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* Creator/GregGiraldo's short-lived ABC show ''Common Law'' ([[IThoughtItMeant NOT]] the 2012 USA Network show of the same name.)

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* Creator/GregGiraldo's short-lived ABC show ''Common Law'' ([[IThoughtItMeant ([[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant NOT]] the 2012 USA Network show of the same name.)
22nd Apr '18 1:05:08 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Another short-lived American example: ''Series/TheGeorgeCarlinShow''.

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* Another short-lived American example: ''Series/TheGeorgeCarlinShow''.Creator/GeorgeCarlin had a sitcom called ''Series/TheGeorgeCarlinShow''. It was a surprisingly mainstream affair compared to Carlin's subversive comedy, which probably caused its early cancellation.
22nd Apr '18 1:03:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''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: ''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 Creator/DanSchneider shows).

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* ''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: ''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 Creator/DanSchneider shows).
22nd Apr '18 1:01:35 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Moran had previously been in the SitCom ''How Do You Want Me?'' before taking the role in ''Black Books''.



* Much like ''Seinfeld'' before it, ''Series/{{Mulaney}}'' has Creator/JohnMulaney performing standup as part of the show.
* Joel Hodgson did standup prior to creating ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* ''Series/NotGoingOut'' starring Lee Mack.
** Also starring Creator/TimVine, who continues the bad puns from his stand-up act.

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* Much like ''Seinfeld'' before it, ''Series/MasterOfNone'': Creator/AzizAnsari plays a fictionalized version of himself who is an actor and TV show host rather than a comedian.
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''Series/{{Mulaney}}'' has Creator/JohnMulaney as a fictionalized version of himself performing standup as part of the show.
* Joel Hodgson did standup prior to had a fairly successful career as a prop comic and magician before creating ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* ''Series/NotGoingOut'' starring Lee Mack.
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Mack. Also starring Creator/TimVine, who continues the bad puns from his stand-up act.



* ''Series/PeepShow'' starring Creator/DavidMitchellActor and Creator/RobertWebb, previously known for their sketch show ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''.
** 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 ''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.
*** They had also starred in the BBC sketch show ''Series/{{Bruiser}}'', and the radio version of ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' was first broadcast just before ''Peep Show''; but certainly they weren't big names when they were cast in ''Peep Show''.



* Chris Barrie, Norman Lovett and Robert Llewellyn of ''Series/RedDwarf''. Though Barrie had done a bit of TV before this show.
** ...including sketch/puppet show ''Series/SpittingImage''.
** In an interview for ''Red Dwarf Smegazine'', Grant Naylor explained that they started out wanting "real, proper actors, RADA trained if possible", and somehow hired a stand-up, an impressionist, a dancer, and a performance poet.

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* Chris Barrie, Norman Lovett and Robert Llewellyn of ''Series/RedDwarf''. Though Barrie had done a bit of TV before this show.
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show, including sketch/puppet show ''Series/SpittingImage''.
** In an interview for ''Red Dwarf Smegazine'', Grant Naylor explained that they started out wanting "real, proper actors, RADA trained if possible", and somehow hired a stand-up, an impressionist, a dancer, and a performance poet.
''Series/SpittingImage''.



* ''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.

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' was is one of the most successful example first shows to date, primarily because it went so far outside keep the standard SitCom setup. It's also rare in that it made the ''character's'' main character's profession a stand-up comic as well, being that it originated as a TV Special on stand up comics focusing on Seinfeld. comedian. The original premise for the show was to examine how a comedian gets his material. 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.



* ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow'' was Steve Harvey's second, and better-known sitcom. His first, ''Series/MeAndTheBoys'' aired on ABC and was cancelled after a few episodes.
** It also featured another Sit Comic, Cedric the Entertainer.

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* ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow'' was Steve Harvey's second, and better-known sitcom. His first, ''Series/MeAndTheBoys'' aired on ABC and was cancelled after a few episodes.
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episodes. It also featured another Sit Comic, Cedric the Entertainer.
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* ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'', starring Jennifer Saunders -- expanded from the ''Series/FrenchAndSaunders'' sketch "Modern Mother and Daughter".
* ''All-American Girl'', starred Margaret Cho.

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* ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'', starring Jennifer Saunders Creator/JenniferSaunders -- expanded from the ''Series/FrenchAndSaunders'' sketch "Modern Mother and Daughter".
* ''All-American Girl'', starred Margaret Cho.Creator/MargaretCho.



* Both Music/BillBailey and Dylan Moran moved into ''Series/BlackBooks'' from successful comedy careers.

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* Both Music/BillBailey and Dylan Moran Creator/DylanMoran moved into ''Series/BlackBooks'' from successful comedy careers.



* ''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.
* Bob Newhart: ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'', ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', ''Bob'', ''George & Leo''

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* ''Series/BlueHeaven'' was an early sitcom vehicle for Frank Skinner, Creator/FrankSkinner, who started out as stand-up and is now best known as a TV host/presenter/affable bloke.
* Bob Newhart: Creator/BobNewhart: ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'', ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', ''Bob'', ''George & Leo''



* Steve Coogan's stand up character Alan Partridge was spun off into ''Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge'' and ''Series/ImAlanPartridge''.

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* Steve Coogan's Creator/SteveCoogan's stand up character Alan Partridge was spun off into ''Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge'' and ''Series/ImAlanPartridge''.



* Don Rickles: ''C.P.O. Sharkey''

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* Don Rickles: Creator/DonRickles: ''C.P.O. Sharkey''



* Sean Lock's ''Series/FifteenStoreysHigh''.
* ''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 ''Film/HalfBaked'' talking about how he sucked dick for coke.[[labelnote:*]]I seen him![[/labelnote]]

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* Sean Lock's Creator/SeanLock's ''Series/FifteenStoreysHigh''.
* ''Series/FullHouse'' did so well that it singlehandedly destroyed Bob Saget's Creator/BobSaget's reputation for working blue; afterwards, it was kind of jarring watching Danny Tanner make a cameo in ''Film/HalfBaked'' talking about how he sucked dick for coke.[[labelnote:*]]I seen him![[/labelnote]]



* GeorgeLopez's eponymous series.

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* GeorgeLopez's Creator/GeorgeLopez's eponymous series.



* ''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.

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* ''Series/HomeImprovement'' evolved out of Tim Allen's Creator/TimAllen'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.



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

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



* ''Series/{{Martin}}'', starring Martin Lawrence.
* Much like ''Seinfeld'' before it, ''Series/{{Mulaney}}'' has John Mulaney performing standup as part of the show.

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* ''Series/{{Martin}}'', starring Martin Lawrence.
Creator/MartinLawrence.
* Much like ''Seinfeld'' before it, ''Series/{{Mulaney}}'' has John Mulaney Creator/JohnMulaney performing standup as part of the show.



** Also starring Tim Vine, who continues the bad puns from his stand-up act.

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** Also starring Tim Vine, Creator/TimVine, who continues the bad puns from his stand-up act.



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

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



*** They had also starred in the BBC sketch show Bruiser, and the radio version of That Mitchell and Webb Look was first broadcast just before Peep Show; but certainly they weren't big names when they were cast in Peep Show.

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*** They had also starred in the BBC sketch show Bruiser, ''Series/{{Bruiser}}'', and the radio version of That Mitchell and Webb Look ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' was first broadcast just before Peep Show; ''Peep Show''; but certainly they weren't big names when they were cast in Peep Show.''Peep Show''.



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

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



* ''Sean's Show'' was a NoFourthWall sitcom vehicle for Sean Hughes.

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* ''Sean's Show'' was a NoFourthWall sitcom vehicle for Sean Hughes.Creator/SeanHughes.



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

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



* ''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.
* Paul Rubens is an odd example, having turned his unexpectedly successful ''adult'' stage parody of children's television shows into an actual Saturday morning kid's show.

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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' partially evolved from writer/performer Rik Mayall's Creator/RikMayall'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.
* Paul Rubens Creator/PaulRubens is an odd example, having turned his unexpectedly successful ''adult'' stage parody of children's television shows into an actual Saturday morning kid's show.
1st Feb '18 11:48:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', starring Creator/BillCosby.
** Also ''Series/TheBillCosbyShow'' and ''Cosby''.

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* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', starring Creator/BillCosby.
** Also
''Series/TheBillCosbyShow'' and ''Cosby''.''Cosby'', all starring Creator/BillCosby.


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* ''Series/{{Crashing}}'', starring Creator/PeteHolmes, very loosely based on his life getting into comedy
31st Dec '17 1:26:39 PM nombretomado
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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]]

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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'' ''Film/HalfBaked'' talking about how he sucked dick for coke.[[labelnote:*]]I seen him![[/labelnote]]
14th Dec '17 6:12:14 PM nombretomado
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* Ellen [=DeGeneres=] had two sitcoms on different networks, ''These Friends of Mine / {{Ellen}}'' and the short-lived ''The Ellen Show''.

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* Ellen [=DeGeneres=] had two sitcoms on different networks, ''These Friends of Mine / {{Ellen}}'' Series/{{Ellen}}'' and the short-lived ''The Ellen Show''.
6th Dec '17 4:57:16 PM nombretomado
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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: ''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).

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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: ''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 Creator/DanSchneider shows).
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* Chris Barrie and Robert Llewellyn of ''Series/RedDwarf''. Though Barrie had done a bit of TV before this show.

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* Chris Barrie Barrie, Norman Lovett and Robert Llewellyn of ''Series/RedDwarf''. Though Barrie had done a bit of TV before this show.


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** In an interview for ''Red Dwarf Smegazine'', Grant Naylor explained that they started out wanting "real, proper actors, RADA trained if possible", and somehow hired a stand-up, an impressionist, a dancer, and a performance poet.
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