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    • Variety radio series

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    • Variety television series

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    • Variety show

    • A variety show, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts (hence the name), especially musical performances and sketch comedy, and is normally introduced by a compère (master of ceremonies) or host. Other types of acts include magic, animal and circus acts, ac ... Read »


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    • American Guild of Variety Artists

    • The American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) is an American entertainment union representing performers in variety entertainment, including circuses, Las Vegas showrooms and cabarets, comedy showcases, dance revues, magic shows, theme park shows, and arena and auditorium extravaganzas. There is some overlap between the ... Read »


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    • Benny Award

    • Benny Award

      The Benny Award is the highest honour that can be bestowed to a New Zealand variety entertainer. It is presented annually by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand, a non-for-profit organisation and showbusiness club, founded in 1966 and awarded o a variety performer who has achieved "A lifetime of excellence in their ... Read »


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    • Vaudeville in the Philippines

    • Vaudeville in the Philippines, more commonly referred to as Bodabil, was a popular genre of entertainment in the Philippines from the 1910s until the mid-1960s. For decades, it competed with film, radio and television as the dominant form of Filipino mass entertainment. It peaked in popularity during the Japanese occup ... Read »


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    • Burlesque

    • Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects. The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery. Burlesque ov ... Read »


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    • James Casey (variety artist)

    • James Casey (16 August 1922 – 23 April 2011) was at various times during his long career a Variety comedian on the English music-halls, a scriptwriter for BBC Radio's variety shows and situation comedies, and a senior BBC Radio Light Entertainment producer. He was the son of the English Variety comedian Jimmy Jam ... Read »


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    • Louis Davids

    • Louis Davids

      Simon David (19 December 1883 – 1 July 1939) better known as Louis Davids was a Dutch cabaretier and revueartist and is widely considered one of the Netherlands biggest names in performing arts. Louis Davids was born in Rotterdam as son of the comedian and café owner Levie David and Francina Terveen (decea ... Read »


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    • Excitante

    • Excitante

      Excitante (also spelled Exitante) is an Argentine musical & theatre show that acted in the theatre of Mar del Plata and later Villa Carlos Paz. The show was presented and let by the creators Miguel Ángel Cherutti and Nito Artaza, and also led by vedette, Adabel Guerrero and singer Estela Raval. The show debuted in M ... Read »


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    • Extravaganza

    • An extravaganza is a literary or musical work (often musical theatre) characterized by freedom of style and structure and usually containing elements of burlesque, pantomime, music hall and parody. It sometimes also has elements of cabaret, circus, revue, variety, vaudeville and mime.Extravaganza may more broadly refer ... Read »


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    • Faceboyz Folliez

    • Faceboyz Folliez is a variety show presented the first Sunday of each month at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City's Lower East Side. The show usually combines a variety of acts including readings by numerous published authors, burlesque performers, live music, underground movies and an audience participation segme ... Read »


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    • The Freddie Starr Comedy Express

    • The Freddie Starr Comedy Express was a one off television show containing short comedy sketches and standup jokes. The show is most famous for the sketch with Starr spoofing the Mick Jagger and David Bowie music video Dancing In the Street. ... Read »


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    • From Hand to Art

    • From Hand to Art (Chinese: 一手造成) is a Hong Kong lifestyle television program produced by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). It was created by TVB programme producer Liang Jian Heng 梁儉恆) and Zhang Ying Shan (張穎珊). The programme was first showed on 30 September 2012, an ... Read »


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    • Gang Show

    • A Gang Show is a theatrical performance by youth members of Scouts and Guides. Some Gang Shows have leaders of Scouts and Guides on stage too. Leaders, youth members and parents help behind the scenes. The aim is, through performance, to empower young people to make a positive contribution to society. The production t ... Read »


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    • Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen

    • Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen

      Hot Tub is a weekly variety show hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal. The show features a mix of alternative comedy from unknown performers to more established comedians. In 2005, Hot Tub was voted “Best Variety Show” by Time-Out New York’s reader poll and has quickly become one of L.A.’s m ... Read »


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    • Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular


    • Late-night talk show

    • A late-night talk show is a genre of talk show popular in the United States, where the format originated. It is generally structured around humorous monologues about the day's news, guest interviews, comedy sketches and music performances. The late-night talk show format was popularized, though not invented, by Johnny ... Read »


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    • Medicine show

    • Medicine shows were touring acts (traveling by truck, horse, or wagon teams) which peddled "miracle cure" patent medicines and other products between various entertainments. They developed from European mountebank shows and were common in the United States in the nineteenth century, especially in the Old West (though s ... Read »


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    • The Mercury Wonder Show

    • The Mercury Wonder Show for Service Men was a 1943 magic-and-variety stage show by the Mercury Theatre, produced by Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten as a morale-boosting entertainment for US soldiers in World War II. Directed by Welles, the show starred Welles ("Orson the Magnificent"), Cotten ("Jo-Jo the Great"), Agnes ... Read »


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    • A Prairie Home Companion

    • A Prairie Home Companion

      A Prairie Home Companion is a live weekly radio variety show hosted by musician and songwriter Chris Thile. The program was created in 1974 by Garrison Keillor, who hosted it until 2016. It airs on Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Central Time, from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota; it is also frequently heard ... Read »


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    • Programa Silvio Santos

    • Programa Silvio Santos

      Programa Silvio Santos is a Brazilian variety program presented and created by Silvio Santos and broadcast by Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT). Airing since June 2, 1963, it is the second oldest television program in Brazil. It is the main attraction of SBT on Sundays. The program airs from 20:00 until midnight ... Read »


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    • List of Royal Variety Performances

    • This is a list of Royal Variety Performances, gala evenings held annually in the United Kingdom, which are attended by senior members of the British Royal Family; initially this was always the reigning monarch(s) but in more recent years, the senior members attending have alternated between HM The Queen and HRH The Duk ... Read »


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    • Sciantosa

    • In Italian theatrical culture, the term sciantosa (pl.: "sciantose") refers to a that developed from the late 19th Century through the early 20th Century in such popular genres such as café-concert, variety show, avanspettacolo, and revue. The term is a distortion of the French word chanteuse (feminine form of "sin ... Read »


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    • Showgirl

    • A showgirl is a female dancer or performer in a stage entertainment show intended to showcase the performer's physical attributes, typically by way of revealing clothing or even toplessness or nudity. Showgirls are often associated with Latin music and dance, particularly samba. The term showgirl is sometimes applied ... Read »


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    • The Society of M.I.C.E.

    • Society of MICE

      The Society of M.I.C.E. is a charitable organisation based in Kingston upon Hull. It was founded in 1961, by a group of dedicated entertainers working on an idea proposed by Al Gillyon. The society is modelled on the Grand Order of Water Rats. Its membership is exclusively of men, although the members wives, partners a ... Read »


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    • Triple Threat w/ Kimball Allen


    • Variety Artists Club of New Zealand

    • Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc

      The Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc (VAC) is a non-for-profit organisation and show business club. It was founded in 1966 and became an incorporated society in 1972. The VAC was formed to promote goodwill within the New Zealand entertainment industry and foster a spirit of loyalty, friendship and cooperation be ... Read »


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    • Variety, the Children's Charity


    • The Vinyl Cafe

    • The Vinyl Cafe was an hour-long radio variety show hosted by Stuart McLean that was broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio service and was syndicated to approximately 80 U.S. public radio stations through Public Radio International. It aired on Sunday at noon EST and Tuesday at 11:00 pm EST on CBC R ... Read »


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    • Whoop Dee Doo (variety show)

    • Whoop Dee Doo

      Whoop Dee Doo is a kid-friendly variety show featuring live performances and active audience participation. The show is based in Kansas City, Missouri and is known for its collaborations with local artists. Whoop Dee Doo also travels and has worked with arts organizations such as the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts ... Read »


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    • Withrow Minstrels

    • The Withrow Minstrels was a popular musical variety show that ran for 35 years at Withrow High School, Cincinnati, Ohio. It was known as "The Minstrels". 200 performances were staged, between 1931 and 1965. The Minstrels was created in 1931 by the school’s 22-year-old band director, George G. "Smittie" Smith, ... Read »


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