Watchworthy

The Funniest TV Shows In 2020 

Molly Gander
Updated July 31, 2020 1.7k votes 130 voters 2.1k views 89 items

List Rules Vote up the television series, comedy or not, that kept you laughing while they aired new episodes during the 2020 calendar year.

Remember the days of laugh tracks and stale situational comedies? Several of the funniest shows of 2020 have completely shattered the mold on how to make people laugh. Modern funny shows are crossed with just enough drama to make them seem real. But, that doesn’t mean that we’re not laughing until our bellies hurt. 

Larry David has redefined what cringe-comedy is all about in the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Better Things is first and foremost hilarious, but it’s also raw and emotional. Danny Glover’s Atlanta brilliantly walks that tight rope of creating tremendous tension but is then able to cut that anxiety with much-needed levity. 

Which show keeps you laughing? Vote up the funniest shows of 2020. 

Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
list ordered by
1
Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Schitt's Creek Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Schitt's Creek (CBC, 2015) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy. After losing their fortune, a family is forced to rebuild their lives with their sole remaining ...more
2
The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy comedy

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and three other individuals (William Jackson Harper, ...more
3
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own unique way from ...more
4
It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Black comedy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. A group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) and ...more
5
Better Things is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Better Things Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Better Things (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. An actress (Pamela Adlon) raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of ...more
6
Superstore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin Spitzer. An oddball family of employees at supersized megastore Cloud 9 tackles the day-to-day ...more
7
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. A woman (Kaley Cuoco) who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but ...more
8
Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last ...more
9
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more
10
The Righteous Gemstones ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Danny McBride. A world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable ...more
11
Shameless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, based on the 2004 British series. Led by drunk patriarch Frank (William H. Macy), the poor and ...more
12
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

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
13
Mom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom

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
14
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more
15
Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka Khan. Louis Huang (Randall Park) relocates his family from Chinatown of Washington, DC to Orlando, ...more
16
The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Genres (Tv): Comedy-Drama, Period drama

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. A 1960s housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) discovers she has a ...more
17
Barry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Barry Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. An ex-marine (Bill Hader) who is working as a low-rent hitman moves to Los Angeles and joins an ...more
18
GLOW is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more
19
Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Young Sheldon Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series. Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) ...more
20
Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape ...more
21
Single Parents is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Single Parents (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether and J.J. Philbin. A group of single parents forms their own support system as they raise their ...more
22
High Maintenance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Ben Sinclair

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Anthology

High Maintenance (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy television and web series created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. The show follows a nameless marijuana deliveryman ...more
23
Workin' Moms is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Catherine Reitman, Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Comedy-Drama, Sitcom

Workin' Moms (CBC, 2017) is a Canadian television sitcom. Kate (Catherine Reitman), Anne (Dani Kind), Frankie (Juno Rinaldi), and Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim) are a group of friends dealing with the ...more
24
Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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
25
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Shows In 2020
Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Satire, Variety show, Sketch, Comedy, + more

Saturday Night Live (NBC, 1975), also known as SNL, is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. Hosted by a ...more