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Funniest HBO Series Ever

List RulesHBO original comedy series only

HBO has brought us some of the most hilarious original comedy series over the years.  Which of all of their comedy series are the best?

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky
    29
    12

    PremieredApril 22, 2012

    GenresComedy,War & Politics

    Veep (HBO, 2012) is an American political satire comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci, based on the British sitcom The Thick of It. Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)  ...more
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    Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
    20
    13

    PremieredOctober 15, 2000

    GenresComedy

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    Danny McBride, John Hawkes
    22
    15

    PremieredFebruary 14, 2009

    GenresComedy

    After substance abuse and insanely self-destructive and obnoxious behavior throw a knuckle ball at his Major League Baseball career, former pitcher Kenny Powers retreats to his North Carolina  ...more
  • 4
    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
    15
    9

    PremieredJuly 21, 2005

    GenresComedy

    Andy Millman is a British fellow who quits his day job to pursue fame and fortune in the film industry. Unfortunately, because of the "good luck" of real actors, Andy can't seem to land the big parts  ...more
  • 5
    Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods
    12
    10

    PremieredApril 6, 2014

    GenresComedy

    Partially inspired by co-creator Mike Judge's experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 1980s, this comedy series follows the misadventures of introverted computer programmer Richard and his  ...more
  • 6
    Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie
    14
    13

    PremieredJune 17, 2007

    GenresComedy, Music

    Flight of the Conchords (HBO, 2007) is an American/New Zealand comedy series created by James Bobin and real-life duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. Cutting edge musical comics Bret and Jemaine  ...more
  • 7
    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall
    12
    11

    PremieredJune 7, 1998

    GenresComedy

    Sex and the City (HBO, 1998) is an American romantic comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star, based on the 1997 book by Candace Bushnell. Four female New Yorkers (Sarah Jessica Parker,  ...more
  • 8

    Vice Principals

    Danny McBride, Walton Goggins
    12
    11

    Premiered2016

    GenresComedy

    Vice Principals (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy television series created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill. An over protective father (Danny McBride) is obsessed with becoming a principal and  ...more
  • 9
    Tracey Ullman, Alastair Duncan
    12
    12

    Premiered1996

    GenresSketch comedy, Comedy

    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 "take  ...more
  • 10
    Sacha Baron Cohen
    12
    13

    PremieredFebruary 21, 2003

    GenresComedy, Talk

    Comic Sacha Baron Cohen conducts interviews as his three alter egos.  ...more
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    Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor
    12
    13

    PremieredJune 12, 1992

    GenresComedy

    Hey now! This series offers a behind-the-scenes look at late-night talk show host Larry Sanders (Garry Shandling) and the production of his show. Rip Torn plays the show's producer, Artie, and  ...more
  • 12
    Brian Benben, Chris Demetral
    11
    13

    Premiered1996

    GenresSitcom, Comedy

    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
  • 13
    Jack Black, Kyle Gass
    9
    11

    PremieredNovember 28, 1997

    GenresComedy, Music, Music

    This series follows the exploits of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, the two halves of Tenacious D., the self-proclaimed "greatest band on earth." Their music is heavy on power chords and lyrics about sex,  ...more
  • 14
    Phil Matarese, Mike Luciano
    6
    8

    Premiered2016

    Animals is a television documentary.  ...more
  • 15
    Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson
    10
    15

    PremieredSeptember 20, 2009

    GenresComedy

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    Elijah Wood, Don Cheadle
    6
    10

    PremieredFebruary 19, 2010

    GenresComedy

    Based on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's popular website, this half-hour sketch comedy series provides an anything-goes forum for young actors, comics and writers to continue developing their craft,  ...more
  • 17

    Tracey Ullman's Show

    Tracey Ullman, Lucy Montgomery
    5
    8

    Premiered2016

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    Lisa Kudrow, Robert Michael Morris
    8
    12

    PremieredJune 5, 2005

    GenresComedy

    "The Comeback" tells the story of a B-list sitcom star so desperate to revive her career that she agrees to star in a reality television show called, appropriately enough, "The Comeback." Cameras  ...more
  • 19
    Jack Black, Tim Robbins
    7
    12

    Premiered2015

    GenresComedy

    The Brink (HBO, 2015) is an American television comedy created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib. Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of  ...more
  • 20
    Thomas Jane, Anne Heche
    9
    15

    PremieredJune 28, 2009

    GenresComedy

    Once athletic, popular and on the way to success, Ray Drecker's life turns upside down: He's an underpaid, unappreciated middle-age high-school teacher and basketball coach whose wife of 20 years  ...more
  • 21
    Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk
    7
    12

    PremieredFebruary 14, 2010

    GenresComedy

    Despite the best efforts of two 20-something friends from Brooklyn, their chase of the American Dream seems to always end up short of the finish line. After striking out hustling a skateboard-deck  ...more
  • 22
    Matthew Perry, Jan Hooks
    8
    14

    Premiered1983

    GenresSatire, Sketch

    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, parody  ...more
  • 23
    Laura Dern, Luke Wilson
    8
    14

    PremieredOctober 10, 2011

    GenresComedy, Drama

    An ambitious corporate executive, Amy Jellicoe has succeeded despite the fact she can be her own worst enemy. After a series of self-destructive choices leads to a very public, humiliating nervous  ...more
  • 24
    Cliff Frazier, Prince Hughes
    7
    14

    Premiered1984

    GenresSitcom, Sports film, Comedy

    1st & Ten is an American situation comedy that aired between December 1984 and January 1991 on the cable television network HBO. Featuring series regulars Delta Burke and veteran Reid Shelton, it was  ...more
  • 25
    John Ennis, Jill Talley
    6
    13

    PremieredNovember 3, 1995

    GenresComedy

    This series is composed of surreal sketch comedy pieces dealing with everything from politics and religion to popular culture. The show, starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, features a cast of  ...more
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List Rules: HBO original comedy series only