10 Best Comedy TV Shows

Monday, January 24 by Melissa James

By matter of personal opinion, nailing down the 10 best comedy TV shows would not only be difficult, but highly debatable. This list will hopefully fit your brand of comedy and you'll be tickled with laughter.

  1. "Arrested Development." This show about a highly dysfunctional family whose only level-headed member has come to take care of them after the father has been jailed ran from 2003-2006. The cast included Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Michael Cera.
  2. "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia." First aired in 2005, this show includes up-and-comers as well as established actors and tells of the shenanigans of four young proprietors of an Irish pub in—you guessed it—Philly.
  3. "Seinfeld"- The classic comedy TV show about absolutely nothing written by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David enjoyed a successful run from 1990-1998.
  4. "Freaks and Geeks." More of a "dramedy," this show ran only one season (1999-2000) and told the story of two different groups of teenagers and thei high school careers during the amazing 1980's.
  5. "South Park." The irreverent satire that uses bad animation and foul language to poke fun at anything and everything began in 1997 shows no signs of stopping as of 2011.
  6. "The Office." When this show hit the U.S. in 2005, it took what ended in one season on British telly and turned it into a crazy American success. Thanks, Mr. Gervais. We lik the American Dwight better.
  7. "Futurama." This futuristic cartoon series follows the adventures of Fry, pizza delivery guy who survived an accidental freezing in 1999, only to be unthawed 1,000 years later. Bender still makes a great Halloween costume.
  8. "Monty Python's Flying Circus."  This comedy sketch show from British comedic masterminds behind Monty Python, ran from 1969-1974. It is still some of the zaniest stuff you may ever see.
  9. "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Two robots and a guy watching terrible movies. Started in 1988, on Comedy Central, this bizarre yet highly intelligent show from the brain of Joel Hodgson, ran for 11 years and continues to separate people into groups of "Do you like MST3k or not?" Personally, it's how I choose my friends.
  10. "Spaced." With a run from 1999-2001, this British comedy was about two friends, Tim and Daisy, who must pretend to be a couple in order to rent a room when they're down on their financial luck. Toss in some dry British humor, an alcoholic landlady and a frustrated painter and you've found yourself a good one.
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COMMENTS

  1. January 24, 2011 3:48 pm

    Guest

    spaced?


  2. January 24, 2011 3:48 pm

    Willie

    The Simpsons didn’t make it?, Otherwise very good list!