->''"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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* Series/AdamRuinsEverything
* WebVideo/ADoseOfBuckley
* WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd
* WebVideo/TheArchfiend
* WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall
* WebAnimation/{{Benthelooney}}
* Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse
* Creator/LewisBlack: Both his standup act and his "Back in Black" segments on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' are this.
* WebAnimation/BrainDump
* Brawlmaster08: Mostly known for his rants, he is a well-known ranter.
* Creator/CharlieBrooker
* Creator/AdamCarolla, most notably on ''Radio/TheAdamCarollaShow'', has a curmudgeonly persona and often gets into angry rants about things that annoy him. One recurring segment on his radio show was "What Can't Adam Complain About?" in which he was given benign topics and challenged to find some way to rant about them.
* WebVideo/TheCartoonHero
* Blog/DasSporking: Varies between this and MSTs
* Creator/BenElton
* Website/TheEditingRoom
* Blog/{{Froghand}}: Froge will casually drop thousands of words on whatever subject he feels necessary, including eight thousand words on a Spongebob game, or whatever games disappoint him. You may also enjoy the all-too-often positive rant.
* 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.
* WebVideo/GradeAUnderA
* Series/{{Grotesco}}
* [[http://heartlessbitches.com/ Heartlessbitches.com]]
* Creator/BillHicks made ranting about modern society a central part of his act. A bootleg of one disastrous performance, sometimes called ''I'm Sorry Folks'', has him break from his set to rant angrily at a hostile audience for the better part of 45 minutes.
* WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}}
* WebVideo/ZinniaJones: Ranting about homophobia, sexism, religious fundamentalism, etc.
* Creator/{{Juvenal}} makes this trope OlderThanFeudalism.
* Creator/SamKinison
* Creator/DennisMiller: During the final episodes of his canceled late-night talk show ''The Dennis Miller Show'', Miller began throwing out the scripts and ranting about political and social topics that were irritating him at the moment. His humorous diatribes became so popular that he made rant comedy a central part of his follow-up show, ''Dennis Miller Live'', in which he ends each opening stand-up segment with a rant that begins, "Now, I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but..."
* Creator/{{David Mitchell|Actor}} in his webcast "David Mitchell's Soapbox" and his column in ''The Observer''. He'll rant elsewhere too, but those are the official channels.
* WebVideo/MumkeyJones
* 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
* Radio/TheNowShow (Marcus Brigstock's segments and sometimes John Holmes or Mitch Benn. Also "stand-in Marcuses" like Lloyd Langford)
* 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.
* Creator/GregProops
* ''WebVideo/TheRageaholic''
* WebVideo/RageQuit
* 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''.
* Website/SFDebris is famous for its ranty reviews of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episodes.
* WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity - The ranting swede / the angry scientist
* WebAnimation/{{Siblings}}
* WebAnimation/SoThisIsBasically
* 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 Wiki/TVTropes pages).
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Belkar used to do this, using RefugeInAudacity to get away with having evil values.
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Cox likes to incorporate actual points inside long funny rants.
* Cyberwolf087 has made not only rants, but also WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s, game reviews and other videos.
* ''Series/{{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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