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Best comedy series

Fawlty Towers

One of the best comedy series ever, created by John Cleese and his wife at the time Connie Booth. Perfect mix between gags and physical comedy from Cleese and Sachs. Funny plots executed by magnificen
starring: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs


One of the best comedy series in history. The plot is set in four different times but with pretty much same set of actors (and great set of actors it is) which keeps it going very smoothly.
starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

This series doesn’t really need an introduction - it has set a new direction in the comedy series and for so many years is still a classic. Created by great comedy writers with experience from previou
starring: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Police Squad!

Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker - sounds like stuffy lawyer’s office, but in fact this was one of the best set of comedy creators in USA in the 1980s that created their own kind of comedy. The Police Squa
starring: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton


Parody is, contrary to what people believe and what Scarry Movie creators must think, tough to make. There were hundreds of parodies in history, but only a handful is still considered good and still r
starring: Julie Hagerty, Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen

The Detectives

One of the overlooked British masterpieces that covers all the kinds of comedy - good gags, funny situations, some slapstick and really extrodinary pair of main characters. Some of the plots were insp
starring: Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, George Sewell


Up to a point it was one of the best tv comedy series in USA. In small way it is similiar to standards used in British series - main characters are a little bit bitter and down-to-earth with their liv
starring: Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith

Fast Show

For many people Fast Show was the first sign that great tradition of British comedy series isn’t dead yet. Great writing and acting (they were writers and actors as well) and dozens of great character
starring: Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day, Charlie Higson

Hot Shots!

Jim Abrahams have created another series kept in a similiar to Airplane! kind of comedy. Hot Shots! include parodies of many of 1980s movies that were spoofed here to create a mess that is fun to watc
starring: Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino

Are You Being Served?

One of the best and most popular British comedy series. First few seasons were amazing, full of innuendos and camper acts from John Inman. Unfortunately after death of Arthur Brough the creators had t
starring: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton

Yes Minister

Perfectly balanced between absurdity of bureaucracy and reality of politics. It would seem that it’s impossible to make a comedy out of such motives, but creators did a splendid job. It is sometime
starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds


Young news director Dave Nelson arrives from Wisconsin to take over the position in New York City WNYX News Radio station. He thought he was ready, but when he meets the rich and eccentric owner Jimmy
starring: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick

’Allo ’Allo!

One of the most successful British comedy series of 1980s based on the concept taken from 1978 drama series Secret Army. The legendary writers Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft created a parody of the stor
starring: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Guy Siner

Dad’s Army

One of the finest British comedies, to this day much loved and appreciated. The adventures of Captain Mainwaring platoon are both comical and entertaining, as usual in productions of Jimmy Perry and D
starring: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn


Series created by British comedians Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins was a great fun to watch when it was first aired, but with time the satire begun to look very similiar to today commercial televi
starring: Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Michael Fenton Stevens

The Thin Blue Line

Creation of Ben Elton with brilliant set of actors brought this simple story to a really high level. Each episode is entertaining, the characters are well developed - what more can we expect from come
starring: Rowan Atkinson, Serena Evans, Mina Anwar


Good series which have pretty much no plot, it shows the events in lives of few New Yorkers - comedian Jerry, overactive George, out of this world Cosmo, and Elaine. The series is full of great dialog
starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

4 Alternative Street

Brilliant satire on life in communist countries made by Polish comedy genius Stanislaw Bareja. It’s widely considered the best Polish TV comedy series from the past adn not without reason - greatly cr
starring: Roman Wilhelmi, Witold Pyrkosz, Kazimierz Kaczor


Classic British comedy series set in unusual setting for sitcom - a prison. And despite the fact that it is actually quite realistic the creators pulled it off - it is one of the better British sitcom
starring: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Brian Wilde

Naked Gun

It kept the kind of humour started by such titles as Airplane or Police Squad, but oposite to Police Squad the stories were much more caricatural.
starring: Leslie Nielsen, George Kennedy, Priscilla Presley

Yes Prime Minister

In some ways not as good as predecessor (Yes Minister), but in some ways better. The surroundings have changed, the balance of power between Hacker and Sir Humphrey have changed, but the atmosphere ke
starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds


Very good show with perfect set of actors and good scripts - that’s all you can expect from good show. After few seasons the series became a little bit stale, but still kept good quality thanks to gre
starring: Timothy Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard

At Last the 1948 Show

Not many episodes of the At Last the 1948 Show actually survived (only 5 complete and parts of few more), but even from what is available we can tell that it was one of the Monty Python’s Flying Circu
starring: John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor

Red Dwarf

It is a little bit strange at the beginning to even imagine that such situation could be funny, but after just a few episodes it really grasps the viewers. It is set in space which give a lot of optio
starring: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie

Die Wochenshow

Sketch based weekly comedy series that presented parodies of tv programs and current political affairs. With great set of comedians and great writing it was one of the most popular comedy series in Ge
starring: Ingolf Lueck, Bastian Pastewka, Marco Rima

Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

I realize that it’s hard to believe that mid-life crisis and suicide are basis for comedy series, but it’s even harder to believe how good the series turned out. Reginald Perrin fakes his death and co
starring: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron

That ’70s Show

Original idea for setting the show in 1970s gave a lot chances for comical situations and dialogues. Very good scripts plus great set of actors gave the series right chemistry. Very entertaining show
starring: Topher Grace, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon

The Vicar of Dibley

The Vicar of Dibley is one of the most fondly remembered British comedy series from late 1990s / early 2000s. Only 3 actual series were made, but since then 7 special episodes were made (and counting)
starring: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet

Caroline in the City

One of the best, but hugely underrated American sitcoms of the 90’s, created by Fred Barron who’s achievements in comedy are such titles as Dave’s World, Night Court, My Family. This sitcom is full of
starring: Lea Thompson, Amy Pietz, Malcolm Gets

Chelmsford 123

Set in the ancient Rome and ancient England the series is somehow similiar to Blackadder, but not only because of the obvious historical themes present in both productions. The humour of Chelmsford 12
starring: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope

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