Comedy TV Shows

There's a lot to laugh at on television. Some good, some very bad. These comedy picks are a mix of quality variety shows, stand-up comedy, and old-fashioned skit comedy. Since a lot of the humor in these shows pushes boundaries, check out the reviews first before giving the OK to young teens.

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Race is tackled gently in fresh family friendly sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2014)
Stellar teen dramedy explores angst, experimentation.
Network: Syndicated
(2011)
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Military hijinks, innuendo anchor otherwise sweet comedy.
Network: Fox
(2014)
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Quirky late-night show aimed at adults and older teens.
Network: TBS
(2010)
Dark, fun existential exploration of postapocalyptic life.
Network: Fox
(2015)
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Affable British host garners laughs in talk/comedy show.
Network: CBS
(2015)
Legendary late-night show funny for teens and up.
Network: NBC
(2005)
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Two besties and a baby comedy is saucy but sweet.
Network: USA
(2014)
Shrewd talk show spoof is edgy but hilarious.
Network: Comedy Central
(2005)
Madcap, classic sketch comedy with adult themes.
Network: PBS
(2005)
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The Jetsons meet The Simpsons.
Network: Comedy Central
(2004)
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Cartoonish violence, ribald jokes in fairy tale send-up.
Network: ABC
(2014)
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Deadpan faux reality series is hysterical, slightly rude.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
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Quirky comedy about hipsters is mild but meant for adults.
Network: IFC
(2011)
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Adorable comedy has sex jokes, drinking, stealth feminism.
Network: TV Land
(2015)
Laugh-out-loud improv series sometimes gets saucy.
Network: ABC
(2012)
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Smart detective series more funny than graphic.
Network: USA
(2006)
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Funny mockumentary interviews are absurd, sometimes crude.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
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Comic duo's horror parody is dark, unpredictable, and weird.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)
Hilarious improv comedy has some risque stuff.
Network: Freeform, CW
(2013)
Teens will like slacker humor ... but will parents?
Network: Comedy Central
(2009)
Quirky telenovela-style dramedy gets steamy.
Network: CW
(2014)
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Witty sketch comedy series takes on race, stereotypes.
Network: Comedy Central
(2012)
Cross-dressing + Canadians = classic sketch comedy laughs.
Network: Syndicated
(2008)
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Funny, smart news-driven talk show with strong language.
Network: HBO
(2014)
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Semi-rude basketball comedy is fresh, funny enough.
Network: Yahoo
(2015)
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Language, ticklish topics tackled in absurdist sketch show.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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High school spoof's edgy humor is filthy, sexy -- and silly.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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Hilarious sketch comedy is edgy, crude, and topical.
Network: Comedy Central
(2013)
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Absurdist buddy comedy is female-friendly, edgy.
Network: Comedy Central
(2014)
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Charming, quirky, hilarious comedy has rich characters.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
Faux talk show has edgy content, big laughs.
Network: IFC
(2013)
Raunchy comedy with a subversively feminist edge.
Network: Comedy Central
(2013)
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Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.
Network: Fox
(2004)

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