10 Best Comedy Shows Of All Time, According To IMDb

What better feeling than stumbling upon a new TV series that has direct access to your funny bone? Whether you like your comedy animated, wacky, witty, sarcastic, silly or even dark, the mountain of content now available means there’s something for everyone. Between historical comedies and female-led comedies, the choices are limitless.

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Of course, not all comedy shows have universal appeal. Some only appeal to niche audiences while others become world famous. Some of these shows are the best of the best. And we can’t wait to see them all again.


“Curb Your Enthusiasm” — 8.8

Created by and featuring larry david, Calm your enthusiasm follows Larry David as a fictionalized version of himself and the many difficulties he encounters with his friends and complete strangers. With eleven seasons already out and a confirmed twelfth season on the way, the long gap between seasons eight and nine has done nothing to slow the momentum of this comedy juggernaut.

LD isn’t the only great comedian to lend his talent to the project. He plays alongside Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlinand JB Smoove in the standout series that has won two Emmys so far and will likely win many more before it finally comes to an end.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” – 8.8

Philadelphia is always sunny recently became America’s longest-running live-action series of all time, and it’s an accolade the hysterical show truly deserves. The series, which is the brainchild of Rob McElhenney, charlie dayand Glenn Howertonreceived a bumper renewal in 2020 that will see the show air until at least series 18.

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Also featuring Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito, the show follows the owners of Paddy’s Pub, who are possibly the worst people in the world. Throughout the series, the gang has done many terrible things, including selling alcohol to children, stealing drugs from the mob, and breaking just about every law in desperate attempts to make more money. . It’s crazy in the best possible way, and everyone should watch it.

‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ – 8.8

The fact that Monthy Python’s flying circus, a show that first aired in 1969, is considered the 49th best TV show of all time, according to IMDB, is a testament to the show’s quality of surreal sketches and the hilarity of the Monty Python troupe. The series, which won three Bafta awards, featured comedy legends John Cleese, terry gilliam, Graham Chapmanand Michael Pallin.

Monty Python’s troupe wrote all of the skits, operating under the rule that anyone who pitched a skit would be cast as the lead in that skit. The show made fun of just about everything, and even to this day still has a cult following that regularly rewatches all forty-five episodes.


With ten Emmy Awards under her belt, it’s no surprise that Seinfeld is considered one of the best comedy series ever made. The series, which featured jerry seinfeld, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Michael Richardsand Jason Alexanderfollowed the misadventures of New York comedian Jerry Seinfeld and equally dysfunctional friends.

Given that Jerry Seinfeld created Seinfeld, it’s no surprise that it’s extremely funny. The issues Jerry and his friends face are relatable (especially if you live in New York) and the characters are easy to relate to. Seinfeld perfected the sitcom, and many, many shows have tried and failed to emulate its success in the years since.

‘Nathan For You’ – 8.9

Nat for you is a TV show oddity in the best way. The series follows Nathan Fielder as he uses his business degree and life experience to try to help real small businesses turn things around. However, his unorthodox approach to business ends up putting people in unusual and unexpected circumstances and situations.

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The show ran for four seasons and saw Nathan try to help a wide range of business owners, from a struggling cafe owner to a Bill Gates copycat. Fielder’s New Show, Repetitionreceived rave reviews for its impressive way of turning anxiety into comedy.

‘FRIENDS’ — 8.9

Could a TV show be any more iconic? If you read that in the ever sarcastic voice of Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), you probably know FRIENDS, arguably the most popular television show of all time. The series, which followed the personal and professional lives of six friends living in New York, transformed its six main characters into some of television’s biggest names.

Pear, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrowand David Schwimmer all have become synonymous with the characters they’ve played, and hope for a follow-up movie or reunion series has never waned among fans. While it might seem unlikely, we can at least rewatch all ten seasons on a loop and finally decide if Ross and Rachel were actually on hiatus or not.

‘Clarkson Farm’ – 9.0

Clarkson’s Farm is a simple concept. British television personality Jeremy Clarkson (probably most famous for being fired from Top of the line) is trying to run a successful working farm. Only one season of the show has hit our screens so far, but the show is considered the fortieth best TV series of all time, according to IMDb.

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The series also acts as something of a time capsule, given that production began before and then continued during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, making it even more difficult for Clarkson to make his farm a hit. Farming Through the Eyes of an Amateur helps welcome complete newcomers to the world, inviting audiences of all ages and professions to appreciate Clarkson’s struggles.

“Only Fools and Horses” – 9.0

By this time next year, we will be millionaires. This was the line used tirelessly by Del Boy (David Jason) like him and his brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) as they plotted and hunted for the jackpot that would make them rich. First broadcast in 1981, Only fools and horses has won six Bafta awards and, according to IMDb, is the thirty-second best TV show of all time.

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Combining wacky comedy with a surprisingly touching emotional core, Only Fools And Horses is arguably the most iconic British television show of all time. The characters are endearing and the performances are perfect. If you want to laugh till you cry, Only Fools And Horses is the show for you.

‘The Office’ — 9.0

Officean American adaptation of the hit British series created by Etienne Marchand and Ricky Gervais, followed Michael Scott, an awkward office manager who would rather be friends with his employees than run a successful business. The series has been phenomenally well cast, featuring Steve Carell, Jenna Fisher, Jean Krasinskiand Rainn Wilsonto name a few.

Office was a huge success, taking what its predecessor did well and tweaking the material to provide more emotional arcs for supporting characters while increasing the craziness. The series has won five Emmys and the talk of a reunion has never stopped, although not everyone is convinced it would be a good idea.

‘Rick and Morty’ – 9.2

So here we are. According to IMDb, rick and morty, an animated series chronicling the adventures of the smartest man in the universe and his idiotic grandson, is officially the best comedy series of all time. The series, which Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon created, continues to amaze fans with its combination of quick wit and relentless pop culture ridiculousness.

Roiland voices the two titular characters, with Sarah Chalk, Spencer Grammarand Chris Parnell providing the voices for the rest of the Smith family. Season five ended on a massive cliffhanger, and we fans have spent months praying for news of the upcoming sixth season. Luckily, our prayers have now been answered, as it was recently confirmed that the sixth season of Rick and Morty will officially release on September 4th. Now we can only hope that Mr. Poopybutthole also makes a return.

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