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    15 Comedy Shows That I Bet You Haven't Seen — But Should Watch Right Now

    Think you've completed Netflix? Think again.

    1. My Mad Fat Diary


    What it's about: Sixteen-year-old Rae has just left a psychiatric hospital and is trying to fit in with a new group of friends while attempting to hide her mental health and body image problems.

    You'll like it if: You're a fan of coming-of-age comedy, '90s nostalgia, and teenage angst. Rae's best friend is played by a pre-Villanelle Jodie Comer, so it's also one for any Killing Eve fans.

    Watch it on: All4 in the UK and Hulu in the US.

    2. Kim's Convenience


    What it's about: The Kims, a Korean Canadian family who run a grocery store in Toronto, and the ups and downs they go through in their everyday lives.

    You'll like it if: You like warm characters and hilariously heartwarming comedy.

    Watch it on: Netflix.

    3. Seinfeld


    What it's about: A fictionalised version of Jerry Seinfeld (played by himself) and his friends George, Elaine, and Kramer get themselves into (and out of) various mishaps in New York City. It definitely wasn't underrated when it first aired, but I feel like more people should be watching it today.

    You'll like it if: You're into laugh-out-loud jokes and inconsequential catastrophes. If you're a fan of Friends, you'll love Seinfeld.

    Watch it on: All4 in the UK and Hulu in the US.

    4. Good Girls


    What it's about: In desperate times, three stressed-out mums decide to rob a grocery store and end up getting pretty deep into the life of organised crime.

    You'll like it if: You like a little bit of adrenaline mixed in with your comedy. All the characters are really lovable, and Parks and Recreation fans should treat themselves to a watch, because Retta doesn't disappoint.

    Watch it on: Netflix.

    5. Green Wing

    Channel 4

    What it's about: The lives of the quirky staff at an NHS hospital — East Hampton Medical Trust. This is no medical drama, though; the hilarious storylines are all about the eccentric doctors, nurses, and medical staff on the wing.

    You'll like it if: You like wacky, slightly absurd British sitcoms. It's made by the people behind Smack the Pony, so if you’re a fan of sketch, you’ll probably love it. It also stars a pre-Oscar-winning Olivia Colman, so you can count on her for some good laughs.

    Watch it on: All4 in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US.

    6. Freaks and Geeks


    What it's about: Lindsey, a high school mathlete, befriends a group of burnouts in 1980s America while her little brother and his friends try to make it through their first year of high school. Respectively, they are the Freaks and the Geeks, and all of them are just trying to navigate through the social jungle of teenage-hood.

    You'll like it if: You have nostalgia for a decade that you didn’t even live in and love a good teenage drama. There are also a lot of familiar faces — including Jason Segel, James Franco, and Seth Rogen.

    Watch it on: All4 in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US.

    7. Chewing Gum


    What it's about: Tracy, 24 — a religious, somewhat naive shop assistant — is on a quest to lose her virginity and shed her innocence.

    You'll like it if: You're a fan of characters that'll make you LOL with their lack of self-awareness and absolutely ridiculous scenarios. Plus, anyone with strict parents will probably relate to some of the storylines.

    Watch it on: All4 in the UK and Netflix in the US.

    8. Workin' Moms


    What it's about: A group of women from different walks of life attend a weekly mums group, and we follow the challenges they face when it comes to navigating the world of being a working mum.

    You'll like it if: You like shows that go against the grain when it comes to expectations of womanhood and are candid in the funniest way possible. Oh, and don't be put off by the title — I'm not a mum, and I find the show hilariously relatable.

    Watch it on: Netflix.

    9. On My Block


    What it's about: Monsé, Cesar, Ruby, and Jamal — a group of bright young friends — navigate teenhood while dealing with the struggles of growing up in a rough inner-city neighbourhood.

    You'll like it if: Realistic teen dramas interspersed with light comic relief are your thing. From gang culture to deportation, the show doesn’t shy away from serious topics, but the bond between the characters is really heartwarming.

    Watch it on: Netflix.

    10. Absolutely Fabulous


    What it's about: This British classic follows Eddie, a PR agent who’s desperate to stay young; her pill-popping fashion director bestie, Patsy; and Eddie's long-suffering sensible daughter, Saffy. Patsy and Eddie lead a wild lifestyle, and the show follows them as they themselves into all kinds of ridiculous scenarios.

    You'll like it if: You’re a connoisseur of classic British humour, utterly preposterous characters, and even wilder storylines.

    Watch it on: BBC iPlayer and Netflix in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US.

    11. Crazyhead

    Channel 4

    What it's about: A horror-comedy that follows Amy and Raquel — two women trying to navigate their early twenties who share the rare ability to see demons hiding in society. The pair become a demon-hunting team, and the rest is (hilarious) history.

    You'll like it if: You loved Buffy but wish it were funnier. The show manages to merge the completely unrealistic (the demons) with topics we can all relate to, and the results are really good.

    Watch it on: All4 in the UK and Netflix in the US.

    12. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

    Prime Video

    What it's about: In 1950s New York, a Jewish housewife is left by her husband, and after accidentally discovering that she’s a natural at comedy, she enters the big, bad world of stand-up.

    You'll like it if: Gilmore Girls is your thing; it's from the same creator and has a similar pace. But not just that — you'll appreciate it if you're into your comedy history. There are lots of references to comic greats, and even a fictionalised Lenny Bruce. The late-'50s outfits and decor are pretty cool, too.

    Watch it on: Amazon Prime.

    13. Catastrophe

    Channel 4

    What it's about: Two single people end up having a baby together after a fling — a true catastrophe. The pair try to make it work, and with Sharon being an Irish woman living in London and Rob being a businessman from America, lots of hilarious complications ensue.

    You'll like it if: You’re tired of seeing comedy shows that are all about twentysomethings bumbling through adulthood. Catastrophe shows a window into the lives of thirtysomethings, and it’s as heartwarming as it is funny.

    Watch it on: All4 in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US.

    14. Shrill


    What it's about: Annie, a struggling journalist, is juggling a horrible job, an awful boyfriend, and a sick dad, all while struggling with her body image. Shrill follows Annie’s journey of self-love and acceptance, and it’s pretty heartwarming.

    You'll like it if: You can’t resist frustrating but lovable characters and relatable storylines. It stars the wonderfully charming Aidy Bryant and is produced by Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks, so I’m pretty confident you’ll like it.

    Watch it on: BBC iPlayer in the UK and Hulu in the US.

    15. Dead to Me


    What it's about: Jen meets Judy at a support group after her husband is killed in a hit-and-run. They’re completely different but soon become good friends, even though Judy has a verrrry dark secret.

    You'll like it if: You’re a fan of black comedy and like to be kept on your toes. I’m not gonna give any spoilers, but there’s many a plot twist that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.

    Watch it on: Netflix.

    What else should we be streaming right now? Let us know in the comments!

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