Best British Comedies of All Time


The Top Ten

1 The Inbetweeners

This and Only Fools And Horses should be at the top. Inbetweeners is just so hilarious and rude it's amazing. Will, Jay and Neil are so funny. Loads of new words have been invented from this show and is the funniest show this century.

Rude but we all admit it's hilarious!

2 Only Fools and Horses

Greatest Britcom of all time! David Jason gave us one of tv's greatest characters in Delboy! "You blonker Rodney"... LMAO. Good Times... To bad BBC America doesn't play it.

3 Monty Python

This is awesome

My brother and dad keep on watching it. I am not quite sure what the big deal but now that I have seen this, and it's above mighty boosh and red dwarf, I can't say that I am not curios as to why it is at the top of this list

The best Brits around! The troupe Monty Python are surely the greatest comedy act of all time, without a doubt. Their jokes are clever, witty, and just silly! (I agree. Silly, silly, silly! ) - MontyPython

Glad to see these talented blokes take the top spot. They deserve it too!

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4 Red Dwarf Red Dwarf Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following.

The only show which ever managed to get sci-fi plus comedy right! Plots were equally brilliant and hilarious. Not to mention an amazing cast with perfect chemistry!

Wi-Fi and comedy to best genres and they made red dwarf. I am gonna watch it tonight as well.

5 Peep Show

I love this show!

This is really the only modern sitcom alongside The Office that should be in the top ten.

Mark and Jeremy are the funniest comedy characters ever, and Johnson and Super Hans are great too.

6 Mr Bean

Rowan Akitson as Mr Bean is one of the funniest things in the world. He is such an amazing actor, and this show of only 13 episodes has been named iften as ine if the greatest sitcoms of all time. It's my seventh favourite show, and my favourite British show. I also like Fawlty Towers (#9) and Monty Python's Flying Circus (#13)

I once was introduced Mr Bean on VHS when I was a kid. Now it’s 2017 and I have started to rewatch it again on YouTube. I couldn’t believe seeing Mr Bean again, I was so excited! Some of the episodes made me laugh so hard, some of them left me dreaming about them, some of them left me speechless, especially when he used Teddy as a paintbrush. But overall what a hilarious man-child he is! Highly intelligent but sometimes arrogant and mean! But hey, hands down, he is the best T.V. character and best show from the UK!

7 The IT Crowd

Ah yes this is great! Lost to Friday night dinner in the end but this is still a very hilarious show. Maurice Moss just makes this show. - Zazeeqo

Anyone who calls this show unfunny should be turned off, then back on again

8 Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Just two series of six episodes each were made.

All 12 episodes were genius, absolute gold

Way better than BlackAdder. John Cleese is amazing and every episode is very funny

One of the funniest shows of all time. Everyone in the cast is outstanding.

Brilliant but where is it ain't half hot mum, dad's army, allo allo and are you being served?

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9 Blackadder Blackadder Blackadder is a series of four BBC1 pseudohistorical British sitcoms, plus several one-off instalments, which originally aired in the 1980s.

I love it. So strong. - iliekpiez

Blackadder is at number 9? This is easily the best sitcom of all time, let alone the best British comedy. Awful list.

Best comedy ever. "As cunning as a fox who's just been appointed professor of cunning at Oxford university" gives it away!

I just love every instance where Baldrick gets up and says 'I have a cunning plan! '

10 Mrs. Brown's Boys

Honestly, you can't think that nothing is more funnier than mrs brown boys.

It is hilarious. Bad as.

The Contenders

11 Porridge
12 Gavin and Stacey
13 Last of the Summer Wine
14 The Mighty Boosh

Should be number one or two in my opinion

Absolutely the best British comedy of all time! I have watched every episode over 20 times and still find new jokes, puns and gags. The 60s, 70s and 80s music references make me go ultimate fan mode.

The Mighty Boosh is the best ever. Here are my opinions as to why it should be first.
1. 100% funny
2. Bob Fossil is crazy
3. Noel Fielding is in it
4. THE POWERS OF THE CRIMP episode is making me Lol!
5. You learn how to killeroo, how to calm a lama down, how to get out of monkey hell, how to escape from the artic tundra, how to Dodge nannys evil throbbing needle's, how to get Old Gregg at of your face, how to give the Hitcher some elbow patches, (that's pretty simple! ) how to win a crimp of and how to party till you die +literally die, the head shamanis coming to get ya! )

15 Open All Hours
16 Mind Your Language

The best of the best

The jokes of this series are very simple and can make people of all ages laugh their heads off.

17 The Office


Brent is the most awkward character ever! (I love the show) - gemcloben

18 Friday Night Dinner

If you don't know this show, you HAVE to see it! The characters, humour, scenarios, EVERYTHING is just done so brilliantly! Definitely one of the best comedies on T.V. today!

Every single character in this is hilarious (apart from Jackie) more people need to watch this

Funniest show on T.V.. Characters are great and the casting is perfect. Martin is just hilarious as too is Jim. The humour is sooo funny and will get you in hysterics every episode guarantee. - Zazeeqo

My all time favourite T.V. show.

19 My Family
20 Little Britain
21 Dad's Army

So funny should be much higher some of the funniest moments of classic comedy

This should be first because it is a great comedy. My dad showed me and my brother it and we loved it more than fawlty towers mr. Been and GO godfrey... Jones... Manerwing... Wilson... Pike... Fraser.. Walker your actors make this the greatest comedy of all time go dads army

You know my brother wrote the other comment to this, and my dad nearky vomited he lauged that much when jones accidentally hit the warden hodges with his bayonet, dads army is way better than the mdern day comedy crap, it isn't even funny, wheras dads army is simply the best and there is a whopping 80 EPISODES!

22 Still Game

Best British sitcoms are
Still game
Rab c nesbitt
Fawlty towers
Only fools and horses
One foot in the grave
Rising damp
Father ted
The inbetweeners
And the first 3 seasons of benidorm are really good

23 Keep Up Appearances
24 Father Ted

Trust me, it's hilarious.

25 Thin Blue Line
26 Outnumbered
27 Bottom

Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall together make this a laugh-stashed series about two guys who just want to "do it". It is a ridiculous, hilarious series that belongs at least in top ten. Eddie and Richie are a violent, drunken couple who know how to make people laugh! Go BOTTOM!

Ade Edmondson and Rick Mayal are absolutely hillarious in this violent comedy,

28 The Vicar of Dibley
29 Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights

This is top 5 material and beats anything Ricky Gervais has ever done.

30 The Young Ones

Should be at 1 - XtremeNerdz12

31 Hebburn

Vic reeves. what an actor - gemcloben

32 Extras
33 The Goodies


34 Are You Being Served?
35 Miranda
36 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
37 Doctor Who Doctor Who Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. more.

Even though doctor who is absolutely amazing, I still don't consider it a comedy.


38 2point4 Children

Lol I completely forgot about this show.

39 Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere
40 Monty Python's Flying Circus

Does nobody here see that the show is Monty Python's Flying Circus, not just Monty Python? I mean, Monty Python could refer to any of their live shows or their films, but being that this is a list of British comedy shows, just Monty Python should not be on the list.

41 Black Books


42 The Royle Family
43 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
44 Russell Howard's Good News
45 Absolutely Fabulous
46 Chucklevision
47 Come Fly With Me
48 The Catherine Tate Show
49 Not Going Out
50 The Thick of It
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Top Remixes

1. The Inbetweeners
2. Only Fools and Horses
3. Mr Bean
1. The Inbetweeners
2. Red Dwarf
3. Monty Python
1. Monty Python
2. Blackadder
3. Fawlty Towers


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