Line Is It Anyway? and was produced at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand in Paradise, Nevada. The show premiered on April 11, 2011 at Eastern time.


  15. Drunk History

    Drunk History (2013)

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    Drunk History is an American television comedy series produced by Comedy Central, based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner in 2007. In each episode, an inebriated narrator struggles to recount an event from American history, while actors enact the narrator's anecdote and lip sync the dialog.


  16. Exit 57

    Exit 57 (1995)

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    Exit 57 was a 30-minute sketch comedy series that aired on the American television channel Comedy Central from 1995 to 1996; its cast was composed of comedians Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert, Jodi Lennon, and Mitch Rouse, all of whom had previously studied improv at The Second City in Chicago. In 1999 Sedaris, Dinello, Colbert and Rouse would also create the Comedy Central show "Strangers with Candy".


  17. Frank TV

    Frank TV (2007)

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    Frank TV was an American sketch comedy show starring MADtv veteran Frank Caliendo, Mike MacRae, and Freddy Lockhart. Caliendo hosted the show and performed in sketches in full makeup as characters he impersonated.


  18. Fridays

    Fridays (1980)

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    Fridays is the name of ABC's weekly late-night live comedy show, which aired on Friday nights from April 11, 1980 to April 23, 1982.


  19. Hee Haw

    Hee Haw (1969)

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    Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS-TV from 1969–1971 before a 20-year run in local syndication. The show was inspired by Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, the major difference being that Hee Haw was far less topical, and was centered on country music and rural Southern culture. Hosted by country artists Buck Owens and Roy Clark for most of the series' run, the show was equally well known for its voluptuous, scantily-clad women in stereotypical farmer's daughter outfits and country-style minidresses (a group that came to be known as the "Hee Haw Honeys"), and its cornpone humor.


  20. Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!

    Hey, Vern, It's Ernest! (1988)

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    Hey Vern, It's Ernest! is a short lived American children's television program. It aired on Saturday mornings on CBS for one season in 1988. Each episode involved short sketches based around a certain theme or scenario (much like You Can't Do That on Television), featuring the popular fictional character Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney), his unseen friend Vern, and various others. The filming locations were in Nashville, Tennessee and Burbank, California. It was a production of Ernest creator John Cherry's production company, The Emshell Producers' Group, in association with CBS, and was distributed by DIC Entertainment. This series was later rerun on The Family Channel in the early 1990s.


  21. Hot Fudge Show

    Hot Fudge Show (1976)

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    Hot Fudge (also known as The Hot Fudge Show) is an American children's television series that was produced in Detroit by WXYZ-TV and distributed by the Lexington Broadcast Services Company. Originally airing only in Detroit beginning in 1974, the show grew in popularity and was syndicated nationally from 1976 to 1980.


  22. House of Buggin'

    House of Buggin' (1995)

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    House of Buggin' is a short-lived Latino-themed sketch comedy television show, which aired on Sunday night at 8:30 pm est in 1995, starring John Leguizamo and Luis Guzmán. It was aired on the FOX Network, but removed from broadcasting schedules before the completion of the first season.


  23. Human Giant

    Human Giant (2007)

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    Human Giant is a sketch comedy show on MTV, starring writer/performers Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer and directed primarily by Jason Woliner.


  24. Hype

    Hype (2000)

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    Hype is an American sketch comedy television series on The WB, which ran for 17 episodes from October 8, 2000 to February 18, 2001.


  25. Important Things with Demetri Martin

    Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009)

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    Important Things with Demetri Martin is a sketch-variety show that aired on Comedy Central starring comedian Demetri Martin. Each episode examined a single theme, the "important thing", such as timing, power, control and money. All sketches, short vignettes, animated segments and stand-up comedy were loosely related to the theme of the episode. The show was produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions, and contains stand-up, prop comedy and musical comedy by Martin, as well as taped sketches. Jon Stewart took an active role in editing the first few episodes.


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