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15 Funniest Sitcoms You Should Have Seen By Now

I have always loved sitcoms. They are short and waste no time getting to the jokes. Here are my top 15 picks for funniest sitcoms you should see.

15. Blackish

This is an American sitcom television series created by Kenya Barris. It premiered on September 24, 2014, and has run for seven seasons on ABC. Black-ish follows an upper middle class African-American family led by Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross). The show revolves around the family’s lives, as they juggle several personal and sociopolitical issues.

14. 2 Broke Girls

An American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 19, 2011, to April 17, 2017.  The show is Set in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, the show’s plot follows the lives of friends Max Black (Kat Dennings) and Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs). Whereas Caroline was raised as the daughter of a billionaire, Max grew up in poverty, resulting in differing perspectives on life, although together they work in a local diner while attempting to raise funds to start a cupcake business.

13. 2 and a Half Men

Originally starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones, the series was about a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie Harper, his uptight brother, Alan, and Alan’s troublesome son, Jake. After Alan divorces, he and Jake move into Charlie’s beachfront Malibu house and complicate Charlie’s freewheeling life.

12. Modern Family

Three modern-day families from California try to deal with their kids, quirky spouses and jobs in their own unique ways, often falling into hilarious situations. Modern Family is an American television mockumentaryfamily sitcom created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan for the American Broadcasting Company. It ran for eleven seasons, from September 23, 2009, to April 8, 2020

11. King of Queens

The King of Queens is an American sitcom television series that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007, for a total of nine seasons and 207 episodes. The show follows the lives of Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, New York, who share their humble home with her eccentric father Arthur. After a long day’s work as a parcel deliveryman, Doug retreats to his home for some peace and quiet, which is often interrupted by Carrie’s slightly bizarre father, for whom they hire Holly, a dog walker, to take him on walks so he’s not cooped up in the house all day. Stars Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, Victor Williams, Patton Oswalt, Larry Romano and Nicole Sullivan.

10. Rick and Morty

The show revolves around the adventures of the members of the Smith household, which consists of parents Jerry and Beth, their children Summer and Morty, and Beth’s father, Rick Sanchez, who lives with them as a guest. According to Justin Roiland, the family lives outside of Seattle, Washington. The adventures of Rick and Morty, however, take place across an infinite number of realities, with the characters travelling to other planets and dimensions through portals and Rick’s flying car.

9. The Office (U.S)

It’s time to drive over to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where we’re celebrating this mockumentary about a paper company called Dunder Mifflin. Adapted from the BBC series of the same name, The Office follows the lives of the employees at the Scranton Branch, who are managed by their eccentric boss, Michael Scott.

With a compelling cast, hilarious situations, memorable characters, and a touch of romance, this sitcom had something for everyone. It aired for nine seasons on NBC from 2005 to 2013, ending with one heck of a finale.

8. The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show centers on the lives of the Huxtables: obstetrician Cliff and his lawyer wife Claire, their daughters Sondra, Denise, Vanessa and Rudy, and son Theo. Based on the standup comedy of Bill Cosby, the show focused on his observations of family life. Although based on comedy, the series also addresses some more serious topics, such as learning disabilities and teen pregnancy.

7. Silicon Valley

It premiered on HBO on April 6, 2014, running for a total of six seasons of 53 episodes. The series finale aired on December 8, 2019. The series, a parody of Silicon Valley culture, focuses on Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), a programmer who founds a startup company called Pied Piper, and chronicles his struggles trying to maintain his company while facing competition from larger entities. Co-stars of the series include T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, and Jimmy O. Yang. Silicon Valley has received critical acclaim since its airing, with praise for its writing and humor. The show has been nominated for numerous accolades.

6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Set in the fictional 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a team of detectives headed by the overly serious, newly appointed Captain Raymond Holt. The detectives include Jake Peralta, who has a high rate of successful arrests and solved cases, in spite of his relaxed, carefree, and (at times) childish attitude. He eventually falls for his nerdy, by-the-book but lovable partner, Amy Santiago. The hard-working but timid Charles Boyle is partnered with the apathetic, aggressive, and scary Rosa Diaz. The pair of older detectives, Michael Hitchcock and Norm Scully, often seem incompetent, stupid, and lazy, but have solved more cases over the years simply because they have been on the job much longer.

The detectives report to Sergeant Terry Jeffords, a gentle giant and devoted family man who initially has a phobia of going back to field police work for fear of being killed in the line of duty and leaving his children fatherless. The precinct also includes sarcastic and dominating civilian administrator Gina Linetti, who dislikes her job, plans her life around social media, and focuses on dancing as a life goal.

5. How I Met Your Mother

The series follows the adventures of Ted Mosby (played by Josh Radnor), who narrates the story of how he met the mother of his children. The story goes into a flashback and starts in 2005 with the 27-year-old Ted Mosby living in New York City and working as an architect. The narrative deals primarily with his best friends, including the long-lasting couple Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel) and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), womanizing playboy Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), and Canadian news reporter Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders); all of the characters’ lives are entwined. The series explores many storylines, including a “will they or won’t they” relationship between Robin and each of the two single male friends, Marshall and Lily’s relationship, and the ups and downs of the characters’ careers.

4. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom television series created by Andy and Susan Borowitz that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The series stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself. Will moves from the tough streets of West Philly to posh Bel-Air to live with his Uncle Philip, Aunt Vivian, his cousins– spoiled Hilary, preppy Carlton and young Ashley– and their sophisticated British butler, Geoffrey. Though Will’s antics and upbringing contrast greatly with the upper-class lifestyle of his extended relatives, he soon finds himself right at home as a loved part of the family.

3. The Big Bang Theory

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

The Big Bang Theory is an exceedingly funny and delightful show. It shows most things for an intellectual point of view I love that. The script is comical and very cleverly written.

I makes you learn while having a good time watching the episodes and the relationships between characters are so real. It is magical.

The way how the characters are portrayed is amazing and the actors/actresses do a great job. Particularly Jim Parsons AKA Sheldon. The circle of friends is very real with there being a snob, a person who wants to get out there more, a pervert and a nervous wreck.

It shows how socially awkard people feel and as Simon Helberg said ” The show is like a voice for nerdy people.”

2. Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean is a British sitcom created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, produced by Tiger Aspect and starring Atkinson as the title character. The sitcom consists of 15 episodes. The pilot began on 1 January 1990and ended with “The Best Bits of Mr. Bean” on 15 December 1995.

Based on a character originally developed by Atkinson while he was studying for his master’s degree at Oxford University, the series centres on Mr. Bean, described by Atkinson as “a child in a grown man’s body”, as he solves various problems presented by everyday tasks and often causes disruption in the process. The series has been influenced by physical comedy actors such as Jacques Tati and those from early silent films.

1 Friends

Friends is the ultimate show. Once you watch it once, you must watch the next episode. Has everything, laughs, tears, emotion and suspense. You can watch the whole series over and over again and it never ever gets old. It is the best T.V. show of all time and it makes you want to be a part of it. Also has the best ending to a classic show or classic anything I have ever seen. Ross and Rachel, Chandler and Monica, Chandlers jokes, Ross’s sarcasm, Pheobe’s weirdness, Joey’s charming immaturity, Rachel’s hotness, Monica’s competitiveness and the over all chemistry of the cast and characters are what makes this the best production ever known.

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