top 20 comedy tv series

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1. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 280,289

2. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school.

Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 66,443

3. Family Guy (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 266,742

4. American Dad! (2005– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The random escapades of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent dealing with family life, and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes

Votes: 98,366

5. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 587,587

6. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 310,034

7. The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Malia.

Director: Ben Palmer | Stars: James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, Simon Bird

Votes: 69,722 | Gross: $0.04M

8. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 637,651 | Gross: $277.32M

9. The Hangover Part II (2011)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

44 Metascore

Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

Votes: 411,965 | Gross: $254.46M

10. Little Britain (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 18,471

11. Jersey Shore (2009–2012)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV

A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups.

Stars: Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, Nicole Polizzi, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley

Votes: 21,599

12. Peep Show (2003–2015)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

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.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Votes: 41,651

13. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 216,174

14. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A couple meets at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.

Stars: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon

Votes: 19,841

15. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 69,986

16. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals as they search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 37,003

17. Samantha Who? (2007–2009)

22 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

A woman suffers from amnesia and is forced to find out who she really is.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Jennifer Esposito, Kevin Dunn, Melissa McCarthy

Votes: 9,255

18. 16 and Pregnant (2009– )

60 min | Reality-TV

A documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of ... See full summary »

Stars: Drew Pinsky, Weston Gosa Jr., Weston Gosa, Ebony Jackson

Votes: 2,444

19. Teen Mom (2009– )

60 min | Reality-TV

A documentary series that follows four of 16 & Pregnant's first season stars, Farrah, Maci, Amber and Catelynn as they face the challenges of motherhood.

Stars: Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham

Votes: 4,181

20. Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (2009– )

Comedy

Michael McIntyre takes his Comedy Roadshow on tour around the UK and Ireland with his favourite comedians, bringing humour to every stop.

Stars: Michael McIntyre, Peter Dickson, John Bishop, Kevin Bridges

Votes: 428