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Top Five Comedy TV Shows

23 July 2021

By Josh P

With so many comedy TV shows out there, it’s often hard to find the perfect gems. This list aims to give you a fantastic selection of different comedy TV shows to binge on.

5. Arrested Development

A show you have likely heard of, Arrested Development, is one of the funniest comedy shows centred on a wholly dysfunctional family.

While the most recent seasons of the show have certainly seen a decline, the original run of the show has some of the most cleverly written and executed comedy out there.

4. Parks and Recreation

While often seen as being in the shadow of the mega-hit The Office US, Parks and Recreation is a very good sitcom in its own right.

With fantastic performances by its cast, Parks and Recreation is a fantastic sitcom and the quality of the show only improves throughout the run. This is certainly worth watching, especially for fans of The Office US.

3. An Idiot Abroad

While more well known for shows such as The Office and Extras, arguably one of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s best works is An Idiot Abroad.

Placing their former radio co-host Karl Pilkington in awkward situations abroad, endless comedy is had throughout the show’s three-season run and it’s hard to not fall in love with Karl Pilkington’s wit and perspective on life.

2. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a simple premise. This show’s format however is executed to perfection by host Jerry Seinfeld. While not a sitcom, this interview styled show provides fantastic comedic content.

With each episode featuring a different guest getting coffee with Seinfeld, the candid nature of this shows comedy is hard not to love. The back and forth between the host and his guest has a fantastic unscripted nature to it.

1. Curb Your Enthusiasm

From the mind of the co-creator of Seinfeld Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of the most expertly written comedy shows ever. With each episode tackling numerous plot threads which all tie together for the final punchline, the genius of the show is hard not to love.

As you see the lead Larry David getting into awkward and bizarre confrontations in his daily life, you eventually find yourself trying to figure out how all of the plot elements will come together by the end of an episode.

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Though some of the humour in the earlier seasons is slightly dated, it’s hard not to love the expertly written nature of the show.

Of course, this is just a small selection of some brilliant comedy shows to watch. Do you have any shows you feel are deserving of this list? Let us know.

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