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The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now 

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List Rules Shows in an original run only, no syndicated shows or repeats

What's your favorite TV show to turn on if you're looking for a laugh? We've decided a list of the funniest shows is needed, so have a look and judge which ones give you the best comic relief. Spread out between the top current best sitcoms, the animated series that keep us laughing, and those news-style or sketch comedy series, these are the absolute funniest programs on television today.

Some of the funniest and best comedy shows currently on the air are new takes on the classic sitcom. The Goldbergs was funny enough to get its own spin-off series while other sitcoms like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine enjoy strong followings and great ratings.

Aside from traditional sitcoms, there are many other funny shows on television today. Animated favorites remain among the funniest on TV such as The Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, and Archer while news-style shows like The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight poke fun at recent events and do so hilariously. Let's not forget how funny other shows like Saturday Night Live and Tosh.0 are as well. There is little doubt that many of these choices will be remembered among the greatest TV shows of all time and the funniest series of the decade.

What's your go-to show for laughs? Vote for your must-see comedy shows below, and although we think every good show currently on television is on this list, there are new ones debuting all the time so please add any not listed or re-rank this list into your own top 10 or more of the funniest shows on TV right now! Happy laughs, TV watchers!

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
AbbyHaslem added Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Premiered: 2013

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD ...more
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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Premiered: 2005

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. A group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) and ...more
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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
killakane94 added Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

Premiered: 2013

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily ...more
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

Premiered: 1997

South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
killakane94 added H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Premiered: 2011

Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, ...more
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Archer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Premiered: 2009

Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more
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Last Week Tonight with J... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal

Premiered: 2014

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The half-hour-long show takes a satirical look at ...more
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more
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Impractical Jokers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Mbbk6214 added James Murray, Salvatore Vulcano, Joseph Gatto

Premiered: 2011

Impractical Jokers (truTV, 2011) is an American hidden camera reality game show with improvisational elements. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr are real-life best friends who love challenging each other to ...more
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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal

Premiered: 2013

The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam (Sean Giambrone), a geeky 11-year-old, uses a video camera to document his crazy family throughout ...more
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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Premiered: 2011

Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, based on the 2004 British series. Led by drunk patriarch Frank (William H. Macy), the poor and ...more
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The Tonight Show Starrin... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
HollyAustinHarris added Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins

Premiered: 2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The show premiered on February 17, 2014 and is produced by Broadway Video and Universal ...more
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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

Premiered: 2015

Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

Premiered: 2005

American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first ...more
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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer

Premiered: 1975

Saturday Night Live (NBC, 1975), also known as SNL, is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. Hosted by a ...more
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Mackenzie Wright added Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa

Premiered: 2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, ...more
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Mom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal

Premiered: 2013

Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, as well as Gemma Baker. ...more
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Drunk History is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Moonpie66 added Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski

Premiered: 2013

Drunk History (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American television comedy series created by Derek Waters, based on the Funny or Die web series. In each episode, an inebriated narrator, who is played ...more
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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
emlyt added America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash

Premiered: 2015

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin Spitzer. An oddball family of employees at supersized megastore Cloud 9 tackles the day-to-day ...more
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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner

Premiered: 2014

Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly ...more
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Conan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
killakane94 added Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, The Basic Cable Band

Premiered: 2010

Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer ...more
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

Premiered: 2000

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last ...more
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Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis

Premiered: 2009

Tosh.0 is an American television series hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh, who provides commentary on online video clips, society, celebrities, and other parts of popular culture and stereotypes.
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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert

Premiered: 1996

The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news ...more