What to Watch The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now  

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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 2018.

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 The Big Bang Theory, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Veep, 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.

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
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 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 Brooklyn's ...more

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2,801 2,354
South Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes
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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3,831 3,772
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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2,779 1,646
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
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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3,362 2,209
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen
Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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2,260 2,014
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
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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2,511 2,019
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
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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1,874 875
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
killakane94 added Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer
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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1,713 1,398
Archer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
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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1,468 2,119
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert
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

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1,353 950
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
killakane94 added H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman
Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more

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1,027 774
Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal
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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1,146 1,104
The Tonight Show Starring Jimm... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
HollyAustinHarris added Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins
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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1,291 1,482
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer
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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823 668
Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener
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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689 520
Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more

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720 621
Shameless is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky
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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1,097 1,455
Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis
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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705 828
Veep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
BobEqualityGreen added Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale
Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series ...more

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851 678
The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Ferry73 added Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal
The Goldbergs is an American television sitcom that premiered on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on ABC. The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. ...more

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607 530
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
voting closed at #21 Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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1,124 1,119
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker
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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745 430
Impractical Jokers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Mbbk6214 added James Murray, Salvatore Vulcano, Joseph Gatto
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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580 597
Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney
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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693 633
Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
VishalKumar1 added Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more