The Best HBO Comedies From ‘Barry’ to ‘Veep’

HBO may be more well-known for its numerous drama series, but the network also boasts a fantastic and incredibly diverse range of original comedy series as well.

With Peacemaker having just ended, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the greatest comedy series ever to premiere on HBO that you could binge right now on the streaming platform.

High Maintenance

Praised by numerous critics, the show has been lauded for its sensitivity, humor, and inclusiveness in terms of ethnic diversity.

Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords was very positively received from critics, earning 10 Emmy nominations, including “Outstanding Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” (Clement).

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Oliver has won 13 Emmy awards as well as two Peabody awards, and was eventually included in the Time 100 list of Influential People, with reviewers praising him as a comedian unafraid to tackle the weighty subject matter.

Sex and the City

Praised today for its trail-blazing portrayal of femininity, promiscuity, and sexuality, Sex and the City was and continues to be one of the most popular and influential HBO series of all time.


A dark comedy crime series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg, an executive producer who worked on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Silicon Valley, and Seinfeld? How could that not be good?

Silicon Valley

From co-creator Mike Judge—the man behind Office Space, King of the Hill, and Beavis and Butt-Head—comes this immensely enjoyable satire of Silicon Valley and the modern tech industry.

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