The amusing TV Comedies of All Time

  • TV Shows
  • August 9, 2019

While the primetime slot that was once home to Friends and Seinfeld is no longer the make or break (thanks, Netflix), there's no shortage of must-watch comedy TV even if our definition of TV has changed. Animated series' like Big Mouth have followed in the footsteps of South Park and Family Guy, and mockumentary TV series have been taken to the next level with Netflix's American Vandal. You've also got more wholesome, feel-good shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, stoner comedies like Broad City, and post-Seinfeld, we're still being blessed with the comedic stylings of Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Veep.

If you're looking for a new funny TV series for late-night binge-watching, you've come to the right place. These are the funniest comedy TV shows of all time.


1 The Good Place

Network: NBC
Air Dates: Sept. 19, 2016–present
Stars: Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto

Every time I try to explain The Good Place, I manage to make it sound like the dweebiest show of all time: "A woman named Eleanor dies and goes to heaven, but realizes she was supposed to go to Hell." Doesn't exactly sound like a must-watch comedy, right? Explanatory difficulties aside, The Good Place is a fantastic show that does the most within the 30-minute (technically 23-minute) constraints of the network comedy. Bell's Eleanor is the worst, but also kind of the best, which can be said of most of the show's main characters, save for Carden's Janet, who is actually just the best. The show also manages to pose important questions about morality and good versus evil, including the most important one: "What do we owe each other?" Queue this one up if you like a side of philosophy with your laughs