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1. Drunk History (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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Historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers.

Stars: Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski, Maria Blasucci

Votes: 7,883

2. Broad City (2014–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.4
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Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.

Stars: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Hannibal Buress, Arturo Castro

Votes: 23,828

3. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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42 Metascore

Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau

Votes: 50,799 | Gross: $0.29M

4. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008– )

TV-14 | 4 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Zach Galifinakas comically interviews various celebrites between two ferns.

Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bradley Cooper, Misty Monroe

Votes: 4,344

5. Reno 911! (2003–2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

7.9
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An irreverent look at what goes on behind-the-scenes in Reno, Nevada's Police Department.

Stars: Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 15,518

6. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

8.1
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The wild misadventures of Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a near-constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 16,846

7. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.3
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 19,131

8. Blackadder (1982–1983)

TV-PG | 195 min | Comedy

8.1
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In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray, Tim McInnerny

Votes: 32,985

9. Blackadder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

8.6
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 39,625

10. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

8.1
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 12,430

11. The Kids in the Hall (1988–1994)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.3
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The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Votes: 8,046

12. Childrens Hospital (2008–2016)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy

7.8
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Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children.

Stars: Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Erinn Hayes

Votes: 6,465

13. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

8.3
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

Votes: 8,243

14. Bottom (1991–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Two perpetually bored and broke flatmates waste their days in a futile struggle to get laid, earn cash, and not kill one another.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 10,922

15. Blackadder the Third (1987)

TV-PG | 180 min | Comedy

8.6
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In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson Wood

Votes: 37,877

16. Kroll Show (2013–2015)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Show highlights Nick Kroll's incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters that pop off the screen while bringing many of his popular short-form favorites along for the ride.

Stars: Nick Kroll, Jon Daly, Jenny Slate, John Mulaney

Votes: 3,849

17. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)

41 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus, Serena Evans

Votes: 5,543

18. NTSF:SD:SUV (2011–2013)

11 min | Comedy

7.3
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Never forget? Terrorism hasn't, and neither will the NTSF:SD:SUV. In a world where threatening danger looms large and Homeland Security won't secure itself, San Diego's citizens can't afford not to trust in the NTSF.

Stars: Paul Scheer, Brandon Johnson, June Diane Raphael, Kate Mulgrew

Votes: 2,616

19. Strangers with Candy (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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A forty-six-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman.

Stars: Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert, Greg Hollimon

Votes: 4,993

20. The State (1993–2009)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Each episode contains 30 minutes of extremely bizarre and funny sketch comedy performed by THE STATE, an 11 member sketch comedy troupe who wrote and starred in various sketches seen throughout the program.

Stars: Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek

Votes: 2,288

21. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 8,517

22. The Ben Stiller Show (1992–1995)

306 min | Comedy

7.0
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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: 1,516

23. Review (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A critic takes aim at intense real-life experiences in lieu of food or cinema. Fair game includes divorce, anonymous sex, and all manner of criminal activity.

Stars: Andrew Daly, Jessica St. Clair, Megan Stevenson, Michael Croner

Votes: 4,604

24. Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)

40 min | Comedy

7.5
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BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse, Louisa Rix

Votes: 2,255

25. W/ Bob and David (2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Bob and David emerge from the time machine they entered sixteen years ago and are reunited with the cast of Mr. Show.

Stars: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

Votes: 3,363

26. French and Saunders (1987– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 2,712

27. 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: 8,817

28. The Comic Strip Presents... (1982– )

Comedy

7.9
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A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.

Stars: Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Nigel Planer

Votes: 1,078

29. Strangers with Candy (2005)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.0
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57 Metascore

A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a forty-six-year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.

Director: Paul Dinello | Stars: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Paul Sedaris

Votes: 7,615 | Gross: $2.07M

30. Broad City (2010–2011)

Short, Comedy

8.6
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Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City. This is the original web-series the hit Comedy Central TV-series is based off.

Stars: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Eliot Glazer, Josh Patten

Votes: 1,056

31. Mystery Team (2009)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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42 Metascore

A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.

Director: Dan Eckman | Stars: Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 8,479 | Gross: $0.08M

32. Lucky Louie (2006–2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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A working class family and their oddball friends.

Stars: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, Mike Hagerty, Laura Kightlinger

Votes: 9,375

33. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

33 min | Short, Comedy, History

7.7
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At a New Millennium Eve party, Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 13,251

34. The Whitest Kids U'Know (2007–2011)

TV-MA | 15 min | Comedy

8.4
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A sketch comedy show involving five friends.

Stars: Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, Zach Cregger, Darren Trumeter

Votes: 4,419

35. Funny or Die Presents... (2010– )

Comedy

5.6
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A series of comedy sketches brought to you by the people at Funny or Die.

Stars: Steve Tom, Rob Huebel, Christine Scott Bennett, Callie Cameron

Votes: 1,059

36. Human Giant (2007–2008)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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A half-hour show of edgy short films.

Stars: Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Marcus Shultz

Votes: 2,495

37. The New Statesman (1987–1994)

70 min | Comedy

7.9
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The ultra right-wing Alan B'Stard, the most selfish, greedy, dishonest, sadistic and sociopathic Conservative MP of them all, plots to achieve his meglomaniacal ambitions.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 2,063

38. Tenacious D (1997–2000)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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Tenacious D is a two-piece musical act, and this HBO series documents their many struggles as friends, and as a band of two very absurd individuals.

Stars: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Tenacious D, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 3,033

39. The Hotwives of Las Vegas (2015– )

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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Set in a city where dreams and fortunes are made every day, along with hundreds of new cases of herpes. Meet a fresh batch of real Hotwives loving and clawing their way through the town ... See full summary »

Stars: Erinn Hayes, Tymberlee Hill, Angela Kinsey, Dannah Feinglass Phirman

Votes: 342

40. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)

43 min | Comedy, History

8.0
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After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 11,159

41. Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)

R | 89 min | Comedy

6.9
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55 Metascore

A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Votes: 7,835 | Gross: $2.65M

42. High Road (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.3
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A drug-dealer goes cross country with a group of roadies to deliver or else he'll be killed by a group of gangsters.

Director: Matt Walsh | Stars: Ben Boodman, Kathryn Burns, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Coleman

Votes: 1,513

43. The Birthday Boys (2013– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A group of guys create sketch comedy.

Stars: Jefferson Dutton, Tim Kalpakis, Mike Hanford, David Ferguson

Votes: 895

44. Blowjob Girl (2007 Video)

2 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Dan Eckman | Stars: Ellie Kemper, D.C. Pierson

Votes: 55

45. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

8.5
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In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.

Director: Louis C.K. | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 9,806

46. Clatterford (2006–2009)

60 min | Comedy

7.6
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The comical misadventures of friends involved with a women's club. Retitled as "Clatterford" in the United States.

Stars: Sue Johnston, Dawn French, Maggie Steed, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 1,075

47. Super High Me (2007)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.1
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Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore, Sean Tabibian

Votes: 12,542

48. Alfresco (1983–1984)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

6.5
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This is an awesome comedy variety show with spoofs on 80's pop culture! Young amazing British Actors Stephen Fry, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie! Just brilliant!

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 142

49. Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)

84 min | Comedy, War

4.9
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In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Antony Sher, Christian Slater, Harry Enfield

Votes: 2,299

50. O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Daniel Jenkins, Neill Barry, Jane Curtin, Paul Dooley

Votes: 1,145 | Gross: $0.03M



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