Binge-watched all your favorite shows in one day? Don't worry, we're not judging. And lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the best comedy shows on Hulu that are about to bring your lazy days at home to the next level. From comedic classics to up-and-coming series, prepare for a lot of laughs…
The Full Monty (2023)
Hold on to your hats (or clothes, for that matter) because the gang from Sheffield is back! And this time, they're ready to strut their stuff in The Full Monty. Mark Addy, Robert Carlyle, Paul Barber, Steve Huison, and Lesley Sharp have all returned to grace our screens once again, and it's safe to say they haven't lost their touch.
Set 25 years after the original Full Monty (yes, we're all feeling old now), the new series is just as ridiculously funny and heartwarming as the first. You'll find yourself laughing until you cry at the hilarious situations the gang finds themselves in, all while rooting for them to overcome whatever life throws at them.
Reboot, a TV series created by Steven Levitan, co-creator of Modern Family, is a comedy that features meta jokes and references to the inner workings of the Hollywood industry. The series is centered on a group of former dysfunctional actors, Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, and Judy Greer, reunited to bring back to life their canceled sitcom from the 2000s in a comedic exploration of found families.
To add to its clever humor, Reboot stars Paul Reiser (The Boys) and Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as the reluctant and estranged father-daughter duo who show run and plan to revive the failed sitcom while improving their relationship.
Extraordinary is a stunning comedy series sourced from the UK. The show features Jen, played by the talented Máiréad Tyers, a plain young woman searching for purpose in a world filled with superheroes. The series co-stars a delightful ensemble of diverse actors, including Sofia Oxenham as her loyal friend and Bilal Hasna as her boyfriend.
The first season of Extraordinary offers a novel take on superpowers, such as imbuing powers into someone who doesn't know how to use their phone. The show provides a remarkable display of humor and insightful conversations, making it a must-watch among the available superhero series.
Up Here (2023)
Steven Levenson, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Robert Lopez have come together to create a funny comedy series, Up Here, starring Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes. Following the lives of two young individuals in New York City, it entwines humor, romance, and original musical numbers.
Unlike other musical comedies, such as Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Up Here maintains a sense of individuality. The premise revolves around the characters' struggle to overcome the literal voices in their heads and fulfill their passions.
Tiny Beautiful Things (2023)
Tiny Beautiful Things is a television adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's famous book, which is amusingly scripted by Liz Tigelaar (known for Little Fires Everywhere). The show's lead, Kathryn Hahn (of WandaVision fame), portrays Clare, who reluctantly takes up writing an advice column despite her life being in shambles.
As she anonymously provides thoughtful guidance and reflects on her life experiences, Clare ultimately discovers ways to help herself. With an outstanding supporting cast, including Sarah Pidgeon (from The Wilds) as a younger Clare and Quentin Plair as Clare's husband, Tiny Beautiful Things is a heartwarming exploration of the themes of hope and home.
Headed by Ramy Youssef, known for his award-winning performances, Ramy is the story of a man on a spiritual journey to understand the truth behind life. Set in a time when faith in God is at an all-time low, he finds himself shuttling between his Muslim culture and his millennial thoughts about life having no particular.
The show speaks to every generation because we’ve all been through what the hero is going through or is currently going through. While presenting as a comedy show, there’s enough material to make you think about its messaging long after you finish the season.
I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (2017)
There’s no one quite like Sarah Silverman. Throughout her career, she’s brought people together to sit, laugh and have a good time. Maybe in today’s age of political swinging, her magic could be what we need. And that’s why she’s taken it upon herself to travel across the country and make sure that we know that despite our differences, we’re all in this together.
I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman reminds you that what matters more than race, gender, or political alignment, is the relationship you build.
Drunk History (2013)
If this caught your eye, chances are that you’re already a fan of the hit web series. Drunk History takes the same idea and brings it to the scene across the United States, as the crew tour different states and explore the richness of culture in those regions.
Including some famous names like Jack Black, Bill Hader, and Winona Ryder, the show touches upon essential parts and people of history, making this an educational (cough cough) show for adults and children. History buffs – you will not want to miss this.
Single mom Liza has difficulty getting a break into the professional working world at 40. But a chance conversation with a young tattoo artist and some help from her best friend Maggie gives her the courage to try and pass herself off as 26.
This pretense leads to renewed confidence and a job that promises to be her dream career – as long as she keeps her secret a secret. But things don’t stay the same forever, as things come crashing down and she has to find a way to piece it together.
Difficult People (2017)
Aspiring comics Julie and Billy have made it nowhere, and the age expectations are catching up to them as they enter their thirties. But they don’t seem to realize why they can’t crack the code, though it may seem obvious to those of us watching.
Difficult People is a hilarious watch featuring awkward situations that they have to wriggle out of. Created by Amy Poehler and Dace Becky, the show is a hilarious set that explores how relations can turn sweet and sour with the daily happenings in our lives.
Can you find a better dating guide than your newly divorced sister, who’s been just as out of the game as you have? You can watch Dave navigate this, as he finds himself moving back in with his sister. Casual finds them both exploring various relationships – from having fun and casual sex to discovering more about themselves and maturing as this understanding grows.
The comedy is critical of modern dating, but with a nice way of going about it. Well-written and solidly acted, you’ll keep coming back for more.
Happy Endings (2011)
All of us have lost friends due to broken romantic relationships (if you haven’t, you’re luckier than you think). But it doesn’t have to be like that, as Dave and Alex from Happy Endings show us. They were the couple who seemed to have it all and were quite literally the people holding their tribe of friends together.
But things don't take a good turn when their relationship suddenly falls apart at the altar. But understanding that their tribe needed them more than either thought, the two must put aside their past and adjust to their new reality. After all, what are friends for?
Party Down (2009)
Desperately waiting for their shot at fame in Hollywood, six wannabe actors try o make ends meet by working for a Los Angeles catering company. But the Party Down Catering company dabbles in more than just catering – and the show captures the actors’ experiences while handling a senior singles mixer, an after-party for porn awards, and unlikely events.
This might sound weird, but it is a true comedy gem. With its dialogues and script largely defined by off-the-cuff improv, this is a unique show that works.
Mr. Mayor (2021)
Release Date: 2021
Neil Bremer has done it all – retired with a successful business, a happy family, and people who love him not just for his money. So, when he decides to run for the position of mayor in Los Angeles, he has no expectations of doing great. But the twist of the show Mr. Mayor is that he wins and that he has a lot of stepping up to do.
But he knows he can rely on his friend Arpi, a political veteran with large ambitions for the city, dedicated staff to help with the minor details, and his teenage daughter, to provide him with the support to push through when he needs it.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)
Mary Richards wants to piece her life back after a bad breakup and is desperately looking for something to take her mind off of it. Luckily (or unluckily), she lands a job as an associate producer of the evening news at WJM-TV. Is it good enough though, since it’s the lowest-rated station in Minneapolis?
Showcasing her life and rise during her time at work, The Mary Tyler Moore Show has an exceptional ensemble and witty writing that makes it a show you will remember, even if it is from a time long ago. Give it a chance, and you will not be disappointed.
Abbott Elementary (2021)
Abbott Elementary is a real heart-warmer kind of show – the overall premise is simple, but the honest actions of the cast will keep you wishing for more seasons to come. Based on the lives of schoolteachers in a Philadelphia public school, where the odds are stacked against them regarding resources and funds, these teachers go above and beyond to do what’s right for their students.
Abbott Elementary is one of the best surprises of the television year so far, according to one Rotten Tomatoes critic, and we second their opinion. With a delicate balance between humor and heart, this show will etch its mark in television history.
Lodge 49 (2018)
Dud is exactly the kind of person his name states – a dud of a person with no idea of how to handle tomorrow. It is only by chance that he stumbles upon a rundown lodge, whose members offer him a safe space he never knew he needed. What Lodge 49 manages to do for Dud, we wish we could have access just as easily.
Though you may have to wait for the show to gain momentum, there is much waiting for those who manage to stick with it. Lodge 49 is a show to be watched casually, with no particular objective. Maybe it sticks so well in our heads because it just asks us to be there.
Man Seeking Woman (2015)
Josh Greenberg is not a man with the best luck in the women's department – he can’t seem to find true love because he is too afraid to approach women. Despite the encouragement of his polar opposite best friend Mike, his career-successful sister and his parents, he can’t get his act together.
When he does chance upon the opportunity to find true love, he finds out that true love is more than just the fluffy image – it comes with a serious commitment to change oneself for the sake of the other. Jay Baruchel seems perfect for this role, and his performance is oddly enjoyable and keeps us watching episode after episode.
Life & Beth (2022)
We were quite unsure about Life & Beth because the premise offered very little. But Amy Schumer’s performance as the lead wiped away all doubts. Beth seems to have a successful job, a wonderfully long and happy relationship and a solid life in Manhattan.
But the show starts with her having to revisit her past when her mom passes away. This unexpectedly changes her life, and it changes it forever. The show takes its time, but it’s a well-conceptualized picture of existentialism and personal awakening that reveals itself at the end.
Only Murders in the Building (2021)
Only Murders in the Building is an outstanding show according to us, and it's because of its absurd approach to true crime. Charles-Haden, Oliver and Mabel have a common interest in true crime and find themselves unexpectedly landing into one. A gruesome death occurs in their elite Upper West Side building, and the trio gets into the investigation.
They must soon discover who the killer is before it’s too late. This show has almost no flaws, and there’s no scenario where you won’t be charmed away by this trio.
Woke follows the life of Keef, an African American cartoonist walking the path to becoming a mainstream success. But a run-in with the police puts a different lens on how he views the world. His direct and personal brush with racism now takes him down a new path, channeling his creative energy in awoke, provocative way. The show becomes a commentary about current politics and the comedy of human interactions.
But the heavy topics are balanced with the light, messy conversations that hold their own depth. We guarantee that this show has powerful humor that will leave an impact.
The Great (2020)
We love The Great because of what it stands for – a strong woman controlling the entirety of Russia when the country called for it. Catherine, the show's protagonist, is married to Peter, the Emperor of Russia. But she soon finds out that this man is not fit to run the empire and plans her coup to become the Empress of the land.
Catherine the Great now contends with ruling the land and the war with Sweden. The show is hilarious, and the high energy seems just right for our screens.
Dollface is a story of exploration amidst personal tragedy, but it’s told in an incredibly fun way. When Jules finds out that her long-time boyfriend wants to end their relationship, she is forced to rekindle old relationships with her friends of long past, who she left behind for love.
The simplicity of this show is the real attraction, and the well-played-out minor details landed well during our binge. Kat Dennings is the real meat of the show, and her droll comedic persona makes this show all the more enjoyable.
Reservation Dogs (2021)
Reservation Dogs is dark in its humor approach, but the drama elements keep us in our seats and playing the next episode. Based on the life of four indigenous, delinquent boys living off the reservation in Oklahoma, and their small-time criminal activities to gather resources to get to California, a land that brims with an opportunity compared to their land.
Taiki Waititi’s representation of boyhood in an Indian Reservation area is quirky and original. You will agree with us. We’re fairly sure that a show of this kind is a new entrant to a streaming platform, and we’re glad for this breath of fresh air.
Shrill may seem like a story about a full-figured woman navigating through a tumultuous career, but underneath the surface, it is much more than that. The well-written social commentary, placed throughout Annie’s journey of self-discovery enforces the idea that one size does not fit everyone when matters of self-acceptance are put forth.
Annie has more than just her career to deal with- she must help out with her sick parent, several bad boyfriends, and a boss who likes nothing less than perfection. The authentic attempt to be an inclusive show is much welcome, and you won’t notice the time fly by through this show.
High Fidelity (2020)
Release Date: 2020
High Fidelity brings a unique blend of romance, music, drama, and comedy, and this refreshing packaging presented to us through the character of Rob, played by Zoë Kravitz, is a delight to watch. Her revisiting of past relationships is presented in a way that is relatable to our daily lives, and the stressing of the importance of music in our emotional state and outlook is well portrayed.
We’re actively on the waitlist of those who want to get their hands on the second season, and we’re even ready to open a petition for it to release sooner.
Future Man (2017)
Future Man is a humorous representation of the sci-fi genre, with compelling chemistry between the cast and a well-written compilation of funny scenes, violence, and vulgarity. Josh Futturman is a janitor, and he's off playing video games whenever he’s not working at his deadbeat job. When put to the test, his video game skills pay off when he beats a game that the rest of the world thought unbeatable.
But when strange visitors from the future appear and are on a mission to wreck the world, Josh must take up the responsibility to save it. The show may seem absurd at times, but fairly wacky and inventive which makes it a fun watch.
The Carmichael Show (2015)
If there’s a tried and tested category of the comedy genre, it is the story about the daily lives of the central family. The Carmichael Show is a fresh take on this category, having us root for the characters and pay attention to the details. Jerrod and his girlfriend Maxine, a therapist under training decide to move in together.
The problem? Jerrod’s family. The members of this affectional family, which include his brother Bobby, his father Joe, and his mother are completely different in their personalities. But this family provides the couple with lessons to learn about love, family, and true romance and sticking together no matter what.
If a show moves from being a YouTube series to being produced by Hulu, its formula has seen success. Letterkenny, which began as Letterkenny Problems on YouTube, is a show about a small community living in Letterkenny, Canada. The show's focal point is siblings Wayne and Katy, who run a small farm. Filled with puns in a nostalgic country setting, we only need to be present to enjoy this show.
We also see an unknown side of Canada, with the cursing and the honesty of culture. Letterkenny will have you laughing and rewinding the episode multiple times during an episode because the punchlines keep coming.
If we had to think of the funniest businesses showcased on TV, Deadbeat would easily be on top of the list. Kevin hails from New York but is almost always out of money. He does have an unusual gift that doesn't help his situation- he can talk to ghosts and spends his time helping them out. But one chance night in a jail cell introduces him to Clyde, who is just as unambitious as Kevin.
But when Clyde finds out about Kevin's gift, they team up to combine Kevin's gift with Clyde's knack for making money. How this show could be a success is bizarre, but it is a testament that thinking out of the box is essential to creating an all-time entertainer. Give this series a chance, and we assure you will see it as fun.
What We Do In the Shadows (2019)
Move over Twilight and all other vampire movies for that matter. What We Do In The Shadows is a hilarious mockumentary, following the lives of three traditional vampires. It’s a New Zealand creation, the work of the living legends Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi of Flight of the Concords and Jojo Rabbit respectively.
If you’re in the mood to laugh uncontrollably and escape to a ridiculously campy fantasy world, then What We Do In The Shadows should be the next movie that you stream. Viewers also love it – it earned 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Home Economics (2021)
Are you in complicated relationships with your siblings? Well, Home Economics may hit… well… home. The two-series sitcom offers a window into the world of three siblings living different lives. Tom is a middle-class author, Grace is a struggling child therapist, and the youngest Connor has his private equity firm, and is loaded.
Drama ensues as the three siblings navigate their lives with their struggles. It’s a super relatable TV show that will also have you laughing non-stop. A must-watch if you feel like something relevant but still hilarious.
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. (2021)
Marvel is such a successful franchise, it was only a matter of time before they made a cartoon TV show! But make no mistake – this show is not for kids. The story of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. follows the story of George Tarleton, a miserable boy with a huge head and becomes a powerful supervillain set on bringing the world to a destructive end.
But it’s not easy being a supervillain – and George or M.O.D.O.K. runs into trouble on several occasions. If you feel like a rude, adult cartoon with a Marvel superhero story, then M.O.D.O.K. is what you should be watching.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Nine nine! For the first stop on our list, we're taking you to the Big Apple as we tag along on the adventures of Brooklyn's finest (well, funniest, at least). Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows the sagas of NYPD's 99th precinct as they continue to take bad guys off the streets.
But trust us when we say it's not as serious as it sounds. From hilarious pranks to Halloween "heists," it's never a dull moment at the Nine-Nine. Cool, cool, cool, head on over to Hulu to check out the hype for yourself. And in the meantime, keep scrolling for some more fun...
30 Rock (2006)
Whether you've already caught an episode or not, there's a good chance you've heard of 30 Rock. But if by some chance you haven't? Go and grab the popcorn while the sitcom takes you behind the curtains of a fictional sketch comedy show - and all of the hilarious chaos it entails.
And with Tina Fey as one of the series' main stars, well, need we say anymore? Expect a whole lot of laughs and only a little bit of second-hand stage fright as we watch her juggle an overly arrogant boss (Alec Baldwin) and a ton of legendary guest stars.
Broad City (2014)
Ah, the joys of being in your 20's. It's almost like you've got the world at your feet... right? Try again. Much like most of us, Ilana Wexler and Abbi Abrams' journey to adulthood doesn't quite pan out the way they expected it to - which, luckily, makes for one hilarious adventure.
During Broad City, we follow the 20-something BFFs as they embrace every curveball thrown their way - from low-income jobs to less-than-boring love lives. Check out their New York City saga below. Just don't forget to buckle up. You're in for a bumpy ride.
The Office U.K. (2001)
What if we told you there was another Dunder Mifflin on the other side of the globe - equally as quirky and questionable? Meet The Office U.K., the OG "Office" series. Before many US viewers met Michael Scott, actor Ricky Gervais was busy reigning as the first World's Best Boss.
This 2001 mockumentary series follows the Wernham Hogg paper company and the hilarious employees that make up its Berkshire office. And while we can't promise any of Kevin's famous chili or Jim's timeless pranks, trust us: You're in for a real treat here.
Rick and Morty (2013)
When we say Rick and Morty are out of this world, we're not lying. The sci-fi sitcom starts with Rick Sanchez, a mad scientist, suddenly appearing on his daughter's doorstep one fateful day. But that's not where this story ends. That's just the beginning. As Rick adjusts to his new reality, he soon gains a companion in the oddest of places - his long-lost grandson, Morty. And, well, let's say their time together is nothing short of entertaining.
From adventures across the galaxy to fending off evil clones, this Adult Swim comedy will have you on the edge of your seat when you're not busy laughing at another one of Rick's savage one-liners. Head over to Hulu and prepare for your life's best trip. And when you're done? Another season is returning shortly...
Release Date: 2020
Haven't you heard of Lil Dicky? You're about to know him - very well. This funny series, Dave, follows the saga of the famous rapper as he stars as a spoofed version of himself. And let's say he doesn't hold back. From pillow talk to problems in the studio, Hollywood's funny guy doesn't exactly leave much to the imagination.
But that's precisely why the raunchy comedy has morphed into the instant hit that it is. Well, that and the fact that the appearance of celeb guest stars is almost as common as the laughs you'll be having at poor Dave Burd's expense. Check it out here, and happy binging!
Key & Peele (2012)
What's better than one comedian? Two, of course. When funny guys Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele took to the stage for their own sketch series, all odds were off. Safe to say, the comedians' TV show, Key & Peele, is even more entertaining than we could've ever imagined.
From "Gremlins" to Game of Thrones, no topic is off-limits when it comes to these BFFs and their hilariously quirky skits. And that's exactly what we love about it. But you'll find that one out soon enough. Hop on to Hulu to be a part of the fun.
Sure, one may think community college might not make for the most entertaining television - but that's where you'd be wrong. Leave it to legendary writer Dan Harmon to pen a sitcom so hilarious that it might just make us want to hit the books again. Quirky series, Community, focuses on a group of misfits as they adjust to life at Greendale Community College.
Whether they're studying Spanish raps or scrambling for a pen for an embarrassing time, the outcast students certainly get an A+ when it comes to keeping things fresh and exciting. But we'll let you judge that when you watch the series yourself.
Release Date: 2014
There's a new family in town; we're not the only ones whose eyes they've caught. Meet the Johnsons, the stars of our next binge-worthy adventure. The hilarious sitcom Black-ish follows an upper-middle-class black family adjusting to life in a predominantly white neighborhood.
The show offers a refreshingly honest outlook and reflects various points of view - all while getting a chuckle or two out of us, of course. Perhaps that's why it's morphed into a family favorite. And we've got a feeling you'll be a fan too. Check out the hilarious comedy here, and keep scrolling for more laughs...
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
Philadelphia's forecast officially calls for more than just clear skies and sunshine. That's right, there's a 100% chance It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will leave you laughing just as much as the rest of us. The raunchy sitcom invites us into the lives of 5 pals who run an Irish pub together - when they're not busy hurling hilarious insults at each other. But we're not only amused by these brutal business owners.
The hit series has already been on the air for 14 seasons, with a 15th headed our way. Join in on the fun before it returns to our screens here...
Modern Family (2009)
There's nothing quite like family, huh? Look no further than Jay Pritchett, who managed to keep us glued to the screen for 10+ years thanks to his hilarious family. Since Modern Family's debut in 2009, the comforting sitcom has taken us on quite the ride.
Despite the massive age gaps, language barriers, and sibling rivalry along the way, this modern family will have you laughing nonstop as you watch 'em juggle everything life hurls their way (or at least attempt to). Pop on over to Hulu for a family reunion like no other. Seriously. You've been warned.
The Mindy Project (2012)
Mindy Kaling has come a long way since we saw her pining over Ryan at Dunder Mifflin back in '05. Well, sort of. The Office star's self-titled comedy, The Mindy Project, sees her as a successful OB/GYN. But we'll also watch her yearn for those same sappy relationships Kelly Kapoor spent her time in the office daydreaming about.
But that's not all. We'll also be blessed with lots of familiar faces. Not only does the sitcom borrow a lot of Office stars, but their time on our screens is somehow even more entertaining this time. Check it out for yourself here.
While we can't promise you the most professional experience, should you ever find yourself at Sacred Heart Hospital, you're in for a memorable time. Our next comedy, Scrubs, follows the hilarious sagas of a group of interns, led by John "J.D." Dorian, as they navigate their way around a fictional California hospital.
Safe to say, you'll get more than a VIP pass to the operation table with this adventure. Expect a lot of laughs and only a few malpractice scenarios after whizzing your way through all nine seasons here. (Oh, did we mention Dave Franco co-stars in season 9?)
How I Met Your Mother (2005)
We know we've said this before, but from Ted Mosby's mysterious flashbacks to Barney Stinson's legendary one-liners, How I Met Your Mother is truly a comedy like no other. Perhaps that's why the sitcom managed to secure 9 successful seasons before bringing Ted's journey to finding love to an end.
Well, how did he meet his children's mother? Not so fast - that's one secret you'll have to find out for yourself. Head on over to Hulu to watch the hilarious mystery unfold here. (Psstt prepares for several plot twists.)
Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
Loosely based on the memoir of the same title, Fresh Off the Boat follows a Taiwanese family during the '90s as they adjust to a new reality - far away from the comforts of D.C.'s Chinatown they once called home. Sure enough, the family's time in their new Orlando, Florida stomping grounds doesn't quite pan out as they'd imagined.
From their struggles to adjust to American culture to learning new things about themselves, the sitcom's time on our screen is equally as heartwarming as it is hilarious. Catch the family comedy for yourself here.
He's got the brains, he's got the beauty, and he's got the brawns: Meet Malory Archer, your soon-to-be new favorite superhero. The hilarious comedy, Archer, stars Malory as a party-loving playboy who also doubles as an international spy.
The James Bonde-Esque series will leave you clinging to the edge of your seat while making you crack at least one smile throughout each action-packed adventure. Prepare for a lot of drama and only a little dysfunction during this satirical sitcom. Well, what are you waiting for? Pop on over to Hulu to be a part of the action.
Cougar Town (2009)
We may have met her as a clueless chef navigating her way through adulthood, but leave it to Courteney Cox to prove that 40 is indeed the new 20. Though instead of Central Perk, the Friends star’s latest on-screen sitcom has her cozying up in new, unchartered territory: Cougar town (hence the sitcom’s name).
You’ll watch the brunette's beauty as she navigates through adulthood, dating, and all the hilarious mishaps it calls for. And with an 89% approval from Rotten Tomatoes? Could we BE any more excited about this Hulu gem?