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TV Shows & Series: Best Comedies TV Shows/Series

A comedy film is a category of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending (black comedy being an exception). One of the oldest genres in film—and derived from the classical comedy in theatre—some of the earliest silent films were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue. Comedy, compared with other film genres, puts much more focus on individual stars, with many former stand-up comics transitioning to the film industry due to their popularity. While many comic films are lighthearted stories with no intent other than to amuse, others contain political or social commentary (such as The King of Comedy and Wag the Dog). The Screenwriters Taxonomy contends that film genres are fundamentally based upon a film's atmosphere, character and story, and therefore the labels "drama" and "comedy" are too broad to be considered a genre. Instead, the taxonomy contends that comedy films are... ()

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The Big Bang Theory(2007-2019)

TV-14
| 22min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 3,801 votes)

The sitcom is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense.

The Simpsons(1989-)

TV-PG
| 22min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 3,491 votes)

Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.

Directed by Matt Groening

Naruto Shippūden(2007-2017)

4.3/5 (with 2,934 votes)

Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, Orochimaru. After 2 and a half years Naruto finally returns to his village of Konoha, and sets about putting his ambitions to work, though it will not be easy, as He has amassed a few (more dangerous) enemies, in the likes of the shinobi organization; Akatsuki.

Rick and Morty(2013-)

4.4/5 (with 2,632 votes)

Rick is a mentally-unbalanced but scientifically gifted old man who has recently reconnected with his family. He spends most of his time involving his young grandson Morty in dangerous, outlandish adventures throughout space and alternate universes. Compounded with Morty's already unstable family life, these events cause Morty much distress at home and school.

Friends(1994-2004)

TV-14
| 25min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 2,478 votes)

The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.

Rebelde(2004-2006)

1h per episode | Comedy, Soap / Telenovela, Drama
4.3/5 (with 2,046 votes)

The series is set at the Elite Way School, a prestigious private boarding high school in Mexico City with a major plot line revolving around a group of students forming a pop band. Additional subplots involve the school's faculty and the students' parents. One trademark of the show is the random use of English words and phrases, often used by fresa characters.

Sex Education(2019-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 2,015 votes)

Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

Naruto(2002-2007)

4.2/5 (with 1,966 votes)

In another world, ninja are the ultimate power, and in the Village Hidden in the Leaves live the stealthiest ninja in the land. Twelve years earlier, the fearsome Nine-Tailed Fox terrorized the village and claimed many lives before it was subdued and its spirit sealed within the body of a baby boy. That boy, Naruto Uzumaki, has grown up to become a ninja-in-training who's more interested in pranks than in studying ninjutsu.. but Naruto is determined to become the greatest ninja ever!

House(2004-2012)

TV-14
| 44min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Mystery
4.3/5 (with 1,959 votes)

Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.

Dragon Ball Super(2015-2018)

4.1/5 (with 1,654 votes)

With Majin Boo defeated half-a-year prior, peace returns to Earth, where Son Goku (now a radish farmer) and his friends now live peaceful lives. However, a new threat appears in the form of Beerus, the God of Destruction. Considered the most terrifying being in the entire universe, Beerus is eager to fight the legendary warrior seen in a prophecy foretold decades ago known as the Super Saiyan God. The series retells the events from the two Dragon Ball Z films, Battle of Gods and Resurrection 'F' before proceeding to an original story about the exploration of alternate universes.

My Hero Academia(2016-)

TV-14
| 24min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation
4.5/5 (with 1,607 votes)

In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered Quirk, Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that won't stop him from enrolling in a prestigious hero academy. Now, he'll get his first taste of brutal rivalry from other schools as he braves the cutthroat, no-holds-barred provisional license exam.

How I Met Your Mother(2005-2014)

TV-14
| 22min per episode | Comedy
4.1/5 (with 1,473 votes)

A father recounts to his children - through a series of flashbacks - the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

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Family Guy(1999-)

TV-14
| 22min per episode | Animation, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 1,455 votes)

Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

Dragon Ball Z(1989-1996)

4.1/5 (with 1,299 votes)

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

South Park(1997-)

TV-MA
| 22min per episode | Comedy, Animation
4.2/5 (with 1,263 votes)

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Malcolm in the Middle(2000-2006)

TV-PG
| 25min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV
4.2/5 (with 1,253 votes)

A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

One Piece(1999-)

TV-PG
| 25min per episode | Action & Adventure, Comedy, Animation
4.4/5 (with 1,160 votes)

Years ago, the fearsome pirate king Gol D. Roger was executed, leaving a huge pile of treasure and the famous "One Piece" behind. Whoever claims the "One Piece" will be named the new pirate king. Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who consumed a "Devil's Fruit," decides to follow in the footsteps of his idol, the pirate Shanks, and find the One Piece. It helps, of course, that his body has the properties of rubber and that he's surrounded by a bevy of skilled fighters and thieves to help him along the way. Luffy will do anything to get the One Piece and become King of the Pirates!

Better Call Saul(2015-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Comedy, Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 1,152 votes)

Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut. The series tracks Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer".

One-Punch Man(2015-2019)

TV-PG
| 24min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
4.2/5 (with 1,105 votes)

Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special” training, though, he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong — even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch, and it turns out that being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. With his passion for being a hero lost along with his hair, yet still faced with new enemies every day, how much longer can he keep it going?

SpongeBob SquarePants(1999-)

3.8/5 (with 1,103 votes)

Deep down in the Pacific Ocean in the subterranean city of Bikini Bottom lives a square yellow sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, and has a knack for getting into all kinds of trouble without really trying. When he's not getting on the nerves of his cranky next door neighbor Squidward, SpongeBob can usually be found smack in the middle of all sorts of strange situations with his best buddy, the simple yet lovable starfish, Patrick, or his thrill-seeking surfer-girl squirrel pal, Sandy Cheeks.

Super Dragon Ball Heroes(2018-)

3.8/5 (with 1,075 votes)

Trunks returns from the future to train with Goku and Vegeta. However, it disappears without warning. Then the mysterious Fu bursts in, telling them that Trunks has been imprisoned in the Prison Planet, a mysterious complex in an unknown place in the universes. The group seeks the dragon balls to free Trunks, but an endless battle awaits them! Will Goku and the others rescue Trunks and escape the Prison Planet?

Futurama(1999-2013)

4.2/5 (with 981 votes)

The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century.

Dragon Ball(1986-1989)

4.1/5 (with 979 votes)

Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, Goku met a teenage girl named Bulma, whose search for the mystical Dragon Balls brought her to Goku's home. Together, they set off to find all seven and to grant her wish.

Two and a Half Men(2003-2015)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 979 votes)

A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

The Office(2005-2013)

TV-14
| 22min per episode | Comedy
4.3/5 (with 933 votes)

The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

The End of the F***ing World(2017-2019)

TV-MA
| 21min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 927 votes)

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.

Directed by Jonathan Entwistle, Lucy Tcherniak - With Alexo Lawther, Jessica Barden

Brooklyn Nine-Nine(2013-)

TV-14
| 21min per episode | Comedy, Crime
4.1/5 (with 912 votes)

A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.

Orange Is the New Black(2013-2019)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 846 votes)

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Gravity Falls(2012-2016)

4.2/5 (with 828 votes)

Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.

Directed by Aaron Springer, Rob Renzetti, Stephen Sandoval, Matt Braly

Sex and the City(1998-2004)

TV-MA
| 25min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 774 votes)

Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York social scene.

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