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What's your favorite TV show to turn on if you're looking for a laugh? We've decided a list of the funniest shows is needed, so have a look and judge which ones give you the best comic relief. Spread out between the top current best sitcoms, the animated series that keep us laughing, and those news-style or sketch comedy series, these are the absolute funniest programs on television today in 2016-2017.

Some of the funniest and best comedy shows currently on the air are new takes on the classic sitcom. Modern Family has won numerous awards for it's hilarity while other sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Veep, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine enjoy strong followings and great ratings.

Aside from traditional sitcoms, there are many other funny shows on television today. Animated favorites remain among the funniest on TV such as The Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, and Archer while news-style shows like The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight poke fun at recent events and do so hilariously. Let's not forget how funny other shows like Saturday Night Live and Tosh.0 are as well. There is little doubt that many of these choices will be remembered among the greatest TV shows of all time.

What's your go-to show for laughs? Vote for your must-see comedy shows below, and although we think every good show currently on television is on this list, there are new ones debuting all the time so please add any not listed or re-rank this list into your own top 10 or more of the funniest shows on TV right now! Happy laughs, TV watchers!

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. Intended for mature audiences, the show has become famous for its crude language and dark, surreal humor that ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers. It premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. Pritchett's family includes his second wife, his ...more

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American television sitcom that premiered on FX on August 4, 2005, and moved to FXX beginning with the ninth season. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was created by Rob McElhenney, which he developed ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, ...more

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
AbbyHaslem added Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American action comedy television series that airs on Fox. Set in the fictional 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn, the single-camera series follows a precinct team of detectives and a ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their ...more

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash Archer is an American adult animated television series created by Adam Reed for the FX network. A preview of the series aired on September 17, 2009. The first season premiered on January 14, 2010. The show completed airing its sixth season on ...more

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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
The Daily Show Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a parody TV program.

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves around offbeat teacher Jess after her moving into an ...more

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
jerry0924 added The Middle Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott  The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, 2009 on the ABC network. The Middle was created by ...more

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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
killakane94 added Bob's Burgers H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, and Louise—who run a hamburger restaurant. The ...more

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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. ...more

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimm... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
HollyAustinHarris added The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The show premiered on February 17, 2014 and is produced by Broadway Video and Universal Television. It is the seventh incarnation of NBC's ...more

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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
killakane94 added Rick and Morty Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer Rick and Morty is an American adult animated television series created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim. The series follows the misadventures of alcoholic scientist Rick and his easily influenced grandson Morty, who split their ...more

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Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Tosh.0 Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis Tosh.0 is an American television series hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh, who provides commentary on online video clips, society, celebrities, and other parts of popular culture and stereotypes.

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Ferry73 added Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The series premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. The first ...more

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
BobEqualityGreen added Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series is a spin-off set in the same universe as The Thick ...more

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
SannahParker added Broad City Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress Awkward comedy following two friends through life in the city. Fan Amy Poehler liked it so much that she hopped on board as exec producer for its imminent TV transfer.

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first television series to have its inception on ...more

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
HollyAustinHarris added Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy" Kimmel, and transmitted on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, 2003, following Super Bowl XXXVII. Jimmy Kimmel Live! ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode first season on NBC for spring 2015, the show was ...more

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added The Goldbergs Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal The Goldbergs is an American television sitcom that premiered on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on ABC. The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. The show is produced by Goldberg, Seth Gordon, and ...more

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although filmed in Los Angeles, with the exterior scenes ...more

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Drunk History is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Moonpie66 added Drunk History Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski Drunk History is an American television comedy series produced by Comedy Central, based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner in 2007. In each episode, an inebriated narrator struggles to recount an event from ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television, is based on Piper Kerman's ...more

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Black-ish Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner Black-ish is an American sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, that debuted on ABC during the 2014–15 television season. The single-camera comedy centers on an upper-middle-class African-American family. The series premiered ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks Better Call Saul is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is a spin-off of Breaking Bad, which was also created by Gilligan. Set in 2002, Better Call Saul is about small-time lawyer James Morgan ...more

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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
DawnFillinger added The Mindy Project Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television series that premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012, and airs on Tuesday nights. The series, created by Mindy Kaling, is co-produced by Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment. ...more

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Impractical Jokers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Mbbk6214 added Impractical Jokers James Murray, Salvatore Vulcano, Joseph Gatto In 1999, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano, four high school friends from Staten Island, NY formed the live improv and sketch comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. After a long and successful history, including winning the $100,000 ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
VishalKumar1 added Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and his book Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir. It is the ...more

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Conan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
killakane94 added Conan Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, The Basic Cable Band Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer Conan O'Brien. Describing itself as a traditional ...more

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Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Last Man on Earth Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. The pilot episode was written by Forte and directed ...more

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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
RobbDelman added Inside Amy Schumer Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston Inside Amy Schumer is an American sketch comedy television series created and hosted by its star, comedian and actress Amy Schumer. The series premiered on April 30, 2013 on Comedy Central. Schumer and Daniel Powell serve as the show's ...more

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
HollyAustinHarris added Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman Fargo is an American black comedy–crime drama television series created and written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the 1996 film of the same name written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the ...more

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Portlandia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
unintentionalwit added Portlandia Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan Portlandia is a satirical sketch comedy television series, set and filmed in and around Portland, Oregon; it stars Carrie Brownstein and former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen. The show is produced by Andrew Singer, Lorne Michaels ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
VishalKumar1 added Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy Supernatural is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB and subsequently became part of successor The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester ...more

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Mackenzie Wright added The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, including stations owned by NBCUniversal, in the ...more

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Mom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Mom Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, as well as Gemma Baker. On March 12, 2015, CBS renewed the series for a ...more

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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
bernyce added You're the Worst Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges You're the Worst is an American single-camera comedy series created by Stephen Falk for the FX Network. It is centered on Jimmy, a self-involved writer and Gretchen, a self-destructive Los Angeles PR executive. These two toxic personalities ...more

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Mackenzie Wright added Jane the Virgin Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo Jane the Virgin is a 2014 TV series on The CW. After a series of surprising events, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman (Gina Rodriguez) is accidentally artificially inseminated.

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The Graham Norton Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Lola Fox added The Graham Norton Show The Graham Norton Show is a British comedy chat show broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. It was shown on BBC Two from February 2007 to May 2009 and has been on BBC One since October 2009. Presented by Irish comedian Graham Norton, the ...more

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Life in Pieces is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
sking added Life in Pieces Dan Bakkedahl, Holly J. Barrett, Betsy Brandt

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ballers Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller Untitled Miami Athletes Project is an upcoming drama comedy film written by Stephen Levinson and directed by Peter Berg.

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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
CaydenKhorrami added Trailer Park Boys John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary crime black comedy-drama sitcom television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park residents, some of whom are ex-convicts, living ...more

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Hollywood Game Night is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Hollywood Game Night Jane Lynch "Hollywood Game Night," hosted by Jane Lynch, features A-list celebrities partaking in a cocktail party atmosphere that is based on the real-life game nights of creator Sean Hayes.

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Red Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
sking added Red Dwarf Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules Red Dwarf is a British comedy franchise which primarily comprises ten series of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999, and on Dave in 2009 and 2012, gaining a cult following. The ...more

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Bojack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Connor Fleming added Bojack Horseman Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul. ...more