Variety show

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Variety shows, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism.wikipedia
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While still widespread in some parts of the world, such as in the United Kingdom with the Royal Variety Performance, and South Korea with Running Man, the proliferation of multichannel television and evolving viewer tastes have affected the popularity of variety shows in the United States.
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Royal Variety Performance

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While still widespread in some parts of the world, such as in the United Kingdom with the Royal Variety Performance, and South Korea with Running Man, the proliferation of multichannel television and evolving viewer tastes have affected the popularity of variety shows in the United States. Other long-running British variety shows that originated in the 1950s include Tonight at the London Palladium (1955-1969), The Black and White Minstrel Show (1958-1978), The White Heather Club (1958-1968) and Royal Variety Performance (an annual event televised since the 1950s).
The Royal Variety Performance is a televised variety show held annually in the United Kingdom to raise money for the Royal Variety Charity (of which Queen Elizabeth II is life-patron).

Sketch comedy

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Variety shows, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism. Radio variety shows were the predominant form of light entertainment during the Golden Age of Radio from the late 1920s through the 1940s; such radio shows typically included a house vocalist, music from the house band, a stand-up monologue and a short comedy sketch.
An individual comedy sketch is a brief scene or vignette of the type formerly used in vaudeville, and now used widely in comedy and variety shows, talk shows and some children's television series (such as Sesame Street).

Saturday Night Live

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Despite this, their influence has still had a major effect on late night television whose late night talk shows and NBC's variety series Saturday Night Live (which originally premiered in 1975) have remained popular fixtures of North American television.
Saturday Night Live (known simply as SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

Music hall

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The live entertainment style known as music hall in the United Kingdom and vaudeville in the United States can be considered a direct predecessor of the "variety show" format.
It ended, arguably, after the First World War, when the halls rebranded their entertainment as variety.

Vaudeville

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The live entertainment style known as music hall in the United Kingdom and vaudeville in the United States can be considered a direct predecessor of the "variety show" format.
Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment born in France at the end of the 18th century.

George Formby

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British performers who honed their skills in music hall sketches include Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, George Formby, Gracie Fields, Dan Leno, Gertrude Lawrence and Marie Lloyd.
After the war his career declined, although he toured the Commonwealth, and continued to appear in variety and pantomime.

Musical theatre

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Variety shows, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism.
In America, mid-19th century musical theatre entertainments included crude variety revue, which eventually developed into vaudeville, minstrel shows, which soon crossed the Atlantic to Britain, and Victorian burlesque, first popularized in the US by British troupes.

Late night television

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Despite this, their influence has still had a major effect on late night television whose late night talk shows and NBC's variety series Saturday Night Live (which originally premiered in 1975) have remained popular fixtures of North American television.
In the United States and Canada, the term is synonymous with the late-night talk show, a type of comedic talk and variety show.

The Ed Sullivan Show

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From 1948 to 1971, The Ed Sullivan Show was one of CBS's most popular television series.
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan.

House band

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Radio variety shows were the predominant form of light entertainment during the Golden Age of Radio from the late 1920s through the 1940s; such radio shows typically included a house vocalist, music from the house band, a stand-up monologue and a short comedy sketch.
With the advent of television in the 1950s, bands from the swing era of jazz typically performed on variety show programs as house bands, starting a television institution that survives to the present.

Hour Glass (TV series)

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After World War II, the genre again was an early favorite of the burgeoning electronic television industry; Hour Glass, dating to 1946, is the earliest surviving variety show, preserved in the form of audio recordings and still photographs.
Hour Glass is the first regularly scheduled variety show shown on American network television.

The Lawrence Welk Show

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The Lawrence Welk Show (1955-1982) would go on to become one of U.S. television's longest-running variety shows; based on the concept of the big band remote from the old-time radio era, it was already one of the last shows of its kind when it debuted and far outlasted all other big-band centered broadcast series by the end of its run.
The Lawrence Welk Show was an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk.

The Colgate Comedy Hour

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Other long-running American variety shows that premiered during this time include Texaco Star Theatre (1948-1956), Jerry Lester's Cavalcade of Stars, Broadway Open House and Chesterfield Sound-Off Time (1949-1952); The Jackie Gleason Show (1950-1955), The Garry Moore Show (1950-1967, in various incarnations), The Morey Amsterdam Show (1950-1954 in various incarnations), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-1955), Your Show of Shows (1950-1954), The Red Skelton Show (1951-1971), The Dinah Shore Show (1951-1957), The George Gobel Show (1954-1960) and The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956-1963).
The Colgate Comedy Hour was an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955.

The Red Skelton Show

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Other long-running American variety shows that premiered during this time include Texaco Star Theatre (1948-1956), Jerry Lester's Cavalcade of Stars, Broadway Open House and Chesterfield Sound-Off Time (1949-1952); The Jackie Gleason Show (1950-1955), The Garry Moore Show (1950-1967, in various incarnations), The Morey Amsterdam Show (1950-1954 in various incarnations), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-1955), Your Show of Shows (1950-1954), The Red Skelton Show (1951-1971), The Dinah Shore Show (1951-1957), The George Gobel Show (1954-1960) and The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956-1963).
The Red Skelton Show is an American television comedy/variety show that, from 1951 to 1971, was an entertainment staple and an institution to a generation of viewers.

Your Show of Shows

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Other long-running American variety shows that premiered during this time include Texaco Star Theatre (1948-1956), Jerry Lester's Cavalcade of Stars, Broadway Open House and Chesterfield Sound-Off Time (1949-1952); The Jackie Gleason Show (1950-1955), The Garry Moore Show (1950-1967, in various incarnations), The Morey Amsterdam Show (1950-1954 in various incarnations), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-1955), Your Show of Shows (1950-1954), The Red Skelton Show (1951-1971), The Dinah Shore Show (1951-1957), The George Gobel Show (1954-1960) and The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956-1963).
Your Show of Shows is a live 90-minute variety show that was broadcast weekly in the United States on NBC from February 25, 1950, through June 5, 1954, featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.

The Garry Moore Show

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Other long-running American variety shows that premiered during this time include Texaco Star Theatre (1948-1956), Jerry Lester's Cavalcade of Stars, Broadway Open House and Chesterfield Sound-Off Time (1949-1952); The Jackie Gleason Show (1950-1955), The Garry Moore Show (1950-1967, in various incarnations), The Morey Amsterdam Show (1950-1954 in various incarnations), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-1955), Your Show of Shows (1950-1954), The Red Skelton Show (1951-1971), The Dinah Shore Show (1951-1957), The George Gobel Show (1954-1960) and The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956-1963).
The Garry Moore Show is the name for several separate American variety series on the CBS television network in the 1950s and 1960s.

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

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Other long-running American variety shows that premiered during this time include Texaco Star Theatre (1948-1956), Jerry Lester's Cavalcade of Stars, Broadway Open House and Chesterfield Sound-Off Time (1949-1952); The Jackie Gleason Show (1950-1955), The Garry Moore Show (1950-1967, in various incarnations), The Morey Amsterdam Show (1950-1954 in various incarnations), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-1955), Your Show of Shows (1950-1954), The Red Skelton Show (1951-1971), The Dinah Shore Show (1951-1957), The George Gobel Show (1954-1960) and The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956-1963).
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show is an American variety series hosted by Dinah Shore, and broadcast on NBC from October 1956 to May 1963.

The Dinah Shore Show

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Other long-running American variety shows that premiered during this time include Texaco Star Theatre (1948-1956), Jerry Lester's Cavalcade of Stars, Broadway Open House and Chesterfield Sound-Off Time (1949-1952); The Jackie Gleason Show (1950-1955), The Garry Moore Show (1950-1967, in various incarnations), The Morey Amsterdam Show (1950-1954 in various incarnations), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-1955), Your Show of Shows (1950-1954), The Red Skelton Show (1951-1971), The Dinah Shore Show (1951-1957), The George Gobel Show (1954-1960) and The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956-1963).
The Dinah Shore Show is an American variety show which was broadcast by NBC from November 1951 to July 1957, sponsored by General Motors' Chevrolet division.

The Frank Sinatra Show (1950 TV series)

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Shorter-lived variety shows during this period include The Frank Sinatra Show (1950-1952), The Jimmy Durante Show (1954-1956) and a different The Frank Sinatra Show (1957-1958).
The Frank Sinatra Show (also known as Bulova Watch Time) was an American musical variety series hosted by Frank Sinatra from 1950 to 1952.

Tonight at the London Palladium

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Other long-running British variety shows that originated in the 1950s include Tonight at the London Palladium (1955-1969), The Black and White Minstrel Show (1958-1978), The White Heather Club (1958-1968) and Royal Variety Performance (an annual event televised since the 1950s).
Tonight at the London Palladium is a British television variety show that is hosted from the London Palladium theatre in London's West End.

The Jimmy Durante Show

Shorter-lived variety shows during this period include The Frank Sinatra Show (1950-1952), The Jimmy Durante Show (1954-1956) and a different The Frank Sinatra Show (1957-1958).
The Jimmy Durante Show is a 51-episode half-hour comedy/variety television program presented live on NBC from October 2, 1954, to June 23, 1956.

The Dean Martin Show

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Popular American variety shows that began in the 60s include a revival of The Jackie Gleason Show (1960-1970), The Andy Williams Show (1962-1971), The Danny Kaye Show (1963-1967), The Hollywood Palace (1964-1970), The Dean Martin Show (1965-1974), The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978) and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969).
The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean Martin Variety Show (1959–1960), is a TV variety-comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974 for 264 episodes.

The Danny Kaye Show

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Popular American variety shows that began in the 60s include a revival of The Jackie Gleason Show (1960-1970), The Andy Williams Show (1962-1971), The Danny Kaye Show (1963-1967), The Hollywood Palace (1964-1970), The Dean Martin Show (1965-1974), The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978) and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969).
The Danny Kaye Show is an American variety show, hosted by the stage and screen star Danny Kaye, which aired on Wednesday nights from September 25, 1963, to June 7, 1967, on the CBS television network.

The Hollywood Palace

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Popular American variety shows that began in the 60s include a revival of The Jackie Gleason Show (1960-1970), The Andy Williams Show (1962-1971), The Danny Kaye Show (1963-1967), The Hollywood Palace (1964-1970), The Dean Martin Show (1965-1974), The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978) and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969).
The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television variety show that was broadcast weekly Saturday nights (except September 1967–January 1968, when it was seen Monday nights) on ABC from January 4, 1964, to February 7, 1970.