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Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
NBC,

2008

| Comedy, Sketch/Improv, Current Events
Rating: 5/5

NBC's veteran late-night show Saturday Night Live expands its "Weekend Update" segment in this special series. Beginning as a limited run of three special episodes during the 2008 Presidential campaign, SNL Weekend Update Thursday has once again returned to NBC's Thursday night lineup.


Drunk History UK

Top UK comedians relate their favourite historical stories while getting absolutely bladdered on a mixture of beers, wines and spirits. Their slurred versions of history are then acted out, word for word, by a host of well-known actors, celebrities and comedians including Johnny Vegas, Russell Kane, Joe Lycett, Rob Beckett, Alex Horne and James Acaster. Luckily, Jimmy Carr is on voice-over duties to restore some order if the drinking sessions get out of hand.


MADtv
The CW,

1995

| Comedy, Sketch/Improv
Rating: 5/5

Late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of MAD magazine. Material includes impersonations, fake commercials, mock movie trailers, and even Spy vs. Spy segments. Competes against Saturday Night Live in it's time slot, but aimed at a younger adult audience.


Mr. Show with Bob and David
HBO,

1995

| Comedy, Sketch/Improv
Rating: 4/5

"Mr. Show" was the insanely funny, critically loved but HBO-loathed sketch comedy that ran on the channel for 4 years from 1995-1998.


A Bit of Fry and Laurie
BBC One,

1989

| Comedy, Sketch/Improv | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

"A Bit of Fry and Laurie" was an English sketch-based comedy. It starred Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, who also doubled as the show's writers. The show aired in 4 separate series on BBC 2 between 1989 and 1995. A Bit of Fry and Laurie received excellent reviews for its innovative approach to comedy.


Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job
Adult Swim,

2007

| Comedy, Sketch/Improv
Rating: 4/5

A bizarre comedy, which consists of sketches, fake commercials, prank phone calls, etc. It features many guest stars, in addition to it's numerous appearances by the show's creators. It is mostly live-action, which is very unusual for a channel called "Cartoon Network".


Important Things with Demetri Martin
Comedy Central,

2009

| Comedy, Sketch/Improv
Rating: 1/5

Comedian Demetri Martin brings his comic variety to his very own sketch show. In each episode, Demetri uses jokes, his own hair, stand up comedy, animation and music to compile a sketch about a different "important thing".


This Is Not Happening

From firearms to hotel fires, top comedians, including the likes of Marc Maron and Keegan-Michael Key, tell wild, wacky, and weird tales from their own lives in these storytelling sessions hosted by Ari Shaffir.


The Jeff Dunham Show

This show features Jeff Dunham and his infamous characters, Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Peanut, Bubba J and José Jalapeño on a Stick in front of a live-studio audience as well as interacting with people on the street in Los Angeles.


The Jeselnik Offensive

This show brings Anthony Jeselnik and his signature dark and twisted point-of-view unleashing his razor-sharp take on each week's must-see "train wreck" news ripped from the headlines of Gawker, Reddit and the places we all troll for the darker, more shocking and lurid stories.