Bullyparade is the title of a German late night comedy sketch show which aired from 1997 to 2002 on German channel ProSieben. Michael Herbig, Rick Kavanian and Christian Tramitz were the main cast of the show.
The show featured both taped and live performed sketches, nearly every sketch was part of a series of sketches featuring special characters and settings. The show had a high rate of running gags, too. In Germany, Bullyparade gained strong cult followings even long time after it had been canceled, its status can be compared to Monty Python’s Flying Circus in the UK. One thing it had in common with the Flying Circus is the frequent use of drag by the main cast.
The movie Manitou’s Shoe, a parody on western movies and one of the most successful German films ever made, was based on the characters in this show.
In 2004, Michael Herbig produced a second film, Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1, which was also based on sketches parodying sci-fi shows like Star Trek, and it was very successful as well. A third movie based on characters and sketches from the Bullyparade was released in 2007. Lissi und der wilde Kaiser is an animated film.