The 24 Best Comedy Shows You Can Stream on Netflix Right Now

With sunnier days finally here and post-pandemic activities in full swing, it’s only fitting that we indulge in some feel-good content. Whether it’s a classic sitcom like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or a deliciously devilish comedy drama like Netflix’s sensation Beef, we could all use a bit more laughter to brighten up our summer. And what better way to do that than by watching the funniest binge-worthy shows? See 24 comedy shows on Netflix that definitely belong on your watch list.

The 15 Best Comedy TV Shows—Because We Need to Laugh, Dammit

1. Community

  • Cast: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie
  • Rating: TV-14

In this 2009 comedy, former lawyer Jeff Winger is in for a life-changing (and bizarre) adventure when he enrolls at a community college to earn his Bachelor’s degree. With the sole purpose of winning over his attractive classmate, he starts a new study group that quickly blossoms into a tight-knit community of misfits.

2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

  • Cast: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane
  • Rating: TV-14

Quirky and optimistic Kimmy Schmidt is like a fish out of water when she moves to New York after getting rescued from a cult. But thankfully, Kimmy has the help of her street-smart landlord and her flamboyant roommate, Titus Andromedon, as she navigates the ups and downs of this new world in this laugh-a-second show from the brain of comedy queen Tina Fey.

3. Derry Girls

  • Cast: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Ian McElhinney, Kathy Kiera Clarke
  • Rating: TV-MA

Take it from our VP of News & Entertainment, Philip Mutz, who called it “the funniest show on TV or streaming right now.” Set during the ‘90s in Northern Ireland, the hit comedy series follows a group of teenage girls as they navigate Catholic high school. “Derry Girls delivers smart, well-crafted comedic characters, clever (and intentionally not-so-clever) one-liners and absurd storylines that are at once relatable and laughably stupid.”

4. Workin’ Moms

  • Cast: Catherine Reitman, Dani Kind, Jessalyn Wanlim, Philip Sternberg
  • Rating: TV-MA

Catherine Reitman, Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind and Juno Rinaldi play a group of friends and of working mothers who support one another as they try to balance parenthood with their careers and love lives. Watch this comedy for punchy one-liners and smart commentary on everything from getting your newborn to latch to comparing yourself to that mom in the playgroup.

5. Arrested Development

  • Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera
  • Rating: TV-MA

The Emmy-winning comedy series follows the Bluths, a wealthy family that loses their fortune after the patriarch gets arrested for shady business practices. But can Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) keep his dysfunctional family from panicking and going completely off the rails? If you’re into slapstick humor, clever social and political commentary and kooky characters who are nothing short of meme-worthy, this cult show will be a treat.

6. Sister, Sister

There are so many things to love about this ‘90s feel-good sitcom, from Tia and Tamera’s charm to Lisa’s amazing fashion sense. The premise? Fourteen years after being separated at birth, adopted twins Tia and Tamera accidentally bump into each other at the mall and proceed to develop a tight-knit bond, turning both of their lives upside down.

7. Girlfriends

  • Cast: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Reggie Hayes
  • Rating: TV-14

This heartfelt comedy centers on four Black women from very different backgrounds as they support one another through life’s highs and lows, whether it be dating, divorce or career changes. The star-studded cast, including Tracee Ellis Ross and Golden Brooks, is nothing short of brilliant.

8. One Day at a Time

  • Cast: Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Stephen Tobolowsky, Todd Grinnell
  • Rating: TV-PG

We love a diverse sitcom that expertly tackles timely issues through humor. In this Latino spin-off of the 1975 series of the same name, Penelope, a single mom and army veteran with PTSD, raises her two children with the help of her Cuban mother. It’s a refreshing and honest look at what many families in the Latinx community go through in America.

9. Never Have I Ever

  • Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Jaren Lewison
  • Rating: TV-14

Created by one of our favorite people, Mindy Kaling, this coming-of-age comedy-drama tells the story of Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), an Indian-American teenager who deals with the passing of her father, her strained relationship with her mom and the ups and downs of high school life. Though it can be pretty emotional, Devi’s awkward moments and witty comebacks are also seriously funny.

10. Jane the Virgin

  • Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Justin Baldoni, Yael Grobglas
  • Rating: TV-14

This comedy series follows Jane Villanueva, a young Latina woman who has vowed to remain chaste until marriage. Chaos and humor ensue when she discovers that she has been artificially inseminated by accident, and must decide how to move forward.

11. Ginny & Georgia

  • Cast: Antonia Gentry, Brianne Howey, Diesel La Torraca, Jennifer Robertson
  • Rating: TV-14

Need a family-friendly option that delivers both feel-good comedy and drama? Well, meet your match. In this remixed version of Gilmore Girls, 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) lives with her single mom, Georgia (Brianne Howey) and younger brother in a small town in New England. From the stellar writing to Ginny and Georgia’s complicated mother-daughter relationship, this show will seriously have you hooked.

12. The House of Flowers

  • Cast: Cecilia Suárez, Aislinn Derbez, Darío Yazbek
  • Rating: TV-MA

Imagine a classic telenovela, but with a modern-day twist. This dark comedy, which follows a family that owns a florist shop in Mexico, is filled with jaw-dropping twists and timely commentary about issues like transphobia, homophobia, classism and racism.

13. Good Girls

  • Cast: Christina Hendricks, Lidya Jewett, Matthew Lillard
  • Rating: TV-MA

In this 202o comedy series, three working-class suburban moms pull off a grocery store heist to help make ends meet, but their success ultimately leads to even more complications. The talented cast includes Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman and Reno Wilson.

14. The Upshaws

  • Cast: Mike Epps, Kim Fields, Wanda Sykes, Khali Spraggins
  • Rating: TV-MA

Not only does this sitcom include comedy greats like Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps, but it also skyrocketed to the second spot after it premiered on Netflix. It revolves around Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), who tries to set a good example for his middle-class family in Indianapolis, although this is easier said than done. Nothing beats watching Sykes’s snarky character, Lucretia, constantly roast her brother, Bernie (Epps).

15. Another Miss Oh

  • Cast: Seo Hyun-jin, Eric Mun, Jeon Hye-bin
  • Rating: TV-MA

One year after his ex-fiancé, Oh Hae-young (Jeon Hye-bin), leaves him at the altar, Park Do-kyung (Eric Mun) discovers that she has apparently moved on and plans to marry someone else. Park seeks revenge against the soon-to-be-husband, but he’s stunned to learn that Oh is actually a different woman with the same name. Even weirder? It turns out Park has dreamt about her before. Of course, comedy ensues as he journeys to untangle the mystery.

16. The Parkers

  • Cast: Countess Vaughn, Mo'Nique, Dorien Wilson
  • Rating: TV-PG

In this fun Moesha comedy spin off, Kim Parker (Countess Vaughn) and her mom, Nikki (Mo’Nique), attend Santa Monica College together. As much as we love their goofy moments, it’s always a treat to see how their relationship evolves throughout the series.

17. The Good Place

  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil
  • Rating: TV-14

When Eleanor (Kristen Bell), a selfish saleswoman, passes away and lands in the Good Place (a heavenly utopia meant for those who led moral lives), it doesn’t take long for her to realize that she’s been placed there by accident. There’s no shortage of both silly and philosophical humor, whether it’s Maya Rudolph as an omniscient after-life judge obsessed with prime-time TV or the tongue-in-cheek censoring the Good Place does to curse words. (Oh fork!) It’s comedy gold.

18. Kim’s Convenience

  • Cast: Paul Sun-hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Simu Liu, Andrea Bang, Andrew Phung
  • Rating: TV-MA

This critically acclaimed comedy show follows the misadventures of the Kims, a Korean-Canadian family who owns a convenience store in Toronto. Aside from delivering great comedy through bizarre situations, strong dialogue and hysterical facial expressions (think The Office), it also does a great job of tackling topics like religion and the ups and downs of running a family business.

19. Grace and Frankie

  • Cast: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin
  • Rating: TV-MA

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein in this Emmy-nominated comedy series, where two women form an unlikely friendship after they learn that their husbands were having an affair and plan to get married. Seeing Grace, a reserved conservative, interact with Frankie, an outspoken liberal with zero filter, is sure to deliver some laughs.

20. On My Block

  • Cast: Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco
  • Rating: TV-14

Perhaps one of the most refreshing comedy dramas you’ll ever see about growing up, On My Block is like a cross between Everything Sucks and Greenhouse Academy, but minus the sci-fi twist. The show centers on a group of four friends living in inner-city Los Angeles, but their tight-knit bond is tested when they all start high school. Expect a lot of twists and some dark humor.

21. Atypical

  • Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine
  • Rating: TV-14

This quirky coming-of-age tale follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum, as he embarks on a mission to find a new girlfriend and establish his independence. Meanwhile, his family tries to deal with this change as they figure out what it means to be “normal.”

22. Family Reunion

  • Cast: Loretta Devine, Talia Jackson, Tia Mowry, Anthony Alabi, Cameron J. Wright
  • Rating: TV-PG

Anyone who has felt like a fish out of water amongst their relatives will relate to the McKellans. When they move from Washington state to Georgia to live with their extended family, hilarity ensues as they try to navigate their new environment—and M'Dear's strict rules.

23. #blackAF

  • Cast: Kenya Barris, Rashida Jones, Iman Benson, Ravi Cabot-Conyers
  • Rating: TV-MA

From the mastermind behind Black-ish and Grown-ish comes the unfiltered #blackAF, which follows a middle-class Black family's hilarious transition to the wealthier class. The series explores topics like Black culture, slavery and the white gaze.

24. Beef

  • Cast: Steven Yeun, Ali Wong, Joseph Lee
  • Rating: TV-MA

What seems to be a simple road rage incident quickly escalates into a ferocious (and funny) protracted feud between struggling contractor Danny Cho and (seemingly) successful entrepreneur Amy Lau. Netflix’s hit black comedy follows Cho and Lau as they execute their revenge, leaving the viewer on the edge of their seats to see just how far the other will go to settle the (please excuse us) beef.

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