Sitcoms The Funniest TV Shows of 2011  

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The funniest TV shows of 2011, either from good writing, good acting or a little bit of both, kept us rolling with laughter throughout the year. These sitcoms, variety shows and even some animated favorites gave us a reason to laugh until we cried or wet our pants. We know everyone has their own definition of hilarious which is why we're letting you decide on which series are the funniest television shows of 2011. Add your favorites by voting for the ones you love and adding your own list below!

Whether the best comedy shows from 2011 were recognized with award nominations, like those which were honored in the Best Comedy Series Emmy Award category or were too outrageous to appease all critics, each brought something special to the table to keep our cheeks hurting from excessive laughter.

Mainstream favorites, such as those on broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, perhaps earned the most recognition from awards shows with the likes of "The Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family," "Glee," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "30 Rock" among the most nominated during the year. Others, such as those you'll find on Comedy Central or MTV, like the obnoxious animated shows like "South Park" and "Beavis & Butthead," kept viewers rolling with dark and often distasteful humor.

However these favorite funny shows worked to make us laugh, they all succeeded brilliantly and easily earned their spot on this list of the funniest TV shows of 2011.

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1
454 288
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

2
632 185
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

3
383 253
South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

4
419 243
Community is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

5
390 239
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

6
321 207
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

7
446 159
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

8
288 253
The Office is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

9
257 241
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

10
238 291
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

11
179 322
Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

12
222 253
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

13
237 237
Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis

14
205 261
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

15
263 224
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

16
201 235
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj

17
178 225
The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart

18
150 293
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Tracy Grandstaff

19
146 224
Louie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

20
73 79
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

21
81 53
An Idiot Abroad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

22
123 184
Conan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andy Richter

23
77 80
Archer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

24
89 223
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett

25
71 66
2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

26
69 189
Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter

27
77 208
Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

28
30 41
Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon

29
15 33
Up All Night is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett

30
107 308
Glee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

31
61 189
Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson

32
9 22
Life's Too Short is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Steve Carell, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

33
52 190
Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

34
60 221
Whitney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia, Rhea Seehorn

35
6 36
Bleep My Dad Says is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
William Shatner, Jonathan Sadowski, Nicole Sullivan

36
3 5
The Exes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
MaryMumbiMaina added Kelly Stables, Kristen Johnston, Wayne Knight

37
0 3
Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
but chickens double d added Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

38
6 16
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
bellaxox added Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

39
0 4
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
RalphBob added Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal