Best Comedy Genres


The Top Ten

1 Satire

Although I love almost all the comedy genres, satire is the best as it has a message sent and raises important and controversial issues, but through comedic means. South Park, the Simpsons and Dr Strangelove are all great satires.

Examples Include: The Chaser's War On Everything, The Simpsons, Bill Hicks, Jay Leno, David Letterman and South Park - CrowdedChisel

I love South Park, so I guess I'll choose this. - Celestius

2 Sitcom

It was between Satire and Sitcom but because this one is more known to me in most ways then I think I'll choose this, GO SITCOM! - marlonacott

Examples Include: The Simpsons, Friends, Seinfeld, Family Guy and My Family - CrowdedChisel

3 Observational

Examples include: Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Carl Barron, Ricky Gervais and Jim Gaffigan - CrowdedChisel

Demetri Martin, Jim Gaffigan and others. Funniest humor because it's the most relateable.

4 Surreal

Examples Include: Spike Milligan, Eddie Izzard, Ross Noble, Shaun Miccallef and Monty Python - CrowdedChisel

5 Musical Comedy

Tim Minchin is a legend. For that reason, and that reason alone, this genre is by far and away the best comedy genre. Also a fan of Bill Bailey and Tenacious D. I love my musical comedy, songs thst make you laugh as well as think.

Examples Include: Weird Al, Flight of The Conchords, Spinal Tap and Tenacious D - CrowdedChisel

6 Mockumentary

Examples Include: Spinal Tap, Summer Heights High, Borat, Modern Family, We Can Be Heroes and The Office - CrowdedChisel

Don't forget Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind

7 Black Comedy

Examples Include: The Chaser's War On Everything, Denis Leary, Sacha Baren Cohen, Chris Morris and Bill Hicks - CrowdedChisel

8 Impro

Examples Include: Thank God You're Here, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Drew Carey - CrowdedChisel

9 Deadpan

Dry humour is easily my favourite

Examples Include: Steven Wright, Jim Gaffigan, The Office, Jimmy Carr and Bill Murray - CrowdedChisel

10 Wit/ Word Play

Examples Include: The Simpsons, Groucho Marx, Shakespeare, Woody Allen, Stephen Fry and Oscar Wilde - CrowdedChisel

The Contenders

11 Insult
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