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The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows

Updated October 20, 2020 931 votes 356 voters 11.1k views38 items

List RulesVote up your favorite dark comedies that are currently airing new episodes on TV or streaming

These are the best current dark comedy TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of the top current dark comedy series blend humor with horrow while some other best current dark comedy shows  use sketch comedy to poke fun at usually morbid content.

What shows will you find on this best current dark comedy TV shows list? It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been spinning unethical behavior and trauma into comedy gold since 2005. Not only is it the longest-running live-action comedy series, but this great dark comedy show has also turned its main cast - Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito - into some of the most terrible and terribly relatable characters on TV. Curb Your Enthusiasm is another good dark comedy series currently airing on television and one of the best dark comedies of the decade.

Dark comedy and crimes seem to go hand in hand, with series like Fargo and Better Call Saul getting tangled in grimly hilarious mystery. Other good shows that appear on this list of the top current dark comedy TV shows list include Barry, Dead To Me, and The Boys.

Which dark comedy show is your favorite? Vote up which shows you think deserve the top spot!

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton

    Premiered2005

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob... more on Wikipedia

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    Fargo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Fargo

    Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman

    Premiered2014

    Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah... more on Wikipedia

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    Shameless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

    Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John... more on Wikipedia
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    Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

    Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan... more on Wikipedia

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    Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Larry David, Cheryl Hines

    Premiered2000

    Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast... more on Wikipedia

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    Barry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Barry

    Bill Hader, Stephen Root

    Premiered2018

    Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.... more on Wikipedia

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    Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Trailer Park Boys

    John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells

    Premiered2001

    Trailer Park Boys (Showcase, 2001) is a Canadian mockumentary black comedy-drama sitcom... more on Wikipedia

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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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    What We Do in the Shadows is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    What We Do in the Shadows

    Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry

    Premiered2019

    What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014... more on Wikipedia
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    Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Premiered2019

    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha... more on Wikipedia

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    Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    Premiered2019

    Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz... more on Wikipedia

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    The Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Premiered2019

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Corporate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Corporate

    Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman

    Premiered2014

    Corporate (Comedy Central, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Pat... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

    Premiered2019

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    Year of the Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Year of the Rabbit

    Matt Berry, Freddie Fox

    Premiered2019

    Year of the Rabbit (IFC, 2020) is a British comedy television series created by Kevin Cecil... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Premiered2018

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe... more on Wikipedia

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    Upload is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Upload

    Robbie Amell, Andy Allo

    Premiered2020

    Upload (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy satire television series... more on Wikipedia
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    Succession is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Succession

    Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong
    Succession (HBO, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Jesse Armstrong. When... more on Wikipedia

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    After Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    After Life

    Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton

    Premiered2019

    After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky... more on Wikipedia

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    Search Party is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Search Party

    Alia Shawkat, John Early

    Premiered2016

    Search Party (TBS, 2016) is an American dark comedy television series created by Sarah-Violet... more on Wikipedia

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    A Black Lady Sketch Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    A Black Lady Sketch Show

    Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black

    Premiered2019

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    Dead Still is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Dead Still

    Michael Smiley, Jimmy Smallhorne

    Premiered2020

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    Hitmen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Hitmen

    Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins

    Premiered2020

    Hitmen (Peacock, 2020) is a British comedy television series created by Joe Markham and Joe... more on Wikipedia
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    Last Tango in Halifax is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Last Tango in Halifax

    Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker
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    Twenties is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Twenties

    Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore

    Premiered2020

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