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The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows 

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

These are the best current dark comedy TV shows of 2017-2019, 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? Bojack Horseman turns the drama, pain and urgency of trauma and depression into hilarious jokes that are dark and unexpected. This great dark comedy show was created by Raphael Bob-Wakesburg and features an all-star cast including Will Arnett as the title character, with a supporting cast including Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul. Curb Your Enthusiasm is another good dark comedy series currently airing on television and one of the best dark comedies of the decade.

Nothing is off limits on Seth MacFarlane's dark cartoon comedy show, Family Guy. Other good shows that appear on this list of the top current dark comedy TV shows list include It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Peep Show and Shameless.

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 Phi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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

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

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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" ...more

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks
Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and wrong doings ...more

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky
Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more

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Happy! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ritchie Coster
Happy! (Syfy, 2017) is an American television crime dramedy series created by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, based on the comic book series. An alcoholic ex-cop turned hitman (Christopher ...more

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg
Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. An ex-marine (Bill Hader) who is working as a low-rent hitman moves to Los Angeles and joins an ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith
Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary black comedy-drama sitcom television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park ...more

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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
voting closed at #15 SMILF
Frankie Shaw, Miguel Gomez, Rosie O'Donnell
SMILF (Showtime, 2017) is an American television comedy series based on Frankie Shaw's short film. A single, 20-something mom (Shaw) struggles to find a happy work-life balance.

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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner
Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy ...more

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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer
Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion ...more

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Bonding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Zoe Levin, Brendan Scannell, Micah Stock
Bonding (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series. Tiff (Zoe Levin) and Peter (Brendan Scannel) are two best friends from high school who meet up in New York years later.
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Search Party is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds
Search Party (TBS, 2016) is an American dark comedy television series created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter. Four self-absorbed twenty-somethings become entangled ...more
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Now Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff
Now Apocalypse (Starz, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino. A group of four friends (Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, and Roxane ...more
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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On Becoming a God in Cen... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Kirsten Dunst, Théodore Pellerin, Ted Levine
On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series. Krystal Gill (Kirsten Dunst) is a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who schemes her way ...more
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68 Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo
68 Whiskey (Paramount Network, 2020) is an American military comedy-drama television series created by Roberto Benabib, based on the Israeli television series Charlie Golf One. It follows a ...more

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Medical Police is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Sarayu Blue
Medical Police (Netflix, 2020) is a comedy series starring Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel. Two American physicians in São Paulo, Brazil, discover a civilization-threatening virus and are ...more

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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Baskets
Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly, Louie Anderson
Baskets (FX, 2016) is an American comedy television series co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the showrunner. Galifianakis stars in the dual lead role ...more

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Los Espookys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega
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