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12 Great Sketch Comedy Shows Besides ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live is the show everyone thinks of when they think about sketch comedy. Though not the first and certainly not the last, SNL has been on NBC live since 1975. So it has dominated a lot of pop culture real estate. If you are looking for more sketch comedy with a different point of view, or just a different cast, here are 12 other options.

L-R: Mike Myers and Dana Carvey | Raymond Bonar/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

‘SCTV’ was the Canadian sketch comedy competition to ‘Saturday Night Live’

The Second City comedy troupe got into the sketch comedy TV business one year after SNL. Their premise was that the Second City Television network would air different sketches. Comedy legends John Candy, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Andrea Martin, Martin Short and more starred in the show’s five seasons. 

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