Comedy is the best medicine and comedy shows are the medium. Over the years, they have spread happiness and joy in lives of many. These shows are iconic and have been running through the time and generations. They are cherished by young, old and every joke is just as funny as the first time.
The importance of these comedy shows in the life of a young comedian cannot be underestimated. One can learn a lot about comic timing and the kind of jokes audience will enjoy by just watching these shows and adapting their technique.
Let’s begin the countdown of the greatest comedy shows of all time.
Seinfeld (1989 – 1998)
This sitcom began in 1989 on NBC and lasted for nine seasons. Set on the block of Manhattan’s upper west side, the stars and creators of the show wanted to deliver humor in form of everyday struggle of a New Yorker. It was also termed as a “show about nothing” due to its episodes based on various themes. A comedian can learn a lot from this and can cherish it for a long time.
Friends (1994 – 2004)
This is one of the favorite American television shows that have crossed boundaries of nations and cultures. Starring American sweethearts Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston along with Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, this show is still a loved one. This was based on a life of six friends living in New York and trying to fit in with their jobs and relationships.
Saturday Night Live (1975 – Current)
This is the greatest show for a comedian that opens them up to live performances and audience. They can learn their comic timings and the right way to perform in front of a group of people. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity combined with other actors in a comic script based on random formats.
The Office (U.S Series)
This is a great show about a funny many as the boss of a company, who is trying to handle a group of really weird workers. The job is not exciting, but Steve Carell, the manager is trying to make the best of the awkward situations in the office. Steve Carell and other stars have given the best performances and a comedian should learn a lot from these legends.
With the power of internet and platforms like Comicsandbox, a comedian can easily portray their talent in front of millions of viewers around the world.