‘Veep’ is 33rd Best Comedy Series winner in Emmy history, following ‘Modern Family,’ ’30 Rock’ …

At the fourth Emmy Awards in 1952, the first trophy for Best Comedy Series was presented to “The Red Skelton Show.” Since then, a total of 33 different laffers have been honored as television’s top comedy. Click through our photo gallery above of every winner for Best Comedy Series in Emmy history, including the three-time reigning champ “Veep.”

Modern Family” (2010-2014) and “Frasier” (1994-1998) hold the record for most wins in this category, with both earning five consecutive wins. (No drama series has yet to accomplish that feat.) “Cheers” (1983-1984, 1989, 1991) and “All in the Family” (1971-1973, 1978) are next in line with four victories apiece.

HBO’s “Veep” is the current winner, having prevailed between 2015-2017. The satirical adaptation of the British series “The Thick of It” centers on Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a narcissistic and hapless vice president and her turbulent political career. Louis-Dreyfus has won a record-setting six consecutive Emmys for Best Comedy Actress, with one season of “Veep” left to go.

Other recent comedy champions include “30 Rock” (2007-2009), “The Office” (2006), “Everybody Loves Raymond” (2003, 2005), “Arrested Development” (2004), “Friends” (2002), “Sex and the City” (2001), “Will & Grace” (2000), “Ally McBeal” (1999) and “Seinfeld” (1993).

Unlike over on the drama series side where “The Handmaid’s Tale” just broke through as the first streaming series to prevail, the comedy winners have all come from one of the big four broadcast networks or HBO. The biggest winner is NBC with 26 wins, followed by CBS with 22, ABC with 11, HBO with four and Fox with two.

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