Top 10 Best Comedy Shows That You Must Absolutely Give a Chance

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Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien

Last updated:  2023-03-11 06:00:05

Stating that some shows are absolutely the best is unthankful, as it varies from the viewer's taste. However, we highly recommend all the sitcoms listed here. Instead of justifying our choices, let's take a look at the top ten list of the best comedy shows you must give a chance.

10. Modern Family

"Modern Family" is full of straight, gay, traditional, multicultural, and year gap jokes

The "Modern Family" storyline follows the lives of three connected families, Jay's and his children's. The head of the family is married to young Latina Gloria, and they are raising two sons, including one from her previous marriage. Jay's daughter, a control freak Claire, is married and has two daughters and a son. 

Mitchel is Jay's insecure gay son, married to Cameron, and together they've adopted an Asian child. Overall, Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd have created a highly-rated comedy full of funny, straight, gay, traditional, multicultural, and a-year-gap jokes.

9. Scrubs

"Scrubs" will make you laugh even at the tragic situations

Bill Lawrence conceived a sitcom about medical training among all the dramas based on medical staff and their work. This hilarious show doesn't spare the moments of dealing with illness, patients, and death. Yet, it uniquely intertwines humor, tragedy, and almost childish situations.

The plot revolves around John "J.D." Dorian (portrayed by talented Zach Braff) and his teammates - fellow rookie doctors. They are all eager to please the grumpy mentor, Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley), often competing with each other. "Scrubs" aired for nine seasons from 2001 till 2010, receiving a Peabody Award in 2006.

8. Arrested Development

See what happens when the spoiled, dysfunctional family Bluth loses its money

This sitcom revolves around a wealthy dysfunctional family, Bluth, as they lose all of their money due to a shady business. After the family's head is imprisoned, his son Michale tries to keep everyone together and save the company. However, the rest of the spoiled members make his plans hard to achieve.

At first, the sitcom was presented by FOX, but they didn't realize that they had a hit. This was such an ironic, fiendishly clever show that it quickly gained a loyal audience. "Arrested Development," created by Mitchell Hurwitz, received six Primetime Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe.

7. The Good Place

Is there an afterlife? Is there a good and a bad place, and if so, what happens when someone is misplaced?

Some say The Good Place's first season was the most unpredictable show in recent decades. Creator Michael Schur and his strong characters portrayed by outstanding comedians were set to succeed. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), as the main character, ends up in a good place after death, or at least she thinks so. As neighborhood architect Michael, Ted Danson is hilarious, yet we couldn't expect less from him. 

Supporting characters are also unique, such as a dumb-ass disc jockey, an ethics and moral philosophy professor, and a spoiled, wealthy Pakistani-British humanitarian and fashion model. And, of course, there's Janet, the programmed guide and information source in "The Good Place." The show is full of surprising twists, as the viewers continuously get shocked.

6. Entourage

"Entourage" is a hilarious show about new up-and-coming movie star

This show follows the career of newly risen star Vincent Chase and his entourage. When a promising actor moves from a poor neighborhood in Queens to the luxury Hollywood Hills, he has to be surrounded by friends. Moreover, as the bunch wants to feel like something other than freeloaders, they take care of Vince's well-being and career.

The Entourage's creator is Doug Ellin, while the executive producers are Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. Walberg appeared in a few episodes, and some plots are based on his experiences as an up-and-coming movie star.

5. Silicon Valley

"Silicon Valley" is not just a fancy but also a cruel place to work and succeed

The show follows Richard Hendricks' struggle as an engineer trying to build his own startup company, Pied Piper. "Silicon Valley" is full of geeky programmers developing software. They are all qualified for success but also are the ones not capable of handling it. 

The brilliant cast deserves all their credits, so you'll see the nerdy roles performed by Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, and Kumail Nanjiani. However, every show has to have its villain. In this case, successful Gavin Belson (portrayed by Matt Ross) is set up to destroy his new and talented opponents. Producer Mike Judge was partly inspired by his own Silicon Valley experience.

4. Parks and Recreation

See how one eager and hardworking person can almost make a difference

In the beginning, "Parks and Recreation" struggled to get out of the shadows of "The Office," at least until Steve Carell's exit. As the author Greg Daniels was behind both shows, that was to be expected, although here he joined forces with Michael Schur. After a shaky start, the show became a hit on NBC.

The sitcom follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a small-town bureaucrat eager to make things better. However, Leslie's colleagues are the perfect government employees, keen to make no changes and put no effort while waiting on retirement. Moreover, we must mention the best character, the grumpy alpha male boss Ron Swanson, portrayed by brilliant Nick Offerman.

3. Brooklyn 99

If you need a good laugh, we highly recommend "Brooklyn 99"

"Brooklyn 99" is a hilarious police department comedy show. The story follows immature detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and his colleagues under the new and strict captain. The show is quite goofy, with childish situations in which the precinct gets itself.

The show combines friendly, warm comedy delivered by a brilliant ensemble, as it will hook you after a single episode. The incredible cast includes unusual characters such as Terry Jeffords, played by the wonderful Terry Crews. Still, the gruff Captain Holt, portrayed by Andre Braugher, will make you laugh with his strict and professional attitude. Producers of the show Dan Goor and Michael Schur really nailed it!

2. Friends

Probably the most-watched show of all times, unreplaceable "Friends" are on the must-see lists of just about everyone

According to many, "Friends" are the best sitcom from the 1990s, with one of the most unforgettable theme songs. The show follows six friends in their 20s and 30s living in Manhattan, New York City. All characters are ordinary but unique, fighting to succeed in life. The hilarious six include Joey (Matt LeBlanc) – a struggling, not-so-bright actor. His roommate Chandler (Matthew Perry), uses his sarcastic humor as a defensive mechanism. Ross (David Schwimmer) is a nerdy paleontologist, best friend with Chandler and Monica's brother. 

Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) struggles to succeed in the fashion business. At the same time, Monica (Courteney Cox) is a control freak set to become a successful chef. Finally, Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), a masseuse and a musician known for silly behavior, is often the most hilarious. Creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane made an excellent sitcom!

1. Seinfeld

According to many, Seinfeld is the best sitcom of all time

The show revolves around comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his life in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Jerry and his friends are all self-centered and generally not the nicest people you might find, but you gotta love them! Kramer, portrayed by brilliant Michael Richards, is among the most beloved characters of all time. Jason Alexander's George is the guy you have to hate, but instead, you end up adoring him. Yet, the same goes for the Elaine character portrayed by Julia-Louis Dreyfus.

However, we must mention a few excellent supporting characters, such as Newman (Jerry's annoying neighbor) and George's parents, Frank and Estelle. Furthermore, there is Elaine's on-and-off boyfriend, Puddy, Jerry's Uncle Leo, and the Soup Nazi. According to the audience, Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld created the best sitcom ever.

There are a lot more excellent TV shows out there, but we had to make our choice! If you like these top ten shows, you might enjoy "Veep," "Community," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," or the old-school "Frasier." Take your pick; we're sure you'll enjoy it!

What is your favorite show from our list? Please write your comment, as we would like to hear your thoughts.



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