Although the Black sitcom boom happened in the '90s, the 1980s had a ton of hilarious African American comedy shows as well. Black sitcoms have been around since the early days of network television, but shows like The Cosby Show and Diff'rent Strokes are arguably more famous than any other Black sitcoms throughout TV history.
Which shows appear on this list of the top '80s Black sitcoms? A Different World and What's Happening Now!! top our list. Other shows include Benson, Amen, and The New Odd Couple.
Where do your favorite 1980s funny Black sitcoms fall on this list? Be sure to vote up the best ones, and share your thoughts in the comments section. Then, check out our list of '80s black TV shows.
- Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Mike Evans203 votes
- Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy245 votes
- Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner285 votes
- Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges207 votes
- Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Marguerite Ray181 votes
- Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Alaina Reed-Hall186 votes