Top 10 Best Comedy TV Shows of all Time

Everyone loves a good laugh but we all agree that it is not easy making someone laugh each and every time you appear on screen. Yet these TV shows did just that. Profiling the top ten best comedy TV shows of all time, let’s dive right in!

Best Comedy TV Shows

  1. 10. Family Guy
  2. 9. M*A*S*H
  3. 8. Married... with Children
  4. 7. Arrested Development
  5. 6. Cheers
  6. 5. Seinfeld
  7. 4. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  8. 3. I Love Lucy
  9. 2. Friends
  10. 1. The Simpsons

10. Family Guy

These animated series were created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1999 and feature the Griffins family. Family Guy, which is still running to date has won over six and bagged nominations for 23 Primetime Emmy and Annie Awards and also attracted various celebrities around. The show has however been widely criticized for featuring insensitive humor.

9. M*A*S*H

This show, which follows a team of doctors and support staff at the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M*A*S*H) in South Korea during the Korean War, was developed by Larry Gelbart, directed by Robert Altman and produced by 20th Century Fox. It was adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH and run from 1972-1983, featuring 250 episodes.

8. Married... with Children

Created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt, this live action show aired on Fox from 1987 to 1997, and comprises 259 episodes and 11 seasons. The TV show, the longest-lasting live-action sitcom on Fox, features the lives of Al Bundy, his family and their neighbors. The humor is seen in Al's schemes being foiled by his own cartoonish dim wit and bad luck.

7. Arrested Development

Created by Mitchell Hurwitz, the show aired on Fox for three seasons from 2003 to 2006. Another season was released on Netflix in 2013. The show is about the formerly wealthy and dysfunctional Bluth family and is considered one of the best comedy TV Shows of all time.

6. Cheers

This TV show is set in a bar named Cheers in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, and socialize. The series ran for eleven seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was created by James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles and produced by Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC.

5. Seinfeld

Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, this sitcom originally run for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998. The show, produced by Castle Rock Entertainment featured Jerry Seinfeld starring as a fictionalized version of himself and was set mainly in an apartment block in Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York City

4. Curb Your Enthusiasm

This American comedy TV show premiered in 2000 and was produced and broadcast by HBO. Co- creator Larry David stars as a fictionalized version of himself, a man with no filter in his reactions to life’s frustrations, who commits many painfully funny faux pas.

3. I Love Lucy

This TV show that run from 1951-1957 on CBS is considered the oldest and among the best Comedy TV Shows of all Time as it inspired many other shows. Following the life of Lucille Ball and her husband (Desi Arnaz), a modified version of the show called the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz show continued from 1957 to 1960. The show has won much recognition including five Emmy Awards.

2. Friends

This show was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman and aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004. It was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The sitcom is primarily about six best friends living in manhattan across hall each other.

1. The Simpsons

This American animated TV show created by Matt Groening originally started in 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show but got its own series in 1989. With over 700 episodes, this series is still running to date and is about a man named Homer Simpson and his family (wife Marge and children Bart, Lisa and Maggie) going through a long series of misadventures.