Comedies you MUST see..........

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1. Ted Lasso (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Follows an American football coach Ted Lasso who heads to the U.K. to manage a struggling London football team in the top flight of English football.

Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Stephen Manas, Hannah Waddingham

Votes: 86,181

2. After Life (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude; taking his old world by storm.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan

Votes: 93,815

3. Gavin & Stacey (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy, Romance

Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them?

Stars: Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones

Votes: 18,119

4. The Young Offenders (2018– )

30 min | Comedy

Coming-of-age drama about lovable rogues Conor and Jock as they navigate their awkward teenage years, hatching plans and adventures to help distract from their tough home lives and their inability to stay out of trouble at school.

Stars: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, Dominic MacHale

Votes: 3,747

5. Extras (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 54,771

6. Phoenix Nights (2001–2002)

25 min | Comedy

The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester.

Stars: Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Justin Moorhouse, Paddy McGuinness

Votes: 6,035

7. The Young Offenders (2016)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.

Director: Peter Foott | Stars: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, Dominic MacHale

Votes: 12,095

8. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 103,826

9. This Country (2017–2020)

21 min | Comedy

Comedy exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Kurtan and their lives in the Cotswolds.

Stars: Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Paul Chahidi, Ivy Woodcock

Votes: 4,895

10. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland

Votes: 72,903 | Gross: $38.04M

11. The Fast Show (1994–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical British society.

Stars: Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir, Simon Day

Votes: 4,462

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12. Miranda (2009–2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and around her crush Gary.

Stars: Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland

Votes: 14,245

13. Friday Night Dinner (2011–2020)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

Two siblings share their Friday-night dinners at their parents' home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.

Stars: Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal

Votes: 16,278

14. Car Share (2015–2020)

30 min | Comedy

Assistant manager John Redmond and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson are forced to commute together every day. But will they get along?

Stars: Peter Kay, Sian Gibson, Danny Swarsbrick, Guy Garvey

Votes: 4,471

15. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

50 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 124,605 | Gross: $40.49M

16. Shooting Stars (1993–2011)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Comedy panel game show hosted by anarchic surrealist comic duo Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Ulrika Jonsson, Matt Lucas

Votes: 2,375

17. Not Going Out (2006– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

The mishaps of slacker Lee, Lee's best mate Tim, Lee's long-suffering landlady and the love of Lee's life, Lucy, and Tim's well-meaning but dim-witted girlfriend Daisy.

Stars: Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Katy Wix, Tim Vine

Votes: 6,449

18. The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer (1993–1995)

30 min | Comedy

Bizarre, anarchic and frequently silly comedy sketch show written by and starring double act Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Charlie Chuck, Patrick Allen

Votes: 1,017

19. Why Him? (2016)

R | 111 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley millionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question.

Director: John Hamburg | Stars: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose, Cedric the Entertainer

Votes: 106,082 | Gross: $60.32M

20. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

Sight gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for the very successful "Naked Gun" film franchise.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Votes: 17,077

21. Him & Her (2010–2013)

28 min | Comedy

An acutely observed, forensically honest, warts-and-all look at a working-class couple in their mid-20s.

Stars: Russell Tovey, Sarah Solemani, Joe Wilkinson, Kerry Howard

Votes: 4,220

22. People Just Do Nothing (2014–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Music

A mockumentary series about a group of failed MCs from West London and their passion for pirate radio.

Stars: Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Asim Chaudhry, Steve Stamp

Votes: 5,422

23. Sex Education (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

Stars: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey

Votes: 186,623

24. Fleabag (2016–2019)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy series adapted from the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy.

Stars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Jenny Rainsford

Votes: 120,700

25. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 24,358

26. Murder in Successville (2015–2017)

30 min | Comedy

Each week D.I. Sleet is partnered by a celebrity guest as they investigate a murder in the titular town, which is in turn seemingly peopled entirely by 'celebrities'.

Stars: Tom Davis, Liam Hourican, Luke Kempner, Nico Tatarowicz

Votes: 864

27. Derek (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy, Drama

Derek is a loyal nursing home care assistant who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, David Earl, Tim Barlow

Votes: 29,572

28. Shameless (2004–2013)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 15,822

29. Modern Family (2009–2020)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 384,429

30. Breeders (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

A comedic look at the trials and tribulations of parenthood.

Stars: Martin Freeman, Daisy Haggard, Alun Armstrong, Joanna Bacon

Votes: 4,472

31. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbours.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman

Votes: 5,996

32. Ted Lasso (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Follows an American football coach Ted Lasso who heads to the U.K. to manage a struggling London football team in the top flight of English football.

Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Stephen Manas, Hannah Waddingham

Votes: 86,181



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