Funniest TV Shows of the 21st Century

This is a list of my favorite comedy shows made in the 21st century.

Great - 1-20
Very Good - 21-39
Good - 40+

If the show aired any time before 2000 it isn't on the list.
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
“ Benchmark in comedy TV for a decade. ” - James Burlington
 
2.
The Boondocks (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues. (22 mins.)
 
3.
Chappelle's Show (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture. (22 mins.)
Director: Todd Broder
 
4.
Eastbound & Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school. (28 mins.)
 
5.
The Colbert Report (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. (22 mins.)
 
7.
Archer (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones. (22 mins.)
 
8.
Flight of the Conchords (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom. (28 mins.)
 
9.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. (22 mins.)
 
10.
Workaholics (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. (22 mins.)
 
11.
The Life & Times of Tim (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Watch as Tim finds himself in several awkward situations in this HBO cartoon comedy.
 
12.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. (22 mins.)
 
13.
Nathan for You (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for. (30 mins.)
 
14.
Review (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A critic takes aim at intense real-life experiences in lieu of food or cinema. Fair game includes divorce, anonymous sex and all manner of criminal activity. (30 mins.)
 
15.
Frisky Dingo (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A philandering billionaire playboy who moonlights as the superhero, Awesome X, faces against his greatest adversary, Killface, but finds balancing his business and superhero lives difficult. (11 mins.)
 
16.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt. (22 mins.)
 
17.
Party Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of actors move to LA to make it big, but end up working as caterers. (30 mins.)
Director: Rob Thomas
 
18.
Drunk History (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers. (22 mins.)
 
19.
Community (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
 
20.
Trailer Park Boys (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
 
22.
The League (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another -- so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable. (22 mins.)
 
23.
Reno 911! (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An irreverent look at what goes on behind-the-scenes in the city of Reno's police department. (22 mins.)
 
24.
Childrens Hospital (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children. (11 mins.)
 
25.
Sealab 2021 (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other. (11 mins.)
 
26.
The Burn with Jeff Ross (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Jeff Ross will skewer the week's pop culture topics in-studio, and hit the streets to take aim at public enemies... (30 mins.)
 
27.
Better Off Ted (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss. (30 mins.)
 
28.
Louie (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. (22 mins.)
 
29.
The Jeselnik Offensive (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Anthony Jeselnik has celebrity guests on his show, where they talk about political topics in their own way. And of course, Anthony Jeselnik acts offensive. (30 mins.)
 
30.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. (22 mins.)
 
31.
Wonder Showzen (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares. (30 mins.)
 
32.
Running Wilde (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Steven Wilde always had everything he wanted, due to his improbably rich father. Except the girl, Emmy Kadubic, who is an environmentalist. Emmy and her daughter, Puddle come to live with him. (30 mins.)
 
33.
The Ricky Gervais Show (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk to Karl Pilkington about important things in life whilst Karl provides anything but intelligent answers. Comedy at its finest with wonderful animation. (30 mins.)
 
34.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series. (22 mins.)
 
35.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
 
36.
Psych (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases. (44 mins.)
 
37.
Bored to Death (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels. (28 mins.)
 
38.
Peep Show (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life. (25 mins.)
 
39.
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Never forget? Terrorism hasn't, and neither will the NTSF:SD:SUV. In a world where threatening danger looms large and Homeland Security won't secure itself, San Diego's citizens can't afford not to trust in the NTSF. (11 mins.)
 
40.
The Venture Bros. (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons. (22 mins.)
 
41.
Broad City (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time. (22 mins.)
 
42.
Extras (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment. (30 mins.)
 
43.
Malcolm in the Middle (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family. (22 mins.)
 
44.
Veep (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about. (28 mins.)
 
45.
Human Giant (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A half-hour show of edgy short films. (30 mins.)
 
46.
The Inbetweeners (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school. (25 mins.)
 
47.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time. (22 mins.)
 
48.
Scrubs (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life. (22 mins.)
 
49.
An Idiot Abroad (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows... (43 mins.)
 
50.
Black Dynamite (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite and his crew... (22 mins.)
Director: Justin Ridge
 
51.
Undeclared (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride. (22 mins.)
 
52.
Newsreaders (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
From the team behind Adult Swim's Emmy Award®-winning comedy, Childrens Hospital, Newsreaders is an absurd take on the television news magazine format, a show that goes behind the stories nobody else thinks are stories-because they're not. (11 mins.)
 
53.
Blue Mountain State (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing. (22 mins.)
 
54.
Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Kevin Hart and other celebrities play a comic fictionalized version of themselves in this parody of similarly named reality shows. Episodes often feature Kevin Hart's attempts to gain celebrity and his jealousy of his friends. (21 mins.)
 
55.
The Onion News Network (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Satirical coverage from the most trusted news network in the world. (22 mins.)
 
56.
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A talk show parody that features celebrity guests, comedy sketches and animation. Based on the podcast of the same name. (30 mins.)
 
57.
Happy Endings (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together. (22 mins.)
 
58.
The Good Guys (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jack is a by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position with the Police Dept. His partner Dan, a drunken, lecherous veteran hangs onto his job only because of one heroic act years ago. (60 mins.)
 
59.
Burning Love (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A parody of reality dating shows in the vein of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette". (23 mins.)
 
60.
Reaper (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On his 21st birthday, Sam discovers his parents sold his soul to the devil before birth and he must now be a bounty hunter for the devil until he dies. (45 mins.)
 
61.
Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago... (30 mins.)
 
62.
Wilfred (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a depressed man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit. (22 mins.)
 
63.
Maron (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He's had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved... (22 mins.)
 
64.
Da Ali G Show (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An ignorant, wannabe-Jamaican British b-boy; an anti-Semitic, misogynistic but friendly Kazakhstani... (30 mins.)
 
65.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. (22 mins.)