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Is there anything better than a TV show that can make you laugh so hard that for a second you can’t breathe? That sort of gut-busting,watering-eyes sort of television comedy is one worth scheduling your week around. In 2013, many comedy shows stepped their game up and had their funniest season ever. Long lasting shows like Saturday Night Live, The Big Bang Theory,and Family Guy kept old fans and new fans laughing every week. Newer shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mindy Project earned fans that will likely stick around for the long haul.

What were the funniest shows of 2013? Depending on your type of sense of humor, your biggest laugh-out-loud show probably differed greatly from other people. If your love traditional sitcoms with laugh tracks and bawdy jokes, shows like Two and a Half Men and 2 Broke Girls may have been your favorite. Those who love political humor may have enjoyed Parks and Recreation and Veep. Other sitcoms and comedy shows appealed to smaller audiences, but were no less funny.

The shows on this list are among the funniest programs on television in 2013. These shows made people laugh, had characters worth caring about, and entertained for hours.

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Archer 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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
The Big Bang Theory 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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía 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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South Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman 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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Family Guy 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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Community is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
The Simpsons 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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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning 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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Psych is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
MonicaStarkey added Psych James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline ...more

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Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Key & Peele Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists mainly of several ...more

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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Bob's Burgers 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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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Arrested Development 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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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
The Middle Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more

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The Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
The Neighbors Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman The Neighbors is an American television science fiction sitcom that aired from September 26, 2012, to April 11, 2014, on ABC. The story line revolves around a family of humans living in a ...more

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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Wilfred Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann Wilfred is a US remake of a previous Austrailian show by the same name, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann.

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
udontneedtoknowmyname added Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show that aired weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The hour-long show, which premiered on ...more

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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
2 Broke Girls Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris 2 Broke Girls is an American television sitcom created for Warner Bros. Television by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings. It premiered in the United States on CBS on September 2011, and ...more

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
udontneedtoknowmyname added The Goldbergs 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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The Millers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
The Millers J.B. Smoove, Nelson Franklin, Margo Martindale The Millers is an American sitcom that was created by Greg Garcia. The multi-camera series premiered on CBS on Thursday, October 3, 2013, as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The ...more

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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Last Man Standing Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney Last Man Standing (Fox, 2011) is an American television sitcom created by Jack Burditt. The show follows Mike Baxter (Tim Allen), a senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor ...more

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Enlisted is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
pmmom38 added Enlisted Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young Enlisted is an American comedy television series that premiered January 10, 2014, on Fox. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy in May 2013. Despite low ratings, the show ...more

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Workaholics is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
MonicaStarkey added Workaholics Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm Workaholics is a situation comedy currently airing on Comedy Central. The series, based on the web series 5thyear, stars Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, and Anders Holm of the comedy troupe Mail ...more

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
MarkJohnson added Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy" Kimmel, and transmitted on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, ...more

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Drunk History is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
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Legit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Legit Legit was a Scottish sitcom produced by The Comedy Unit, written by Robert Florence and Iain Connell and broadcast on BBC One Scotland. The pilot episode aired on 16 September 2006 to much ...more

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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
The Mindy Project Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television series that premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012, and airs on Tuesday nights. The series, created by Mindy Kaling, is co-produced by ...more

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Mom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
MonicaStarkey added Mom Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal Anna Faris, Allison Janney 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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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers 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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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
StephenJohnGoldthorp added My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, ...more

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Dads is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Dads Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Brenda Song Dads is an American sitcom which premiered on September 17, 2013, and aired Tuesdays at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on Fox. The series was created by Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, and ...more

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Mike & Molly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Mike & Molly Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson Mike & Molly is an American sitcom created by Mark Roberts which premiered on CBS on September 20, 2010. The series stars Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy as the eponymous Mike and Molly, ...more

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The Real Husbands of Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
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The League is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
The League Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll The League is an American sitcom that premiered on FX on October 29, 2009. The series, set in Chicago, Illinois, is a semi-improvised comedy about a fantasy football league, its members, and ...more

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The Ben Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
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Hello Ladies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
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The Goodwin Games is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added The Goodwin Games Becki Newton, Scott Foley, T.J. Miller The Goodwin Games is an American television comedy series that aired as a midseason replacement on Fox from May 20 to July 1, 2013. It was created and written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas ...more

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The Jeselnik Offensive is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
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Childrens Hospital is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Childrens Hospital Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino Childrens Hospital is a satirical American comedy television series and web series that parodies the medical drama genre, created by and starring actor/comedian Rob Corddry. The series began on ...more

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Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Baby Daddy Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry, Jean-Luc Bilodeau Baby Daddy is an ABC Family original comedy television series that premiered on June 20, 2012. The series follows Ben, a man in his twenties, who gets the surprise of his life when a one-night ...more

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Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Men at Work Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch Men at Work was an American comedy series that aired on TBS. The series was created by Breckin Meyer and stars Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch, James Lesure, and Meredith Hagner. ...more

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Cougar Town is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Cougar Town Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps Cougar Town is an American television sitcom that ran for 102 episodes over six seasons, from September 23, 2009 until March 31, 2015. The first three seasons aired on ABC, with the series ...more

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Anger Management is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Anger Management Shawnee Smith, Charlie Sheen, Noureen DeWulf Anger Management is an American television sitcom that premiered on FX on June 28, 2012. The series is based on the 2003 film of the same name and stars Charlie Sheen in a role similar to that ...more

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Veep 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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Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Suburgatory Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin Suburgatory is an American sitcom television series created by Emily Kapnek that premiered on ABC on September 28, 2011, and ended on May 14, 2014. The series originally aired on Wednesday ...more