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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 Fleabag: Anti-Sitcoms for the Cynical

Let's face it, traditional sitcoms can get cloying quick; that's why you need these shows, to bring some dark, sarcastic, alcoholic balance to your life. You can't have the Yin of Friends without the Yang of Fleabag.

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 The IT Crowd: Mayhem in the British Workplace

Following Ricky Gervais' ‘The Office’, many more modern British workplace comedies popped up, where egos clash in ways so reserved Americans may miss them. We’d particularly suggest checking out ‘Green Wing’ and ‘The Thick of It’.

Shows like Shameless: Cynical Ensemble Comedies

If you like your ensemble comedies dripping with snark, cynicism, and sarcasm, this is the list for you.

Shows Like Scrubs: Who Says Hospitals are Depressing?

More outright comedy than just drama with a couple laughs thrown in, these medical shows will have you chortling by association next time you visit the hospital (do it quietly).

Shows like Fleabag: Dark Comedy Roundup

A long list of comedies and dramadies that find humor in subjects that are typically not considered funny--like murder, grief, and mental health issues.

Shows Like Black Books: British Sitcoms, Served Dark and Dry

Sick of American sitcoms' relentless optimism? Then indulge your cynical side with these dark, dry British comedies that will leave you with a pleasant pit of emptiness in your stomach.

On Death and Dying--the Comedy

Terminal illness, grief, tragic death are not the obvious ingredients for a televised comedy, but these series find the lighter side of some very dark material.

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