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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? Children's Hospital turns the drama, pain and urgency of a hospital into hilarious jokes that are dark and unexpected. This great dark comedy show was created by Rob Corddry and features an all-star cast including Lake Bell, Ken Marino and Henry Winkler. Curb Your Enthusiasm is another good dark comedy series currently airing on television.

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 Philadelp... 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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 4 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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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy ...more
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Archer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added 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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Happy! is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added 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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Barry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Amy Boal added 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added 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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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 13 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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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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Now Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added 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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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added 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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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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Bonding is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Los Espookys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega
Los Espookys (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series. The show follows a group of friends as their turn their love of horror into a business, in a dreamy, strange version of Mexico
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How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Maximilian Mundt, Anna Lena Klenke, Danilo Kamperidis
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Netflix, 2019) is a German coming-of-age comedy-drama web television series co-created by Philipp Käßbohrer and Matthias Murmann. Inspired by a true ...more
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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Squidbillies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson, Daniel McDevitt
Squidbillies is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. An unofficial pilot for the series aired on April 1, 2005; the series later ...more
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Mike Tyson Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald, Rachel Ramras
Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim, 2014) is an American adult animated television series created by Hugh Davidson. Mike Tyson (Mike Tyson), the ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry (Jim Rash), ...more