33 Funny Shows To Watch When You Need A Break
Every now and then something happens in the world (or at work) that leaves me in a bad mood and makes the show I’m currently binging feel “too heavy”. And when this happens, I usually need funny shows to watch so that I can erase all the bad out of my head, or destress, and smile again.
These are the shows I’ve watched over the years that I’ve loved, that were funny, and helped me get through a stressful day, or made me forget about life for a few minutes while eating.
Yes, some of these are cheesy, but I like cheesy! Judge yo mama!
And yes there are other shows that are funny, but some of them get DEEP and no one needs that when they’re tryna forget everything happening around them.
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Funny Shows To Watch On Netflix
All Mobeen wants to do is follow his faith, lead a good life, and make sure his sister fulfills her potential, but he must juggle all of this while his criminal past is still chasing him.
Here’s a snippet from the first episode …
Here’s one of the sketches …
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Mo Gilligan “Momentum”
Mo Gilligan blends smooth moves and sharp humor as he riffs on humble beginnings, family dynamics, and the complex art of dancing in the club.
Here’s a snippet from the show …
Dave Chappelle takes on gun culture, the opioid crisis, and the tidal wave of celebrity scandals in a defiant stand-up special filmed in Atlanta.
Trevor Noah “Afraid of the Dark”
The “Daily Show” host ponders the perils of naming countries, how traffic lights turn New Yorkers invincible and why you shouldn’t drink in Scotland.
Trevor Noah “Son of Patricia”
“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah touches on tacos, runaway snakes, camping, racism immunity and lessons he learned from his mother in this comedy special.
Kevin Hart “What Now”
The comic presents six up-and-coming comics performing half-hour stand-up sets.
Mo Amer: The Vagabond
Arab-American comedian Mo Amer recounts his life as a refugee comic, from traveling with the name Mohammed to his long path to citizenship.
Here’s a snippet from his show …
Stand-up comic Gabriel Iglesias stars in this series as a good-natured high school history teacher who tries to help gifted misfits.
Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot
Comedian Jo Koy takes center stage in Hawaii and shares his candid take on cultural curiosities, filter-free fatherhood, and more.
Jo Koy: Live from Seattle
Between raising a teenage boy and growing up with a Filipino mother, stand-up comic Jo Koy has been through a lot. He’s here to tell you about it.
A snippet from his show …
After the friendliest divorce ever, a carefree but devoted father navigates post-split parenting life with his levelheaded ex-wife and two kids.
David A Arnold “Fat Ballerina”
Finally comfortable in his skin, seasoned comic David A. Arnold shares his talent for doing nothing, how he’s petty, and why divorce saves marriages.
Chris Rock Tamborine
Chris Rock takes the stage in Brooklyn for a comedy special filled with searing observations on fatherhood, infidelity, and American politics.
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Key & Peele
Fresh faces Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star in this 30-minute sketch comedy series, leaving no stone unturned — whether satirizing the president or spoofing Nazis — in their search for laughs.
The actor/writers examine life through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments, demonstrating their unique chemistry, camaraderie, and point of view. Key has starred as the “Theoretical Criminal” on “RENO 911!” and Peele’s credits include “MADtv.”
Atlanta is one of the top cities for young rappers looking to make a name for themselves in the business. Among those up-and-comers is Alfred Miles, a hot new artist who is trying to understand the line between real life and street life.
He is managed by his cousin, Earn, who gets caught up in the local rap scene and his cousin’s career after returning home to the ATL. Earn does whatever he can to try to get Alfred’s career to the next level. Darius, the rapper’s right-hand man and visionary, is also in Alfred’s entourage.
When Earn isn’t busy managing his cousin’s career, he spends much of his time with his best friend Vanessa, who is also the mother of his daughter.
“Dave” centers on a neurotic man in his late 20s who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time.
Now he must convince his closest friends because, with their help, he actually might convince the world. Simultaneously exasperating and inspiring to his friends, he vows to leave no stone unturned on his quest to become the next superstar.
The half-hour comedy is based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky.
In the 1980s, geeky 11-year-old Adam uses a video camera to document his family’s crazy life. His mother, Beverly, is overprotective and lacks boundaries, while his dad has a hot temper and finds it difficult to parent without screaming.
Rounding out the clan are Adam’s terrifying sister, Erica, 17; his older brother, Barry, who has middle-child syndrome; and the family’s beloved grandfather, Al `Pops’ Solomon.
Pops is responsible for wild antics, including offering drinks to Barry and teaching Adam about the ways of love – which create more chaos in an already high-strung family.
Bob Belcher is a third-generation restaurateur who runs Bob’s Burgers with his loving wife and their three children. Bob believes his burgers speak for themselves and isn’t afraid to offer a variety of off-beat creations.
Bob’s wife, Linda, supports his dream but is becoming sick of the slow times, as the restaurant is constantly in danger of going out of business. The main competition to Bob’s Burgers is a busy pasta joint located across the street that is run by Bob’s nemesis, Jimmy Pesto.
Despite the challenges, which include consistent harassment from Linda’s ex – a health inspector – Bob tries to keep the grill sizzling.
Based on chef Eddie Huang’s best-selling memoir of the same name, “Fresh Off the Boat” takes a humorous look at the lives of immigrants in America.
In the 1990s, Eddie, a hip-hop-loving 11-year-old, relocates with his parents and two brothers to suburban Orlando from the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C.
As Eddie’s dad, Louis, pursues the American dream by opening a Western-themed restaurant named Cattleman’s Ranch Steakhouse, Eddie and the rest of the family try to acclimate to their new, strange surroundings.
Garrett Modi, the youngest Queens councilman ever elected, was a rising star in New York politics until he was pushed out of office after a very public fall from grace.
Now, with his reputation in shambles, Modi is forced to move in with his sister Mallory until he can figure out a way to redeem himself and earn a paycheck.
An unexpected opportunity emerges when he’s hired by a quirky and diverse group of idealists — hardworking Griselda, cab driver Hakim, crazy-rich siblings Mei Lin and Jun Ho, American-raised Moldovan Brady, and dive bar DJ Drazen — to help them achieve their dream: citizenship.
This ensemble comedy follows some single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood.
When the parents in the group meet Will, a 30-something guy who’s been so focused on raising his daughter that he’s lost sight of who he is as a man, they see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting, and princesses he has gone.
The friends decide to band together to get him out in the dating world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about his own identity.
Told from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, the series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life.
Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an honest, open relationship with their three kids. But a daughter who is trying to grow up too fast, another who is too smart for her own good, and a rambunctious young son makes it challenging.
Claire’s dad, Jay, and his Latina wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together, but people sometimes believe Jay to be Gloria’s father. Jay’s gay son, Mitchell, and his partner, Cameron, have adopted a little Asian girl, completing one big — straight, gay, multicultural, traditional — happy family
When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds an oddball group of singers that is out of tune in more ways than one.
Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts, including temporary choirmaster Ginny, her ex, Wayne, vocal powerhouse Adams, gentle giant Dwayne, the impossibly upbeat Reverend Jax and more, may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness… just when they all need it most.
An oddball family of employees at supersized megastore Cloud 9 tackles the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales, and nap-worthy training sessions. Stalwart employee Amy is just trying to hold it all together despite the best efforts of her daftly clueless manager Glen and his iron-fisted assistant Dina.
Rounding out the crew is new hire Jonah, a dreamy dreamer, sardonic Garrett, ambitious Mateo, and sweet young mother-to-be, Cheyenne. From bright-eyed newbies to seen-it-all veterans, bumbling seasonal hires, and in-it-for-life managers, they’re all going to get through another day — together.
Bring The Funny
Hosted by Amanda Seales, star comedians Kenan Thompson, Jeff Foxworthy, and top social media personality Chrissy Teigen judge 40 undiscovered stand-up, variety and sketch comedy acts.
The hopeful contestants compete for the biggest laughs as they perform their funniest sets, solo or in groups, live before the studio audience and judges’ panel.
The winning person or group takes home a grand prize of $250,000 and an invitation to perform at the world’s premier international comedy festival, Just For Laughs, in Montreal.
Funny Shows To Watch On Amazon Prime
Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal
Performed live at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, Washington, Jimmy O. Yang covers hilarious interactions with immigrant parents, his thoughts on Matt Damon, and whether ghosts will haunt one-bedroom apartments.
Here’s a clip from the show …
A Different World
Denise Huxtable is in “a different world” — predominantly black Hillman College — in this popular “Cosby Show” spinoff.
A sophomore, Denise shares her quarters with divorced freshman Jaleesa and naive Maggie, one of Hillman’s few white students. Other Hillman students include Whitley, a Southern belle full of attitude; Dwayne, a math major, and his best friend, Ron; and Col. Taylor, aka “Dr. War.”
Andy Griffith Show
Andy Taylor is the widower sheriff of the small, sleepy North Carolina town of Mayberry, who lives with his son Opie and Aunt Bee, who takes care of the family. His deputy is his bumbling but neurotically hilarious cousin, Barney Fife. Among Andy’s Mayberry friends is the town’s resident barber, Floyd.
Ralph Kramden is a perpetually flustered but eternally optimistic New York City bus driver living with his wife, Alice, in a small Brooklyn apartment. Ralph’s best friend is sanitation worker Ed Norton, who lives in the same building with wife Trixie.
New York lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas longs for a simpler way of life. So he buys a farm, sight unseen, and moves there to live off the land, much to the chagrin of his socialite wife, Lisa.
The collision of small-town life and Lisa’s sophisticated ways — she insists on wearing full-length gowns and ostentatious jewelry, even on the farm — provide much of the humor in the show.
And if you still need something to watch, do what I do and just pick a random stand up comedy show on Netflix.
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