Having established in Part 1 that women comics are as funny as their male counterparts (duh), I went on a mission to compile 32 funny US & UK TV comedy shows, aired between 1962 to 2015, with some of the best comedic female writers and/or actresses ‘evah’, for you to discover/agree with. I selected a ‘Tube’ clip for each, just click on the images to access them. Enjoy!

In chronological order, from oldest to newest:

LUCILLE BALL, VIVIAN VANCE
The Lucy Show (1962 – 1968 | US)

the-lucy-show

CAROL BURNETT, VICKI LAWRENCE
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 – 1978 | US)

carol-burnett-show

KIRSTIE ALLEY, RHEA PERLMAN, SHELLEY LONG
Cheers (1982 – 1993 | US)

cheers-tv-series-show

BEA ARTHUR, BETTY WHITE, RUE McCLANAHAN, ESTELLE GETTY
The Golden Girls (1985 – 1992 | US)

the-golden-girls

CYBILL SHEPHERD, ALLYCE BEASLEY
Moonlighting (1985 – 1989 | US)

Moonlighting-series

KATEY SAGAL, CHRISTINA APPLEGATE
Married with Children (1987 – 1997 | US)

married-with-children-serie

PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE
Keeping Up Appearances (1990 – 1995 | UK)

Keeping-up-Appearances-seri

JENNIFER SAUNDERS, JOANNA LUMLEY, JULIA SAWALHA, JUNE WHITFIELD, JANE HORROCKS
Absolutely Fabulous (1992 – 2012 | UK)

Absolutely-Fabulous-series

DAWN FRENCH, EMMA CHAMBERS
The Vicar of Dibley (1994 – 2007 | UK)

The-Vicar-of-Dibley

ELLEN DeGENERES, JOELY FISHER, CLEA LEWIS
Ellen (1994 – 1998 | US)

Ellen-1994-tv-series

COURTENEY COX, LISA KUDROW, JENNIFER ANISTON
Friends (1994 – 2004 | US)

Friends-tv-series

KRISTEN JOHNSTON
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 – 2001 | US)

3rd-rock-from-the-sun

VICTORIA WOOD, JULIE WALTERS, THELMA BARLOW, SHOBNA GULATI, CELIA IMRIE, MAXINE PEAK
Dinnerladies (1998 – 2000 | UK)

Dinnerladies

DEBRA MESSING, MEGAN MULLALLY
Will & Grace (1998 – 2006 | US)

will-and-grace

JESSICA HYNES, JULIA DEAKIN
Spaced (1999 – 2001 | UK)

spaced-tv-series

LAUREN GRAHAM, ALEXIS BLEDEL, KELLY BISHOP, MELISSA McCARTHY, KEIKO AGENA, LIZA WEIL
Gilmore Girls (2000 – 2007 | US)

Gilmore-Girls

JESSICA WALTER, LIZA MINNELLI, PORTIA DE ROSSI, ALIA SHAWKAT
Arrested Development (2003 –  | US)

arrested-developement

CATHERINE TATE
The Catherine Tate Show (2004 – 2006 | UK)

The-Catherine-Tate-Show

JAIME PRESSLY
My Name is Earl (2005 – 2009 | US)

My-Name-is-Earl

ALYSON HANNIGAN, COBIE SMULDERS
How I Met Your Mother (2005 – 2014 | US)

How-I-Met-Your-Mother

KAITLIN OLSON
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 – Present | US)

Its-Always-Sunny-in-Philade

TINA FEY, JANE KRAKOWSKI
30 Rock (2006 – 2013 | US)

30-rock-tv-series

MAYIM BIALIK, MELISSA RAUCH, KALEY CUOCO-SWEETING
The Big Bang Theory (2007- Present | US)

The-Big-Bang-Theory-tv-seri

AMY POEHLER, AUBREY PLAZA, RETTA, RASHIDA JONES, MEGAN MULLALLY
Parks & Recreation (2009 – 2015 | US)

parks-and-recreation-tv-ser

GILLIAN JACOBS, YVETTE NICOLE BROWN, ALISON BRIE
Community (2009 – Present | US)

community

JULIE BOWEN, SOFIA VERGARA, ARIEL WINTER, SARAH HYLAND, AUBREY ANDERSON-EMMONS
Modern Family (2009 – Present | US)

Modern-Family-tv-series

COURTENEY COX, CHRISTA MILLER, BUSY PHILIPPS
Cougar Town (2009 – 2015 | US)

Cougar-Town

ASHLEY RICHARDS, JILLIAN ROSE REED, MOLLY TARLOV, NIKKI DELOACH, DESI LYDIC, GREER GRAMMER, JESSICA LU, BARRET SWATEK, JESSIKA VAN
Awkward. (2011 – Present | US)

Awkward-tv-series

RACHEL BILSON, JAMIE KING, KAITLYN BLACK, MALLORY MOYE, BRANDI BURKHARDT, MIRCEA MONROE, CLAUDIA LEE, LAURA BELL BUNDY, CARLA RENATA, MAREE CHEATHAM
Hart of Dixie (2011 – 2015 | US)

Hart-of-Dixie

KAT DENNINGS, BETH BEHRS, JENNIFER COOLIDGE
2 Broke Girls (2011 – Present | US)

2-broke-girls

TAMSIN GREIG, KATHLEEN ROSE PERKINS
Episodes (2011 – | US & UK)

episodes

ANNA FARIS, ALLISON JANNEY, SADIE CALVANO, MIMI KENNEDY, OCTAVIA SPENCER, JAIME PRESSLY
Mom (2013 – Present)

Mom-tv-series

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