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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
Chappelle's Show 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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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Monty Python's Flying Circus 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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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Saturday Night Live 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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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Carol Burnett Show 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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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Kids in the Hall 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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In Living Color is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
In Living Color 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) 7 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
MADtv 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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Second City Television is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Second City Television 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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Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Key & Peele 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 Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Muppet Show 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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The Benny Hill Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Benny Hill Show 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) 12 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Countermoon added The Daily Show 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

The Best Comedy Central TV Shows

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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 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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Mr. Show with Bob and David is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Mr. Show with Bob and David 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 Tracey Ullman Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Tracey Ullman Show racey 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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A Bit of Fry and Laurie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 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

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All That is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
All That Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson All That is an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. All That first aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network on April 16, 1994, as a ...more

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Sesame Street 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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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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The Ed Sullivan Show is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Ed Sullivan Show 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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The Red Skelton Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Countermoon added The Red Skelton Show 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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Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Tosh.0 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.

The Best Comedy TV Shows Since 2015

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The Red Green Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Red Green Show 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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Fridays is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Fridays 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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You Can't Do That on Televisio... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
You Can't Do That on Television 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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Upright Citizens Brigade is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Upright Citizens Brigade 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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Robot Chicken 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

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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The Whitest Kids U' Know is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Whitest Kids U' Know 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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The Flip Wilson Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Flip Wilson Show 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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That Mitchell and Webb Look is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
That Mitchell and Webb Look 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) 31 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
bigcraig added French & Saunders 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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Your Show of Shows is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Your Show of 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

The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

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The Richard Pryor Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Richard Pryor Show 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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The Man Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Man Show 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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Hee Haw is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Ray Peace added Hee Haw 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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Little Britain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Little Britain 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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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Dbo878 added Inside Amy Schumer 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

The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought

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The Jonathan Winters Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Jonathan Winters Show 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) 39 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Catherine Tate Show 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 League of Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The League of Gentlemen Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith The League of Gentlemen is a quartet of British dark comedy writer–performers, formed in 1995 by Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. The television programme for ...more

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Big Train is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Big Train 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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The Fast Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Fast Show Paul Whitehouse, Caroline Aherne, Mark Williams The Fast Show, known as Brilliant in the US, was a BBC comedy sketch show programme that ran from 1994 to 1997, with specials in 2000 and 2014. It was one of the most popular sketch shows of the ...more

The Best 2010s NBC Comedy Shows

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Not The Nine O'Clock News is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Not The Nine O'Clock News Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones Not the Nine O'Clock News is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. Originally shown as a comedy alternative to the Nine O'Clock News on BBC1, it featured ...more

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The Dana Carvey Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Dana Carvey Show 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) 45 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Amanda Show 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 State is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The State 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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Harry Enfield's Television Pro... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
Harry Enfield's Television Programme Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Kathy Burke Harry Enfield and Chums was a British sketch show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse. It first broadcast on BBC Two in 1990 in the 9 pm slot on Thursdays nights which became the ...more

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KaBlam! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
KaBlam! 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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The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Chris Rock Show 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 Two Ronnies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sketch Comedy TV Shows
The Two Ronnies Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett The Two Ronnies is a BBC television comedy sketch show created by Bill Cotton for the BBC, which aired on BBC1 from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, ...more