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The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows

Updated October 20, 2020 30.9k votes 4.4k voters 162.3k views137 items

List RulesVote up the shows that are the most darkly funny and the best mix of yikes and lol.

Do you like your comedy a little darker? This is a list of the very best dark comedy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest dark comedy series also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular dark comedy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining dark comedy show of all time is. Don't let your favorite dark comedy television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of dark comedy television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available and includes the best dark comedies of the decade.

List ranges from Louie to Xavier: Renegade Angel and more dark comedy TV shows.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best dark comedy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest dark comedy shows?"

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  • 26
    Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon"

    John Kricfalusi, Eric Bauza

    Premiered2003

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  • 27
    Misfits is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Misfits

    Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun

    Premiered2009

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  • 28
    Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Larry David, Cheryl Hines

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  • 29
    Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Tales from the Crypt

    John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith

    Premiered1989

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  • 30
    The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The IT Crowd

    Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade

    Premiered2006

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  • 31
    You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    You're the Worst

    Chris Geere, Aya Cash

    Premiered2014

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  • 32
    Barry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Barry

    Bill Hader, Stephen Root

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  • 33
    Aqua Teen Hunger Force is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Aqua Teen Hunger Force

    Dave Willis, Carey Means

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  • 34
    Daria is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Daria

    Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes

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  • 35
    The End of the F***ing World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden

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  • 36
    Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Reno 911!

    Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash

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  • 37
    Nurse Jackie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Nurse Jackie

    Edie Falco, Merritt Wever

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  • 38
    The Boys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

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  • 39
    What We Do in the Shadows is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    What We Do in the Shadows

    Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry

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  • 40
    Metalocalypse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Metalocalypse

    Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small

    Premiered2006

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  • 41
    Raising Hope is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Raising Hope

    Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton

    Premiered2010

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  • 42
    Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Fawlty Towers

    John Cleese, Prunella Scales

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  • 43
    Moral Orel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Moral Orel

    Carolyn Lawrence, Scott Adsit

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  • 44
    The Mick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Mick

    Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black D'Elia

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  • 45
    Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Trailer Park Boys

    John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells

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  • 46
    Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Eastbound & Down

    Danny McBride, Steve Little

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  • 47
    The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Boondocks

    Regina King, John Witherspoon

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  • 48
    Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

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  • 49
    WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    WKRP in Cincinnati

    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump

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  • 50
    Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Dead Like Me

    Ellen Muth, Callum Blue

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