Comedy Television

by mohammed-n-khan | created - 26 Jul 2013 | updated - 25 Jan 2014 | Public

All my favourite comedy shows.

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1. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.7
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 77,944

Larry David is a genius and the situations he gets into are pure magic. I laugh out loud and cringe at the same time.

2. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 285,467

Another top comedy about an american family with patriarch Ed O'Neil. This one always makes me emotional and I find a lot of positive situations and outcomes in this ensemble piece.

3. Community (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.5
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase

Votes: 162,295

This is quite a sharp comedy which takes no prisoners and explores each of the characters flaws in a 3rd rate college.

4. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.6
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 151,485

This is one of my all time favourites and it has some fantastic characters. Its not malicious and all the characters are involved.

5. The League (I) (2009–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

8.3
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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.

Stars: Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 39,395

6. The Guild (2007–2013)

4 min | Comedy

8.3
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The show revolves around the lives of online guild, The Knights of Good, who play countless hours of an unnamed MMORPG video game. The story focuses on Codex, the guild's Priestess, who ... See full summary »

Stars: Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Robin Thorsen

Votes: 8,700

This is web based comedy about a group of people who play Role Playing Game together. Its short but very well done and the lead is hot.

7. The Knights of Prosperity (2007– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime

7.9
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A group of blue-collar guys scheme to rob a celebrity in New York City.

Stars: Donal Logue, Sofía Vergara, Lenny Venito, Maz Jobrani

Votes: 1,270

8. Are You Being Served? Again! (1992–1993)

26 min | Comedy

7.9
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The staff of the defunct Grace Brothers department store reunite to run a rural hotel.

Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 935

9. First of the Summer Wine (1988–1989)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: David Fenwick, Paul Oldham, Paul Wyett, Peter Sallis

Votes: 93

10. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

7.9
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 2,082

11. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

8.3
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The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Votes: 487

12. Sykes (1972–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler, Richard Wattis

Votes: 182

13. Two in Clover (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Sidney James, Victor Spinetti, Bill Pertwee, Victor Platt

Votes: 42

14. Party Down (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A group of actors move to Los Angeles to make it big, but end up working as caterers.

Stars: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr

Votes: 24,868

15. Porridge (1973–1977)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 4,196

16. Going Straight (1978– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy!

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale, Nicholas Lyndhurst

Votes: 783

17. Clarence (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Clarence is a myopic delivery man who retires to the countryside, and goes from one mishap to another due to his short-sightedness

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson, George Ballantine, Richard Caldicot

Votes: 131

Low key final effort from Ronnie Barker, which was an enjoyable easy going visual comedy.

18. The Gaffer (1981–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Bill Maynard, Pat Ashton, Russell Hunter, David Gillies

Votes: 52

This is a witty comedy about a factory owner fighting against his staff, his competitors, his suppliers and the people he is contracted to supply.

19. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 4,380

20. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 28,676

21. Lilyhammer (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.

Stars: Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Steinar Sagen, Marian Saastad Ottesen

Votes: 21,733

This is about a mafia boss who escapes from his enemies to Sweden in the town of Lillyhammer. There he tries to integrate with various degrees of success.

22. The Goodies (1970–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Corbet Woodall

Votes: 995

23. Bent (2012)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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On the surface, Alex and Pete could not be more different. The recently divorced Alex is a hard-working, high-strung lawyer who is raising her 10-year-old daughter, Charlie, as a single mom... See full summary »

Stars: Amanda Peet, David Walton, Margo Harshman, Joey King

Votes: 2,386

24. Newhart (1982–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

Votes: 4,330

25. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 1,049

26. Love on a Branch Line (1994– )

198 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Jasper is the perfect English Civil Servant - polite and refined. But to his girl friend, and even to himself, he is a bore. So he decides to become a painter in Paris. Not so fast. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Maloney, Leslie Phillips, Maria Aitken, Graham Crowden

Votes: 118

27. The Paul Hogan Show (1973–1984)

50 min | Comedy

8.1
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An Australian comedy show hosted by Crocodile Dundee Star, Paul Hogan.

Stars: Paul Hogan, John Cornell, Delvene Delaney, Roger Stephen

Votes: 200

28. Private Schulz (1981– )

300 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Cyril Shaps, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 325

29. Russell Coight's Celebrity Challenge (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Adventure

7.4
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In an effort to raise money for charity, adventurer Russell Coight decides to lead a group of celebrities on a trek across Australia - from east to west coast in just seven days.

Directors: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner | Stars: Glenn Robbins, Charlie Garber, Lucy Gould, Chad Kendrick

Votes: 213

30. Animal Practice (2012–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

5.7
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An animal loving veterinarian despises pet owners.

Stars: Justin Kirk, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Bobby Lee, Kym Whitley

Votes: 2,762

31. Trophy Wife (2013–2014)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A reformed party girl finds herself an insta-family after falling in love with a man with 3 manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives.

Stars: Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales

Votes: 5,675

A middle aged man gets a a much younger wife, hence trophy wife. Anyway he has 2 ex-wives and 3 children. Its funny and light hearted fun. Malin is a knockout in all senses of the word! She is trying to fit in and she fails spectacularly.

32. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 15,190

This is a comedy of the machinations of politicians and the people who work for them. Its full of swearing and full of insight. Its cutting irony and there are no endearing characters. Peter Capaldi is majestic in his evilness and dominates every scene.

33. Veep (2012– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.2
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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.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 31,966

Another show from the guy who created "The Thick of it" and its another hit. This time its from the perspective of the US and it shows they are just as shallow and evil as the British. Dreyfuss is also in top form, and I think this is the best stuff she has ever done.

34. Hellfjord (2012– )

210 min | Comedy

7.2
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This is the story of the urban police officer Salmander who, after somewhat accidentally killing his police horse in front of thousands of children, gets relocated to the location farthest north in Norway: Hellfjord.

Stars: Zahid Ali, Stig Frode Henriksen, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Thomas Hanzon

Votes: 914

This is about a police officer who is given notice after shooting his horse dead. He has to service 3 months notice in the backwater of Hellfjord. Salamander is the police officer and he is an absolute useless as a crime fighter, but his misadventures are hilarious.