The Comedy Company was an Australian comedy television series first aired from 16 February 1988 until about 11 November 1990 on Network Ten, Sunday night and was created and directed by Ian McFadyen, and co directed and produced by Jo Lane. The show largely consisted of sketch comedy in short segments, much in the tradition of earlier Sketch comedy shows, The Mavis Bramston Show, The Naked Vicar Show, Australia You're Standing In It, and The D-Generation. The majority of the filming took place in Melbourne, Victoria. The show had a significant effect on Australian culture, particularly on Australian youth. The Australian adoption of the word "Bogan" was first used in its existing context by the The Comedy Company character, Kylie Mole.
Out Of The Blue is an American fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC during the fall of 1979. It is chiefly notable as having featured a Mork & Mindy crossover, and for the controversy surrounding its status as a spin-off of Happy Days. The series stars Jimmy Brogan as Random, an angel-in-training who is assigned to live with a family and work as a high school teacher. The series aired from September 9 to December 16, 1979. Nine episodes had been aired at the time of cancellation. Some completed material was never broadcast.
Bob Patterson is a 2001 television sitcom starring and written by Jason Alexander and Ira Steven Behr. It was directed by Robby Benson and Barnet Kellman. The show debuted on ABC on October 2, 2001 and the final episode aired October 31, 2001. The show was cancelled after five episodes aired.
The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys was a live-action television series that aired in 1992. The series aired 11 episodes before it was canceled. The show focuses on three Sea Monkeys—Dave, Bill and Aquarius —and their creator, The Professor. Others appearing in the short-lived series included Stephen Furst, Gilbert Gottfried, Larry Melman and Vernon Wells. The concept of the show derived from the popular Sea Monkeys product, successfully marketed in the 1970s with a series of comic book ads designed and illustrated by Joe Orlando, later Vice President of DC Comics and Associate Publisher of Mad. Produced by CBS, the series aired in the United States and Australia. The unusual character designs derive from the fantasy characters in the ads that Orlando drew for Harold von Braunhut, creator of the product. The plot revolved around the notion that the Professor had accidentally enlarged three sea monkeys to human-size, and plotlines followed their ensuing comical ineptness in the world. Each Sea Monkey displayed a certain odd character trait: Aquarius could not keep a secret, Bill was afraid of an Imperial, Pennsylvania man named Derek Allen and Dave would grow excited at the sound of polka music.
Just Say Julie is an American combination comedy/music video show starring and created by comedian and singer Julie Brown. The series aired from 1989 to 1992 on MTV in the United States, where it aired on Friday nights during its run.
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts is an American radio and television variety show which ran on CBS from 1946 until 1958. Sponsored by Lipton Tea, it stars Arthur Godfrey, who was also hosting Arthur Godfrey and His Friends at the same time.
First Time Out is an American situation comedy that aired on the The WB Television Network. Originally holding the working title Girlfriends and described as a "Latino Living Single", the series first aired on September 10, 1995 and last aired on December 17, 1995.
The U.S. of Archie was a Saturday morning cartoon show on CBS from September 7, 1974 to September 1976. A spinoff of the popular Archie comic books and television show, it featured Archie, Jughead, and the other Riverdale High student regulars re-enacting famous scenes throughout American history, taking full advantage of the Bicentennial in the months leading up to it. These re-enactments were termed by Archie during the show to be historical accounts featuring the 'ancestors' of the current Archie gang, even though this meant they had identical ancestors who were always close friends in nearly every era of American history. It was produced by Filmation founders and producers Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott. The musical segments appear after the episode ends, which are songs about the covered topic. The characters were slightly re-drawn with new clothing but some of the animations were recycled. It ran for a total of sixteen episodes, but due to its educational agenda, lacked the music and comedy elements which had made the other Archie cartoons so successful. The series was an instant flop. After spending its first four months on Saturday mornings, it was moved to the less-popular Sunday morning schedule in January 1975, where it remained in repeats until September 1976.
In this autobiographical family comedy, based on the life of series creator Peter Murrieta, life is seen through the eyes of 15-year-old David Tiant as he faces the challenges of growing up in an ethnically mixed, upwardly mobile family.
Baby Talk is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from March 8, 1991 until May 8, 1992 as part of ABC's TGIF lineup. The show was loosely based on the popular Look Who's Talking movies and was adapted for television by Ed Weinberger. Amy Heckerling created original characters for the series while using key creative and script elements from Look Who's Talking, which she had written and directed. Weinberger served as executive producer during the first season, and was replaced by Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein in the second season.
Comedy at Club 54 is a Canadian television program hosted by Ben Guyatt. The show was produced from the early 1990s until 2002 and is now airing in syndicated re-runs on the Canadian Comedy Network. The show takes place in Burlington, Ontario at Club 54. The live performances still happen weekly, although new episodes of the Comedy at Club 54 TV show have not been aired since 2002. The taped show usually begins with a zoom-in to host Ben Guyatt, who then reads the "Joke of the Week", which is a weekly joke ostensibly sent in from program viewers across North America. Typically, he will then throw the joke card behind him and say to the audience "Welcome to Comedy at Club 54!" This is followed by the opening sequence, audience applause, and the show's theme song, played by an in house band. Ben Guyatt will then introduce the comedians, who over the years have come from all over North America. The performances are almost all of the typical stand-up comedy variety, but also include magicians, ventriloquists, vaudeville acts, comedy duos and musical acts. Every show features at least two comedians with a 12 minute televised spot, although the live performances are much longer and are edited for time.
The Boring Report is a four-part series originally broadcast on Melbourne's Channel 31. It is a programme that supports intellectual humour, with elements of traditional English humour and some "fart" humour.
Seaview is a British children's television series produced by the BBC in 1983. Written by Chris Barlas, the series was a light-hearted comedy drama centred around a teenage girl, Sandy Shelton, and her younger brother George growing up living at her parents' guest house in Blackpool. Two series each consisting of six episodes were made between 1983 and 1985. The second series introduced a boyfriend for Sandy played by Mark Jordan who went on to star as PC Phil Bellamy in ITV's Heartbeat.
Evelien is a Dutch dramedy television series made for broadcaster Net 5. Actress Kim van Kooten plays the eponymous starring role. So far two seasons have been made; the first episode was broadcast on March 7, 2006. In 2007 the series was sold to Belgian channel Een.
Ursäkta röran (vi bygger om) was a Swedish television programme that was broadcast on TV4 in 2002. It was Filip Hammar & Fredrik Wikingsson first success and was the show that brought them to fame. The concept involved Filip and Fredrik making fun of both famous and unknown people using a hidden camera and similar setups. The jokes were of a rather unusual, sometimes experimental, nature and some viewers took offense, feeling that the pair were humiliating innocent people. The show made the headlines due to a segment called "the Swedish Nazi-reference championship" where they fooled singer and former Expedition Robinson-star Emma Andersson into an interview where they made as many Nazi-references as possible and observed her reactions. This included jokes such as naming the show they claimed to work for "Treblinka", claiming that Leni Riefenstahl was a modern director of music-videos, that Joseph Goebbels was a DJ whose music resembled Andersson's, and dozens of other references to the Third Reich and the Holocaust. Throughout the interview, Andersson wore a T-shirt with the text "Treblinka - Class of '45". Andersson didn't seem to react at all on tape. She later claimed that her reactions were edited out in order to make fun of her - a claim Fredrik Wikingsson has later refuted.
HaShir Shelanu is an Israeli daily comical musical drama that had finished its 4th season airing on the yes-5 Israeli Movie Channel and repeating on Channel 2. The last episode aired in April 2007.
I Men... ke I Den is a comedy series which aired on ANT1 for three seasons from 1993 to 1996. The scripts were written by Haris Romas and Anna Chatzissofia.
Dolce Vita is an English language information TV programme on Television Broadcasts Limited in Hong Kong. It has been hosted by Kelly Cheung, Rabeea Yeung, Lorea Solabarrieta, Aimee Chan, Vaneese Toses, Jason Chan, Winnie Young, Francis Chan, Vincent Wan, Becky Lee, Marcus Kwok, Desmond So, Rani Samtani, Nelson Siu and Hilda Chan through its run. The weekly programme follows the format of former TVB Pearl lifestyle-magazine shows Eye on Hong Kong, and Citylife. With the launch of Dolce Vita, the lifestyle programme features fine dining, fashion and other latest leisure goods/activities available in Hong Kong. It also interviews English speaking artists, celebrities or fashion designers who visit Hong Kong. It is shown at 9:30pm every Thursday, 12:00am every Friday and 10:30am every Saturday on TVB Pearl. It is shown at 11:00am and 7:00pm every Saturday and 6:00am and 2:45am every Wednesday on TVB HD Jade.
Something Stupid was a short-lived Australian sketch comedy series which aired in 1998 on the Seven Network. The program was produced, written and performed by much the same team that was behind the Fast Forward series. The series had the working title The Lazy Susan Show. The characters of Kath, Kim and Sharon from the popular sitcom Kath & Kim appeared in a regular sketch on the program, and had originally appeared on Riley and Turner's previous project, Big Girl's Blouse.
The Lance Krall Show is a 30-minute comedy television show featuring sketches and on-the-street interaction starring Lance Krall, who gained recognition through his character Kip on The Joe Schmo Show. The Lance Krall Show aired on Spike TV Mondays at 11:05 pm, with encores Thursdays at 11:05 pm. The cast: Annie Humphrey, Phil Cater, Sarah Baker, Anna Vocino, Loren Tarquinio, Rob Poynter, and Michael Sweeney all performed together with Krall at The Whole World Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Krall is also credited as creator, director, executive producer, and editor on the show. He was eventually run over by a Dogo Argentino.