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Best Comedy TV

A round-up of the best live action comedies, ranked by ratings, popularity, awards, and influence on other comedies--including the full range of RomComs, dark comedies, sitcoms, and more.

Shows Like Entourage: Bromance TV

These sitcoms focus on groups of male buddies who belch, barbecue, and banter their way to marginal intimacy with one another - we wonder if this was exactly what Plato had in mind?

Shows Like the Office: You Thought Your Workplace Was Bad?

To achieve the height of irony, watch these workplace sitcoms at work, while your stupid Baby-Boomer boss thinks you're 'formulating a social media strategy', whatever that means.

Shows like Catch-22: Military Comedies

War and comedy seem like odd bedfellows, but some classic and modern shows have found the humor (often quite dark) in combat. This list rounds up them all.

Lighthearted Ensemble Comedies

If you are looking for cynical humor, look elsewhere--these shows feature goodhearted characters with great chemistry and limited snark.

Shows like Ted Lasso: Optimistic and Kind Comedies

These feel-good series avoid the cynicism, snark and dark comedy prevalent among "prestige" comedies, and instead offer optimism, genuine friendship, kindness, and gentle good humor. This quote from Jim Gavin, the creator of Lodge 49 sums it up the spirit of shows that offer "a joyride, with characters you want to hang out with and with them feel a sense of kindness and optimism in the face of catastrophe."

Shows Like Friends: Greatest Feel-Good Sitcoms of all Time

When life is feeling nasty, brutish and short, these are the comfort sitcoms restore your faith in humanity with likable characters, a strict no a**hole rule, and a whole lot of hugging; We've included all the classics (Friends, Parks and Rec, The Office, Cheers) as well as some lesser-known recent gems (Kim's Convenience, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Superstore).

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