The Funniest TV Shows of All Time TV Programs

The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

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List Criteria: Vote up the most hilarious sitcoms, sketch shows, or other programs in television history

The funniest TV shows ever range from some of the best TV shows of recent memory to some of the best TV shows of all time. These hilarious television shows and series are the ones that make you accidentally snort your soda up your nose, spill your TV dinner, and fall off your chair from laughing. Some of these funny TV shows are so good, they'll make you want to punch a baby. Yes, punch a baby. That. Good. 

From the timeless antics of I Love Lucy's Ethel and Lucy to the foul-mouthed hi-jinks of the kids from South Park to the moral depravity of the Bluth family on Arrested Development, these funny television series make the living room (or bedroom, plane, car, office, whatever..it's the digital age, we get it) a funnier place to be. Many of these amusing TV shows are still on the air (The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory), others have gone to TV heaven (Cheers, 30 Rock), and more still have been resurrected from the digital grave (Family Guy, Futurama). 

What are the funniest series on TV? What is the funniest TV show ever? This list of the funniest TV shows ever looks to crown one TV show the funniest television show ever. Vote for your favorite TV show and make sure to add any funny TV shows that might be missing from the funniest television series list. Note that they aren't necessarily all comedy tv shows - a show can be funny and not necessarily a "comedy" per se. But let's face it - most of the funniest tv shows are also the best comedy shows of all time. 

Check out the best streaming Netflix TV shows if you want to know if some of these hilarious series are available for streaming there.

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    most listed
    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David

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  3. 3
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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  4. 4
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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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  6. 6
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Eddie Murphy

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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    Mos Def, Dave Chappelle, Charlie Murphy

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    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Ed Helms, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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    Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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    Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Kathy Najimy

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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    Paul Dinello

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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    Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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    Rowan Atkinson, Rupert Vansittart, Howard Goodall

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    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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    Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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