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List Rules Any comedy show that has ever aired on HBO, originally or in syndication

List of the best HBO comedies of all time as voted on by viewers. Since bursting into homes around the world in the 1950s, television has brought people together and played a vital role in society and pop culture. In the beginning, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. Now additional broadcast networks exists, in addition to a multitude of cable and paid television networks, like HBO.

Without having to worry about offending sponsors, HBO shows can be edgier and darker, as they have more freedom to use profanity, violence, sexual themes and nudity than network shows do. Top HBO comedies like "Sex and the City," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Real Time with Bill Maher," and "Kids in the Hall" could only air on a channel like HBO. 

But what is the best HBO comedy of all time? Vote up your favorite HBO comedy, vote down the ones you can't stand, or find a show you missed during its original airing and "borrow" your parent's HBO Go password to get caught up.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Curb Your Enthusiasm 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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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
kirstie-vargas added Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series ...more

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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Eastbound & Down Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon Eastbound & Down is an American sports comedy television series that was broadcast on HBO, starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, a former professional baseball pitcher, who after an up and ...more

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The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Larry Sanders Show Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. The show was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from ...more

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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Entourage Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. The series was created and largely ...more

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Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Da Ali G Show Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto Da Ali G Show is the name of two related satirical TV series created by and starring English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and featuring the character Ali G. The first series originally aired on ...more

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Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby Flight of the Conchords is an American/New Zealand television comedy series that was first shown on HBO on June 17, 2007. The show follows the adventures of Flight of the Conchords, a two-man ...more

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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous ...more

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Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Bored to Death Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson Bored to Death was an American comedy series that ran on HBO from September 20, 2009 to November 28, 2011. The show was created by author Jonathan Ames, and stars Jason Schwartzman as a ...more

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Mr. Show with Bob and David is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Mr. Show with Bob and David Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis Mr. Show with Bob and David, also known as Mr. Show, is an American sketch comedy series starring and hosted by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. It aired on HBO from November 3, 1995, to December ...more

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The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Ricky Gervais Show Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington The Ricky Gervais Show was a comedy audio show in the UK starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington, later adapted into The Ricky Gervais show animated series debuting for HBO ...more

Famous Schizophrenics

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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Real Time with Bill Maher Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan It's shaping up to be an interesting last few months of 2007. The price of gas keeps spiraling to record highs, while the approval ratings for the man in charge keep plummeting to record lows. ...more

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The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
The Chris Rock Show Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey The Chris Rock Show is a late night comedy talk show featured on HBO. It was created by Chris Rock and featured various guests. The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or ...more

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Extras is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Extras Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant Extras is a British sitcom about extras working in television and film sets and in theatre. The series was co-produced by the BBC and HBO, and was created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais ...more

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Dream On is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Dream On Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon Dream On is an American adult-themed situation comedy about the family life, romantic life, and career of Martin Tupper, a divorced New York City book editor played by Brian Benben. The show ...more

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Tracey Takes On... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Tracey Takes On... Tracey Ullman, Alastair Duncan, Julie Kavner Tracey Takes On... is an HBO sketch comedy series starring actress-comedian Tracey Ullman. The show ran for four seasons, and won multiple awards. Each week, each episode would focus on, or ...more

The Best HBO Series of the 2000s

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Lucky Louie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Lucky Louie Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, Mike Hagerty Lucky Louie is an American television sitcom created by Louis C.K., which aired on HBO for one season in 2006. In addition to being the creator, writer and executive producer of the series, C.K. ...more

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Getting On is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Getting On Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash Getting On is an American television comedy series based on the British series of the same name, and developed by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer. The series premiered on HBO on November 24, ...more

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Not Necessarily the News is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Not Necessarily the News Matthew Perry, Jan Hooks, Rich Hall Not Necessarily the News is a satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special, and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990. It featured sketches, ...more

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Arliss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Arliss Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner Arliss is an American situation comedy about a sports agent and his group of associates. The series premiered on HBO in 1996 and ended in 2002.

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Summer Heights High is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Summer Heights High Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau Summer Heights High is an Australian mockumentary television series written by and starring Chris Lilley. Set in the fictional Summer Heights High School in an outer suburb of Sydney, it is a ...more

The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

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The Comeback is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
woogyjones50 added The Comeback Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris The Comeback is an American television comedy-drama series produced by HBO that stars actress Lisa Kudrow as sitcom actress Valerie Cherish in modern-day Los Angeles, California. It was created ...more

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Hello Ladies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Hello Ladies Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods, Nate Torrence Hello Ladies is an American comedy television series created by Stephen Merchant, Lee Eisenberg, and Gene Stupnitsky. It stars Merchant as an Englishman looking for love in modern Los Angeles. ...more

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Enlightened is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Enlightened Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns Enlightened is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on October 10, 2011. The series was created by Mike White, who wrote every episode, and Laura Dern, who plays the ...more

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis Sex and the City is an American television romantic sitcom created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. ...more

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Ja'mie: Private School Girl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Ja'mie: Private School Girl Chris Lilley, Lester Ellis Jr., Phoebe Roberts From Australian sensation Chris Lilley and his producing partner Laura Waters, this six-episode half-hour comedy series follows the eponymous school captain during the last few months of her ...more

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How to Make It in America is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
How to Make It in America Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell How to Make It in America is an American comedy-drama television series that ran on HBO from February 14, 2010, to November 20, 2011. The series follows the lives of Ben Epstein and his friend ...more

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Funny or Die Presents is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Funny or Die Presents Elijah Wood, Don Cheadle, Kate Walsh Funny or Die Presents is a half-hour sketch comedy show that spawned from the comedy website Funny or Die, created by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay. It premiered on HBO on February 19, 2010. It ...more

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Little Britain USA is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Little Britain USA Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker Little Britain USA is an American spin-off-continuation of British sketch show, Little Britain, produced and aired by HBO. As in the British series, Matt Lucas and David Walliams play the ...more

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Down and Dirty with Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton Whitney Cummings, Ian Fraser Kilmister, Bill Burr

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Unscripted is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Unscripted Krista Allen, Frank Langella, Bryan Greenberg Unscripted is an American comedy-drama series that aired on HBO in early 2005. Its title referred to the fact that the series was largely improvised by its performers. The series was executive ...more