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1. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.8
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An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 355,590

2. 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: 39,890

3. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

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

8.9
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Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Ryan Barger, Noel MacNeal

Votes: 70,419

4. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 134,239

5. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

Votes: 312,839 | Gross: $85.29M

6. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.5
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A series of short, highly irreverent, and often tasteless skits.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Evan C. Kim, Soo-Han Bong, Bill Bixby, George Lazenby

Votes: 16,083

7. To Rome with Love (2012)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.3
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54 Metascore

The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page

Votes: 80,275 | Gross: $16.69M

8. 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: 48,523

9. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 42,958

10. His Girl Friday (1940)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 49,348 | Gross: $0.30M

11. God Bless America (2011)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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56 Metascore

On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton

Votes: 66,318 | Gross: $0.12M

12. The Jim Jefferies Show (2017– )

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.1
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No-holds-barred Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies hosts his satirical weekly U.S. talk show, covering the news, U.S. politics, pop culture, global issues and whatever else happens to be bothering him at the moment.

Stars: Jim Jefferies, Brad Pitt, Seth Rogen, Bill Burr

Votes: 1,877

13. 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: 8,870

14. Max Headroom (1987–1988)

60 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In the near future, an intrepid investigative TV reporter does his job with the help of his colleagues and a computerized version of himself.

Stars: Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays, Chris Young, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 2,142

15. The Onion Movie (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

6.2
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Satirical interpretations of world events and curious human behavior.

Directors: Tom Kuntz, Mike Maguire | Stars: Len Cariou, Sarah McElligott, Amir Talai, Daniel Chacón

Votes: 14,942

16. Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 106 min | Comedy

8.1
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Former members of Saturday Night Live come together to remember the past 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 1,916

17. 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: 4,409

18. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016– )

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

5.9
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Comedian Samantha Bee gives her own wry commentary to the contemporary issues of the day.

Stars: Samantha Bee, Allana Harkin, Ashley Nicole Black, Mike Rubens

Votes: 5,365

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: 37,178

20. Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990)

Comedy

7.4
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An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

Stars: Anne Bloom, Danny Breen, Lucy Webb, Mitchell Laurance

Votes: 370

21. Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

6.2
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While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone persists, a group of unprofessional thieves endeavor to make the truth known.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

Votes: 5,517

22. 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

23. Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.9
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones

Votes: 2,013

24. Switching Channels (1988)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty

Votes: 3,134 | Gross: $9.13M

25. The Newsroom (1996–2005)

22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Resuscitation of the acclaimed 1996-97 series that picks up nearly a decade later. We again follow the exploits of George Findlay in this biting satire of the day-to-day operations of the mainstream news media.

Stars: Ken Finkleman, Peter Keleghan, Karen Hines, Matt Watts

Votes: 459

26. The 7PM Project (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

5.0
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A panel of Australian personalities taking a new modern and slightly funny look at the news

Stars: Carrie Bickmore, Charlie Pickering, Dave Hughes, Andrew Rochford

Votes: 525

27. The Russell Howard Hour (2017– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.1
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The Russell Howard Hour is a satirical comedy show on Sky 1. It follows stand up comic Russell Howard tackling hard-hitting topics with his unique sense of humour. Its format is similar to Russell Howard's Good News that aired on BBC.

Stars: Russell Howard, Paul Chowdhry, Greg Davies, Harry Baker

Votes: 291

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. The Beaverton (2016– )

Comedy, News

3.1
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A Canadian news satire series which features news stories and editorial pieces whose structure and layout mirror those of conventional news but whose content is contorted to make humorous commentary on Canadian and world issues.

Stars: Emma Hunter, Miguel Rivas, Laura Cilevitz, Marilla Wex

Votes: 316

30. Tere Bin Laden (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A reporter casts a fake Bin Laden to act in his video message to America, so he can immigrate there.

Director: Abhishek Sharma | Stars: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi

Votes: 9,869

31. 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: 1,558

32. TV: The Movie (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy

3.3
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A celebration of the ever increasing depravity of television in our society, it's a channel surfing adventure through the most utterly ridiculous spoofed television programming and commercials.

Director: Sam Maccarone | Stars: Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña, Chris Pontius

Votes: 1,061

33. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.1
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A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

Stars: Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, Craig Lauzon

Votes: 647

34. Dog Bites Man (2006– )

Comedy

8.1
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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: 952

35. 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

36. Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell (2012–2019)

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.2
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No-holds-barred news satire show presented by comedian Shaun Micallef that gleefully riffs on Aussie politics.

Stars: Shaun Micallef, Francis Greenslade, Emily Taheny, Tosh Greenslade

Votes: 493

37. Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)

TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy

6.3
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A former British colony in dire need of economic aid tries to play the British against the Soviets in an attempt to secure economic aid from either side in return for political loyalty.

Directors: Roy Boulting, Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Luciana Paluzzi, Ian Bannen

Votes: 692

38. Frankie Boyle's New World Order (2017– )

30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.5
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In an attempt to make sense of the bewildering world we live in, Frankie Boyle dissects the week's news using stand-up, review, discussion and audience interaction.

Stars: Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe, Miles Jupp, Katherine Ryan

Votes: 252

39. The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (2017– )

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

5.9
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In a TV news landscape where it's impossible to know whom to trust, one man rises above the partisan hackery of the mainstream media to bring you the truth that matters: his. From the mind of Jordan Klepper, this is The Opposition.

Stars: Jordan Klepper, Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Kobi Libii

Votes: 809

40. WHIH News Front (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 9 min | Sci-Fi

7.0
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A series of news bulletins on events within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as presented by reporter Christine Everhart.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Al Madrigal, Paul Rudd, William Sadler

Votes: 480

41. The Onion News Network (2007– )

Comedy

8.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: Kyla Grogan, Jennifer Dorr White, Gary Lee Mahmoud, Nate Shelkey

Votes: 147

42. The Hour (2004–2014)

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

4.8
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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Stars: George Stroumboulopoulos, Ali Hassan, Naomi Snieckus, Liz Walaszczyk

Votes: 552

43. The Attack of the Giant Mousaka (1999)

99 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.3
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Around the year 2000, a terrible occurence shocks the city of Athens: a huge piece of moussaka appears on the city streets, spreading panic and death. Everyone keeps wondering: why, where, ... See full summary »

Director: Panos H. Koutras | Stars: Giannis Angelakis, Christos Mantakas, Myriam Vourou, Gregory Patrick Karr

Votes: 723

44. 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

45. 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

46. Prime Time (2016– )

30 min | Comedy, News

8.5
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Each week, Borna Sor and Domagoj Zovak analyze the latest scandals in Croatia, using their razor-sharp wit, biting satire and brutally honest, painfully poignant and truly heartfelt critique of widespread political and moral corruption.

Stars: Domagoj Zovak, Borna Sor, Jan Stih, Ivan Golubic

Votes: 19

47. 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

48. Saturday Night Live 25 (1999 TV Special)

161 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.6
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A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature ... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, James Signorelli | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, David Bowie

Votes: 1,277

49. Red Eye w/Tom Shillue (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.4
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Satiric commentary and discussion on current political and social topics.

Stars: Andrew Levy, Greg Gutfeld, Joanne Nosuchinsky, Tom Shillue

Votes: 996

50. That Was the Week That Was (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An Americanized version of the famous hit British TV show, retaining David Frost from the British cast.

Stars: David Frost, Phyllis Newman, Nancy Ames, Pat Englund

Votes: 84



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