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The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHaleThe Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
Netflix, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Talk Shows | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is a weekly half-hour topical series that takes a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe. It's a fast and funny distillation of everything people are talking about that week. Featuring celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and insane video clips from the worldwide realms of TV, sports, politics, celebrity culture, and every corner of the internet, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is destination viewing for comedy lovers, or people who just really, really like green screens.


Have You Been Paying Attention?Have You Been Paying Attention?
Ten, 2013 Running | Comedy, Current Events, Game Show
Rating: 4.8/5

This is a news based comedy-quiz show hosted by Tom Gleisner. The show features a panel of celebrities who take a comic look at current topical news.


Alien News DeskAlien News Desk
SyFy, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Animation
Rating: 2.5/5

Alien News Desk is a weekly, topical animated series set in an extraterrestrial newsroom, which covers up-to-the-minute news and commentary about the universe's most baffling species - the inscrutable Humans of Planet Earth.


The RanganationThe Ranganation
BBC Two, 2019 On Hiatus | Comedy, Talk Shows
Rating: 3.8/5

Romesh Ranganathan, joined by celebrity guests and the Ranganation, his very own focus group of 25 members of the public, takes a funny, topical look at modern Britain.


Tracey Ullman's ShowTracey Ullman's Show
BBC One, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Tracey Ullman returns to British screens with her unique take on some of the extraordinary characters who live in, or are visiting, the global hub that is the UK.


Have I Got a Bit More News for YouHave I Got a Bit More News for You
BBC One, 2007 Running | Comedy, Game Show, News
Rating: 4/5

An extended version of the satirical news quiz, Have I Got News for You, featuring more of the stuff that wouldn't fit into the regular programme. The regular edition began on BBC Two on 28 September 1990, however it wasn't until the spring of 2007 for series 33 that the previously sporadic extended version of the show, which aired as a weekend repeat, became a permanent fixture and was given the name Have I Got a Bit More News for You. Over an hour's worth of material is recorded for each programme for broadcast the following day, allowing the programme to remain topical while the BBC's lawyers have time to request cuts of potentially defamatory material.


Late Night MashLate Night Mash
Dave, 2021 On Hiatus | Comedy
Rating: 5/5

Satirical news show hosted by Nish Kumar returns to TV. Late Night Mash is a continuation of the successful show The Mash Report, which aired on BBC Two for four series. Nish Kumar is joined by Rachel Parris and Ellie Taylor as they deliver topical insights and fake news reports from the dystopian parallel universe we affectionately call "modern Britain". News correspondents, including Geoff Norcott, Catherine Bohart, Fin Taylor, Michael Spicer, Steve N Allen and Ahir Shah, will front acerbic sketches and reports about all the things happening in the world that probably shouldn't, as well as all the things that aren't happening that probably should.


Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman
CBS, 1993 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Music, Talk Shows
Rating: 2.5/5

Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS.


This Week at The Comedy CellarThis Week at The Comedy Cellar
Comedy Central, 2018 On Hiatus | Comedy

Comedians of all stripes, from rising stars to established legends, pop into New York's legendary Comedy Cellar every week for a topical set.


Spitting ImageSpitting Image
BritBox, 1984 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 4.8/5

At 10pm on a Sunday night in 1984, Peter Fluck and Roger Law's caricatures of the famous were unveiled to British audiences. Frequently crass and tasteless, but just as often hilarious, the caricatures of Spitting Image were to offend, outrage and amuse for another 12 years, before being laid to rest in 1996, making it the most successful adult orientated puppet television programme ever. Its format, a satirical comedy sketch show with latex puppets rather than live actors, was inventive and at times surreal. Some of Spitting Image's sketches were shot and edited only hours before the show went on the airwaves, thus ensuring a fresh up-to-date topicality. Spitting Image preyed on well known faces, from the Royals to MPs. In spite of its detractors, over 12 million viewers (a quarter of England's adult population) watched Spitting Image on Central Independent Television, a subsidiary of ITV. Its spin-off records, books, comics and videos sold in the millions. It won an International Emmy for "Outstanding Popular Arts" program in the 1985-86 season, and spawned a Number 1 hit in 'The Chicken Song'.


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