The Best British Comedy Shows, Ranked
British comedies might be some of the funniest shows on either side of the pond. The humor is just different than American comedies, and there's something refreshing about it that makes them extra fun to watch, especially relatable series like workplace comedies. If you’ve been looking for the best British comedies that are funny even across the cultural gap, this list of the best British comedy series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue and what older shows you might need to hunt down and watch immediately.
Thanks to streaming services like Netflix, many newer British comedies are available to watch even in The States. Both the more recent Derry Girls and Catastrophe are comedies of British origin that are ready to stream and considered some of the best British sitcoms of the past decade. Other series, such as Peep Show, are Channel 4 classics worth hunting down. And, of course, there are the British comedy series, such as The Office and Shameless, that have been remade for American audiences.
Which British shows bring the laughs? Vote up the best British comedies, then vote down the comedies from England that don't even garner even a dry chuckle.
- Premiered: 1983