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The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now

Updated October 14, 2020 55.1k votes 14.9k voters 382.1k views76 items

List RulesShows 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, 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!

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  • 1
    Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    1,886
    850

    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    Premiered2013

    Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    2,705
    1,260

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Premiered2013

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    2,402
    1,329

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton

    Premiered2005

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Archer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    1,446
    1,161

    Archer

    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer

    Premiered2009

    Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    1,228
    887

    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz

    Premiered2011

    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    Last Week Tonight with John Ol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    1,008
    832

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    John Oliver, David Kaye

    Premiered2014

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    South Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    2,293
    1,987

    South Park

    Trey Parker, Matt Stone

    Premiered1997

    South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Impractical Jokers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    807
    443

    Impractical Jokers

    James Murray, Salvatore Vulcano

    Premiered2011

    Impractical Jokers (truTV, 2011) is an American hidden camera reality game show with... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    1,996
    1,675

    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

    Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Superstore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    284
    188

    Superstore

    America Ferrera, Ben Feldman

    Premiered2015

    Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    765
    637

    The Goldbergs

    Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile

    Premiered2013

    The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    1,806
    1,677

    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered1989

    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Shameless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    691
    605

    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

    Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    270
    203

    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Larry David, Cheryl Hines

    Premiered2000

    Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    500
    445

    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando

    Premiered2015

    Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    981
    1,061

    Premiered2014

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    917
    919

    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    Premiered2005

    American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    1,051
    1,235

    Saturday Night Live

    Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

    Premiered1975

    Saturday Night Live (NBC, 1975), also known as SNL, is an American late-night live television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    428
    451

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss

    Premiered2003

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Mom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    511
    459

    Mom

    Anna Faris, Allison Janney

    Premiered2013

    Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    The Orville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    215
    178

    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Conan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    496
    553

    Conan

    Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter

    Premiered2010

    Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    544
    652

    Black-ish

    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Premiered2014

    Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 24
    Barry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    86
    81

    Barry

    Bill Hader, Stephen Root

    Premiered2018

    Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 25
    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now
    490
    585

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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