Comedy 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
456 289
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen
2
634 185
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
385 253
South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
4
421 243
Community is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
5
391 239
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
6
322 207
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
7
447 159
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
289 253
The Office is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer
9
258 241
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
239 291
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
223 253
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
12
180 322
Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
13
238 237
Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis
14
264 224
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
15
206 261
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers
16
202 235
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj
17
179 225
The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart
18
151 293
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
147 224
Louie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
20
74 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
82 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
124 184
Conan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andy Richter
23
78 80
Archer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
24
72 66
2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris
25
90 223
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett