Funniest TV Shows of All Time!

These are (in my opinion) the funniest sitcoms, sketch shows, cartoons, and anything else in the comedy category on TV.
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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.)
“ To me, this is the funniest and most well written sitcom of all time. Also the greatest cast of any TV show! I can't wait for the new season and movie (whenever that happens)! ” - honeyconsistency
 
2.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ One of the funniest sitcoms of the 90's (maybe all time). Incredible writing and cast. I have seen every episode, and honestly can't think of a single one that isn't great...Super influential to sitcoms to come after. I can't believe what they were able to do on network TV. Larry David is one of my heroes! ” - honeyconsistency
 
3.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
“ One of the longest running TV shows ever. Seasons 2-7 is some of the best comedy ever written! Although many people would disagree, I believe that every Simpons season is good...Just not as good as the one's mentioned above. But the last three seasons have been great! ” - honeyconsistency
 
4.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe. (30 mins.)
“ The Greatest sketch show of all time! I still can't believe how far ahead of time the comedy on this series was. Pretty much any decent sketch show after had to have some sort of influence from this. ” - honeyconsistency
 
5.
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.)
“ I love seeing Larry David on screen! This has great writing, characters, mostly improvised scripts and tons of great guest starts. I believe it's just as good as Seinfeld! AND, it just keeps getting better! Season 7 had a great Seinfeld reunion, but some how season 8 managed to top that. I hope a season 9 happens! ” - honeyconsistency
 
6.
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.)
“ Most will probably think that The Office is better, but I think I laughed more at Extras. I love anything that has to do with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant! ” - honeyconsistency
 
7.
Police Squad! (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies. (24 mins.)
“ This is what started the Naked Gun movie series. Too bad it only had six episodes...Some of the funniest and most underrated comedy in TV history...Very ahead of it's time! I love everything that the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker team have done. I hope they do something together again in the future. ” - honeyconsistency
 
8.
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way. (27 mins.)
“ This is the best sketch show next to Flying Circus. I will support anything that has to do with Odenkirk and Cross. Seriously, this is incredible writing. Much like Monty Python, every sketch flows right into the next. I wish they would collaborate on a new project soon! ” - honeyconsistency
 
9.
Get a Life (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents... (30 mins.)
“ I love Chris Elliot! This is one of the first original Fox comedies, and the humor is much like The Simpons. This is probably as alternative comedy as you can get on network TV...Very weird stuff. But also genius! ” - honeyconsistency
 
10.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell. (30 mins.)
“ This is by far the best parody of old horror movies of the 70's and 80's. I can't believe how accurate some of the stuff is here! I love comedy that is purposely meant to be terrible, and never has it been done better than this! ” - honeyconsistency
 
11.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
“ Parker and Stone are geniuses! Amazing writing and satire! Many get offended by this show, but I think they usually hit the nail right on the head. I think South Park is the most consistently funny show that has been on as long as it has...Although, some of the more recent seasons have not been as high quality, Season 15 more than made up for it, being one of their best in a while. ” - honeyconsistency
 
12.
The Kids in the Hall (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits. (25 mins.)
“ Another one of the greatest Sketch shows ever! Every member is great, with some of the best character acting I have ever seen. I can't believe some of this stuff came out in the late 80's and early 90's...Pretty groundbreaking stuff! ” - honeyconsistency
 
13.
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Animated MTV series about two teen aged heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they are bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks." (15 mins.)
“ One of the earliest and most influential adult cartoon. Even with the recent revival after 14 years off the air, the show is still just as hilarious, if not more than ever before. Everything Mike Judge touches turns to gold! ” - honeyconsistency
 
14.
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.)
“ This show is much like Seinfeld, in the fact that it's all about comedy...There are no morals, lessons, or drama what so ever. That is probably what I find so appealing about it! By far my favorite series as of recent years. ” - honeyconsistency
 
15.
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However... (15 mins.)
“ A hilarious, odd, alternative comedy, part cartoon, part live action, talk show parody. This was the start of Adult Swim, before Adult Swim even existed. Still just as funny now as it when it started. ” - honeyconsistency
 
16.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey. (15 mins.)
“ I love Adult Swim, it's probably my favorite channel ever. I have seen (and love) every original series that has ever aired on it. And will watch anything that they put out in the future. Next to FX, Comedy Central and IFC, AS is the best channel for comedy...Especially Alternative! Aqua Teen was one of their first originals, and the only that has lasted. The humor is so freakin' weird and random! And that is why I love cable networks, because otherwise, there would be no way strange shows like this could ever be aired. It sure wouldn't happen on network television! ” - honeyconsistency
 
17.
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.)
“ Although there are some cheesy, kinda hard to watch dramatic parts, Scrubs is still incredibly funny. Minus the last season with the interns, Scrubs was one of the most consistently great shows on TV. Great cast, great writing, lots of laughs. I love the flashbacks and surreal humor in this show. There are so many things from this series that are still quoted today! ” - honeyconsistency
 
18.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
“ This show is almost just as good as The Simpsons...Probably a lot more consistent. Glad Comedy Central picked it up. Hopefully that means less network constraints too. One of the best Adult cartoons around today! ” - honeyconsistency
 
19.
Flight of the Conchords (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 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.)
“ These guys are my favorite musical comedians. In my opinion, better than Tenacious D! Their songs are great, and every episode makes them go along with the plot. Very original idea! I wish it lasted longer than 2 seasons... ” - honeyconsistency
 
20.
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
See Dr. Steve learn about restaurants, spend time with his family, conquer his fears, and more. Featuring guest appearances by Jan Skylar... (11 mins.)
“ A lot of people may disagree with this choice being on the list, but I just think it's great. It's right up there with Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, as far as purposely bad parodies go. This is by far my favorite role John C. Reilly has ever done. I hope a season 3 happens! ” - honeyconsistency
 
21.
American Dad! (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The random escapades of Stan Smith, an extreme right wing CIA agent dealing with family life and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible. (22 mins.)
“ Why is this here instead of Family guy? Well, I think Family Guy is funny and all, but really, only the first four season were great. It took me forever to actually give AD a chance, because I thought it was just like Family Guy...It's way better though! For one, it relies on actual plot and story lines, rather than flashbacks and cutaway gags. Also, it is way more consistently funny, and even the most recent season was hilarious! Definitely Macfarlane's best work! ” - honeyconsistency
 
22.
Upright Citizens Brigade (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches... (30 mins.)
“ A very unique sketch show, with an incredible cast! All four members are equally great and continue to do hilarious things now. I love that this show has random sketches, but they always tie together some how in the end. Very impressive writing! ” - honeyconsistency
 
23.
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.)
“ I love this show! I have never seen anything like it before. These two guys are hilarious. I hope a new series happens soon. ” - honeyconsistency
 
24.
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.)
“ Seriously one of the best, most well written, acted and smartest comedies to ever be on network TV. ” - honeyconsistency