Best Comedy

by auther-mitchell | created - 02 Dec 2014 | updated - 24 Jan 2015 | Public

Comedy that is well written and keeps its appeal over time.

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1. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

Votes: 8,348

2. Windy City Heat (2003 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Comedy

A man caught up in the glamor of being a Hollywood celebrity has no idea that the production he's in is a fake.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Perry F. Caravello, Don Barris, Tony Barbieri, Lisa Arch

Votes: 1,537

3. Best in Show (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

78 Metascore

A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 52,386 | Gross: $18.62M

4. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 90,143

5. King of the Hill (1997–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick

Votes: 43,262

6. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 263,249

7. Peep Show (2003–2015)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Votes: 48,396

8. Broad City (2014–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.

Stars: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Hannibal Buress, Arturo Castro

Votes: 24,428

9. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 49,392

10. Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Jason Alexander, Larry Charles, Carol Leifer, Richard Lewis

Votes: 3,588

11. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 177,772

12. The League (I) (2009–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

An ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another -- so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable.

Stars: Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 42,008

13. Human Giant (2007–2008)

30 min | Comedy

A half-hour show of edgy short films.

Stars: Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Marcus Shultz

Votes: 2,518

14. Archer (2009– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

Votes: 129,110

15. The Eric Andre Show (2012– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Eric Andre tries to host a talk show in a bizarre environment, where he is sometimes the player of pranks and sometimes the victim.

Stars: Eric André, Hannibal Buress, Tom Ato, Early McCalister

Votes: 10,466

16. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 119,322 | Gross: $119.50M

17. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008– )

TV-14 | 4 min | Short, Comedy, Talk-Show

Zach Galifinakas comically interviews various celebrites between two ferns.

Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bradley Cooper, Misty Monroe

Votes: 6,467

18. You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Will Ferrell, Michael Delaney, Pia Glenn, Adam Mucci

Votes: 3,756

20. Talking Classics (2009 Video)

6 min | Biography, Comedy, Family

A documentary on Keith Apicary, a video game fan.

Director: Nathan Barnatt | Stars: Nathan Barnatt, Laura Gerow, Erika Rankin

Votes: 54

21. Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

A talk show parody that features celebrity guests, comedy sketches and animation. Based on the podcast of the same name.

Stars: Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Neil Campbell

Votes: 3,654

22. BoJack Horseman (2014–2020)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" in the '80s and '90s, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 82,182

23. The Foot Fist Way (2006)

R | 85 min | Comedy

63 Metascore

An inept tae kwon do instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow tae kwon do enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Wallace.

Director: Jody Hill | Stars: Danny McBride, Ben Best, Mary Jane Bostic, Spencer Moreno

Votes: 10,942 | Gross: $0.23M

24. Strange Wilderness (2008)

R | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy

12 Metascore

With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed television show, two animal fans go to the Andes Mountains in search of Bigfoot.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin Long, Jonah Hill

Votes: 20,363 | Gross: $6.56M



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