->''"Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here..."''
-->-- '''Dennis Miller'''

People ranting about their political opinions, religious beliefs or similar [[SeriousBusiness usually don't intend to be entertaining]]. Some, however, have realized that [[PoesLaw serious messages can't be distinguished from parodies anyway]] -- so why not make the most of it?

And thus, some comedians, propagandists, and other characters chose to present their opinions with a lot of attitude, making rants designed to be entertaining while still communicating a serious message.

Not to be confused with TheRant, the writer's comments alongside a webcomic.
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!!'''Index of performers and shows that are (fully or partially) designed this way:'''

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* WebVideo/ADoseOfBuckley
* WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd
* WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall
* WebAnimation/{{Benthelooney}}
* Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse
* LewisBlack: Both his standup act and his "Back in Black" segments on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' are this.
* Brawlmaster08: Mostly known for his rants, he is a well-known ranter.
* WebVideo/TheCartoonHero
* CharlieBrooker
* Creator/GeorgeCarlin: Ranting about pretty much anything. Some of his rants were reasonable in themselves, other were parodies designed to be unreasonable but directly or indirectly contain some form of wisdom.
* Blog/DasSporking: Varies between this and MSTs
* Website/TheEditingRoom
* Creator/BenElton
* Series/{{Grotesco}}
* [[http://heartlessbitches.com/ Heartlessbitches.com]]
* Creator/BillHicks
* WebVideo/ZinniaJones: Ranting about homophobia, sexism, religious fundamentalism, etc.
* Creator/{{Juvenal}} makes this trope OlderThanFeudalism.
* Creator/GregProops
* Creator/SamKinison
* Creator/DavidMitchell in his webcast "David Mitchell's Soapbox" and his column in ''The Observer''. He'll rant elsewhere too, but those are the official channels.
* WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours has a side-series where Foamy the Squirrel rants on about anything and everything. Not that the other episodes are about anything else.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is especially good at seeming like she doesn't [[MotorMouth need to breathe]].
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic
* TheNowShow (Marcus Brigstock's segments)
* Series/PennAndTellerBullshit: Ranting about anything they consider "bullshit". Each episode is about something that, according to them, either ''is'' bullshit in itself or is plagued by bullshit in one form or another.
* A staple of ''Series/TheRickMercerReport'' is "The Rant" in which Rick rants about whatever has caught his ire that week. This is a carryover from Rick's stint on ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes''.
* WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}}
* Website/SFDebris is famous for its ranty reviews of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episodes.
* WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity - The ranting swede / the angry scientist
* WebAnimation/{{Siblings}}
* WebVideo/TastefulUnderstatedNerdrage
* WebVideo/TheUnusualSuspect
* WebVideo/TwoTheRantingGryphon
* WebVideo/TVTrash
* ComicBook/WhateverLoveMeans
* Webcomic/{{xkcd}}: Ranting about stupidity in general.
* WebVideo/YouKnowWhatsBullshit
* WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation
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!! Non-index examples (scenes in shows that otherwise aren't this, and shows that are this but don't have their own TVTropes pages).
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Belkar used to do this, using RefugeInAudacity to get away with having evil values.
* In ''{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Cox likes to incorporate actual points inside long funny rants.
* Cyberwolf087 has made not only rants, but also {{Youtube Poop}}s, game reviews and other videos.
* ''{{Coupling}}'' usually had one [[OnceAnEpisode Once A Series]], when StraightMan and AuthorAvatar Steve would really break into stride and dish out an epic rant leaving every other character in stunned silence.
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-->''"...of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong."''
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