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1. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 27,701

2. Cosby (1996–2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

Votes: 2,000

3. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 1,595

4. Fat Albert (2004)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

39 Metascore

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Omarion Grandberry, Marques Houston

Votes: 10,150 | Gross: $48.12M

6. The George Carlin Show (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

The daily adventures of New York cabdriver George O'Grady who, while not the weirdest man in New York, is "definitely in the top three." When not expounding his theories on government ... See full summary »

Stars: George Carlin, Alex Rocco, Paige French, Anthony Starke

Votes: 338

7. George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy

It's Bad For Ya, Carlin's Emmy-nominated 14th and final HBO special from March of 2008 features Carlin's noted irreverent and unapologetic observations on topics ranging from death, ... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 4,667

8. George Carlin: Back in Town (1996 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

George Carlin brings his comedy stylings to the Beacon theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,497

9. George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 TV Special)

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New York." The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,664

10. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,295

11. George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy (1997 TV Special)

50 min | Comedy

George Carlin celebrates 40 years of comedy and here, he presents 2 new standup bits, comedian Jon Stewart gives an interview with him, and we look at his old comedy work through the last 4 decades.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Jon Stewart, Johnny Carson, Sinbad

Votes: 733

12. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 43,269

13. Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (2004 TV Special)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Chappelle cuts loose in what he does best, Chappelle-style! And for what it's worth, no one is safe from Dave!

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Greer Barnes

Votes: 5,840

14. Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000 TV Special)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy

Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt

Votes: 6,094

16. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 26,737

17. A.L.F. (1987–1989)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The show was a prequel to ALF, depicting Alf's life back on his home planet of Melmac.

Stars: Len Carlson, Rob Cowan, Don Francks, Paul Fusco

Votes: 305

18. Project: ALF (1996 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family

Captured by the Alien Task Force, ALF was rescued by two officers who found out that the project shall be canceled - and also ALF.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, William O'Leary, Jensen Daggett, Scott Michael Campbell

Votes: 2,073

19. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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 television show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 99,622

20. Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Long-running Perfect Strangers (1986) spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 20,877

21. Home Improvement (1991–1999)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.

Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

Votes: 34,399

22. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 101,455

23. Scrubs (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley

Votes: 214,487

24. Katt Williams: American Hustle (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

Katt Williams is back in this theatrical follow-up to the PIMP CHRONCILES PT. 1. Katt's flashy street attitude drives a story about returning to his roots. Katt is offered the opportunity ... See full summary »

Director: Brit McAdams | Stars: Chris Jai Alex, Cece Bell, Da Brat, Julie Brister

Votes: 834

25. Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 (2006 TV Special)

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Comedy

In-demand comedian Katt Williams offers up The Pimp Chronicles courtesy of HBO. Williams shares his thoughts on such topics as drugs, politics and pop culture in this special event.

Directors: Anthony Anderson, Gary Binkow | Stars: Katt Williams, Anthony Anderson, André Benjamin, Da Brat

Votes: 1,369

26. Katt Williams: It's Pimpin' Pimpin' (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

Taped live during a performance at the historic Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., Katt Williams' third stand-up comedy special finds the outspoken funnyman offering his unique take on ... See full summary »

Director: Troy Miller | Star: Katt Williams

Votes: 670

27. 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: 311,976

28. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 34,985

29. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 39,785

30. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 62,492

31. Harry and the Hendersons (1991–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Hendersons were a typical family living in the Pacific Northwest who owned an unusual pet: a real live Sasquatch. While on a camping trip, the Hendersons found Bigfoot, and brought him ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Davison, Molly Cheek, Zachary Bostrom, Carol-Ann Merrill

Votes: 976

32. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

42 Metascore

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.

Director: William Dear | Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy

Votes: 27,099 | Gross: $29.76M

33. Strømerliv (1990– )

44 min | Documentary, Crime

Reality-based law enforcement show, portraying cops from all over the world.

Stars: Kjeld Nørgaard, Adisak Boonmara, Beatrice Hart, Verner Nygård

35. UFC 47: It's On! (2004 TV Special)

Not Rated | 127 min | Sport

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Director: Anthony Giordano | Stars: Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Chris Lytle, Tiki

Votes: 187

37. George Lopez (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Comedian George Lopez stars as a Los Angeles manufacturing plant manager attempting to deal with his wacky family along with other random mishaps.

Stars: George Lopez, Constance Marie, Luis Armand Garcia, Valente Rodriguez

Votes: 8,946

38. King of the Hill (1997–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick

Votes: 39,528

39. The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) is an aspiring actor from Terrell, Texas, who has come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. To support himself, he works in his family's hotel, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan

Votes: 2,157

40. Martin (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II

Votes: 6,088

41. Eagleheart (2010–2014)

TV-14 | Action, Comedy

In this parody on cop shows, a mad-dog US Marshal bent on justice battles crime his way and has only two less than perfect partners and a stodgy boss to rely on.

Stars: Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer, Brett Gelman, Jack Wallace

Votes: 1,537

42. Childrens Hospital (2008–2016)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy

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.

Stars: Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Erinn Hayes

Votes: 6,149

43. Jail (2007– )

TV Show that documents the events that happen in different jails across the United States.

Stars: Nicole Sittre, Evan Lockwood, Kent Rhoads, Robert Stokes

Votes: 305

44. The King of Queens (1998–2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He's got a pretty wife (Carrie), a big TV and friends to watch it with. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them.

Stars: Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 66,594

45. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 181,406