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The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years 

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List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2017.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we gathered the best comedy TV shows since 2017. Our list of the highest rated comedies of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new comedy series on television. What is the best new comedy on TV? 

Featuring new Netflix shows, Hulu originals, animated series, and more, the best recent comedy TV shows include Barry, Russian Doll, Dery Girls, and Cobra Kai. Santa Clarita Diet is considered to be one of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Amazon Video's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is commonly known as the show to watch now.

Vote up the best new comedy TV shows and feel free to add any new comedy series missing from the list. 

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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Premiered: 2017

Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa ...more

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
GeorgeBlichar added The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Premiered: 2017

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. A 1960s housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) discovers she has a ...more

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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein

Premiered: 2017

Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New ...more

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Premiered: 2017

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more

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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Gerri Foudy added Young Sheldon Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber

Premiered: 2017

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series. Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) ...more

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Luke Albright added Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes

Premiered: 2017

The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
exquisitecorpse added Barry Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg

Premiered: 2018

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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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Atypical Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine

Premiered: 2017

Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written by Robia Rashid. Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, looks for a ...more

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Happy! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Michele Eigel added Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ritchie Coster

Premiered: 2017

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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American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
American Vandal Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro

Premiered: 2017

This series (Netflix, 2017) is a true satire mockumentary series. When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused and expelled from school, sophomore Peter Maldonado (Tyler ...more
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Future Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Luke Albright added Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson

Premiered: 2017

Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a janitor by day and a gamer by night, ...more

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Wet Hot American Summer:... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo

Premiered: 2017

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is a 2017 Netflix comedy series directed by David Wain. Set in 1991 in both the camp and New York City, the show is a sequel to 2001 film Wet Hot ...more

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Crashing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
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

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Friends from College is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse

Premiered: 2017

Friends from College (Netflix, 2017) is a comedy television series created by Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. The series follows a close-knit group of Harvard alumni (Keegan-Michael ...more

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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton

Premiered: 2017

Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series created by Justin Simien, and based on his 2014 film of the same name. A group of black students at a ...more

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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez

Premiered: 2019

Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape ...more

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A.P. Bio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
A.P. Bio Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis

Premiered: 2018

A.P. Bio (NBC, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Seth Meyers, Mike O'Brien and Lorne Michaels. A former philosophy professor (Glenn Howerton) takes a job teaching AP ...more

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Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta

Premiered: 2018

Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jenna Bans. Struggling to make ends meet, three suburban housewives (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman) ...more

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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner

Premiered: 2019

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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Derry Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Derry Girls Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland

Premiered: 2018

Derry Girls (Channel 4, 2018) is a British sitcom created by Lisa McGee. Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), her cousin Orla (Louisa Harland), their friends Clare (Nicola Coughlan) and Michelle ...more
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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou

Premiered: 2019

What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014 film. A look at the lives of three vampires who have been living as roommates for hundreds of years ...more
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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre

Premiered: 2018

Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series follows the story of Bean (Abby Jacobson), an alcoholic princess, her elf companion Elfo (Nat ...more

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After Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley

Premiered: 2019

After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky Gervais. When Tony's (Ricky Gervais) wife suddenly dies he decides to get revenge on the world by doing ...more

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I'm Sorry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Andrea Savage, Tom Everett Scott, Olive Petrucci

Premiered: 2017

I'm Sorry (truTV, 2017) is an American sitcom television series created by Andrea Savage. A seemingly confident comedy writer, wife and mom (Andrea Savage) comically exposes her inner immaturity ...more
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Cobra Kai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows of the Last Few Years
Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler
Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Robert Mark Kamen, based on The Karate Kid film series. 34 years after being defeated by Daniel LaRusso ...more

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