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30th May '16 7:55:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* On the above-mentioned ''{{Seinfeld}}'', the boys are developing a sitcom based on Jerry's routine.

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* On the above-mentioned ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', the boys are developing a sitcom based on Jerry's routine.
19th May '16 9:46:41 PM nombretomado
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** It's actually the other way around, and Mitchell and Webb are more of an inversion. While the two ''did'' have a sketch show in 2001 called ''The Mitchell and Webb Situation'', it was aired on an obscure channel and vanished into obscurity. When ''PeepShow'' aired in 2003, they were pretty much unknowns. But ''Peep Show'' took off and became a cult hit, launching them into the public consciousness and therefore allowing ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' to be commissioned.

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** It's actually the other way around, and Mitchell and Webb are more of an inversion. While the two ''did'' have a sketch show in 2001 called ''The Mitchell and Webb Situation'', it was aired on an obscure channel and vanished into obscurity. When ''PeepShow'' ''Peep Show'' aired in 2003, they were pretty much unknowns. But ''Peep Show'' took off and became a cult hit, launching them into the public consciousness and therefore allowing ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' to be commissioned.
9th Mar '16 1:35:51 PM Hossmeister
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* Both Music/BillBailey and Dylan Moran moved into ''BlackBooks'' from successful comedy careers.

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* Both Music/BillBailey and Dylan Moran moved into ''BlackBooks'' ''Series/BlackBooks'' from successful comedy careers.
16th Feb '16 2:47:17 PM KhesterBarbatos
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* ''Series/FullHouse'' did so well that it singlehandedly destroyed Bob Saget's reputation for working blue; afterwards, it was kind of jarring watching Danny Tanner make a cameo in ''HalfBaked'' talking about how he sucked dick for coke.

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* ''Series/FullHouse'' did so well that it singlehandedly destroyed Bob Saget's reputation for working blue; afterwards, it was kind of jarring watching Danny Tanner make a cameo in ''HalfBaked'' talking about how he sucked dick for coke.[[labelnote:*]]I seen him![[/labelnote]]
19th Jan '16 10:51:19 AM nombretomado
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* The AbbottAndCostello show was produced by having the film and Vaudeville stars give their performances in camera-equipped area.

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* The AbbottAndCostello Creator/AbbottAndCostello show was produced by having the film and Vaudeville stars give their performances in camera-equipped area.
5th Oct '15 7:57:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/LouisCK briefly starred in ''LuckyLouie''. More recently, he starred in ''Series/{{Louie}}'' where he plays himself.

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* Creator/LouisCK briefly starred in ''LuckyLouie''.''Series/LuckyLouie''. More recently, he starred in ''Series/{{Louie}}'' where he plays himself.



* Hugh Dennis went on to feature in ''{{Outnumbered}}''.

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* Hugh Dennis went on to feature in ''{{Outnumbered}}''.''Series/{{Outnumbered}}''.



** It's actually the other way around, and Mitchell and Webb are more of an inversion. While the two ''did'' have a sketch show in 2001 called ''The Mitchell and Webb Situation'', it was aired on an obscure channel and vanished into obscurity. When ''PeepShow'' aired in 2003, they were pretty much unknowns. But ''Peep Show'' took off and became a cult hit, launching them into the public consciousness and therefore allowing ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' to be commissioned.

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** It's actually the other way around, and Mitchell and Webb are more of an inversion. While the two ''did'' have a sketch show in 2001 called ''The Mitchell and Webb Situation'', it was aired on an obscure channel and vanished into obscurity. When ''PeepShow'' aired in 2003, they were pretty much unknowns. But ''Peep Show'' took off and became a cult hit, launching them into the public consciousness and therefore allowing ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' to be commissioned.



** ...including sketch/puppet show ''SpittingImage''.

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** ...including sketch/puppet show ''SpittingImage''.''Series/SpittingImage''.



* ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow'' was Steve Harvey's second, and better-known sitcom. His first, ''MeAndTheBoys'' aired on ABC and was cancelled after a few episodes.

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* ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow'' was Steve Harvey's second, and better-known sitcom. His first, ''MeAndTheBoys'' ''Series/MeAndTheBoys'' aired on ABC and was cancelled after a few episodes.
16th Aug '15 9:08:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BlueHeaven'' was an early sitcom vehicle for Frank Skinner, who started out as stand-up and is now best known as a TV host/presenter/affable bloke.

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* ''BlueHeaven'' ''Series/BlueHeaven'' was an early sitcom vehicle for Frank Skinner, who started out as stand-up and is now best known as a TV host/presenter/affable bloke.



* ''TheDrewCareyShow''

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* ''TheDrewCareyShow''''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''



* Another short-lived American example: ''TheGeorgeCarlinShow''.

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* Another short-lived American example: ''TheGeorgeCarlinShow''.''Series/TheGeorgeCarlinShow''.



* ''HomeImprovement'' evolved out of Tim Allen's stand-up routine. It wouldn't be surprising if fans of the family-friendly sitcom who weren't familiar with his stand up were shocked at how dirty his routine actually is.
* ''TheHoneymooners'', starred Jackie Gleason. An expanded sketch from his VarietyShow.

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* ''HomeImprovement'' ''Series/HomeImprovement'' evolved out of Tim Allen's stand-up routine. It wouldn't be surprising if fans of the family-friendly sitcom who weren't familiar with his stand up were shocked at how dirty his routine actually is.
* ''TheHoneymooners'', ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', starred Jackie Gleason. An expanded sketch from his VarietyShow.



** Maybe, maybe not. Amanda Bynes also made it big on ''Series/AllThat'', and was rewarded with...another sketch show, ''The Amanda Show''. However, ''that'' sketch show produced a duo that could rival Kenan and Kel: ''DrakeAndJosh'', with Drake Bell and Josh Peck both former cast members of ''The Amanda Show'' (and arguably spawning [[Series/{{iCarly}} the]] [[Series/{{Victorious}} current]] [[Series/SamAndCat crop]] of DanSchneider shows).

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** Maybe, maybe not. Amanda Bynes also made it big on ''Series/AllThat'', and was rewarded with...another sketch show, ''The Amanda Show''. However, ''that'' sketch show produced a duo that could rival Kenan and Kel: ''DrakeAndJosh'', ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', with Drake Bell and Josh Peck both former cast members of ''The Amanda Show'' (and arguably spawning [[Series/{{iCarly}} the]] [[Series/{{Victorious}} current]] [[Series/SamAndCat crop]] of DanSchneider shows).



* ''LeadBalloon'' converted Jack Dee's miserable stand-up persona into a sitcom.

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* ''LeadBalloon'' ''Series/LeadBalloon'' converted Jack Dee's miserable stand-up persona into a sitcom.



* ''NotGoingOut'' starring Lee Mack.

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* ''NotGoingOut'' ''Series/NotGoingOut'' starring Lee Mack.



* ''PeepShow'' starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, previously known for their sketch show ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''.

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* ''PeepShow'' ''Series/PeepShow'' starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, previously known for their sketch show ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''.''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''.



* ''{{Porridge}}'' and ''Series/OpenAllHours'', both starred Ronnie Barker from ''The Two Ronnies''.

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* ''{{Porridge}}'' ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' and ''Series/OpenAllHours'', both starred Ronnie Barker from ''The Two Ronnies''.



* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' was the most successful example to date, primarily because it went so far outside the standard SitCom setup. It's also rare in that it made the ''character's'' profession a stand-up comic as well, being that it originated as a TV Special on stand up comics focusing on Seinfeld. The early seasons often included clips of Jerry doing his stand-up as segues between scenes or as if his character had written a bit based on his experience during the episode.

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* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' was the most successful example to date, primarily because it went so far outside the standard SitCom setup. It's also rare in that it made the ''character's'' profession a stand-up comic as well, being that it originated as a TV Special on stand up comics focusing on Seinfeld. The early seasons often included clips of Jerry doing his stand-up as segues between scenes or as if his character had written a bit based on his experience during the episode.



* ''TheSteveHarveyShow'' was Steve Harvey's second, and better-known sitcom. His first, ''MeAndTheBoys'' aired on ABC and was cancelled after a few episodes.

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* ''TheSteveHarveyShow'' ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow'' was Steve Harvey's second, and better-known sitcom. His first, ''MeAndTheBoys'' aired on ABC and was cancelled after a few episodes.



* ''TerryAndJulian'' takes camp comic Julian Clary and puts him in an apartment with a straight bloke. HilarityEnsues.

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* ''TerryAndJulian'' ''Series/TerryAndJulian'' takes camp comic Julian Clary and puts him in an apartment with a straight bloke. HilarityEnsues.



* ''TheYoungOnes'' partially evolved from writer/performer Rik Mayall's stand-up character and the acts of the other performers. Although it's so busting with skit-based digressions and defiant of continuity, the non-sitcom backgrounds of the writers is very much embraced.

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* ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' partially evolved from writer/performer Rik Mayall's stand-up character and the acts of the other performers. Although it's so busting with skit-based digressions and defiant of continuity, the non-sitcom backgrounds of the writers is very much embraced.
1st Jul '15 2:56:05 PM rproulx86
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* "Series/TheJimGaffiganShow" starring stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan.
27th May '15 7:06:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheJeffFoxworthyShow'' is a shorter-lived American example.
* ''KenanAndKel'', with Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, previously of sketch show ''Series/AllThat''. Probably the most notable KidCom version of this trope.
** Maybe, maybe not. Amanda Bynes also made it big on ''Series/AllThat'', and was rewarded with...another sketch show, ''The Amanda Show''. However, ''that'' sketch show produced a duo that could rival Kenan and Kel: ''DrakeAndJosh'', with Drake Bell and Josh Peck both former cast members of ''The Amanda Show'' (and arguably spawning [[{{iCarly}} the]] [[{{Victorious}} current]] [[SamAndCat crop]] of DanSchneider shows).
* ''KingOfQueens'' stars stand-up comic Kevin James.

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* ''TheJeffFoxworthyShow'' ''Series/TheJeffFoxworthyShow'' is a shorter-lived American example.
* ''KenanAndKel'', ''Series/KenanAndKel'', with Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, previously of sketch show ''Series/AllThat''. Probably the most notable KidCom version of this trope.
** Maybe, maybe not. Amanda Bynes also made it big on ''Series/AllThat'', and was rewarded with...another sketch show, ''The Amanda Show''. However, ''that'' sketch show produced a duo that could rival Kenan and Kel: ''DrakeAndJosh'', with Drake Bell and Josh Peck both former cast members of ''The Amanda Show'' (and arguably spawning [[{{iCarly}} [[Series/{{iCarly}} the]] [[{{Victorious}} [[Series/{{Victorious}} current]] [[SamAndCat [[Series/SamAndCat crop]] of DanSchneider shows).
* ''KingOfQueens'' ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' stars stand-up comic Kevin James.



* ''{{Martin}}'', starring Martin Lawrence.

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* ''{{Martin}}'', ''Series/{{Martin}}'', starring Martin Lawrence.



* Joel Hodgson did standup prior to creating ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''.

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* Joel Hodgson did standup prior to creating ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''.''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
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