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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    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

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    Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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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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    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

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    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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    John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

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    Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman

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    Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

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    Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill

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    Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer

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    Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

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    Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

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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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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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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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    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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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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    Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

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    Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson, Daniel McDevitt

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    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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    Rose McIver, Robert Buckley, Malcolm Goodwin

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    Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder

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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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    Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

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    Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis

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    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

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    Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

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