When you just don't have the patience for half an hour of storyline, there's nothing better than sketch comedy to keep you on your toes; it's humor without commitment, and far more satisfying than devoting your precious vegging hours to some dude who the people in the laugh track barely find funny.

Sometimes, though, with the plethora of of self-proclaimed funnymen out there vying for your laughs, it can be hard to pick out which shows are worthy of your time. That's where we come in. With MADtv vets Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's new sketch series Key & Peele (Tuesdays, 10:30 p.m.) poised to become Comedy Central's next big thing, we take a look back at the troupes before them that delivered big. We present to you The 15 Funniest Sketch Comedy Shows.

Written by Lauren Otis (@LaurNado)

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Tags: sketch-comedy, key-and-peele, mad-tv, dave-chappelle, comedy-central, monty-python, robot-chicken
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