5 Great Comedies To Watch

5 Great Comedies To Watch

I was going to write an introduction to this post but also… the title says it all. 5 great comedies to watch… keep on reading!


5 Great Comedies To Watch


5 Great Comedies To Watch



Community is a fast paced sitcom, set at a community college. Scarily realistic at times, but you didn’t hear me say that. It basically is how my brain works. Plus I can quote pretty much all of it. I’d love to be able to write the way they do.


The Good Place

Much like Community, this show is fast paced, which comforts me. It could have easily been dragged out for 10 seasons but they fit it all into 4 seasons. And it has a podcast where you can see how much people really love the show – it sounds corny when written but it’s so bloody genuine. I didn’t cry at the last episode but I cried at the podcast episode for the last episode.



My husband first chose this one on Netflix. I had really low expectations but found it was a good comedy. So much so that when Zombieland 2 came out, we went to see it on my birthday! They’re well-shot movies too, I really love how cinematic the end of the first movie is.


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That 70s Show

Look away now, sleep-perfectionists. I often watch and re-watch this show as I fall asleep. Many shows don’t live up to their memories on re-watching but it still entertains me.


Life Of Brian

It’s not new but how can you go past:

“You’re all different!”

“Yes, we are all different!”

“I’m not.”


Got a favourite comedy? Share in the comments.

16 Replies to “5 Great Comedies To Watch”

  1. I can’t believe the only thing I’ve seen on your list is Life of Brian. I’ve heard of the others though.

    Derry Girls is a bit of a go-to for me comedy-wise. I used to love Absolutely Fabulous but I’m not sure it’s dated well, although perhaps the earlier series are just better than some of the later ones.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I’ve heard of Absolutely Fabulous but never seen it that I can think of. Unless it’s one of those ones that was always in reruns on tv so I’ve probably seen bits of it while flicking channels.

  2. Derry Girls is an absolute must for me. I’ve started on a Welsh one called Stella too, but the jury is still out on that. I’ve also started on Schitts Creek but, well, yeah…

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Oh I haven’t seen any of those 🙂

  3. I loved Zombie land. I would choose Future Man (rewatching it now) and Swedish Dicks (My husband thought this one was a bit stupid but I giggled out loud thru it). We both liked Last man on Earth too. #Lifethisweek

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Sounds like some new ones there to add to my list 🙂

  4. Watched them all – Zombieland was weird 😛 Love TGP, Community, and Life of Brian. I was always hit and miss about That 70s show but maybe if I watch it now it might be different

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Zombieland is my perfect level of weird 🙂

  5. I loved The Good Place and Schitts Creek got me through much of last year, it started slow but grew on me. I’ll take not of the others you mentioned as we all need to laugh more 🙂 #lifethisweek

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I’ve heard that about Schitts Creek but I know that I’ll have to persevere when I watch it.

  6. Oh gosh, I need to raise my game, I’ve only seen The Good Place. I loved Derry Girls but Schitts Creek is my absolute fave!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      The Good Place is so good though. I feel like I’m due a re-watch.

  7. I have heard of some of them but not watched any. Not sure wht Derry Girls is, but we don’t have Netflix, just cable. However, I do agree and believe that laughter is really good medicine and sometimes laughter needs help, in the form of movies and shows or programs. When i am at my most stressed, I can tell because I laugh too hard and am grateful nobody calls me on it. Michele

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Laughter is such a good medicine. I was actually encouraged to find more distractions recently by my physio to distract from pain, which I’m taking as permission to watch more comedies.

  8. I’ve always loved Life of Brian. I have the soundtrack and they are very clever those people! I have a short attention span and have for a long time. Schitts Creek is my go to at teh moment and on repeat. I am still only watching half of an ep that goes for 21 mins. I blame social media..nah, I just blame me!!

    Thank you for joining us this week for #lifethisweek. Next time, the optional prompt is 6/51 Decision. 8 Feb. and I hope to see your next blog post there too. Cheers, Denyse.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I think it’s time I started Schitts Creek!

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