tv programs The Best HBO Comedies of All Time

2.3k votes 14k views 32 items Embed

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.

1
+ - 90 30
Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller Josh Brener

The Best HBO Dramas of All Time The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

2
+ - 121 47
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

3
+ - 62 36
The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Larry Sanders Show Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor Wallace Langham

4
+ - 79 40
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

5
+ - 73 44
Veep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky Tony Hale

6
+ - 45 36
The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch Kevin McDonald

7
+ - 57 45
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Entourage Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier Kevin Dillon

8
+ - 43 31
Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Da Ali G Show Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin Arthur Danto

9
+ - 35 35
Mr. Show with Bob and David is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Mr. Show with Bob and David Bob Odenkirk, David Cross John Ennis

10
+ - 42 35
The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Chris Rock Show Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash Monteria Ivey

11
+ - 44 44
Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Real Time with Bill Maher Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington Andrew Sullivan

12
+ - 38 31
The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Ricky Gervais Show Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant Karl Pilkington

13
+ - 43 39
Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Bored to Death Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis Ted Danson

14
+ - 46 38
Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie Rhys Darby

15
+ - 32 33
Extras is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Extras Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen Stephen Merchant

The Best HBO Series of the 1990s 60+ of Your Greatest Childhood Fears

16
+ - 25 33
Tracey Takes On... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Tracey Takes On... Tracey Ullman, Alastair Duncan Julie Kavner

17
+ - 26 37
Dream On is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Dream On Brian Benben, Chris Demetral Denny Dillon

18
+ - 29 41
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

19
+ - 3 5
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

20
+ - 22 34
Summer Heights High is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Summer Heights High Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati Iro Utaifeau

21
+ - 17 33
Not Necessarily the News is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Not Necessarily the News Matthew Perry, Jan Hooks Rich Hall

22
+ - 11 26
The Comeback is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Comeback Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber Robert Michael Morris

23
+ - 24 32
Hello Ladies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Hello Ladies Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods Nate Torrence

24
+ - 16 32
Enlightened is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Enlightened Laura Dern, Diane Ladd Sarah Burns

25
+ - 13 29
Arliss is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Arliss Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh Jim Turner

26
+ - 11 29
Ja'mie: Private School Girl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Ja'mie: Private School Girl Chris Lilley, Lester Ellis Jr. Phoebe Roberts

27
+ - 18 31
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

28
+ - 33 55
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall Kristin Davis

29
+ - 15 31
Little Britain USA is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Little Britain USA Matt Lucas, David Walliams Tom Baker

30
+ - 14 30
Funny or Die Presents is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Funny or Die Presents Elijah Wood, Don Cheadle Kate Walsh

31
+ - 10 25
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

32
+ - 8 29
Unscripted is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Unscripted Krista Allen, Frank Langella Bryan Greenberg