23 Greatest satirical television news programs of all time

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1. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016– )

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Comedian Samantha Bee gives her own wry commentary to the contemporary issues of the day.

Stars: Samantha Bee, Allana Harkin, Ashley Nicole Black, Mike Rubens

Votes: 5,394

2. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Ryan Barger, Noel MacNeal

Votes: 70,867

3. The Rundown with Robin Thede (2017– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Talk-Show

Robin Thede gives her hilariously unique take on the week's headlines in politics and pop culture in a fast-paced, no-holds-barred 30-minute late night show featuring biting social commentary, sharp sketches and pop culture parody.

Stars: Robin Thede, Kerry Coddett, Lane Kwederis, Jessica Carmen

Votes: 112

4. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

A late night satirical talk show hosted by Larry Wilmore.

Stars: Larry Wilmore, Mike Yard, Rory Albanese, Holly Walker

Votes: 2,782

5. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 41 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human, Brian Stack

Votes: 10,108

6. Chocolate News (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

A magazine-show parody hosted by comedian David Alan Grier covering urban pop culture topics.

Stars: David Alan Grier, Chris Tallman, Tangie Ambrose, Alphonso McAuley

Votes: 497

7. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 37,212

8. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 43,051

9. That Was the Week That Was (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

An Americanized version of the famous hit British TV show, retaining David Frost from the British cast.

Stars: David Frost, Phyllis Newman, Nancy Ames, Pat Englund

Votes: 85

10. InfoMania (2007– )

Comedy, News

A weekly half-hour of comedy and common sense that sorts through the 24-hour, multi-screen media chaos in search of the ridiculous, the funny, and the ridiculously funny.

Stars: Conor Knighton, Sergio Cilli, Brett Erlich, Ben Hoffman

Votes: 148

11. The Onion News Network (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News

Satirical coverage from the most trusted news network in the world.

Stars: Suzanne Sena, Brad Holbrook, Brian Huskey, Tracy Toth

Votes: 658

12. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Ben Warheit

Votes: 5,255

13. The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (2017– )

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

In a TV news landscape where it's impossible to know whom to trust, one man rises above the partisan hackery of the mainstream media to bring you the truth that matters: his. From the mind of Jordan Klepper, this is The Opposition.

Stars: Jordan Klepper, Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Kobi Libii

Votes: 810

14. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Moore, Arianna Huffington

Votes: 11,752

15. Red Eye w/Tom Shillue (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Satiric commentary and discussion on current political and social topics.

Stars: Andrew Levy, Greg Gutfeld, Joanne Nosuchinsky, Tom Shillue

Votes: 996

16. Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990)

Comedy

An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

Stars: Anne Bloom, Danny Breen, Lucy Webb, Mitchell Laurance

Votes: 372

18. The Jim Jefferies Show (2017– )

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

No-holds-barred Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies hosts his satirical weekly U.S. talk show, covering the news, U.S. politics, pop culture, global issues and whatever else happens to be bothering him at the moment.

Stars: Jim Jefferies, Brad Pitt, Seth Rogen, Dan Bakkedahl

Votes: 1,900

19. Newsreaders (2013–2015)

11 min | Comedy, News

From the team behind Adult Swim's Emmy Award®-winning comedy, Childrens Hospital, Newsreaders is an absurd take on the television news magazine format, a show that goes behind the stories nobody else thinks are stories-because they're not.

Stars: Ray Wise, Alan Tudyk, Kumail Nanjiani, Mather Zickel

Votes: 637

20. SuperNews! (2005– )

Animation, Comedy

Top news comes from SuperNews!

Stars: Josh Faure-Brac, Jason Nash, Bob Barnes, Brian Shortall

Votes: 104

21. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Documentary

Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty.

Stars: Michael Moore, Jay Martel, Gideon Evans, Karen Duffy

Votes: 2,016

22. Truth & Iliza (2017– )

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Iliza has her own late-night talk show, with special guests and clever sketches.

Stars: JT Alexander, Brittany Black, Tai Brown, Darren Capozzi

Votes: 99



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