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Sit Comic

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A comedian makes it big with a stand-up act or a Sketch Show, so naturally the executives make him or her the star of a standard Sitcom, a rather different style of comedy. Sometimes it works; sometimes it fails badly.
A lot of it depends on the effort put into recreating what made the comedian famous in the first place. Many comics have quite a bit of vulgarity and bite in their routine, and when translated to prime-time TV a lot of that can be lost. Other times, the sitcom plot was decided upon long before the comic arrived and it has little resemblance to the routine.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })And sometimes the sit com character will be more well liked than the comedian. This can lead to disappointment if a fan of the show watches the standup routine.
Very often, the comedian's character will share his first name. Expect a Danza or two. Sometimes the show will be named after the comedian's last name despite it not matching the main character's.
May involve one of a Double Act or Comic Troupe going solo.
Almost all Dawn of Television Era sitcoms evolved from similar programs on the radio (many including much if not all of the original cast) who got their employ on radio from successful careers on Vaudeville. The others were borderline sketch shows in which the bits became progressively longer, usually produced by having Vaudevillians do their acts in front of a camera. It seems to be pretty well split between American sitcoms and a British Series.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_2'); })A title the likes of The Eponymous Show is probable, but by no means the rule.
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Everybody Hates Chris, featuring Chris Rock. Unusually, the show is a fictionalized account of Rock's teenage years, and so Rock is played by a younger actor: Rock himself only provides narration.
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The Cosby Show, The Bill Cosby Show and Cosby, all starring Bill Cosby.
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Titus, based on Christopher Titus' one-man show, Norman Rockwell is Bleeding (his first comedy special, which touched on living with a highly Dysfunctional Family and his life as a screwed-up person living in a world of "normal" people). Is considered one of the more successful examples of this trope as far as translating a one-man show into an ensemble comedy (even though it was canceled due to Executive Meddling).
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The Sarah Silverman Program is basically Sarah's stand-up persona converted in to a sitcom.
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The Vicar of Dibley, starring Dawn French of French and Saunders.
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Full House did so well that it singlehandedly destroyed Bob Saget's reputation for working blue; afterwards, it was kind of jarring watching Danny Tanner make a cameo in Half Baked talking about how he sucked dick for coke.* I seen him!
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Master of None: Aziz Ansari plays a fictionalized version of himself who is an actor and TV show host rather than a comedian.
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Roseanne, one of the biggest examples (no fat joke intended). Come on!
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Martin, starring Martin Lawrence.
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The Jeff Foxworthy Show is a shorter-lived American example.
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Please Like Me, starring (and written by) Josh Thomas.
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Welcome Back, Kotter, featuring the kids Gabe Kaplin talked about in his stand up routine.
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Kenan & Kel, with Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, previously of sketch show All That.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Larry David was a standup comic before he became known as a TV writer.
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Not Going Out starring Lee Mack. Also starring Tim Vine, who continues the bad puns from his stand-up act.
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The Young Ones partially evolved from writer/performer Rik Mayall's stand-up character and the acts of the other performers. Although it's so busting with skit-based digressions and defiant of continuity, the non-sitcom backgrounds of the writers is very much embraced.
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Chris Barrie, Norman Lovett and Robert Llewellyn of Red Dwarf. Though Barrie had done a bit of TV before this show, including sketch/puppet show Spitting Image.
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Absolutely Fabulous, starring Jennifer Saunders — expanded from the French and Saunders sketch "Modern Mother and Daughter".
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An episode of American Dad! had Francine given one of these shows after her successful stand up revival.
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Porridge and Open All Hours, both starred Ronnie Barker from The Two Ronnies.
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Everybody Loves Raymond, starring Ray Romano.
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Whitney, starring Whitney Cummings.
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Hugh Dennis went on to feature in Outnumbered.
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Mulaney has John Mulaney as a fictionalized version of himself performing standup as part of the show.
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The Jim Gaffigan Show, starring stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan As Himself.
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On the above-mentioned Seinfeld, the boys are developing a sitcom based on Jerry's routine.
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The Honeymooners, starred Jackie Gleason. An expanded sketch from his Variety Show.
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Crashing, starring Pete Holmes, very loosely based on his life getting into comedy
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The King of Queens stars stand-up comic Kevin James.
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The Drew Carey Show
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Joel Hodgson had a fairly successful career as a prop comic and magician before creating Mystery Science Theater 3000.
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Home Improvement evolved out of Tim Allen's stand-up routine. It wouldn't be surprising if fans of the family-friendly sitcom who weren't familiar with his stand up were shocked at how dirty his routine actually is.
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Lead Balloon converted Jack Dee's miserable stand-up persona into a sitcom.
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Grace Under Fire, based on Brett Butler's stand-up routine.
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The Steve Harvey Show was Steve Harvey's second, and better-known sitcom. His first, Me And The Boys aired on ABC and was cancelled after a few episodes. It also featured another Sit Comic, Cedric the Entertainer.
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Sanford and Son was the first of several of these for Redd Foxx, including The Redd Foxx Show and The Royal Family.
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This almost happens to the protagonist (a radio shock jock) in The Fisher King. Twice.
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Rodney, starring Southern comedian/singer (and The Bob & Tom Show fixture) Rodney Carrington.
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The Critic, an animated prime time series starring Jon Lovitz
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