Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows

Who does not love to laugh? I guess nobody. Here are the kings and queens of comedy, who with their jokes, puns, satires have entertained us and made us laugh. The list is about the best sketch comedy shows ever. Hahaha.

10. That Mitchell and Webb Look

This is the British comedy starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Full of gags, hilarious ideas and wonderful depiction, the show is just fantabulously fantastic. The show has won many nominations in the category of comedy and won awards as well. The show use recurring sketches such as Numberwang, The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken-Ceaser, and a popular math’s quiz. The show is funny enough to leave your work for some time and watch.

9. A Bit Of Fry And Laurie

The show undoubtedly deserves a place on the list of top sketch comedy shows. The phrases- “Please, Mr. Music, will you play?”, “Soupy twist”, “If you’ll pardon the pun”, “No relation”, “M’colleague” are the ones that the characters made famous. The characters talked on the issues running around in the country with funny satires that nobody would mind. This type of fun and pun, only they could create with such charm and elegance.

8. Mr. Show with Bob And David

The Amerian comedy series starred and hosted by Bob Odenkirk and David Coss is light hearted comedy. The show contains series of sketches each one transitioning to the next by a link. The dedication to originality, standard of the jokes and the desire to serving the comedy, makes it worth seeing. The show even mocked at issues like teenage suicides, after-school specials, Satanism, cock rings and hermaphrodites.

7. The Kids In The Hall

The Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984 ran from 1988 to 1994 on CBC in Canada and 1989 to 1995 on CBS and HBO in the United States. the show starred Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson. The artists appeared as themselves rather as characters, some sketches directly dealt with the fact that they were comedy troupes producing a TV show. The troupe produced a movie called Brain Candy, released in 1966, developing a cult with the fans.

6. In Living Color

The first sketch show ever to cast African-American cast on screen. The series strove to produce comedy with a strong emphasis on modern black subject matter. The show has received many awards in the name of outstanding comedy series, variety series and musical series.

5. The Carol Burnett Show

One of the greatest shows of all time has won many an awards which itself proves its worth. A group of funny professionals full of family entertainment and the goal-“make people laugh ? is all it takes to produce a show like the Carol Burnett Show. The charming Carol Burnett along with Harvey Korman and Tim Conway ruled the hearts of people for the type of fun, comedy and entertainment they brought out.

4. SCTV

The show was an incredible groundbreaking show. The moderately low budgeted show became famous for making the most of what it had. The premise being portrayal of independent TV station, the episode could contain news broadcasts, sitcoms, dramas, talk show, kids show or game show. The small cast of the show played a variety of station roles ranging from spokesperson to program hosts.

3. Chappelle’s Show

The show starring Dave Chappelle, Charlie Murphy and Donnell Rawlings was ridiculously funny. This was a controversial show with a mix of drugs, race, sex and everything else that is on mind of a star. The show was like being on a tour of America with the eyes of a hilarious guy. Racial Draft, Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories, A Moment in the Life of Lil’ Jon, Player Hater’s Ball, Frontline etc. are some of the notable sketches.

2. Saturday Night Live

The show records as one of the best moments in the history of American comedy, especially the first few seasons. The show was too good for the primetime. It came up with too hip, too smart and the way too cool for TV. The show is running since 1975 and ended this year on may 17, making it the longest running show in the American television history. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest and performances by musical guests are featured. Every episode is a delight to watch.

1. Monty Python’s Flying Circus

The title of the greatest show in the history of sketch comedy is attributed to the Monty Python’s Flying Circus. It is British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough and created by the Monty Python group. The show was broadcast on BBC from 1969 to 1974. Really long! The show came up in four series with 13 episodes in first three and six in the last. This is the comedy that got better with time. Really!! The show targeted the idiosyncrasies of the British life, especially that of professionals. The artists presented traditional comedy with modernization and you would find that the men were clever, smart, stupid, silly and funny, all at the same time.

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