When it comes to comedy, some TV shows are above the rest. A lot of shows make attempts at being funny with weak humor. This is the kind of humor that doesn’t stand the test of time. This list only includes the top dogs. Shows that literally changed our lives because of how funny they were/are. That’s enough build up. Let’s jump right in. The best of all time, we saved for last.
In Living Color
In Living Color had the ultimate, all-star comedy cast. The show featured comic legends: The Wayans Brothers, Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. All of these comedians/actors went on to be super successful in their careers. Although they found most of their success in acting roles after this show, In Living Color featured some of their funniest moments. The Fire Marshall Bill character alone was enough to make someone spit out food with laughter.
Saturday Night Live (Original)
The OG cast of Saturday Night live was insanely talented. These days the show is dull at best. Running through an entire episode without even a chuckle is commonplace. Back in the day was a whole different story. The show featured comic legends like Chevy Chase and Jim Belushi. Belushi was one of the funniest people to ever live.
The Big Bang Theory
What makes this show so great is the endless supply of witty comments. When it comes to clever jokes, there has never been a show that did it better. On top of that, the actors play the parts perfectly. It’s hard to find acting that’s this high quality in comedy TV. Usually, a lot of jokes seem forced in sub-par comedies, but that’s never been the case with The Big Bang Theory.
There’s really nothing bad that can be said about Seinfeld. Episode after episode delivered some of the funniest comedy the world has ever seen. Larry David also the creator of, Curb You Enthusiasm, is an absolute genius when it comes to creating uncomfortable comedy. He seems to have the ability to find and exploit all those awkward moments people commonly experience in life. Seinfeld will always live on as his best work. The show wasn’t only hilarious either, the cast of actors was one of the best groups ever assembled.
Rocko’s Modern Life
This show is the underdog on the list, but it undoubtedly was one of the funniest shows ever made. To some it’s funnier than The Simpsons, Family Guy and South Park. Yes all those shows are funny, but it gets old constantly making fun of people or satire on current events. Rocko was all about slapstick, fantasy comedy that was 100% original. The comedy and characters were outrageously funny. Another show that should be on this list from the same class is Ren and Stimpy.
The Chappelle Show
The Chappelle Show was hands down the funniest TV show ever made. Dave was the king of comedy for awhile before his decided departure from the show. The funniest TV skit to ever grace TV was “The Player Hater’s Ball.” For some, that skit took the world of comedy to a level that wasn’t achievable before then. His portrayals of Rick James and R. Kelly were legendary. Come back Dave! We miss you.