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1. 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: 19,477

2. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

Votes: 119,228 | Gross: $34.58M

3. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.5
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Improvisational comedy competition show in which four members of the regular cast as comedians and often with guest appearances with other comedians and celebrities and members of the audience perform various comic games and sketches.

Stars: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Votes: 38,447

4. Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

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

7.1
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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: 8,953

5. Billy Jack (1971)

GP | 114 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.3
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50 Metascore

Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.

Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay

Votes: 5,295 | Gross: $98.00M

6. Don't Think Twice (2016)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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83 Metascore

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.

Director: Mike Birbiglia | Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard

Votes: 15,879 | Gross: $4.42M

7. Brakes (I) (2016)

88 min | Comedy

4.9
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Brakes is an improv-based dark comedy set in London.

Director: Mercedes Grower | Stars: Julian Barratt, Kelly Campbell, Seb Cardinal, Juliet Cowan

Votes: 181

8. Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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47 Metascore

A rag-tag team of Reno cops are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. Based on the Comedy Central series.

Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, Lennie Loftin

Votes: 25,797 | Gross: $20.34M

9. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

36 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.2
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 5,035

10. The Grand (2007)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.0
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57 Metascore

An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 5,334 | Gross: $8.11M

11. 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: 1,526

12. Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–1999)

120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.5
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Hosted by Darryl Sommers, Hey Hey was a variety show, featuring sketches, performances, a talent show of sorts, and an array of celebrity guests, ranging from Australian television stars, to actors in big Hollywood blockbuster movies.

Stars: Russell Gilbert, Daryl Somers, David Strassman, Larry Emdur

Votes: 190

13. Fubar: Balls to the Wall (2010)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.7
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Terry and Dean head north to make sweet cash in the oil patch.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: David Lawrence, Jamil Jabril, Paul Spence, Rose Martin

Votes: 1,472

14. 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

15. The UCB Show (2016– )

TV-PG | Comedy

7.1
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A weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the UCB Theatres in LA and NYC. Hosted by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh

Votes: 61

16. Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The legendary comedian Drew Carey has yet another tv show

Stars: Bob DerKach, Drew Carey, Jonathan Mangum, Rich Fields

Votes: 1,109

17. On the Spot (2003– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Only Half a script and the audience makes up the rest and when you hear that bell the person who ever just said the last line has to make up a completely new one "On the Spot"

Stars: Jeff Bryan Davis, Jordan Black, Arden Myrin, Erinn Hayes

Votes: 45

18. Two Doors Down (2009– )

22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Kevin Stone and Jennifer Pierce are two divorced parents, who compete, in their own starkly different styles, for the love of their shared child, Daniel. When Kevin moves into Jennifer's ... See full summary »

Stars: Louie Cowan, Amber Mikesell, Bill McKinley, Jessica Cameron

Votes: 16

19. Ghostbusted 2 (2002)

51 min | Comedy

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A heavily improvised, loosely structured comedy about hunting ghosts...and so much more. Notable for featuring appearances by Mike Stoklasa, Jay Bauman, and Rich Evans who would later be ... See full summary »

Director: Garrett Gilchrist | Stars: David Ashe, Jay Bauman, Rich Evans, Lisa Renley

20. Liar's Club (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.4
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'What IS this thing'? In this - the second iteration of the syndicated game show, panelists were presented with an odd or unfamiliar object, and each had to tell a story about what the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Armstrong, Bill Berry, Larry Hovis, Dick Gautier

Votes: 30

21. Improv All Stars (2001 TV Special)

89 min | Comedy

7.9
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Drew Carey accompanied by Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood, Kathy Kinney, Chip Esten, Sean Masterson, Julie Larson, and Laura Hall at the piano, star in a 90 minute (... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Trojan Hollinger | Stars: Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Kathy Kinney

Votes: 108

22. Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge (1987 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.6
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From "In Your Face," an uproarious news spoof, to a luncheonette that specializes in some sandwiches, Winters and his wild bunch wreak comedy havoc in this wacky walk on the wild side.

Director: Peter Ferrara | Stars: Jonathan Winters, Susan Anton, Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 40

23. Jimmy Carr: In Concert (2008 TV Special)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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Britain's foremost multi-award-winning joke technician Jimmy Carr returns with his fourth live stand-up DVD, Jimmy Carr In Concert.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Star: Jimmy Carr

Votes: 971

24. Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat (2008 TV Special)

Unrated | 61 min | Comedy

7.2
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Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, guest monologists tell true stories that kick off a series of high octane improvised sketches. From medical marijuana to embarrassing sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Cochran | Stars: Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh

Votes: 228

25. Improv Everywhere Originals (2006– )

Comedy

6.2
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Welcome to our channel! Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places.

Stars: Cody Lindquist, Charlie Todd, Rob Lathan, Alex Scordelis

Votes: 8

26. Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.9
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The story of the Del Close Marathon in New York City, a celebration of improv comedy, Del Close, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

Director: Todd G. Bieber | Stars: Andrew Alexander, Anthony Atamanuik, Claire Ayoub, Matt Besser

Votes: 23

27. Bad Dads (2011)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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In a series of free-form comedy shorts, a son tries desperately to form a relationship with his chronically absent father.

Director: Derek Westerman | Stars: Michael Cera, Will Hines, Brian Berrebbi, Maria Blasucci

Votes: 77

28. A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv (2005 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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One hour of sketch comedy from the Upright Citizens Brigade and other special guests.

Director: John Fortenberry | Stars: Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts

Votes: 193

29. Underground Comedy

Documentary, Comedy | Post-production

Explores a year in the world of long-form improvisation in L.A. through the eyes of three different theaters; the top of the chain Upright Citizens Brigade, the grassroots Improv Space and ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Day | Stars: Matt Besser, Ashley Opstad, Matt Walsh, Danny Lampson

30. Whose Line Is It Anyway: Vietnam (2015–2017)

90 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Musical

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Whose Line? consists of a panel of four performers who create characters, scenes or songs on the spot in the style of short-form improvisation games, based on topics either prompted from audience suggestions or predetermined by the host.

Stars: Viet Huong, Truong Giang, Tran Thanh, Thanh Duy

31. The Debaters (2011– )

22 min | Comedy, Game-Show

6.7
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Comedians humourously debate various topics.

Stars: Steve Patterson, Charles Demers, John Wing, Seán Cullen

Votes: 168

32. Schillerstraße (2004– )

Comedy, Game-Show

5.7
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Cordula Stratmann lives in an apartment located in the Schillerstraße (Schiller Street). She meets her friends and other people. Together, they improvise the conversation. From time to time... See full summary »

Stars: Cordula Stratmann, Martin Schneider, Annette Frier, Maike Tatzig

Votes: 370

33. Purple Gas (2003)

81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Action

7.3
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Alberta farmers using purple farm gas in street vehicles get more than they bargain for when the purple gas regulator arrives.

Director: William Minsky | Stars: Dana Anderson, Josh Dean, Belinda Cornish, Donovan Workun

Votes: 16

34. Lucid Days in Hell (1999)

Comedy

5.0
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Director: John Brenkus | Stars: Kerr Smith, Natalie Zea, Daniel Cosgrove, Susan Egan

Votes: 23

35. Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance (2005– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Improv Comedy Show starring Howie Mandel as himself -- a family man who crafts a hidden-camera segments for a talkshow. The story line will interweave real-life "Candid Camera"-style bits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Abercrombie, Jillian Barberie, John Colella, Howie Mandel

Votes: 18

36. Instant Comedy with the Groundlings (1998– )

Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Michael McDonald, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Griffin, Charles Esten

Votes: 10

37. Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2015 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

8.3
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Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin discusses his life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival.

Director: Sam Cameron | Stars: Robert Osborne, Alan Arkin

Votes: 15

38. Sponk! (2001– )

TV-Y | Game-Show

8.2
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Basically it's a "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" but for kids.

Stars: Tim Dorsch, Karen Fowler, Vanessa Lengies, Johnathan McClain

Votes: 19

39. Jeans (2001)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A movie about the differences between girls and boys.

Director: Nicolette Krebitz | Stars: Nicolette Krebitz, Oskar Melzer, Marc Hosemann, Angie Ojciec

Votes: 59

40. UCB Live! (2012–2014)

Comedy

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Stars: Lauren Adams, Benjamin Apple, Anthony Atamanuik, Matt Besser

41. The Girl in the Show (2018)

109 min | Documentary

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Gilda Radner's lifelong, subversive Feminism serves as a narrative thread for current comediennes as they attempt to answer the question, 'How much has changed since Saturday Night Live first introduced her as 'the GIRL in the show?'"

Director: Anna Fields | Stars: Iris Bahr, Sara Benincasa, Jane Borden, Janine Brito

42. Jester'Z Improv Comedy Live (2016– )

25 min | Family

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Jester'Z Improv Comedy Live, Vol 1, is a family friendly show featuring improv style theater games, stand-up comedy, and improvisational music, performed in front of a live audience. ... See full summary »

Stars: Brandon Allen, Delane Blaser, Whitney Call, Annie Carson

43. Blondes Gift (2001–2005)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.9
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Barbara Schöneberger the blonde poison questions her guests.

Stars: Barbara Schöneberger, Erol Sander, Jana Ina, Christian Tramitz

Votes: 57

44. Royal Liechtenstein Comedy Theatre (2002 TV Special)

55 min | Comedy

6.2
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Director: Perry Rosemond | Stars: Mike Bell, Sarah Constible, Tricia Cooper, Dawn Johnson

Votes: 12

45. Yes And (2004)

92 min | Comedy

6.8
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When two amateur performers form their own improv troupe, they believe it will be as easy as saying "Yes and". However, everything that can go wrong does.

Director: Jack Reda | Stars: Alex Bastani, John Betz Jr., Austin Bragg, Stephanie Burden

Votes: 18

46. Improv Heaven & Hell (1999– )

Comedy

2.6
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A comedy improvisation show, much like Whose Line is it Anyway, but taped all the way through and aired without editing. There are four contestants, two hosts, a musical director (who plays... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Oldring, Andrew Currie, Albert Howell, Lindsay Leese

Votes: 151

47. Thank God You're Here (2008)

60 min | Comedy

7.2
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Four celebrities each walk into an unknown scenario and improvise their way through the scene.

Stars: Paul Merton, Tara Flynn, Cicely Giddings, Nick Haverson

Votes: 72

48. Little Klaus Big World (2011)

82 min | Adventure, Romance

5.1
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KLAUS PIERRE is an international documentary comedy about action star dreams, love and worldwide adventure. Klaus Pierre is a half German, half French, wanna-be action star who travels to ... See full summary »

Director: Arnaud Collery | Stars: Fabrice Adamcrar, Baudouin Euloge Adogony, J. Alexander, Franck Amiack

Votes: 16

49. 25 Years of Improv Comedy (2005)

Not Rated | 91 min

5.8
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For 25 years, Chicago's I.O. Theater has been a training ground for the world's top improv comedians, including many cast members and writers of Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, Late ... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Bakkedahl, Ike Barinholtz, Mark Beltzman, Matt Besser

Votes: 11

50. The Delmonic Interviews (2002)

60 min | Documentary

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Directors: Cesar Jaime, Jeff Pacocha | Stars: Chris Barnes, Matt Besser, Ric Borelli, Craig Cackowski



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