Best Comedy Shows on Netflix

These shows are guaranteed to put you in a good mood.

In the mood to laugh? We (and Netflix) are here for you. From classics to quirky shows like Trailer Park Boys and The Good Place — not to mention standout Netflix originals like GLOW — the list of shows below could lead to major discoveries and even comfort on repeat viewings TV show.

This list will continue to grow, but for now, check out our list of the best comedy shows on Netflix below, and let us know some of your other favorites in the comments.

Looking for a lower commitment? Check out our list of the best comedy and rom-com movies on our platform!

Editor's Note: This article was last updated January 2023 and now includes the documentary!

Documentary Now! (2015-present)

Creators: Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas

Cast: Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Helen Mirren

One of the biggest surprises of 2015 was the IFC comedy series Now! is the brainchild of Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas. The series' conceit is a bit like a pseudo-documentary anthology, where each half-hour episode takes the form of a famous or groundbreaking Documentary genre, with a comedic treatment by Hader and Armisen. The result is a series of hilarious installments that tackle everything from gray gardens to wild country to the thin blue line to behind the music, but perhaps the show's masterpiece (at least so far) is the huge VICE spoof installment "DRONEZ: Finding El Chingon." Documentary Let's Go! A must-see, plain and simple, especially if you happen to be a movie buff. – Adam Chitwood

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Seinfeld (1989-1998)

Creators: Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld

Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

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Disenchantment (2018-Present)

Creator: Matt Groening

Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Eric André, Nat Faxon, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Matt Groening is known primarily (and almost exclusively) to audiences for his work On adult animated sitcoms like The Simpsons and Futurama. In Disenchantment, Groening presents something different. It's still an animated comedy aimed at mature audiences, with its fair share of sarcasm, crude humor, and zany situations, but it's also a continuous story without a magical reset button, which is what sets this show apart from the other two above. the difference. Set in a medieval fairytale world, the show pokes fun at tropes and commonplace aspects of the fantasy genre, featuring a badass alcoholic princess who's never been a damsel in distress in her life. Princess Tiabeanie aka Bean (Abbi Jacobson) is the aforementioned princess whose story begins when she meets the naive elf Elfo (Nat Faxon), a series of events she has with her little pals and her "personal demons." The adventure begins with Lucy (Eric Andre). Also, unlike Groening's previous work, there's a rather interesting story that develops over time, involving rival kingdoms, a secret cabal, and hidden magical abilities that may be gifts or curses. Come for the swearing and graphic violence, stay for the mystery, plot and biting irony. - Remus Noronha

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The Way of the Househusband (2021-Present)

Developed by J.C. Staff

Cast: Kenjiro Tsuda, Shizuka Itō, Okitsu Kazuyuki

Most people who are new to anime tend to think it's all about action, drama, and magical girls. However, there are a lot of great slice-of-life comedy anime out there, and a fair amount of it can be found on Netflix. The Way of the Master Husband is undoubtedly one of the best. This collection is a light-hearted, relaxed watch, with humor that touches on the more mundane and mundane things in life, rather than high-stakes conflict. The series centers on Tatsu (Kenjiro Tsuda), an ex-yakuza member who is now a full-time house-husband married to a hard-working young woman, Miku (Shizuka Itō). A lot of the comedy comes from the fact that Tatsu approaches his chores with the same mindset that makes him the most feared gangster in the city. It's the perfect show for when you just want to sit back and relax, and it's also full of helpful tips you can try around the house. Oh, and a cute (and mischievous) cat. - Remus Noronha

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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017-2019)

Developers: Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld

Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, K. Todd Freeman

A Series of Unfortunate Events is for those who like dark comedy. The series is more witty than funny, with the cartoonishly villainous Count Olaf (played by a singing, dancing and hideously disguised Neil Patrick Harris) being a particular standout. Based on the series of novels of the same name by Lemony Snicket, the show follows the misadventures of the Baudelaire children who were orphaned. As the title suggests, the story puts the children through many horrific scenes as they are hunted by the evil Count Olaf and his henchmen for their riches. Through it all, kids turn to the adults in their lives for help, only to be dismissed and condescended. With great performances, a tight storyline, and a perfect mix of tragedy and comedy, it's a wild ride from start to finish. - Remus Noronha

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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974)

Created and starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam

The sketch comedy troupe Monty Python is an icon of British comedy. whether it's their absurdity Be it the Arthurian legends in Monty Python and the Holy Grail or their epic period story Brian's Life (which happened to coincide with the Life of Christ), Monty Python's work has always been both smart and dumb. If either of these two movies is your favorite humor movie, Monty Python's Flying Circus should definitely be on your viewing list. Hilarious, bold and with a touch of sharp irony, the series is a showcase for the group and their best work, both as individuals and as a troupe. When you watch the show, it's easy to see how Monty Python went on to inspire some of the greatest names in comedy, from Douglas Adams to Lorne Michaels. - Remus Noronha

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Man vs. Bee (2022)

Creators: Rowan Atkinson & William Davies

Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Jing Lusi, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Greg McHugh, India Fowler

Rowan Atkinson is easily one of the world's best known comedians One, and Mr. Bean is a big reason. Of course, it's been years since Atkinson last played Bean in live-action, but fans of the actor (and the iconic character) now have reason to rejoice. Both man and bee Great physical comedy for the Bean franchise, and put in some emotional depth to a degree. Atkinson stars as Trevor Bingley, a divorced nanny and father who is assigned to look after a wealthy couple's house for a week. Unfortunately, a bee finds its way into the home and continues to send Trevor on a wild ride filled with wild antics. - Remus Noronha

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Grace and Frankie (2015-2022)

Creators: Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris

Cast: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael and Baron Vaughn

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin has been an icon in the industry since the '60s. Put those two together and you have one of the best Netflix shows of all time. Grace and Frankie reunite the 9-to-5 stars as a classic queer couple who are thrown out after their husband reveals that a) they're gay, b) they're getting a divorce, and c) they're getting married. Forced cohabitation. Fonda's Grace Hansen, a no-nonsense businesswoman with a bit of a drinking problem, is the opposite of Tomlin's Frankie Bergstein, a lovable, weed-smoking, A bohemian free spirit. The series explores the evolution Their relationship went from being barely tolerant of each other to being unable to imagine a life apart. The show is hilarious and equally emotional, dealing with serious themes like death, disease and finding purpose. No wonder it's Netflix's longest show ever. - Remus Noronha

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Derry Girls (2018-2022)

Creator: Lisa McGee

Cast: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn, Siobhán McSweeney, Tara Lynne O'Neill, Tommy Tiernan, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Ian McElhinney

Derry Girls is a delightful comedy about five friends who are graduating from a Catholic high school in Derry, Northern Ireland, at the end of the tumultuous mid-1990s. This intoxicating cast of characters finds themselves in crazy, comical situations -- even when the setting is chaotic. Their families understand the tension better than they do, and their school teachers are fed up with their pranks, rounding out the cast. It's a fascinating glimpse into life during this period, showing that teens were still dealing with teenage issues no matter what was going on around them. The first two seasons are currently available. The third and final season, because pandemic, coming to Netflix later this year. - Jennifer McHugh

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Never Have I Ever (2020-present)

Creators: Mindy Kaling, Lang Fisher

Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Darren Barnet, Jaren Lewison, Richa Moorjani, John McEnroe, Ramona Young, Lee Rodriguez, Niecy Nash

As Indian - An American girl raised in Southern California, Devi struggled to fit in in high school. With the sudden death of her father, however, a whole new kind of trauma enters her quest. Loosely based on creator Mindy Kaling's high school experiences, Never Have I Ever is a hilarious but sentimental story about what happened after the American Dream. With John McEnroe on Devi's rage issues, the show explores many themes, including grief, public humiliation, culture clashes, and good old-fashioned love triangles. The third season will premiere in summer 2022. - Jennifer McHugh

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Kim's Convenience (2016-2021)

Creators: Iris Choi and Kevin White

Cast: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang, Simu Liu, Andrew Phung, Nicole Power

Set in Toronto, The Kim family, a Korean-Canadian, runs a small convenience store on the block. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee vs. Jean Yoon Appa and Umma (Papa and Mama in Korean), the owners. They stock up for random passers-by and local regulars alike. Helping them run the store is their daughter Janet (Andrea Bang), while their son Jung (Simu Liu) has become estranged from his family after a lifetime of disappointment. King's "Convenience" may have ended with a whimper rather than a bang, but for the most part it was loved for its comedic and entertaining portrayal of an Asian family. While some actors have gone on to appear in larger properties -- notably Liu as Marvel's Shang-Chi and Li in The Mandalorian -- Kim's convenience is likely where they won our hearts in the first place. — Therese Lacson

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Space Force (2020-2022)

Creators: Greg Daniels and Steve Carell

Cast: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Lisa Kudrow, Tawny Newsome, and Jimmy O. Yang

Steve Carell's work should be considered It's own comedy subgenre. Carell brings his signature brand of comedy to all of his projects, and this Netflix original comedy is one of the best examples. If you like him playing Michael Scott in The Office, You might like him as General Mark Naird of the Space Force. The show follows the misadventures of the U.S. Space Force (the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces) in the workplace. Space Force is definitely a more sober show than The Office's silliness, but don't let that fool you. The series is full of unabashed irony, plenty of ridiculous situations, and a healthy helping of plain old-fashioned fun. The show has had two seasons so far, with the latest season set to hit the air on February 18, 2022. There's no word yet on whether Space Force will get a season 3, but it seems likely. - Remus Noronha

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Chappelle's Show (2003-2006)

Creator: Dave Chappelle

One of the most influential comedy shows of the 21st century, Chappelle's show is the incredible (and very funny) sketch comedy series. The comedian's knack for running straight to the finish line but never crossing it is his secret weapon, and Chappelle's show is part comedy series and part social commentary. You can only find the first two seasons on Netflix because Chappelle successfully lobbied the streaming service not to air the abbreviated third season, during which time Chappelle abruptly quit and Comedy Central stayed on. — Adam Chitwood

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The Kominsky Method (2018-2021)

Creator: Chuck Lorre

Cast: Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker, Nancy Travis, Paul Reiser, and Kathleen Turner

Most people who have watched Chuck Lorre's massive hit show tend to Expect some kind of story from the producers. However, the Kominsky method breaks all these expectations down into small chunks and then goes on to trample them. It's a truly beautiful show that perfectly balances the harrowing setting and sharp humor.

Sandy Kominsky, played by the iconic Michael Douglas, is an aging actor who had a very promising career that never materialized. But those who can't do, as they say, teach, and Sandy is the best-performing coach in the business. The show follows his various tragedies as he deals with life, love, death and his prostate. The best part of the series is the chemistry between Sandy and his best friend/manager Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin), but the other main characters are also very likable. three seasons The Kominsky Method is out on Netflix and runs from 2018 to 2021. - Remus Noronha

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Community (2009-2015)

Creator: Dan Harmon

Cast: Joel McHale, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Danny‌ Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian‌ Jacobs, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, John‌ Oliver

If you Looking for a comedy show with kinky leanings, lots of romps and a collection of episodes that are love letters to the iconic movie and TV show past, then Dan Harmon's Neighborhood is for you. The NBC series started out as the story of a lawyer forced to attend community college because of a bogus degree, but it quickly morphed into something more complex, emotional and creative. An attorney (Joel McHale) develops a complicated friendship with his study group as they work together to graduate from this community college. The seeds of Harmon's knack for telling dark genre stories in Rick and Morty can be glimpsed here, but what holds the community together is a sense of community among the characters, sentimentality be damned. All six seasons are currently streaming, but if you want a cheat sheet, check out Greg's great roundup of the best community episodes. - Adam Chitwood

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New Girl (2011-2018)

Creator: Elizabeth Meriwether

Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr., Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone

Part Friends, Part Happy Endings, but All Parts Delightful, New Girl is a very comfortable sitcom to watch. The FOX series debuted in 2011, following an offbeat teacher (Zoe Deschanel) who moves to Los Angeles and begins living with three men. But soon the show turns into a Friends-like relationship comedy with their own will at the heart. The style of improvisation leads to some improvised signature moments, and Max Greenfield is a delight, and while the show might be a bit long, if you need to pick me - up. – Adam Chitwood

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I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019-present)

Creators: Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin

Cast: Tim Robinson

If you like sketch comedy shows like Chappelle's Show or Nathan For You, Netflix's Original Sketch The series I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson is a showing by appointment. this is from The mind of Tim Robinson, a former Saturday Night Live writer who brings his unique comedic voice to the screen with a series of bizarre skits that will make you laugh so hard you'll hurt. - Adam Chitwood

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Big Mouth (2017-present)

Creators: Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin & Jennifer Flacket

Cast: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph & Jordan Peele

The animated Netflix original comedy Big Mouth is incredibly dirty and incredibly sweet. The show takes an unabashed look at the lives of teenagers, with a special focus on the changes that occur when adolescence begins. Loosely inspired by the experiences of the show's creators, the main characters are seventh graders who struggle with everything from growth spurts to loss of libido, who are anthropomorphized by "hormone monsters" who guide them through the transition into teenage life. It's colorful, inventive, and genuinely informative as it effortlessly discusses taboo topics that are relevant to all preteens at some point in their lives. That way, it's ideal for viewing with your own kids, As long as you're willing to have some very frank discussions about the human body and sexuality. - Adam Chitwood

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GLOW (2017-2019)

Creators: Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch

Cast: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Brittney Young, Marc Maron, Britt Baron, Kate Nash, Gayle Rankin, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn and Chris Lowell

If you're looking for a comedy somewhere in between a comedy and a drama, I highly recommend GLOW. Based on real-life events, the story follows a fledgling professional wrestling promotion called "Wrestling Belle," where a variety of aspiring actresses and women from all backgrounds try their hand at this brand new field. Marc Maron's B-movie director is tasked with turning GLOW into a TV show, Alison Brie, a theater buff and aspiring actress who takes it all too seriously, and Betty Gilpin as Brie. A former friend and soap opera star, she became the lead in a wrestling affair. The '80s setting provided plenty of soundtrack and costume material, and while the show only lasted three seasons, the series kept getting better. – Adam Chitwood

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The Good Place (2016-2020)

Creator: Michael Schur

Cast: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and D'Arcy Carden

If you're wondering why there aren't more shows for you to watch, like Parks and Recreation or The Office, allow me to point you to a good the direction of the place. The NBC series comes from Parks and Rec creator Michael Schull, but combines his sense of humor with a highly serialized premise to keep you incredibly involved as the story unfolds. The show takes place in the afterlife, with recently deceased woman Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell) leading a selfish, vicious life who makes the mistake of getting into "The Good Place." With the help of designated soulmate Chidi (Harper), Eleanor struggles to learn how to be a better person as we reflect on her life and the lives of those around her. Meanwhile, Michael (Danson), the architect of The Good Place, tries to figure out why everything has gone wrong in this utopia. On top of some brilliant comedy and a shocking, truly thought-provoking philosophical story about the nature of morality and what it means to be "good," tons of surprises ensue. And, importantly, it builds a truly satisfying series ending. - Adam Chitwood

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