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The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s 

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Updated May 25, 2020 3.1k votes 132 voters 179 items

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

Premiered: 2009

Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a perky mid-level bureaucrat, and her ...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

Premiered: 2005

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. A group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) and ...more
3
The Office is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski

Premiered: 2005

The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg Daniels, based on the 2001 British series. Led by manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the office ...more
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Premiered: 2016

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and three other individuals (William Jackson Harper, ...more
5
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Premiered: 2013

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD ...more
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own unique way from ...more
7
Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Premiered: 2003

Arrested Development (Fox, 2003) is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz. Level-headed son Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) takes over family affairs after his father is ...more
8
South Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Premiered: 1997

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
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

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
10
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Premiered: 2011

Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, ...more
11
Community is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi

Premiered: 2009

Community (NBC, 2009) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon. After being disbarred for faking his college degree, a narcissist lawyer (Joel McHale) enrolls in community ...more
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Archer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Premiered: 2009

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
13
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Premiered: 2007

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. A woman (Kaley Cuoco) who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but ...more
14
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

Premiered: 2013

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
15
Veep is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

Premiered: 2012

Veep (HBO, 2012) is an American political satire comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci, based on the British sitcom The Thick of It. Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia ...more
16
Between Two Ferns with Z... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

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
18
Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Premiered: 2017

Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa ...more
19
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

Premiered: 2015

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. After being rescued from a doomsday cult, an optimistic young woman (Ellie ...more
20
Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Schitt's Creek Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy

Premiered: 2015

Schitt's Creek (CBC, 2015) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy. After losing their fortune, a family is forced to rebuild their lives with their sole remaining ...more
21
The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile

Premiered: 2013

The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam (Sean Giambrone), a geeky 11-year-old, uses a video camera to document his crazy family throughout ...more
22
Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

Premiered: 2000

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
23
Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Premiered: 2012

Key & Peele (Comedy Central, 2012) is an American sketch comedy television series created by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Starring Key and Peele, each episode features sketches ...more
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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Premiered: 2015

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka Khan. Louis Huang (Randall Park) relocates his family from Chinatown of Washington, DC to Orlando, ...more
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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson

Premiered: 1975

Saturday Night Live (NBC, 1975), also known as SNL, is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. Hosted by a ...more