Cringe comedy is something of an art form, being able to make your audience as uncomfortable as possible while simultaneously laughing is no easy task. Over the years, the style of comedy has become increasingly popularized as more and more shows put their characters into the most socially awkward situations imaginable and force them to worm their way out. Or deeper in, most of the time. These five shows are downright painful to watch, but that doesn’t mean they can be missed. They’re some of the best comedies of all time, even if they make you unbearable tense much of the time.