The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows

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List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best black comedy TV series.

Do you like your comedy a little darker? This is a list of the very best black comedy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest dark comedy series also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular black comedy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining black comedy show of all time is. Don't let your favorite black comedy television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of black comedy television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List ranges from Louie to Xavier: Renegade Angel and more black comedy TV shows.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best black comedy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest black comedy shows?"
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    Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

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    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

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    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

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    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

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    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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    Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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    Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

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    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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    John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

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    Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

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    Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill

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    Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman

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    Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer

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    Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

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    Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

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    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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    Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

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    Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

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    Maurice Schlafer, Len Maxwell, Mills Lane

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    Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey DiGregorio

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams

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    Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon

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    Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    John Kricfalusi, Eric Bauza, Cheryl Chase

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    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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    Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson, Daniel McDevitt

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    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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    Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

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    Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams

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    Carolyn Lawrence, Scott Adsit, Britta Phillips

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    Rose McIver, Robert Buckley, Malcolm Goodwin

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    Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis

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    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

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