Seth Rogen's Hilarity for CharityApril 6, 2018
Seth Rogen and friends combine stand-up, sketches and music for an outrageous comedy special that could only come from the mind of Seth. Guests include Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, Michael Che, David Chang, Ike Barinholtz, Chelsea Peretti, Kumail Nanjiani, Jon Lovitz, Jeff Goldblum, Sacha Baron Cohen, Nick Kroll, Post Malone, Chris Hardwick, and Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious.
Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of The Dana Carvey ShowOctober 20, 2017
It had all the makings of a huge television success: a white-hot comic at the helm, a coveted primetime slot, and a pantheon of future comedy legends in the cast and crew. So why did The Dana Carvey Show—with a writers room and cast including then unknowns Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Robert Smigel, Charlie Kaufman, and more— crash and burn so spectacularly? TOO FUNNY TO FAIL tells the hilarious true story of a crew of genius misfits who set out to make comedy history… and succeeded in a way they never intended.
Saturday Night Live 25th AnniversaryJanuary 1, 1999
A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature monologues and present a look back at some of the best comedy skits and musical numbers of the past two and a half decades.
King of JazzApril 20, 1930
Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers—all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson.
Nick Kroll: Thank You Very CoolJanuary 29, 2011
In his special, rising star Nick Kroll ("The League," “Date Night,” "Get Him to the Greek") blows the doors off the time-honored one-hour format by weaving in hilarious short films, as well as appearances by his infamous characters Fabrice Fabrice, Bobby Bottleservice, El Chupacabra and Oh, Hello (featuring John Mulaney, “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” and “Saturday Night Live”). This seminal comedy event marks the arrival of an exciting new voice in stand-up and is definitely not to be missed.
How to Irritate PeopleJanuary 21, 1969
A pre-Monty Python mockumentary, written by and presented by John Cleese, that provides tips on learning how to really bug people.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy PoehlerApril 18, 2009
Amy Poheler's best Saturday Night Live skectches and performances.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana CarveyOctober 13, 1999
From 1986 to 1993 Dana Carvey dominated the stage at Saturday Night Live with dead-on impressions and some of the most popular characters in SNL history. See the best of the Church Lady, Hans and Franz, George Bush, Ross Perot, Sassive Headwound Harry, Wayne's World and many others. Plus there's extra material, including Dana's favorite scenes that were cut after Dress Rehearsal and never seen before now.
Saturday Night Live: The Best Of Will Ferrell Volume 3August 3, 2010
The third volume of clips featuring Will Ferrell.
The TV WheelJanuary 1, 1995
A demo/presentation/pilot for a sketch comedy show. A single stationary camera was mounted inside the center of a large rotating platform. As the platform rotated around the camera, a scene would come into view of the camera. The wheel would stop and a sketch would play out in the scene, which was often framed by some piece of appropriate artwork or prop (for the purposes of forced perspective). At the end of the scene, the wheel would rotate, carrying one scene out of the camera's view and bringing another in, and a new sketch would begin in the new scene. Some scenes were self-contained on the platform, while others were open to the studio beyond the platform (and additional action would take place in the background).
RubberheadNovember 18, 2014
Sarah Silverman hosts the first episode of Rubberhead - a night of comedy shorts featuring some of her favorite performers. With comedy from Nathan Barnatt, Jade Catta-Preta, Michael Cassidy, Shelby Fero, Nathan Fielder, David Dineen-Porter, Kyle Dunnigan, Brett Gelman, Todd Glass, Lauren Lapkus, Natasha Leggero, Emily Maya Mills, Tig Notaro, John C Reilly, Seth Rogen, Nick Rutherford, Rob Schrab, Paul Rust, Laura Silverman, Stoney Sharp, Armen Weitzman, Kulap Vilaysack, Eric Wareheim, Harris Wittels, Charlyne Yi and more!
OuttakesAugust 1, 1987
A "Kentucky Fried Movie" / "Groove Tube" kind of sketch comedy featuring skits, parodies and naked women.
Jul Jul JulDecember 25, 2002
Merry Christmas! it says so well, now that it's Christmas again. Christmas concerts or amaryllis, which are most common? We do not know. But we are many who want to be drained on the Christmas spirit. Now this Christmas show is no concert in the traditional sense. We have asked ourselves: Are the little (swedish dancing) frogs really so funny to see? And on this basis we have tried to create a somewhat different Christmas concert, but which we nevertheless assumed Christmas fundamental ingredients. Cast apart After Shave & Galenskaparna do include:
Carl Einarsson Häckner
The unimaginable orchestra
Lisa Alfgrim with Slam
The Secret Policeman's BallMarch 4, 2012
A live stand-up comedy and music gig to celebrate Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary.
The Best of Not The Nine O'Clock NewsFebruary 28, 2006
Attention, comedy fans: NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS is the real thing. This is scathing, no-holds-barred Brit humor at its best. Rapid-fire skits starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) are as politically incorrect as they are side-bustingly funny, sparing no one as they take on the British Royal Family, Margaret Thatcher, Scotland Yard, country music, Christianity, devil worship, punk rock and bathroom etiquette. NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS is so irreverent that when the pilot was due to air in April 1979, the BBC cancelled it due to its incendiary political content. When at last it aired, the greatest comedy group to hit England since Monty Python's Flying Circus stormed the airwaves and revolutionized British and American television alike. Discover the show that set the standard for the anarchic cynicism that defined the alternative comedy of the 80's.
Bob Goldthwait -- Don't Watch This ShowMay 24, 1986
The young comedian presents his brand of insanity, featuring stand-up comedy, skits, TV parodies, and gags.
Tracey Ullman: A Class ActJanuary 9, 1993
A short series of 15 minute programmes, really expanded sketches, in which Tracey Ullman and Michael Palin play various roles satirizing the British class system.
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Trevor Moore: The Story of Our TimesApril 20, 2018
Trevor Moore's special finds him struggling through an insufferable brunch with his girlfriend and her friends as they discuss pop culture and hot-button issues. Naturally, he can't stop himself from expressing his own views on the topics through a series of songs and music videos, including "My Computer Became Self Aware" and "Bullies."
Viewer Discretion AdvisedJanuary 1, 1998
Sketch comedy loosely organized around parodies of televsion genres.