What’s the best comedy on TV right now?
- Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
- Love, Death & Robots (2019– )
- Schitt’s Creek (2015–2020)
- Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
- Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)
- New Girl (2011–2018)
- Irma Vep (2022) TV-MA | 98 min | Comedy, Drama.
- Good Omens (2019–2022) TV-MA | 328 min | Comedy, Fantasy.
What makes a TV show a comedy? They tend to have several common features: usually there is a recurring set of characters who are put in comical situations, often there is a laugh track, usually it’s pure comedy (as opposed to comedy + action, or comedy + fantasy, etc.), usually plot progression is relatively slow.
What comedy TV show has the most episodes? We’re here to celebrate quantity right now. In honor of “The Simpsons” reaching another milestone – 700 episodes – these are the longest-running scripted primetime TV shows by number of episodes.
Who was the first TV comedian? One of the first United States television programs was the comedy-variety show Texaco Star Theater, which was most prominent in the years that it featured Milton Berle – from 1948 to 1956.