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List Rules Any comedy show that has ever aired on HBO, originally or in syndication

List of the best HBO comedies of all time as voted on by viewers. Since bursting into homes around the world in the 1950s, television has brought people together and played a vital role in society and pop culture. In the beginning, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. Now additional broadcast networks exists, in addition to a multitude of cable and paid television networks, like HBO.

Without having to worry about offending sponsors, HBO shows can be edgier and darker, as they have more freedom to use profanity, violence, sexual themes and nudity than network shows do. Top HBO comedies like "Sex and the City," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Real Time with Bill Maher," and "Kids in the Hall" could only air on a channel like HBO. 

But what is the best HBO comedy of all time? Vote up your favorite HBO comedy, vote down the ones you can't stand, or find a show you missed during its original airing and "borrow" your parent's HBO Go password to get caught up.
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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
kirstie-vargas added Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Eastbound & Down Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon

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The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Larry Sanders Show Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham

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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Entourage Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon

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Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Da Ali G Show Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto

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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald

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The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Ricky Gervais Show Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

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Mr. Show with Bob and David is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Mr. Show with Bob and David Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis

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Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Bored to Death Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson

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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Real Time with Bill Maher Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan

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Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby

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The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Chris Rock Show Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey

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Extras is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Extras Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant

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Dream On is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Dream On Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon

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Tracey Takes On... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Tracey Takes On... Tracey Ullman, Alastair Duncan, Julie Kavner

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Lucky Louie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Lucky Louie Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, Mike Hagerty

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Getting On is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Getting On Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash

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Not Necessarily the News is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Not Necessarily the News Matthew Perry, Jan Hooks, Rich Hall

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The Comeback is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
woogyjones50 added The Comeback Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris

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Summer Heights High is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Summer Heights High Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau

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Arliss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Arliss Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner

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Hello Ladies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Hello Ladies Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods, Nate Torrence

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Enlightened is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Enlightened Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

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How to Make It in America is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
How to Make It in America Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell

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Ja'mie: Private School Girl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Ja'mie: Private School Girl Chris Lilley, Lester Ellis Jr., Phoebe Roberts

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Funny or Die Presents is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Funny or Die Presents Elijah Wood, Don Cheadle, Kate Walsh

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Little Britain USA is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Little Britain USA Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker

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Down and Dirty with Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton Whitney Cummings, Ian Fraser Kilmister, Bill Burr

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Unscripted is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Unscripted Krista Allen, Frank Langella, Bryan Greenberg