Movies and shows that will make you laugh

We could all laugh once in a while, especially at times like these, so aren’t we blessed that Netflix has such a great selection of comedies.

Action-comedy, comedy-drama, stand-up comedy, Netflix has all the comedy iterations you could ask for. It’s a godsend when all you want to do is turn off and watch something light.

Here are some of the best comedies on Netflix that will inject humor into your day.

The best comedies on Netflix

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red notice – Best comedies on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

If you like your comedies with an action side red notice is the best of both worlds.

The hit action-comedy has been a hit on Netflix, with the film remaining in the top ten most-watched titles for months now. It’s easy to see why with a star-studded cast that includes Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.

Johnson stars as an FBI agent who is forced to team up with Reynold’s art thief to catch an even more notorious criminal (Gadot). The film is a fun adventure with lots of clichés and also lots of twists.

Watch it here.

Grace and Frankie

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Grace and Frankie – Best comedies on Netflix. Credit: Netflix

Put two powerhouse actresses like Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda together and what do you get? Grace and Frankie is the answer and it’s one of Netflix’s best and most beloved comedies.

The duo play two unlikely friends who reunite after their husbands announce they are in love and planning to get married. Grace and Frankie then lean on each other as they adjust to new celibacy later in life.

It’s heartwarming, it’s funny, and there will be a new batch of episodes premiering soon.

Watch it here.

Schitt’s Creek

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The best comedies on Netflix. Picture: Netflix

Schitt’s Creek has been living the high life since its finale with award nominations all around for its talented cast and crew.

The Canadian comedy follows a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves completely broke and forced to live in their only remaining asset, the country town of Schitt’s Creek.

You’ll come to love the Rose family, the privileged personalities and all, as they come together to get through the tough times.

Watch it here.

Don’t look up

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Don’t look up – Best comedies on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

Don’t look up garnered numerous awards and recruited a massive star cast with Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio as two astronomers who discover an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth and must convince the world to act .

One may wonder if you consider Don’t look up a comedy. The dark satirical tale about an impending doomsday event and humanity’s response (or lack of response) to it is sometimes hard to laugh at because it’s so close to the truth.

Watch it here.

BoJack Rider

Bojack Rider – Best comedies on Netflix. Picture: Netflix

In the same vein as rick and morty Where South Park, the BoJack Jumper is an animated adult comedy that satirizes deeper themes.

BoJack Horseman himself is a failed celebrity who decides to make a comeback and must navigate the minefield that is modern-day Hollywood.

If you are not taken by BoJack Rider don’t get discouraged right away. Starting in Season 2, it quickly becomes one of the best-animated comedies you’ll see.

Watch it here.

One day at a time

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One day at a time – Best comedies on Netflix. Picture: Netflix

Multi-Camera Sitcoms Aren’t Exactly What They Used To Be, But Netflix’s One day at a time brings one of the best classic comedies to life and does it well.

The new version follows the daily life of a Cuban-American family and their different points of view. Justina Machado stars as the single mother of two teenagers who often receives parenting advice from her widowed mother, played by Hollywood legend Rita Moreno.

One day at a time may have an old-school laugh track, but it deals with current themes and issues in a modern and heartwarming way.

Watch it here.

Hannah GadsbyNanette

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Nanette – Best comedies on Netflix. Picture: Netflix

If stand-up comedy is more your thing, then Netflix has no shortage of comedians lining up to make you laugh on demand.

One of the best is Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby, who shot to fame with her Netflix special. Nanette. The show is a brutally honest combination of dry humor and hilarious storytelling that has something to say about modern gender and sexuality.

Nanette was originally intended to be Gadsby’s swansong but luckily for us that was far from her last word and she released another special on Netflix not too long ago.

Watch it here.

Brooklyn nine-nine

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Brooklyn nine-nine – Best comedies on Netflix. Picture: NBC/IMDB

It’s hard to find a more beloved comedy than Brooklyn nine-nine. The show has become incredibly popular in Australia since its arrival on Netflix and is undoubtedly one of the best comedies on the streaming service.

If you somehow missed Brooklyn nine-nine it follows the hilarious capers of Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct. Unity features a cast of quirky characters who like to go wild but must pull themselves together when a new captain comes to town.

The show is funny and the perfect pick-me-up if you’ve had a long day.

Watch it here.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

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Eurovision Song Contest – Best comedies on Netflix. (Credit: Netflix)

With Eurovision fast approaching for another year, there’s no better time to dive into one of the best Eurovision-centric films.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga follows two Icelandic friends who dream of winning the world event. Things get worse when they arrive and face intriguing rivals and misadventures that test the duo’s bond.

Watch it here.

Murderville

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Murderville – Best comedies on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

Comedy is often at its best when it’s improvised and that theory is put to the test in the latest Netflix Original Murderville.

The concept is simple. Will Arnett stars as a police detective investigating a new murder every week. In each episode he is joined by a new celebrity partner who is given no script and must discern who the real murderer is by improvising his way through a series of suspicious interviews. The results are hilarious and entertaining.

Watch it here.

Kim’s Convenience

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Kim’s Convenience – Best comedies on Netflix (Image: CBC Television)

Like Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience is a deliciously warm and fun Canadian comedy series. It follows the Korean-Canadian Kim family who run a convenience store in Toronto and must deal with a revolving door of family problems and eccentric customers.

Watch it here.


At least one of the comedies here is sure to make you laugh, but Netflix has no shortage of more hilarious content, so be sure to check it out.

If comedy isn’t your scene, you can also find our recommendations for the best thrillers and horror movies on Netflix.

Alfonso E. Cramer