The Top Ten Comedy Shows Of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
Friends
I love Friends show. It is like my best friend! I have it all loaded in my pc and I need to watch one episode daily at the end of my day. Its hilarious and you can totally connect to it. Even though it has been many years since it went off, it still feels like its so new and contemporary. Its simply wow..! A real fun treat for 21 minutes..! It has got everything in it..! Makes you laugh and forget everything else you carry in your head.
The best comedy of all time. Is friends. My Favorited character. Is Ross he is so funny. And Every time. I see him he just makes me laugh
I was not even born when Friends came out in 1994 and in 2004 when it ends I was a little kid.. But then a started seeing it and.. Waoh now I really love it, I enjoy every time I see it!
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2How I Met Your Mother
That should be after Friends. It is LEGENDARY.
All Other Shows are LEGENDARY ADJACENT
Its Far too good
I am in love with it "
Can't compare it with any other show. It has always began with Laughter and ends with laughter
Too funny to miss!
Barney is one character that the show can't do without!
Better then Friends? That is a question most people ask me, and it is hands down better, the humour and the extremely clever writing just make it too good, how it also tackles some serious issues make your attachment with the characters grow, something which wasn't really forthcoming in the other comedies.
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3The Simpsons
There's a reason why it will have 25 seasons and over 550 episodes, because it's the best comedy show ever. No other show can compete with the amount of talent this show brings to ever episode.
You can't beat the Simpsons. They have done everything possible and continue to do more even if quality has dropped a bit.
Seriously? South Park better than Simpsons? The Simpsons are America's most loved family. They've got the most number of characters. Homer Simpson is the funniest guy on earth... I think Two and a half men, The Outdoor man, Home Improvement, Arrested Development and Everybody loves Raymond must be on the top ten too

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4The Big Bang Theory
The sheltered lives of four friends, who combined know more than you could ever hope to learn in a 100 lifetimes... Assuming you had an additional 99 lifetimes, which you don't, rendering this conversation pointless. Bazinga!

LukeDaDuke2

One of the most intelligent shows on T.V.. And extremely hilarious no doubt. Timeless and unmissable.
Though they are supposed to be called nerds, but this show portrays the hidden truth of the lives of them, and it really turns out to be hilarious. I can't think of any one reason why this show is 8th on this list ( as of now) may be it can get its much deserved #1 place.
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5Family Guy
the office?... friends?...

PETER GRIFFIN IS THE MAN!

uZi91

The Inbetweeners, Malcolm In The Middle and Family Guy, my favorite series of all time.
family guy I have 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 there class gettin 8 should be number 1
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6Seinfeld
For a show about nothing, it sure was funny. Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine are the greatest comedy quartet of all time, each an iconic T.V. character. I could go on, but in the interest of being succinct... Yada yada yada, greatest T.V. comedy ever.

LukeDaDuke2

I can literally not believe that Seinfeld was not number one on the list. There wasn't any of these other shows that could have existed without Seinfeld blazing the trails of comedy.
There is something truly unique about the way Seinfeld approaches comedy. And notice that it's main characters are all rather "bad" people. I see numerous comedies today that emulate the Seinfeld formula well, for instance "Sunny in Philly" and "The League" both seem to owe quite a bit to Seinfeld.
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7South Park
Unlike Family Guy, this show is actually funny and the quality of the storyline and gags are outstanding for a cartoon, or for a comedy show in general.

The offensive, racist and sexist humor is by far the funniest kind of humor you can expect from a T.V. show. If I had to compare it to another show, all I can think of is "the Ali G Show", by the makers of Borat, BrĂ¼no and The Dictator.
Family guy is not even funny its just immature rubbish. I can't belive people actually enjoy that crap. I've seen many family guy episodes and I have laughed ONCE. I've seen every South Park episode past season 2 cause 1 and 2 are old laugh out loud but I'll watch them at some stage. South Park is so funny an actually has a proper story line unlike that family guy crap
Who doesn't like it? Thanks to the show's crude and simple animation style, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are often able to produce new installments in a matter of days, allowing them to spoof current events as they unfold.

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8The Office (U.S.)
Who knew how funny a mockumentary about the workaday lives of employees for a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania could be. Always leaves me smiling and satisfied... That's what she said.

LukeDaDuke2

greatest show ever? yes! I only wish it wasn't approaching its final season!

dez

Seen every episode and I think of the older seasons as the good old days. Quote from the office:
Andy: I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them.
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9Arrested Development
I'm sorry, but this show isn't just a contender. There are so many jokes in this show you'll have to watch each individual episode thousands of times to get each joke and all of them are hilarious! There is no unfunny character on this show and no unfunny episode. If anyone wanted to try this show out, I would suggest watching the first 3 seasons first. The new season was ok but for me didn't quite cut it (i wish it did). There are so many great things about this show. Give it a try if you haven't!
The funniest show ever made... EVER MADE... EVERRRRR

i also enjoy the office... how I met your mother... scrubs...

BUT THIS SHOW IS FAR SUPERIOR
Puts nearly every other comedy program to shame. No show will ever top the quality of this show. It's nothing but joke after joke after joke. My favorite part is that they will use jokes from the 3 episodes ago in a new episode. I can't wait for the new episodes and the movie!
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10Monty Python's Flying Circus
I can't believe sanitized and lame American comedy like Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Seinfeld and worst of all The Big Bang Theory is ranked above this. I guess seeing this on T.V. even today would blow the brains out from the bible-belt rednecks.

Truly a landmark show that still holds up today.

At least Saturday Night Live isn't on the top ten..

tommydeath

Best comedy series ever, I am only 19 and massively in to this show, the comedy proves to be timeless and has stood the grand test of time because they have a substantially large youthful fan base. This show has paved the way for more controversial styles of comedy, this really deserves to be number 1!
Class, the best of the best, but the current comedy trend is different, therefore with the current standards, I think monty python can't be compared with the present day shows, nonetheless for someone from the 70's and the 80's, this is the best.
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The Contenders

11It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Nothing to learn, nothing to love. All you got to do is keep your brain in the refrigerator and watch this show, because the more you try to make sense of what the characters do, the more like them you will be. Classic comedy, great plots!
Without this show, we wouldn't have known who Charlie Day is; and that's a world I do not wish to know.
Guys this show is amazing, funny as hell

Did you know the writers of this show are the actors themselves?
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12Two and a Half Men
I love this show! It's an amazing mix of dirty humour and amusing 'real life' situations. It's very enjoyable for a laugh and some fun! The entire show appears to be dedicated to making the audience laugh at the character's dilemmas and it is very amusing to see how everyone's situation entwines and makes into a large but hilarious plot. The entire cast is very amusing and their voices, attitudes, appearances and body language portray their characters to their full potential.
I can't believe this show isn't number 1, funniest you will ever see. The show is ingenious, dirty humor might make it awkward between you and your mom. Laugh out loud watch it. Watch watch watch watch watch watch watch watch watch watch which it know! Did I mention watch the show.
Charlie lives the perfect life. Different girl every night, beach-house in Malibu, filthy rich (talking about the character, not necessarily Charlie Sheen). But he does have to put up with his brother Alan and his nephew Jake. It all makes for a funny show, even more so when Jake wasn't such a half-man any more.

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13The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
I don't know why this is only 33! This is easily the funniest T.V. show ever!
What could be better then the fresh prince of belair
Other great show here's lucy, friends and... Love them all
Will Smith at his best
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14That 70's Show
Between all the circles in the basement, Red's emphatic "dumbass" remarks, and a burnt-out hippie named Leo this show has some hilarious moments. The awesome intro song also by far the best for any T.V. show ever.

LukeDaDuke2

What the hell is wrong with people?
This has to be ranked #1!
Greatest comedy of all time!
One of the best comedy show of all time
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15Malcolm in the Middle
I have never laughed out loud so much as when I watch Malcolm in the Middle! The dialogue is so fast and witty that I have to keep rewinding it to hear the jokes I missed due to my laughter drowning the next scene out. Every line is written to perfection and delivered the same way. There are almost TOO MANY funny lines in most episodes that it seems like a waste to not spread them out over many more seasons. They take every possible situation to the extreme of both poles and deliver a perfect sarcastic, satirical experience.
Its not popular anymore but this show is what comedy shows should be.
Many think that it's for kids but its totally ment for grown-ups.

It is the best show ever. There is no age restriction for shows like these. Wish they extended the show.
I have never met such a hilarious yet realistic plot with lines that guarantee instant laugh out loud from the viewers. It deserves to be on the top of this list.
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16Fawlty Towers
this is the funniest show of al times!

flowerchild4eva

the best, the mos imaginative, the best acting, john cleese, s humor,... the funiest ever!
I just want to say the office uk is better than the office us
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17The Office (UK)
The fact that the US version is rated higher than this upsets me, Ricky Gervais is a comedy genius
More than just a comedy... touching, brilliantly acted and bloody great.
British comedy at its best. Cringe fest.
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18The Inbetweeners
I hope you guys are talking about the UK version, because it is absolutely amazing.
Why so low? You have flipping SOUTH PARK above this amazing show! It's brilliant, everyone of all ages (even though they may not admit it) loves the sarcastic and vulgar humour. It's one of the few shows I can watch every episode over and over again and it only seems to get more funny every time! Such a great show (the UK version obviously) :D

19Modern Family
The best comedy show ever!
Great actors. Great scripts. Everything is perfect in this show. Just love it.
By far the best comedy show I have seen! Very funny with high quality humor.
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20Scrubs
Revolutionary - From Perry's rants to Dr Jan Itor, it's simply awesome...the laughs aren't cheap and over-used, their witty and original
JD-"I just saved this fish from drowning
Kelso-~"Who's got 2 thumbs and still doesn't give a crap-Bob Kelso"
Janitor-"Knife-Wrench...practical and safe (followed by stabbing himself in leg)/for kids/die thief..steak? "
Cox-"things I'd rather my daughter be called than JD...J-Lo, Jenny with the fake cans, herpey slurpy, foxy coxy, jenny jenny oh jenny, jenny jenny bo benny, jenny jenny jenny fo fenny, and even miss Hugh Jackman, reaheheheheheheheheheally"
Guy love-enough said
EEAGLLEE!
This isn't even 1% of the laughs, it's the ultimate T.V. show (along with Fresh Prince)
I love this show. I don't watch much T.V. Because I usually find it repetitive and boring, but I have seen every episode of Scrubs. It always holds my attention, as as crazy as it usually is, it even has serious moments that really make you think. My husband and I usually make a face something like O_O several times throughout an episode.
I just love this show. Probably the only show that made me cry. You should definitely give it a shot, trust me, you won't regret it. I couldn't write a better ending even if I tried.
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21American Dad
Ah however said family guy is American dad inferior counterpart. ARE YOU RETARDED. DO YOU HAVE A STICK SO FAR UP YOUR ANUS IT HAS REACHED YOUR BRAIN. American DAD wouldn't HAVE BEEN CREATE IF FAMILY didn't EXIST. I recommend that you get that stick out of your anus.
Stan smith is legendary
Funniest animated show on T.V. right now. If only it was more popular than its inferior counterpart, Family Guy.

22Only Fools and Horses
Best show ever, don't need to be an Englishman to enjoy this, this is great... My favorite episode Three for tea
It may not make people laugh as much but it is just better and more imaginative than the shows like family guy. I love the episode: 'To Hull and back'

thedoctor

Best comedy of all time.
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23Martin
Funniest sitcom of all time hands down. No T.V. show was funnier than Martin and we might not get another on this level of funny
This is the funniest show I've seen every episode and I love it.
I can't stop laughing when watching this show.

24Futurama
This and Robot Chicken undoubtedly deserve higher placement on this list. However, Futurama furthered what Matt Groening accomplished even with the likes of the Simpsons, with utterly hilarious, but also well conceived, characters, and endlessly entertaining plotlines. The Simpsons is a classic, but which show is funnier, and more consistently so? Futurama. (Somebody with a profile, please, please, PLEASE post Aqua Teen Hunger Force. )
Futurama is a fantastic series with punchlines on several levels. If you like watching people puke: Watch it. If you like picking up intellectual crumbs: Watch it!
Best ever comedy, with a lot of intellectual depth.

25Mr. Bean
Mr Bean was such a great show. It brought so much comedy to us when we watch it. I wish that they could of made more episodes of Mr Bean so more people will watch the show. Some people watch Mr Bean on YouTube and some people have the DVD of Mr Bean. Anyway, Mr Bean is still one of the best comedy shows of all time.

26Community
I can't express how much I love this show, it is so original and different without being ridiculous and has so much fun and excitement in every episode without repeating itself. Has so many hilarious moments and scenarios that makes it fun to watch, I've watched so many comedies such as friends, scrubs, big bang theory, how I met your mother, modern family, Seinfeld, Simpsons and more but community is number one for me and it only has three seasons out.

DylanW96

Fantastic Show. Brimming with originality and excellent concepts and with a fantastic team of actors and writers. The jokes and storylines are very funny and episodes can go into groundbreaking formats, yet still being down-to-earth and deep with feeling (eg: The stop-motion clay christmas episode). More people really should watch this show.

JoshGleek24

The only reason this show isn't in the top 5 right now (like it should be) is because not many people have seen it. But this shows is HANDS DOWN my favorite show of all time. Classic characters that are new and refreshing. It's rolling on the floor laughing funny! Super original once you've watch it all you'll want to go to Greendale!

JaeDi

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27Everybody Loves Raymond
This show is so real and down to earth and relatable! Its hilarious too! Haha there will never be a great show like this in a long time. How I Met Your Mother and the big bang theory suck compared to Everybody loves Raymond!
The best comedy ever, real life situations with hilarious scenes and great actors
Great family centered show.. I almost cried during the final episode of season 9.. :(
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28Frasier
During the 11 years that Frasier was on top, the writers and actors continuously exceeded our lofty expectation. In my opinion, it's the best sitcom of all time. The cast melded perfectly, the jokes were hilarious and always seemed to come out of left field. But most of all, the story line from its inception to its conclusion read like a great comedic novel. Thank you Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves and Peri Gilpin for your many hours of great entertainment.

shredder007

The Inkeepers episode in the second season is perhaps the most hilarious of all the episodes. This show is an absolute classic, every episode will make you chuckle. Also look for the "oor Jam" in season 10 I think you won't stop laughing.
A show revolving around a psychiatrist who hosts a radio call-in show, but always has something wrong in his life or on his mind that he can't let go. Full of sarcasm and witty humor, Frasier is a show that can drive you crazy... And make you laugh.

LukeDaDuke2

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29Father Ted
I've watched every episode of this a hundred times, and it is still laugh out loud hilarious, the sign of a truly classic comedy! Without a doubt one of the greatest comedies of all time, and in my opinion it's the best ever made!

30The King of Queens

31SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob should be in the top 5 on this list! Come on you guys!

TopTenJackson

Best animated comedy. Almost every episode can give you, at least me, a joyfull laught or smile.
If nautical nonsense be something you wish.

daud


32Married With Children
By far my all time favorite comedy show! I pretty much watch it whenever it's on... I just love it.
every episode is just fantastic
Who can forget Al Bundy. This show is such a classic
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33The Andy Griffith Show

34Parks and Recreation
Amazing cast that clicks and works so well together! There's a great combination of fast paced comedy (similar to Arrested Development) and also subtlety and realism (like The Office or 30 Rock). Defies stereotype that "women aren't funny" through Amy Poehler's, Rashida Jones', Retta's, and Aubrey Plaza's vibrant and skilled comedic abilities.
I STILL wish this show would get the ratings it deserves. It works because it uses its characters so well, you laugh at them just making their way through life. The characters are all so kind towards one another. It's never really mean-spirited (after the admittedly terrible first season). Best characters are Ron Swanson, April Ludgate, and Andy Dwyer. Watch it, you'll love it! Start with season 2 though.
I like watching this during office hours and they are all funy.
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35Blackadder
This is definitely one of the funniest shows ever. Rowan Atkinson succeeds better in this show than any else playing a dumb prince of the English Royal Family in four different historical eras, of course causing all kinds of hilarious mishaps.
Actually Atkinson played the wily butler in most. It was Dr House aka Hugh Laurie who played the buffoon prince. Still I agree, most wonderful comedy ever.

36Not the Nine O'Clock News

37My Name Is Earl
Karma is a bitch!

38I Love Lucy
Superb series. Top class indeed
The best sitcom of all time is I Love Lucy.
Should at least be in top 10.

dureckl


393rd Rock From the Sun

40Archer
Seriously? #123? With 0% of the votes? Archer is a sure fire top ten. The first series is pure comedic gold. Best cartoon ever, and that's competing against South Park and Family Guy. So underrated.
How in the name of Kenny Loggins is Archer all the way back here? Funniest/smartest animated show in a long, long, LONG time! I emplore anybody who hasnt seen it, to do so now! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

41Everybody Hates Chris
The best comedy show Chris rock has ever done. Funny as hell. Chris rock is simply awesome. Simply Terrific. The show is FUNNY, most of the shows listed are not as god as Everybody Hates Chris.

42The Fairly OddParents
I want to thank all of you around the world! I love you
I love these shows! It should be Number 1!
I love this show! It shold be Number 1!

43Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Nice Hindi Comedy serires... After such a long time...

44The Cosby Show
Loved it simply awesome

45F.I.R.

46My Wife and Kids

This is my favorite nick at nite show. My favorite character is Claire the middle child.


47M*A*S*H
This show is hilarious! You see, if Psych on USA network was on here, I would be all over that, but M*A*S*H is a very hilarious show! It is about doctors in World War 1 that help solders when they are injured. The characters have a lot of humer and it keeps you laughing!

48Curb Your Enthusiasm

49Alas Smith and Jones

50Dad's Army

51Full House
This my favorite show along with home improvement and the middle. My favorite character is Michelle. This will cheer you up after you watch it. I can relate this to myself and my family. Even my 8 year brother and cousin like this show. This is a perfect family show.
This show is so good! Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were young at the time but they were really good! It needs to be on T.V. more!
The twins were hella cute and funny
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52Becker

53The Wayans Bros.
No where near "In Living Color", too bad ILC was one of the best!

54Comedy Circus

55Not Going Out

56King of the Hill
I love this show
Hank, Peggy, Bill, Boomhauer, Dale, John Redcorn, Nancy, Bobby, Luanne, Dale, EVERYBODY in KOTH are so funny! I love this show, especially Hank's BAAUUHH!

57Office Office
Great show, ran on T.V. for years won numerous awards and is a great satire on the rampant corruption in India

58The Royle Family

59The Fast Show

60NewsRadio

61Robot Chicken
Even though this show can be hit or miss, the writing is much better than that of lazy family guy who show full songs by conway twitty. That made me want to kill myself. Also, the office is the dumbest show I've ever seen. And friends was boring.

deadgrass27


62Chappelle's Show
Funniest show of all time. Made fun of different races, but only to show you how stupid each stereotype was. Neal and Dave are comedy legends.
Best show ever that's all I have to say

63The Three Stooges
just the best for everything the sound effects are also great
I cannot believe my eyes, the generation actually knows about good shows!?!?!

luisprado


64Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em

65Jessie
I love that show so much, I just wish they would keep it down with the laugh track.

66Drake and Josh
Superb comedy show ever... Had all time laugh...

67Corner Gas
Corner Gas is brilliant and hilarious. No one thought it would work but they were dead wrong. And thank god for no annoying laugh track! Excellent show, every episode cracks me up. The characters and town were formed brilliantly.Its an extremely good show, I encourage everyone to give it a chance. Even though they are done making seasons, it still comes on comedy network almost daily

dragonfly99

CORNER GAS IS THE BEST!
GO NANCY ROBERTSON!

68Jeannie Aur Juju

69Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
Best comedy show ever
Great show.. ! Love it

70Tosh.0

71Home Improvement
I love home improvement. It is such a good T.V. show. I can relate this to myself and my family. It always cheers me up after watching it. My 9 year old brother, my mom, and my dad like this show too.

72Psych
Come on! Gus and Shawn! 'enough said!

jdrobles


73Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

74New Girl

75Flight of the Conchords

76Ed, Edd n Eddy

77Keeping Up Appearances

Not an episode where I didn't laugh like a hyena. The episode "Please Mind your Head" is one of the funniest episodes of all time!


78Beavis and Butt-head

79Allo Allo
Oh how I love rene...

80Chidiya Ghar

81The Jamie Foxx Show

82The Beverly Hillbillies

83Whose Line Is It Anyway
Can't believe no1 even thought of this. I did rate it after Friends and before how I met your mother. Stand-up comedy at it's best. Each episode just cracks you up! The best for me.
Dude what the hell this is literally the funniest show of all time. It's a disgrace that shows like south park and family guy are rated higher than it.
Always makes me laugh! Love it!
Always new games and I can watch them over and over!
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84iCarly
This show was just TERRIBLE! And that episode with One Direction, what no one likes you One Direction! You are all gay, stupid and lonely!

85Love Thy Neighbour

86Real Husbands of Hollywood

87Brooklyn Nine-Nine

88Little Britain

"I'm the only gay in the village" & "Eeh, Eh, Eeehh".. Awesome stuff

Funny stuff, "Ya I like it! ".

beckihrh


89Mind Your Language
I can't believe this is 97! Jessie and The Simpsons better than this?!?
Oh god what happened to this world? I'm only 16, so no, I'm not from the 70's, but this show is great! It makes me and my cousins laugh all the time without cursing (unlike most today's shows).
RIP Barry Evans, and Ali, and Juan, Zoltar... They were great..
Awesome show.
Just loved the characters.
Totally agree with you man...
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90Picnic Face

91Summer Heights High

92Spaced

93The Goodies

94Da Ali G Show

Sacha Baron Cohen's original show that led to the massive Hollywood hits, Borat and Bruno.


95The Dick Van Dyke Show
So much better than the shows of today. This show was pure, clean good humor. This show didn't make stupid joke or curse or any of that junk.
What's this show doing way down here?! It's my favorite sitcom.

96White Van Man

972 Broke Girls
This show should be MUCH higher, it's like Sunny in Philadelphia meets Bridesmaids
Still needs to gain fame.. But AWESOME show!
Hilarious show... Sad that it is so behind in the list
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98Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother

99Workaholics
Should be a lot higher. Any fan of comedy television should check it out. I laugh more watching this show than I do watching any other show.
Adam is a blumbering idiot of hilarity, Blake is inbetween dumb and smart, and Ders brings that jocky swagger. This show is hilarious. It's worth a view or two thousand.
Comedy at its best!

100Comedy Nights With Kapil
Awesome show! I love watching it every Saturday and can"t help laughing...love Kapil and Ali Asgar!
Best show ever on television.
I am very big fan of kapil
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