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Sketch comedy comprises a series of short comedy scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long. [1]

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A Bit of Fry & Laurie

A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995.

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Alas Smith and Jones

Alas Smith and Jones is a British comedy sketch television series featuring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones that ran for four series and two Christmas specials on BBC2 from 1984 to 1988, and as Smith and Jones for six series on BBC1 from 1989 to 1998.

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Amazon Women on the Moon

Amazon Women on the Moon is a 1987 American satirical comedy film that parodies the experience of watching low-budget movies on late-night television.

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And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different is a 1971 British sketch comedy film based on the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring sketches from the first two series.

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Beyond the Fringe

Beyond the Fringe was a British comedy stage revue written and performed by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Jonathan Miller.

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Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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British Comedy Awards

The British Comedy Awards were an annual awards ceremony in the United Kingdom celebrating notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year.

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Cambridge Footlights Revue

The Cambridge Footlights Revue is an annual revue by the Footlights Club - a group of comic writer-performers at the University of Cambridge.

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Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses?

Can I Do It...

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Roberto Gómez Bolaños (21 February 1929 – 28 November 2014), more commonly known by his stage name Chespirito, or "Little Shakespeare" was a Mexican screenwriter, actor, comedian, film director, television director, playwright, songwriter, and author.

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Chespirito (TV series)

Chespirito is a sketch comedy show that aired in Mexico and was created by and starred comedian and actor Roberto Gomez Bolaños, whose nickname gave the show its title.

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Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Children's television series

A children's television series, or children's show, is a television show designed and marketed to children, normally scheduled for broadcast during the morning and afternoon, when children are usually awake.

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In a modern sense, comedy (from the κωμῳδία, kōmōidía) refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film, stand-up comedy, or any other medium of entertainment.

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Ed Grimley

Edward Mayhoff 'Ed' Grimley is a fictional character created and portrayed by Martin Short.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues.

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El Chapulín Colorado

El Chapulín Colorado (The Red Grasshopper or as Captain Hopper in the English version of El Chavo: Animated Series) is a Mexican television comedy series that ran from 1973 to 1979 and parodied superhero shows.

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El Chavo del Ocho

El Chavo del Ocho (often shortened to El Chavo) is a Mexican television sitcom that gained enormous popularity in Latin America as well as in Spain, and the United States, among other countries.

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Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, founded in 1883 and run by the students of Cambridge University.

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Gumbys are recurring characters in Monty Python's Flying Circus, characterized by a very distinctive appearance.

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Harry Enfield's Television Programme

Harry Enfield and Chums (also called Harry Enfield's Television Programme) is a British sketch show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.

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I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (often abbreviated as ISIRTA) is a BBC radio comedy programme that originated from the Cambridge University Footlights revue Cambridge Circus.

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If You Don't Stop It... You'll Go Blind

If You Don't Stop It...

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Improvisational theatre

Improvisational theatre, often called improv or impro, is the form of theatre, often comedy, in which most or all of what is performed is unplanned or unscripted: created spontaneously by the performers.

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Inappropriate Comedy

Inappropriate Comedy (stylized as inAPPropriate Comedy) is a 2013 American satirical sketch comedy film directed by Vince Offer.

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It's That Man Again

It's That Man Again (or, commonly, ITMA) was a BBC radio comedy programme which ran from 1939 to 1949.

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List of Little Britain characters

This is a list of characters for the British television and radio sketch show Little Britain (and its American spin-off, Little Britain USA).

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List of sketch comedy groups

This is a list of notable sketch comedy groups by country.

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Little Britain

Little Britain is a British character-based sketch show that was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Lou and Andy

Lou Todd and Andy Pipkin are fictional characters from the cult BBC TV and radio show Little Britain, played by David Walliams and Matt Lucas respectively.

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Mad (TV series)

Mad is an American animated sketch comedy produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

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Marjorie Dawes

Marjorie Dawes is a fictional character played by British comedian Matt Lucas.

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Martin Short

Martin Hayter Short (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, singer and writer.

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Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

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Monty Python

Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969.

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Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (known during the final series as just Monty Python) is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974.

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, directed by Terry Jones.

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Movie 43

Movie 43 is a 2013 American anthology comedy film co-directed and produced by Peter Farrelly, and written by Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko among others.

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Music hall

Music hall is a type of British theatrical entertainment that was popular from the early Victorian era circa 1850 and lasting until 1960.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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is a Japanese comedic act where two people wear the same large coat (''haori'') and pretend to be one (hunchbacked) person.

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Not the Nine O'Clock News

Not the Nine O'Clock News was a British television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982.

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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Portland, Oregon

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.

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Possum Lake

Possum Lake is a fictional town in Northwestern Ontario, Canada which is the setting for The Red Green Show.

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A revue (from French 'magazine' or 'overview') is a type of multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance, and sketches.

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Right Now Kapow

Right Now Kapow is an American animated sketch comedy television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation for Disney XD.

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Royston Vasey

Royston Vasey is a fictional town in the BBC television comedy series The League of Gentlemen.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

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Saturday Night Live TV show sketches

Saturday Night Live has long mocked the television medium with many fake commercials and parodies of TV shows themselves.

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Scene (drama)

In drama, a scene is a unit of action, often a subdivision of an act.

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Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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Second City Television

Second City Television, commonly shortened to SCTV, is a Canadian television sketch comedy show that ran between 1976 and 1984.

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry.

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Stage (theatre)

In theatre and performing arts, the stage (sometimes referred to as the deck in stagecraft) is a designated space for the performance of productions.

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Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.

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The Carol Burnett Show

The Carol Burnett Show (also Carol Burnett and Friends in syndication) is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner.

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The Family (sketch)

"The Family" is a series of comedy sketches featured on The Carol Burnett Show, with one installment airing on Carol Burnett & Company.

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The Fast Show

The Fast Show, known as Brilliant in the US, is a BBC comedy sketch show programme that ran from 1994 to 1997, with specials in 2000 and 2014.

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The Groove Tube

The Groove Tube is a 1974 American Independent comedy film written and produced by Ken Shapiro and starring Shapiro, Richard Belzer and Chevy Chase.

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The Groundlings

The Groundlings are an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe and school based in Los Angeles, California.

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The Kentucky Fried Movie

The Kentucky Fried Movie is a 1977 independently made American anthology comedy film, produced by Kim Jorgensen, Larry Kostroff, and Robert K. Weiss and directed by John Landis. Among the numerous star cameos are George Lazenby, Bill Bixby, Henry Gibson, Barry Dennen, Donald Sutherland, Tony Dow, Stephen Bishop, and the voice of Shadoe Stevens. According to David Zucker on the DVD commentary track, David Letterman auditioned for the role of the newscaster but was not selected. The film also features many former members of The Groundlings and The Second City. The "feature presentation" portion of the film stars Evan C. Kim and hapkido Grand Master Bong Soo Han. The Kentucky Fried Movie marked the first film appearances of a number of actors who later became famous, as well as being the vehicle that launched the careers of the Zucker brothers, Abrahams, and Landis. Landis' work on the film was responsible for his being recommended to direct National Lampoon's Animal House in 1978. The film's writers were the team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, who subsequently wrote and directed Airplane!, Top Secret!, and the Police Squad! television series and its film spin-offs, ''The Naked Gun'' films.

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The Kids in the Hall

The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy troupe formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson.

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The League of Gentlemen

The League of Gentlemen is a British comedy television series that premiered on BBC Two in 1999.

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The Red Green Show

The Red Green Show was a Canadian television comedy that aired on various channels in Canada, with its ultimate home at CBC Television, and on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations in the United States, from 1991 until the series finale 7 April 2006, on CBC.

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The Second City

The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise, best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe based in Chicago.

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The Underground Comedy Movie

The Underground Comedy Movie is a 1999 film directed by and starring Vince Offer.

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Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.

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Upright Citizens Brigade

The Upright Citizens Brigade is an improvisational and sketch comedy group that emerged from Chicago's ImprovOlympic in 1990.

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Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.

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Variety show

Variety shows, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism.

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Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment.

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Vignette (literature)

In a novel, theatrical script, screenplay, sketch stories, and poetry, a vignette is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or character and gives a trenchant impression about that character, an idea, setting, and/or object.

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Warner Bros. Animation

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