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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 in 2019.

Some of the funniest and best comedy shows currently on the air are new takes on the classic sitcom. Modern Family has won numerous awards for it's hilarity 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

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: NBC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in ...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

Number of Seasons: 12

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: FXX

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...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

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 3

Network: Adult Swim, Cartoon Network

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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 244

Network: ABC

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. The series follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los ...more
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 20

Network: Comedy Central

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) 6 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
killakane94 added H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 183

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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) 7 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 23

Network: FXX

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) 8 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 15

Network: Fox

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) 9 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: HBO

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) 10 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 28

Network: Fox

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) 11 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Mbbk6214 added James Murray, Salvatore Vulcano, Joseph Gatto

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 48

In 1999, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano, four high school friends from Staten Island, NY formed the live improv and sketch comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. After a long and ...more
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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
voting closed at #12 Ferry73 added Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: HBO

Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more
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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: ABC

The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. The show is produced by Goldberg, Seth Gordon, and Doug ...more
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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 36

Network: Showtime

Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more
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The Tonight Show Starrin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
HollyAustinHarris added Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 1

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) 16 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: AMC

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) 17 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 14

Number of Episodes: 137

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 114

Network: ABC

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie ...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

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 70

Network: Comedy Central

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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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer

Premiered: 1975

Number of Seasons: 42

Number of Episodes: 738

Network: NBC

Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
voting closed at #31 bojackson added Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Premiered: 2016

Network: NBC

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When ...more
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Mom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal

Premiered: 2013

Network: CBS

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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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
voting closed at #22 Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 4

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Mackenzie Wright added Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 14

Number of Episodes: 3150

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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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 132

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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