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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 the Office: Fly on the Wall Style Comedies

You know the type - comedy shows where the characters talk directly to the camera, popularized by 'The Office'. Best not to think who exactly the documentary is being made for, who funded it, etc. Just suspend, and enjoy.

Shows Like You Arrested Development: Dysfunctional Family Dramedies

Maybe it's thanksgiving and you need to put your family's dysfunction in perspective; this list of modern sitcoms, featuring the likes of Shameless and Parenthood, may be a good place to start. Suddenly a couple drunk uncles and a recent divorce don't seem so bad!

Best British Comedy TV

Fleabag is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great, recent British comedy.

Shows Like Detectorists: British Little-Man Comedies

Who is the British little-man? He's always inconsequential, sometimes petty, often insecure - think the David Brents of the world. And for some reason, the Brits can't get enough of him.

Shows like Peep Show: Brits Wandering in the Wilderness

Follow this group of British drifters, slackers, and ne'er do wells on their ambling path towards emotional maturity, by way of dead-end jobs and ill-fated relationships.

Shows Like Bojack Horseman: Hilarious Has-Been Comedies

Everyone has their 15 minutes of fame, and some spend the rest of their lives trying to get it back; these has-beens make persistence look sometimes inspiring, sometimes pathetic.

Shows Like Fawlty Towers: The British Sitcom, a Noble Tradition

This list focuses on the best of British sitcoms, pre 2000; FYI, if you've seen all of these, you are the most British person alive, and eligible for a small, mail-order trophy.

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