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The Best HBO Comedies Of All Time

Updated December 14, 2020 5.9k votes 1.3k voters 61.2k views40 items

List RulesVote up the best original comedies or sitcoms that have ever debuted on HBO.

The best HBO sitcoms and comedy shows range from dark comedies to sketch shows. This list of popular HBO comedies is ranked from best to worst thanks to your votes. 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 Veep, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Real Time with Bill Maher, and even 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 parents' HBO Go password to get caught up.

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    Veep

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky

    Premiered2012

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  • Silicon Valley2
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    Silicon Valley

    Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller

    Premiered2014

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  • The Kids in the Hall3
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    The Kids in the Hall

    Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch

    Premiered1988

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  • The Larry Sanders Show4
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    The Larry Sanders Show

    Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor

    Premiered1992

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  • Bored to Death5
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    Bored to Death

    Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis

    Premiered2009

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  • Curb Your Enthusiasm6
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    Larry David, Cheryl Hines

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  • Entourage7
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    Entourage

    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier

    Premiered2004

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    Bill Hader, Stephen Root

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  • Mr. Show with Bob and David9
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    Mr. Show with Bob and David

    Bob Odenkirk, David Cross

    Premiered1995

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    Danny McBride, Steve Little

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    Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie

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  • Da Ali G Show12
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    Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin

    Premiered2000

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  • The Chris Rock Show13
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    The Chris Rock Show

    Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash

    Premiered1997

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  • The Ricky Gervais Show14
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    The Ricky Gervais Show

    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Premiered2010

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  • Crashing15
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    Crashing

    Pete Holmes, Lauren Lapkus

    Premiered2017

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  • Dream On16
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    Dream On

    Brian Benben, Chris Demetral

    Premiered1990

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  • Insecure17
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    Issa Rae, Jay Ellis

    Premiered2016

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  • Extras18
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    Extras

    Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen

    Premiered2005

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  • Hello Ladies19
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    Hello Ladies

    Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods

    Premiered2013

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  • Sex and the City20
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    Sex and the City

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall

    Premiered1998

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    Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon

    Premiered2006

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  • Random Acts of Flyness22
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  • Summer Heights High23
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    Summer Heights High

    Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati

    Premiered2007

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  • Avenue 524
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    Avenue 5

    Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura

    Premiered2020

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  • Betty25
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    Rachelle Vinberg, Nina Moran

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