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Shows to watch when you want to laugh

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One thing that I am known for in my family is the amount of TV that I watch. I love tv and always have and watch a lot of it. Some of the best television is comedy and I love watching a funny show before bed and often rewatch series that I love over and over again.

So here are some of the best comedy shows you should watch when you need a laugh. I’m sharing a brief description of the show, where you can watch it and my favorite episode.

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Now streaming services are changing rapidly so where to watch is current as of today and I will make an effort to update things when shows movie from one platform to another.

1.Schitt’s Creek

A wealthy family loses everything except for the ownership of a small, middle-of-nowhere town, which they once bought as a gag gift. Starting their lives over in this town, the family members grow into more well-rounded people, while still maintaining a few comically out-of-place trappings of aristocracy.

And when Moira stayed true to herself and her passions. 28 "Schitt's Creek" Moments That Are Actually Hysterical

Where to watch: Netflix seasons 1-5 Season 6 will be premiering in 2020 on POP

Favorite episode: This is hard to choose. Season 4 is the best season so far and I love them all especially open mic season 4 episode 6

2.The Office

One of the most popular Netflix comedy series! This multi-award-winning series follows the day to day lives of office employees living in Scranton, PA. This is an extremely bingeable series and everytime I rewatch it I notice new funny things going on in the background. 

When he couldn’t handle all of the thoughts in his head:

Where to watch: Netflix seasons 1-9

Favorite episode: Dinner Party is considered one of the very best and I agree it’s incredible. Season 4 Episode 9 Also Stress Relief parts 1 and 2 Season 5 episodes 14 and 15.

3.The Good Place

Where to watch: Seasons 1-4 on Netflix Season 5 is airing Thursdays now on NBC

Favorite episode: The standout episode is the first season Finale though most episodes are amazing. My husband and I are constantly quoting lines to this show to each other.

4. Brooklyn 99

Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Brooklyn Nine Nine - A Tale of Two Bandits #JakePeralta #DougJudy #BrooklynNineNine #ATaleofTwoBandits #b99 #Brooklyn99 #lol #jokes

Where to watch: Seasons 1-6 On Hulu and Season 7 will be on NBC in 2020

Favorite episode: The Haloween Heist episodes are the best Season 1 episode 6, Season 2 Episode 4, Season 3 Episode 5, Season 4 Episode 5.

5. Parks and Rec

The absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place

"There's like a 30% chance they'll both die."

Where to watch: Seasons 1-7 are on both Netflix and Hulu

Favorite episode: I love the episode The Fight on Season 3 Episode 13

6. Superstore

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.

superstore quotes glenn

Where to watch: Seasons 1-4 are on Hulu and Season 5 is currently airing on NBC

Favorite episode: Season 1 Episode 21 is a great one. Though it does get better as the show goes on Season 4 was the best.

7. Dead to Me

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.
Similar to Grace and Frankie, Judy and Jen's complicated friendship takes center stage and it's brilliant. Netflix's "Dead To Me" Is The Best New Show Of 2019, And Here's Why You Need To Watch

Where to watch: Season 1 is on Netflix and season 2 is coming in 2020

Favorite episode: It’s hard to pick a favorite. There are only 10 episodes and they all go together so well. I was sick and watched them all in a day.

8. Scrubs

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John “J.D.” Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.

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Where to watch: Seasons 1-9 are on Hulu

Favorite episode:

9. 30 Rock

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), head writer of the sketch comedy show “TGS with Tracy Jordan”, must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.

50 Amazing Moments from "30 Rock"

Where to watch: Seasons 1-7 are on Hulu

Favorite episode:

10. Psych

A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.
One of only 2 shows on my list that are hour long instead of half hour. This is a cop show with a twist and a sense of humor. 

This scene

Where to watch: Seasons 1-8 and the 1st Psych movie are on Amazon Prime. A second movie is coming soon.

Favorite episode: The final episodes of season 3 and 4 are the best

11.Crazy ex-Girlfriend

A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.

crazy ex girlfriend

Where to watch: Seasons 1-4 are on Netflix

Favorite episode: There are so many great musical numbers that are hilarious but I don’t remember the episodes they are in. I need to rewatch this show.

12. Community

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body/

How would you be able to eat yourself though? Your mouth wouldn't reach if you even had one...

Where to watch: Seasons 1-6 are on Hulu

Favorite episode: The paintball episodes Season 1 episodes 23 and Season 2 Episodes 23 and 24

13.New Girl

Who’s that girl? It’s Jess! Zooey Deschanel stars as a quirky and newly single girl who has moved into an all-male apartment.

She's a duchess.

Where to Watch: Seasons 1-7 are on Netflix

Favorite Episode Season 2 Episode 15 is one of my favorites 

14. Grace and Frankie 

Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.

Grace and Frankie

Where to Watch: Seasons 1-5 are on Netflix with Season 6 airing in 2020

Favorite Episode: Season 2 Episode 13 is fantastic

Hopefully, you will find a new show or two to give a chance. Having a funny show is such a great way to zone out and relax which is something that could benefit us all from time to time.

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