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, improv 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!
- 1Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series... moreAndy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz
- 2Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created... moreJustin Roiland, Chris Parnell
- 3It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob... moreCharlie Day, Glenn Howerton
- 4Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The... moreH. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer
- 5Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren... moreH. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz
- 6Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire... moreJohn Oliver, David Kaye
- 7South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker... moreTrey Parker, Matt Stone
- 8Impractical Jokers (truTV, 2011) is an American hidden camera reality game show with... moreJames Murray, Salvatore Vulcano
- 9Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin... moreAmerica Ferrera, Ben Feldman
- 10Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox... moreSeth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein
- 11The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam... moreSean Giambrone, Troy Gentile
- 12The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting... moreDan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright
- 13Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John... moreEmmy Rossum, William H. Macy
- 14Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast... moreLarry David, Cheryl Hines
- 15Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan... moreBob Odenkirk, Michael Mando
- 16The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy... moreJimmy Fallon, The Roots
- 17Saturday Night Live (NBC, 1975), also known as SNL, is an American late-night live television... moreDarrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson
- 18American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker,... moreSeth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal
- 19The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen... moreEllen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss
- 20Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna... moreAnna Faris, Allison Janney
- 21The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane.... moreSeth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki
- 22Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United... moreConan O'Brien, Andy Richter
- 23Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony... moreAnthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross
- 24Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.... more
BarryBill Hader, Stephen Root
- 25Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... moreJared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles