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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.

Recent Certified Fresh TV Series

This list rounds up the highest rated recent TV dramas, comedies, and documentaries according to the critic reviews aggregated by Rotten Tomatoes.

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 Flight of the Concords: Comedy from Down Under

OK, before we piss off any Kiwis or Aussies, we know there are two distinct cultures - but it didn't make sense creating two separate lists when you guys sound exactly the same to Americans!

Shows Like The Originals: The Vampire TV Show Stake-Out

All your favorite modern vampire tv shows, some that will soon be your favorites, and some that probably aren't anyone's favorites but we threw them in because they fit.

Shows Like Ash vs Evil Dead: Bloody Hilarious Shows

For the most part horror-comedy has remained a cinematic genre, but with the explosion of 'Scream Queens' we may have a renaissance on our hands on the small screen.

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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