Improv veterans Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie return for a new take on the comedy series with host, Aisha Tyler. Each episode, a special guest star joins the comics as they tackle a series of spontaneous improvised sketches, with only a few random ideas from the studio audience and their host. With little information and a lot of imagination, the comics depict a variety of characters and scenes, and even perform songs. At the end of each round, Aisha awards points to each of the four performers and announces a winner at the end of every episode.
Following a successful 20th anniversary special, the Emmy-winning sketch comedy series "MAdTV" is undergoing a modern revival. The latest iteration of the series features a fresh group of new comedic talent alongside fan-favorite cast members of the original late-night format. Those familiar with the hilarious franchise can expect to see more of the bold pop culture parodies, irreverent sketches and politically incorrect humor they know and love. David E. Salzman returns to once again serve as an executive producer and showrunner.
Comedy duo Dan Rowan and Dick Martin host this fast-moving comedy series. Characters include Lily Tomlin's Ernestine the Operator, Arte Johnson's German soldier who finds everything "verrrrrry interesting" and Ruth Buzzi's feisty little old lady. Recurring sketches include Laugh-In Looks at the News and The Mod, Mod World.
TV personality Kevin Pereira ("Attack of the Show") and comic Brooke Van Poppelen explore the world of "life hacks": procedures or actions that solve problems, simplify tasks or reduce frustrations. From opening a wine bottle with a shoe, eliminating pet hair on fabric with a squeegee and flip-flop, or using a sock to make a toilet seat more comfortable, the successful hacks are designed to be fun, inexpensive time-savers. Those that don't live up to the hype are exposed, and undercover hacks challenge members of the public to overcome pitfalls.
"Saturday Night Live" alumna Rachel Dratch showcases "SNL"-like original short-form content from some of the biggest and best comedic creators. The never-before-seen bits tackle a variety of topics, presented via mockumentaries, music videos, animation, scripted pieces and more.
Presenting information in the form of a list -- a "listicle," in today's parlance -- is the foundation of this truTV comedy series. Covering offbeat, unusual topics, host Jamie Lee builds each list using a combination of irreverent commentary and innovative visuals. A few things to know about Lee: She stars on MTV's "Girl Code," was a "Last Comic Standing" semifinalist, and one website had her on its list of "Top Five Comedians Who Should Be Movie Stars."
In this awkwardly titled series that truTV calls a comedy-centric documentary anthology, previously untold TV tales behind comedy icons -- films, clubs, and performers -- receive the light of day. Related directly by the people who were on the inside, the truth comes out about, for example, the inspiration behind the famous "jive" scene in "Airplane!" The cast and crew also recall how star Leslie Nielsen was the only actor who really "got" the movie. Stories are shared about "Bridesmaids," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Jerk," "Tommy Boy," "Bull Durham" and "Heathers," as well as talent breeding grounds The Groundlings and The Comedy Cellar.
It seems her correspondence role on "The Daily Show" was just a warm-up act for the next stage of Samantha Bee's career. After spending 12 years on the Comedy Central juggernaut, Bee was not approached to replace departing host Jon Stewart, opening the door to her own series on TBS. The weekly late-night newsmagazine serves as a platform for Bee to apply her sharp, satirical point of view to current and relevant issues. She won't do so while sitting at a fake news desk; instead, field reports dominate, allowing Bee to show off her uncanny ability to mine comedy gold from just about any awkward situation.