Hbo Shows The Best HBO Comedies of All Time  

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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
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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199 93
Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
kirstie-vargas added 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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166 69
Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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169 83
Veep is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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94 69
The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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92 56
Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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112 88
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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76 58
Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson
This series 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 fictional ...more
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73 56
Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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
10
61 58
The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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
11
59 53
The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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
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12 1
Barry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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56 56
The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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49 56
Mr. Show with Bob and David is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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47 48
Extras is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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37 49
Dream On is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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
17
45 48
Hello Ladies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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63 82
Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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48 62
Lucky Louie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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
20
7 2
Insecure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji
Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, based on the web series Awkward Black Girl. Black female friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne ...more
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6 3
Crashing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
Pete Holmes, Lauren Lapkus
Crashing (HBO, 2017) is an American television comedy series created by and starring Pete Holmes. The pilot episode was written by Holmes and directed by Judd Apatow. The show revolves around a ...more
22
28 41
Arliss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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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32 49
Tracey Takes On... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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
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26 44
Not Necessarily the News is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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
25
34 45
Summer Heights High is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO Comedies of All Time
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