Love Big Bang Theory? Hit “Play” on these comedy series
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What with Big Bang Theory finishing its run on Showmax, you might be experiencing Amy Farrah Fowler withdrawal symptoms. Hang onto your Batman pyjamas, we’ve got your comedy needs covered.
The obvious choice for fans of geekdom, every season of Silicon Valley is on Showmax. In the latest season, Erlich the serial investor is out of the picture, but Pied Piper is going stronger than ever. Can Richard the timid CEO keep all those egos in line? Watch now »
Will Captain Holt ever crack a smile? What will go down down at the next annual Halloween heist? And when will Terry give up his yoghurt addiction? Brooklyn Nine-Nine is packed with the kind of inside jokes that you have to be a fan to get, just like Big Bang Theory. Watch now »
Bill Hader is the Sheldon Cooper of assassins in this HBO comedy series about Barry, the hitman who wants to be an actor. Fun fact: did you know that accidentally breaking character and laughing on stage is known as corpsing? Now you know. Watch now »
The multi-award-winning animation created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone needs no introduction, poking fun at politics, pop-culture and everything in between. Season 22 of South Park is now streaming on Showmax, with weekly episodes coming fresh from the US. Watch now »
If there was ever a comedy love-story to rival Leonard and Penny’s, it has to be Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Amy (America Ferrera – yay!) from Superstore. Jonah is a down-on-his-luck corporate dude who has to get a job at his local superstore, Cloud 9, to make ends meet. Amy is his world-weary, no-nonsense supervisor. Trust us, the cut-scenes in this show are just as funny as the actual dialogue. Watch now »
A series based on every video game trope ever. Need we say more? Future Man’s combination of silly comedy and clever sci-fi has made it a surprise hit, and none more so than with fans for geekdom. Be warned though: clever and often crude Future Man goes where no Big Bang Theory plot would dare to go (except maybe on certain fan-fiction websites)! Watch now »
We like to think of No Activity as one of those gems that you stumble across while looking for something to fill that Raj-and-Howard-shaped hole in your life. The series is about two low-level cops who have spent waaaaay too much time in a car together. That’s it: they sit in a car talking. Until as the tagline says: “Sh*t happens!” Watch now »
Never have we laughed so much at a cast of lovable misfits. Disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin might not want to teach, but his new high school biology class wants to learn. And boy are there some hilarious lessons in the curriculum. From the comedic geniuses behind Saturday Night Live. Watch now »
Jackpot Airlines is the worst people carrier on the face of the Earth. Meet Captain Dave (Dylan McDermott) and his magnificent moustache, flight attendant Ronnie and the weird and wonderful frequent flyers on their short route. Watch now »