Top Ten Comedy Shows of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Friends Friends Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons.

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 it's 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.

True! And it's hard to watch just 1 episode. You will always be wanting to watch one more.

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!

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

Best comedy T.V. Series I have ever seen...

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2 Seinfeld Seinfeld Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal with the absurdities of everyday life in New York City.

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.

When I first visited this site I had already watched all the sitcoms except seinfeld so I voted for friends but after watching it I know why it was number one.this show and the simpsons have made a reveloution in comedy and they deserve more reception. This show should be in its rightful place, number one.
1.seinfeld 2.the simpsons 3.friends 4.the office 5.south park 6.HIMY 7.family guy 8.the big bang theory 9.mom 10.baby daddy

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3 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is a cartoon that started in 1989, and is still running as of 2016. It is about a man named Homer and his family going through a long series of misadventures.

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.

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 - shp021196

You can't beat the Simpsons. They have done everything possible and continue to do more even if quality has dropped a bit.

This is awesome! I thank it should definitely be #1!

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4 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.

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.

The best

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5 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

the office?... friends?...

PETER GRIFFIN IS THE MAN! - uZi91

South Park and the Simpsons beat Family Guy by a lot. Keep trying Peter, or shall I say Homer rip off.

The Inbetweeners, Malcolm In The Middle and Family Guy, my favorite series of all time.

Griffin is definitely the bomb

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6 The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro, and also some wasted guest stars from time to time.

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.

Best comedy show ever bar none

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7 The Office (U.S.) The Office (U.S.) The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013.

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.

The best - along with arrested developement!

Makes you want to work at an office - and believe me, before I watched this show I believed that to be the worst jobs ever. (still depends though x)

Creed and Kevin are my favorite characters

The office is all what you want from a series. Happy moments, Sad moments, Angry moments.

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8 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

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. - Mandy1995

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.

Its just the best.

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9 Saturday Night Live

Comedy legends - John Belushi, Chris Farley, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, etc. All on one stage performing some of the most iconic comedy skits of all time

They've been running with some of the funniest skits for over 40 years. Not even the Simpsons can compare because SNL manages to be fresh and runs even longer.

SNL is straight up one of the best T.V. show comedies,it deserves at least a place in number 3 or 4.

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10 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. Spongebob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 10th season .

This is the one kid show I'll probably never outgrow. The older episodes, at least. - Garythesnail

SpongeBob should be in the top 5 on this list! Come on you guys! - TopTenJackson

Funny for kids, and even adults with certain references about "dropping the soap"

Take this off!

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The Contenders

11 Arrested 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!

This should be in top 3 for sure
Probably the funniest show I have ever seen
But due to unfortunate lack of seasons due to cancellation I would place it just below friends

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12 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

For a show about a bunch of psychopaths, it makes a damn good comedy. It really let's you look at what would happen if you took a situation from a 1 to and 100, and then made it a 0. From Dennis who is possibly a serial killer to the scatterbrained loveable drug addict Charlie, the characters are so well written I never feel like I'm watching a T.V. show, and thank god I am.

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.

It's good.

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13 Modern Family Modern Family

Great actors. Great scripts. Everything is perfect in this show. Just love it.

The best comedy show ever!

By far the best comedy show I have seen! Very funny with high quality humor.

Best comedy show ever. You'll love the characters and you'll actually wish that you're part of their family. It's that good

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14 American Dad American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Stan smith is legendary

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.

American dad is family Guy's younger, wiser, more clever, and more funny brother, who happens to have better taste

Funniest animated show on T.V. right now. If only it was more popular than its inferior counterpart, Family Guy.

15 Scrubs Scrubs

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.

The best show ever. Every single person should take time on watching one show, its LEGENDARY and will win your heart like it did mine.

Such witty humour that makes u smile the hole time

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16 Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003, and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons.

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. - LukeDaDuke2

Just great!

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17 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I don't know why this is only 33! This is easily the funniest T.V. show ever!

Will Smith at his best

Great and funny show!

Easily top 10

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18 Monty 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.

das great

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19 Frasier

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.

Frasier should be at least I the top 5 I have never missed an episode and I even watch the re runs, this show inspired me to become a psychiatrist and have better tastes in life. Not only is it funny it gives you something to ponder about everyday.

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

Good

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20 Martin

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

Friends is even funnier, if you saw Friends, you will change your mind.

This is one of the funniest classic shows I've seen. It's actually better than Fresh Prince - Mcgillacuddy

I can't stop laughing when watching this show.

This is the funniest show man this show deserve #5

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