Comedy The Best Satire TV Shows  

Reference
Originally by
8.2k votes 1.5k voters 131.5k views 70 items

List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Satire TV series.

The very best satire shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest satire shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular satire TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining satire show of all time is. Don't let your favorite satire television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of satire television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different shows, like Neighbors from Hell and Harry Hill's TV Burp.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best modern satire show of all time?" and "What are the greatest satire shows?"

1
435 216
South Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Chris Abraham added 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

2
298 173
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Chris Abraham added 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

3
300 127
Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
vernonaverill added Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 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

4
252 123
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
msquared.lalala added 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

5
298 196
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
The Daily Show Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj 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

6
237 120
The Office is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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

7
224 145
The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
The Colbert Report Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 ...more

8
178 98
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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

9
151 104
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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

10
115 86
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
American Dad! 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

11
109 81
Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Monty Python's Flying Circus Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more

12
94 73
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Chappelle's Show Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in the majority of its ...more

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

13
74 52
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
irreggreg added 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

14
65 31
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more

15
87 92
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan 30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's ...more

16
88 73
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more

17
91 63
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
The Boondocks Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name, ...more

The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

18
66 74
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
King of the Hill Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more

19
56 55
MADtv is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
MADtv Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson, Aries Spears Mad TV is an American sketch comedy television series originally inspired by Mad magazine. The show featured animated Spy vs. Spy and Don Martin cartoon shorts as well as images of Alfred E. ...more

20
67 68
Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
akaswanand added Real Time with Bill Maher Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan It's shaping up to be an interesting last few months of 2007. The price of gas keeps spiraling to record highs, while the approval ratings for the man in charge keep plummeting to record lows. ...more

21
44 52
Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Celebrity Deathmatch Maurice Schlafer, Len Maxwell, Mills Lane Celebrity Deathmatch was a claymation television show that depicted celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser's gruesome death. It was known for its ...more

22
41 52
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show is an American animated television series that originally aired from November 19, 1959, to June 27, 1964, on the ABC and NBC television networks. Produced by Jay ...more

The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

23
53 58
Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Robot Chicken Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion ...more

24
39 40
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
MorgieStack added Adventure Time Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more

25
26 33
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
xandermartin98 added Rocko's Modern Life Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby ...more

26
44 48
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Pinky and the Brain Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated television series to be presented in Dolby Surround and the fourth collaboration of Steven Spielberg with ...more

27
37 39
Invader Zim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Invader Zim Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to ...more

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

28
28 51
The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
The Larry Sanders Show Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. The show was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from ...more

29
16 22
The Black Adder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
OpiumDen added The Black Adder Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray The Black Adder is the first series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, directed by Martin Shardlow and produced by John Lloyd. The series was originally ...more

30
19 29
The Soup is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
The Soup Joel McHale, Lou the Chihuahua, Kelly Levy The Soup is a weekly American television series that airs on E! since July 1, 2004. The program is a revamped version of Talk Soup that focuses on recaps of various popular culture and ...more

31
16 34
Crank Yankers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
killakane94 added Crank Yankers Artie Esposito, Paul McGinnis, Victor Yerrid Crank Yankers is an American television show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that featured actual crank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests, and ...more

32
10 24
It's Garry Shandling's Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added It's Garry Shandling's Show Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci It's Garry Shandling's Show is an American sitcom which was initially broadcast on Showtime from 1986 to 1990. It was created by Garry Shandling and Alan Zweibel. The show is notable for its ...more

The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents

33
24 39
The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous ...more

34
12 29
SCTV Channel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added SCTV Channel Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

35
31 50
Drawn Together is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Drawn Together Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey DiGregorio Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a ...more

36
10 26
Tracey Takes On... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Tracey Takes On... Tracey Ullman, Alastair Duncan, Julie Kavner Tracey Takes On... is an HBO sketch comedy series starring actress-comedian Tracey Ullman. The show ran for four seasons, and won multiple awards. Each week, each episode would focus on, or ...more

37
37 46
Yes Minister is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Yes Minister Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds Yes, Minister is a TV program

The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

38
10 28
Lil' Bush is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Lil' Bush Iggy Pop, Kari Wahlgren, Donick Cary Lil' Bush is a satirical, politically themed animated television series which premiered on June 13, 2007 on Comedy Central. The series features childlike caricatures of members of the George W. ...more

39
8 26
Greg the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
killakane94 added Greg the Bunny Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Eugene Levy Greg the Bunny is an American television sitcom that originally aired on Fox TV in 2002. It starred Seth Green and a hand puppet named Greg the Bunny, originally invented by the team of Sean S. ...more

40
9 29
Mr. Meaty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Mr. Meaty Bill Farmer, Arthur Holden Mr. Meaty is an American / Canadian television series, airing on CBC Television in Canada and Nickelodeon in the United States. It features the voices of Jamie Shannon, Jason Hopley, Marty ...more

41
3 2
American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
American Vandal Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro American Vandal (Netflix, 2017) is a true crime satire mockumentary series. When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused of vandalism and expelled from school, sophomore Peter ...more

42
9 23
The Eric Andre Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
killakane94 added The Eric Andre Show Hannibal Buress, Tom Kane, Gary Anthony Williams The Eric Andre Show (Adult Swim, 2012) is an American surreal comedy television series created by Eric Andre. Hosted by Eric Andre with Hannibal Buress, the late night talk show features ...more

8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

43
5 7
heute-show is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
heute-show Oliver Welke, Martina Hill, Hans-Joachim Heist The heute-show is a German satire TV show.

44
9 24
Moral Orel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
killakane94 added Moral Orel Carolyn Lawrence, Scott Adsit, Britta Phillips Moral Orel is an American stop-motion animated television show, which originally aired a sneak peek on Adult Swim on December 13, 2005, before it officially aired on January 23, 2006 to December ...more

45
12 29
Not Necessarily the News is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Not Necessarily the News Matthew Perry, Jan Hooks, Rich Hall Not Necessarily the News is a satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special, and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990. It featured sketches, ...more

46
27 40
Spitting Image is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Spitting Image Steve Coogan, Harry Enfield, John Sessions Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn. The series was produced by 'Spitting Image Productions' for Central Independent ...more

47
17 39
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Greg Mullavey, Louise Lasser, Graham Jarvis Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is an American soap opera parody that aired in daily syndication from January 1976 to May 1977. The series was produced by Norman Lear, directed by Joan Darling and ...more

48
4 7
Extra 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Extra 3

49
21 33
The Critic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
The Critic Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz. It was created by writing partners Al Jean and ...more

50
11 30
Tom Goes to the Mayor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Tom Goes to the Mayor Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Stephanie Courtney Tom Goes to the Mayor is an American animated television series created by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim for Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. It premiered on ...more