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The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows  

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Here are the very best sketch comedy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest sketch comedy shows also includes pictures from the shows. Popular sketch comedy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining sketch comedy show of all time is. Don't let your favorite sketch comedy television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of sketch comedy television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

The list includes shows like from Chappelle's Show, Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and more.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best sketch comedy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest sketch comedy shows?"

 

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The State is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant
The State is a half-hour sketch-comedy television show, originally broadcast in the USA on MTV between December 17, 1993, and July 1, 1995. The show combined bizarre characters and scenarios to ...more
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The Man Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, Angelique Gorges
The Man Show is an American comedy television show on Comedy Central. It was created in 1999 by its two original co-hosts, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla, and their executive producer Daniel
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The Richard Pryor Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Richard Pryor, Jimmy Martinez, Edie McClurg
The Richard Pryor Show was an American comedy variety series starring Richard Pryor. It premiered on NBC on Tuesday, September 13, 1977 at 8 p.m. opposite ABC's popular television shows Laverne ...more
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Upright Citizens Brigade is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts
The Upright Citizens Brigade is an improvisational comedy and sketch comedy group that emerged from Chicago's ImprovOlympic in 1990. Its most recent members, who authored together its 2013 ...more
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Hee Haw is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Ray Peace added Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens
Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS-TV from 1969–1971 before a 20-year run in ...more
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Fridays is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Jack Burns, Brandis Kemp, Mark Blankfield
Fridays is the name of ABC's weekly late-night live comedy show, which aired on Friday nights from April 11, 1980 to April 23, 1982.
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That Mitchell and Webb Look is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, James Bachman
That Mitchell and Webb Look is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Shown on BBC Two since 2006, its first two series were directed by David Kerr, who also ...more
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French & Saunders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
bigcraig added Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint
French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the ...more
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The Whitest Kids U' Know is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, Zach Cregger
The Whitest Kids U' Know is an American sketch comedy troupe and television program of the same name. The group consists of Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams and Darren ...more
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Your Show of Shows is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner
Your Show of Shows is a live 90-minute variety show that was broadcast weekly in the United States on NBC from February 25, 1950, through June 5, 1954, featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. ...more
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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Dbo878 added Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American sketch comedy television series created by Amy Schumer and Daniel Powell. Each episode is divided into segments of varying length – ...more
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The Jonathan Winters Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Jonathan Winters, Paul Lynde, Minnie Pearl
The Jonathan Winters Show is the first of two American television network Variety show television programs to be hosted by comedian Jonathan Winters. The television series was broadcast from ...more
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The Catherine Tate Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley
The Catherine Tate Show is a British television sketch comedy written by Catherine Tate and Aschlin Ditta. Tate also stars in all but one of the show's sketches, which feature a wide range of ...more
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The Dana Carvey Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert
The Dana Carvey Show was an American sketch comedy television show that aired on ABC during the spring of 1996. Dana Carvey was the host and principal player on the show while Louis C.K. served ...more
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The Amanda Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan
The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999 to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell and Nancy ...more
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The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey
The Chris Rock Show is a late night comedy talk show featured on HBO. It was created by Chris Rock and featured various guests. The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or ...more
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The Flip Wilson Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin
The Flip Wilson Show is an hour-long variety show that aired in the U.S. on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of ...more
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Tracey Takes On... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Greer Baudreau added Tracey Ullman, Alastair Duncan, Julie Kavner
Tracey Takes On... is an HBO sketch comedy series starring actress-comedian Tracey Ullman. The show ran for four seasons, and won multiple awards. Each week, each episode would focus on, or ...more
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KaBlam! is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Mischa Barton, Billy West, John Walsh
KaBlam! is an American animated sketch comedy that ran on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2000. It features a collection of short films in several different styles of animation, bridged by the ...more
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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Gre... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Bob Odenkirk
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is an American sketch comedy television series, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which premiered February 11, 2007 on Cartoon ...more
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The Danny Kaye Show is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Countermoon added Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten
The Danny Kaye Show is an American variety show hosted by Danny Kaye that aired on CBS from 1963 to 1967 on Wednesday nights. Directed by Robert Scheerer, the show premiered in black-and-white, ...more
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Big Train is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Simon Pegg
Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. The first series was broadcast on BBC Two ...more
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TV Funhouse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Maya Rudolph, Robert Smigel, Jon Glaser
"Saturday TV Funhouse" is the title of a recurring skit on NBC's Saturday Night Live featuring cartoons created by longtime SNL writer Robert Smigel as well as a short-lived spinoff ...more
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Little Britain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker
Little Britain is a British character-based comedy sketch show which was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show. It was written and performed by comic duo David ...more
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Brad Detanna added Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more