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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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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan
Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in the majority of its ...more

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers
Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more

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Monty Python's Flying Ci... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more

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The Carol Burnett Show ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, ...more

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In Living Color is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park
In Living Color is an American sketch comedy television series that originally ran on Fox from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994. Brothers Keenen and Damon Wayans created, wrote and starred in the ...more

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MADtv is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson, Aries Spears
Mad TV is an American sketch comedy television series originally inspired by Mad magazine. The show featured animated Spy vs. Spy and Don Martin cartoon shorts as well as images of Alfred E. ...more

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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt
The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 ...more

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Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest
Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists mainly of several ...more

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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald
The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous ...more

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#227 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #82 of 579 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time #641 of 2,296 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

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Second City Television ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
John Candy, Robin Duke, Joe Flaherty
SCTV is a Canadian television sketch comedy show offshoot from Toronto's Second City troupe that ran between 1976 and 1984.

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Mr. Show with Bob and Da... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis
Mr. Show with Bob and David, also known as Mr. Show, is an American sketch comedy series starring and hosted by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. It aired on HBO from November 3, 1995, to December ...more

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The Benny Hill Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Benny Hill, Nicholas Parsons, Patricia Hayes
The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various incarnations between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused ...more

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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Countermoon added
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj
The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news ...more

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The Tracey Ullman Show ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Tracey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray
The Tracey Ullman Show is an American television variety show, starring English-born comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. It debuted on April 5, 1987, as the Fox network's second ...more

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#233 of 296 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History #268 of 2,296 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #132 of 483 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

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Rowan & Martin's Lau... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by ...more

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney
Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated ...more

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All That is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson
All That is an American sketch comedy television series created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. The series originally aired on Nickelodeon from April 16, 1994 to October 22, 2005, lasting ten ...more

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Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis
Tosh.0 is an American television series hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh, who provides commentary on online video clips, society, celebrities, and other parts of popular culture and stereotypes.

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The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Electric Company
Morgan Freeman, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby
The Electric Company is an educational American children's television series that was directed by Bob Schwartz, Henry Behar and John Tracy, written by Christopher Cerf, Jeremy Steven and John ...more

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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer
Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion ...more

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The Ed Sullivan Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Ed Sullivan, Bern Bennett, Ralph Paul
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American TV variety show that ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was ...more

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You Can't Do That on Tel... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade
You Can't Do That on Television is a Canadian television program that first aired locally in 1979 before airing internationally in 1981. It featured pre-teen and teenaged actors in a sketch ...more
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The Red Skelton Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Countermoon added
Ginger Rogers, Red Skelton
The Red Skelton Show is an American variety show that was a television staple for two decades, from 1951 to 1971. It was second to Gunsmoke and third to The Ed Sullivan Show in the ratings ...more

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The Red Green Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Graham Greene, Paul Gross, Gavin Crawford
The Red Green Show is a Canadian television comedy that aired on various channels in Canada, with its ultimate home at CBC Television, and on Public Broadcasting Service stations in the United ...more

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton
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 ...more