International Emmy Award for best comedy series
Awarded forBest Comedy Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byInternational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
First awarded2003
Currently held byCall My Agent!
 France (2021)
Websitewww.iemmys.tv

The International Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series is presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS) to the best comedy television series, produced and initially aired outside the United States.[1]

Rules and regulations

Under the International Academy's rules, the award is given to a program primarily devoted to humor with scripted dialogue (ie skit, comedy, sitcom, parodies, stand-up, etc.). The program should fit the minimum format length of a televised half-hour time slot. If the show is a drama, the comedy aspect should be predominant. If the show is a series, only one (1) episode is eligible as a representative. Multiple submissions from the same series are not permitted.[2]

Winners and nominees

2000s

Year English title Original title Production company/Network Country
2003
[3]
The Kumars at No. 42 BBC  United Kingdom
Alt und durchgeknallt Brainpool TV  Germany
The Perfect Manual TV Asahi  Japan
Lenny Henry in Pieces BBC  United Kingdom
2004
[4][5]
Berlin, Berlin ARD  Germany
Corner Gas CTV Television Network  Canada
The Newsroom CBC Television
Stokvel Penguin Films  South Africa
2005
[6][7]
The Newsroom CBC Television  Canada
Little Britain BBC  United Kingdom
Berlin, Berlin ARD  Germany
Ohne Worte Sony Pictures/RTL Television
2006
[8]
Little Britain BBC  United Kingdom
Paare Sony Pictures/Arte  Germany
Os Amadores Rede Globo  Brazil
The IT Crowd Channel 4  United Kingdom
2007
[9][10]
Little Britain BBC  United Kingdom
Alle lieben Jimmy RTL  Germany
Os Amadores Rede Globo  Brazil
NEO – Office Chuckles サラリーマンNEO NHK  Japan
Sorted SABC 3  South Africa
2008
[11][12]
The IT Crowd Channel 4  United Kingdom
Geile Zeit Sony Pictures/RTL  Germany
Mi Problema con las Mujeres Frecuencia Latina  Peru
NEO – Office Chuckles サラリーマンNEO NHK  Japan
2009
[13][14]
Hoshi Shinichi’s Short Shorts NHK  Japan
Peter Kay's Britain’s Got the Pop Factor Channel 4  United Kingdom
Ó Paí, Ó Rede Globo  Brazil
Türkisch für Anfänger ARD-Werbung/GmbH  Germany

2010s

Year English title Original title Production company/Network Country
2010
[15][16]
Traffic Light Ramzor Channel 2  Israel
Los Simuladores Televisa  Mexico
Peep Show Channel 4  United Kingdom
Talok Hok Chak Workpoint Entertainment/Channel 5  Thailand
2011
[17][18]
Benidorm Bastards Shelter/VMMA  Belgium
Breaking Up Separação?! Rede Globo  Brazil
Facejacker Channel 4  United Kingdom
The Noose MediaCorp  Singapore
2012
[19][20]
The Invisible Woman A Mulher Invisível Rede Globo  Brazil
Absolutely Fabulous BBC  United Kingdom
Spy Sky1
What If? Wat Als? Shelter  Belgium
2013
[21][22]
Moone Boy Sky1  United Kingdom
Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola eNews Channel Africa  South Africa
WorkinGirls Canal+  France
How to Enjoy the End of the World Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo Rede Globo  Brazil
2014
[23][24]
What If? Wat Als? Shelter  Belgium
Please Like Me ABC  Australia
Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola eNews Channel Africa  South Africa
The Mayor's Wife A Mulher do Prefeito Rede Globo  Brazil
2015
[25][26]
Sweet Mother Doce de Mãe Rede Globo  Brazil
Fais Pas Ci, Fais Pas Ca France 2  France
Familia en Venta Fox Telecolombia  Colombia
Sensitive Skin HBO Canada  Canada
Puppet Nation ZA Both Worlds/Star1  South Africa
2016
[27][28]
Hoff the Record Me & You Productions  United Kingdom
Call My Agent! Dix pour cent France Télévisions  France
Puppet Nation ZA Both Worlds/Star1  South Africa
Zorra Rede Globo  Brazil
2017
[29][30]
Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle KEO Films/BBC 2  United Kingdom
Callboys Woestijnvis/FBO  Belgium
Rakugo The Movie Rakugo Eiga らくごえいが East Entertainment/NHK  Japan
Tá no Ar: a TV na TV Rede Globo  Brazil
2018
[31][32]
Nebsu Endemol Shine/Gesher' Fun/Avi Chai Fund  Israel
Club de Cuervos Alazraki Films/Netflix  Mexico
Workin' Moms Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment  Canada
El fin de la comedia Comedy Central España  Spain
2019
[33][34]
The Last Hangover Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos Porta dos Fundos/Netflix  Brazil
FAM! Oak 3 Films Pte Ltd  Singapore
Checkout! Kupa Rashit July August Productions  Israel
Workin' Moms Wolf+Rabbit Entertainment/CBC  Canada

2020s

Year English title Original title Production company/Network Country
2020
[35][36]
Nobody's Looking Ninguém Tá Olhando Gullane Entretenimento / Netflix  Brazil
Four More Shots Please! Pritish Nandy Communications  India
Fifty Endemol Shine Israel / Yes  Israel
Back to Life Two Brothers Pictures / Showtime  United Kingdom
2021
[37]
Call My Agent! Dix pour cent France Télévisions / Netflix  France
Motherland: Christmas Special Merman Television / Twofour / Lionsgate  United Kingdom
Promesas de Campaña TeleColombia / Claro Video  Colombia
Vir Das: For India Weirdass Comedy / Netflix  India

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