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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John “J.D.” Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.
Where to watch: Seasons 1-9 are on Hulu
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.
Where to watch: Seasons 1-7 are on Hulu
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
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.
A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body/
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
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.
Where to Watch: Seasons 1-7 are on Netflix
Favorite Episode Season 2 Episode 15 is one of my favorites
14. 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.