The Best Gut-Busting Comedy Shows Of All Time

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When it comes to TV entertainment, comedy shows don’t just make us laugh, they make us think. We get to see ourselves through the lives of people dealing with (forget the zany antics) real life issues and raising thought provoking questions. We’ve compiled a list of some of the very best comedy shows we’ve seen over the past few decades. Take a moment to look back and see if you agree with our choices.

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Californication

This show ran from 2007 to 2014 and starred David Duchovny who remarked that he was comfortable playing the role of a sex addict since that’s what he was in real life. Playing the part of writer Hank Moody, David finds himself in funny and awkward situations when muddling through his personal life, dealing with his ex-wife and daughter.
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The Simpsons

This show has been on the air since 1989 and features Homer Simpson and his All-American family who live in Springfield. Created by Max Groening, the show initiated lots of controversy thanks to the sensitive conversations between Homer and his wife Marge, their son Bart and daughter Maggie. To date there are over 575 episodes!
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South Park

South park is an animation that features four kids, Kyle, Stan, Eric and Kenny who live somewhere in Colorado. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, no subject seems to be off limits. The resulting humor is side splitting and quite smart.
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Modern Family

What makes Modern Family a great comedy is the mishmash of characters that represent the many faces, nationalities and sexual leanings of our society. The show premiered in 2009 on ABC and stars Ed O’Neill, Julie Brown, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Through a modern family’s eyes we get to see the not-so-modern issues that people have been struggling with forever.
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How I Met Your Mother

This comedy focuses on the life of Ted Mosby and his friends. In talking with his son and daughter, Ted recounts the story of how he met their mother. The show ran from 2005 to 2014 unfortunately falling flat in the last two seasons.
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The Office

This comedy starring Steve Carell as the greatest boss ever – Michael Scott, shared the daily lives of employees at Dunder Mifflin a fictional paper company. This show won 5 Emmy awards and ran from 2005 to 2013. After Steve Carell left the show, it was not quite the same and lasted only 2 more seasons.
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Glee

This musical-comedy was centered around the lives of kids in an American High School. Starring were: Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Kevin McHale, Chris Coifer and Jane Lynch. It was the winner of five Satellite Awards and a Golden Globe award in 2010.
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Shameless

Talk about dysfunctional, but oh, so funny. This comedy deals with the Gallaghers featuring William H. Macy who plays an alcoholic and his family relationships in Chicago. The original show was British but the American version has evolved nicely.
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Weeds

This show ran for seven years starting in 2005 and was created by Jenji Kohan. We are entertained by the life of Nancy Botwin and her two sons as she tries to earn money by selling weed. After her husband’s death, his brother shows up to help, only to fall in love with her and adding to her life of complications in the wildest situations.
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New Girl

Nominated for 5 Golden Globes, this comedy stars Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Hannah Simone. This story is about Jess, a young girl who moves in to share a loft with three men. Created by Elizabeth Meriweather for Fox, it began airing in 2011.
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Family Guy

Here we have a great animated comedy featuring the life of an American Family. This show won five Emmy Awards and was nominated for a Grammy in 2011.
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Two And A Half Men

This series ran from 2003 to 2015 and starredJon Cryer, Angus T. Jones and Charlie Sheen. It’s about an alcoholic writer whose life goes topsy-turvy when his brother and and nephew move in. Charlie Sheen left the show and was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
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The Big Bang Theory

Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady on CBS, it starred Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, and Jim Parsons. The story revolves around a team of four physicists and how their lives changed when meeting a young girl, named Penny.
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Friends

This show ran for ten years and is as popular today in reruns as it was then. Starring Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston, it won six Emmy Awards. It’s all about friends and everyday situations that are just plain funny.
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The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

This show first aired in 1990 on NBC and starred Will Smith, James Avery, Karyn Parsons and Alfonso Ribeiro. The story follows Will Smith who moves into his rich uncle’s home. We follow the hysterical antics of Will Smith who easily gets too comfortable with his adopted social status.
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The Benny Hill Show

Benny Hill was about the star of the show – Benny Hill and his sidekicks who kept us in stitches. One can’t possibly describe the crazy antics and situations acted out for our entertainment. A classic rib tickler.
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Anger Management

Charlie Sheen plays a former baseball player who changes careers to become an anger management therapist. Also starring were Noureen DeWulf, and Shawnee Smith.
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Everybody Loves Raymond

This show ran from 1996 to 2005. It starred Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and Patricia Heaton. In this story we find out about the trials and tribulations of a successful sports columnist and how he interacts with his family.
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I Love Lucy

In four out of six seasons, this show attracted the most viewers in America. It starred Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley and Vivian Vance inane of TV’s most hysterical sitcoms. It was also the winner of five Emmy Awards.
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