Funniest HBO Series Ever

Voting Rules
HBO 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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  • Veep
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh
    53 votes
    • Premiered: April 22, 2012
    • Genres: Comedy,War & Politics
    In the realm of political satire, few shows have managed to strike the perfect balance between humor and biting commentary quite like this award-winning comedy. Veep chronicles the tumultuous journey of Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as she navigates the treacherous waters of American politics, first as Vice President and later ascending to the highest office in the land. With razor-sharp wit and a talented ensemble cast, the series earned a plethora of accolades including multiple Emmy Awards for its unapologetic portrayal of the absurdity inherent in the world of politics. Masterfully blending fictional scenarios with real-life political events, Veep offers an insightful, yet hilarious, look into the inner workings of Washington D.C.
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman
    43 votes
    • Premiered: October 15, 2000
    • Genres: Comedy
    In the realm of comedy, few shows boast the wit and charm of this HBO series, helmed by the inimitable Larry David. Curb Your Enthusiasm showcases a fictionalized version of David's life as he navigates through a myriad of awkward social encounters and misunderstandings. The show's unique blend of scripted storylines and improvisational humor gives it an authentic, relatable edge, which has garnered numerous accolades, including Emmy nominations. With a talented ensemble cast, including Jeff Garlin as Jeff Greene and Susie Essman as Susie Greene, the series delves into the hilarity of everyday situations while masterfully pushing the boundaries of comedic television.
  • Eastbound & Down
    Danny McBride, John Hawkes, Katy Mixon
    43 votes
    • Premiered: February 14, 2009
    • Genres: Comedy,Comedy,Drama
    In the realm of dark comedy, Eastbound & Down stands out as a refreshingly raw and unapologetic exploration of a fallen sports star's journey to reclaim his former glory. With four seasons under its belt, the show has received critical acclaim for its sharp writing and stellar performances, particularly from Danny McBride (Kenny Powers) who masterfully portrays the egotistical, washed-up baseball player. The series strikes a delicate balance between laugh-out-loud moments and poignant character development, making it an engaging watch that keeps viewers invested in the protagonist's misadventures. Garnering a cult following, Eastbound & Down has solidified its place as a memorable and daring addition to the world of television comedy.
  • Silicon Valley
    Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani
    31 votes
    • Premiered: April 6, 2014
    • Genres: Comedy
    In the realm of technology-driven comedy, one show stands out as a relatable and clever exploration of the modern start-up culture. Silicon Valley, an award-winning HBO series, delves into the chaotic world of tech entrepreneurship through the eyes of Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), a software developer with a revolutionary compression algorithm. As Richard encounters cutthroat competition, ruthless investors, and unexpected challenges, the show's ensemble cast, including Erlich Bachman (T.J. Miller) and Jared Dunn (Zach Woods), provides a humorous take on the intricacies of friendship and ambition. With its sharp wit and insightful commentary, Silicon Valley offers an entertaining glimpse into the high-stakes game that fuels our digital age.
  • Extras
    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen
    25 votes
    • Premiered: July 21, 2005
    • Genres: Comedy
    Delving into the lives of struggling actors in the competitive world of Hollywood, Extras offers a refreshing take on the unglamorous side of fame. The show's protagonist, Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais), navigates the cutthroat industry alongside his loyal friend and fellow extra, Maggie Jacobs (Ashley Jensen). With its sharp wit and poignant moments, the series has garnered critical acclaim, including several Emmy and BAFTA nominations. The show's unique blend of humor and heartbreak paints a realistic picture of the challenges faced by those pursuing their dreams in the entertainment world, while providing thought-provoking commentary on the price of success.
  • Flight of the Conchords
    Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby
    32 votes
    • Premiered: June 17, 2007
    • Genres: Comedy,Music
    In a clever concoction of music and comedy, Flight of the Conchords brings to life the endearing misadventures of two struggling musicians from New Zealand. Centered around the characters Bret McKenzie (Bret) and Jemaine Clement (Jemaine), the show combines original songs with hilarious situational comedy, earning numerous awards and nominations in its short, two-season run. As they navigate the challenges of friendship, love, and career in New York City, audiences are treated to a refreshingly offbeat and innovative humor that sets this series apart from others of its genre. With memorable guest appearances and a dedicated fanbase, Flight of the Conchords has secured its place as a cult classic in television history.