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The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest 2010s comedy shows.

The 2010s were a decade blessed (or, depending on how you look at it, cursed) with the rise of Peak TV and the dawning of some of the funniest comedies in TV history. Gone were the days of three channels with three hours of primetime slots and only a handful of funny-yet-safe shows to choose from - in its place was comedy after comedy mercilessly competing for viewing time and pushing the envelope of what it meant to be funny.

Sure, some of the top 2010s comedy TV shows were often also depressing (BoJack Horseman), or bizarre (Russian Doll), or an hour in length (Shameless), but that doesn't mean they didn't also contain some of the funniest moments in modern TV history. From animation to musicals to sketch shows to serialized sci-fi, comedy shifted forms and become unrecognizable like no other genre in the 2010s, and it's never looked better because of it.

So let's get ready to laugh, cry, feel crippling anxiety, and then laugh again, because in this list we're going to revisit 2010s best comedy TV shows.

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman
Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more
2
It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When she is told by Michael (Ted Danson), her facilitator, that she is in "The Good Place" because ...more
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The Office is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer
The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's ...more
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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more
7
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a 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. ...more
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Archer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more
9
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
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, ...more
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more
11
Between Two Ferns with Z... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Zach Galifianakis
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is an Emmy-award winning Internet comedy series that appears on the video website Funny or Die.
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Veep is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
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 ...more
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
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 ...more
14
Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira
Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more
15
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
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 ...more
16
All That is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson
All That is an American sketch comedy television series created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. The series originally aired on Nickelodeon from April 16, 1994 to October 22, 2005, lasting ten ...more
17
Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest
Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists mainly of several ...more
18
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
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; ...more
19
The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
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. ...more
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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily ...more
21
The Ranch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
The Ranch Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger
The Ranch (Netflix, 2016) is an American comedy web television series created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson. The son (Ashton Kutcher) of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football ...more
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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
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 ...more
23
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas
Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more
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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou
What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014 film. A look at the lives of three vampires who have been living as roommates for hundreds of years ...more
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last ...more