The Best Current British Sitcoms 

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Updated May 20, 2020 2.4k votes 850 voters 65.5k views 19 items

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These are the best current British sitcoms, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some top current British comedy shows are full of hilariously silly comedy, while others focus more on politically incorrect humor. A few of the funniest current British sitcoms are also big hits with American fans and across the globe.

What programs will you find on this best current British sitcoms list? While also appearing in American sitcoms, English actor and comedian Matt Berry returned to  British television with his current series, Year of the Rabbit. The comedy soap-opera The Windsors re-imagines the British Royal Family in a sitcom situation and Toast of London is another good comedy show currently airing on British television.

Other great shows that appear on this top current British sitcoms list include Intelligence, Upstart Crow, and Plebs.

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Not Going Out is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current British Sitcoms
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Not Going Out is a British television sitcom that has aired on BBC One since 2006 starring Lee Mack, Tim Vine, and Sally Bretton. Recurring roles throughout the series have been portrayed by Miranda Hart, Katy Wix, Megan Dodds, Simon Dutton, Bobby Ball, Hugh Dennis, and Abigail Cruttenden. Mack and Andrew Collins were the initial writers for the show, with Paul Kerensa, Simon Evans and Daniel Peak joining the writing staff in later series. The show was originally cancelled by the BBC in 2009, whilst the third series was still airing - but the decision was later reversed due to a combination of strong DVD sales, and an online petition leading to the show receiving a renewal for a fourth ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Miranda Hart, Lee Mack, Megan Dodds, Tim Vine, Sally Bretton, + more

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Toast of London is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current British Sitcoms
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Toast of London (Channel 4, 2013) is a British comedy series created by Arthur Mathews and Matt Berry. The series follows Steven Toast (Matt Berry), an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan

Premiered: 2013

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Lovesick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current British Sitcoms
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Lovesick (Channel 4, 2014) is a British sitcom created by Tom Edge. After finding out he has an STD, Dylan (Johnny Flynn), with the help of his best friends Luke (Daniel Ings) and Evie (Antonia Thomas), must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, Daniel Ings, Joshua McGuire, Hannah Britland, + more

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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Mrs. Brown's Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current British Sitcoms
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Mrs. Brown's Boys is a television sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O'Carroll and produced in the United Kingdom by BBC Scotland alongside companies BocPix and RTÉ. The titular character Agnes Brown is played by O'Carroll himself, with several close friends and family members making up the rest of the cast. The show adopts an informal production style where production mistakes and tomfoolery, mostly instigated by O'Carroll, are edited into each episode. After being lambasted by critics, the show has become a ratings success in both Ireland, where it is set, and the United Kingdom, where it is recorded. It is also gaining increasingly higher ratings in ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Dermot O'Neill

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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