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Get your favourite snacks and comfortable pants ready. These are some of the best comedy series and movies on Showmax that you should be binge-watching.
You deserve a break from life. And a funny one at that. So get your favourite snacks ready and put on the most comfortable gear you have, because these epic comedy series and movies are made for binge-watching.
Here are some of the best comedy series and movies to watch right now on Showmax.
When Josh beats an impossible video game, soldiers from the future choose him to save the world. But it turns out he’s much more of a loser than they thought… Watch now »
A spinoff of the movie Skate Kitchen, Betty explores the lives of a diverse group of young women trying hard to stand out in the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York. Watch now »
Black women are meant to be strong and proud. But Issa and Molly’s friendship thrives on their insecurities in this side-splitting new comedy show, a fresh look at being yourself. Watch now »
Pack your padkos! Skhumba and six of his comedian friends go back to their roots, travelling to their hometowns, from Kempton Park to Empangeni and everywhere in between, in the ultimate South African comedy road trip.
A workplace comedy set in Heaven, where the big boss (God) is ready to throw in the towel and move on to better things. To save Earth, two low-level angels join forces to pull off a miracle: helping two people fall in love. Watch now »
Andrea is a seemingly confident comedy writer, wife and mom, with zero filter and a tendency to put her foot in it. I’m Sorry comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses in this laugh-out-loud series, inspired by the life of creator and star Andrea Savage (Veep, Step Brothers, Episodes).
Seventeen years ago, Ruby and Billy made a pact that if one of them texted the word “run”, the other would drop everything to meet up in New York. Executive produced by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Watch now »
The author of bestselling self-help books hides her recent separation while navigating life as a single forty-something living in LA. Starring Lisa Edelstein from House.
Get your fix of witty wisecracks and baffling cases with all eight seasons of this smash-hit show starring Hugh Laurie as Dr Gregory House from the very beginning. House may be a bully, but he’s also a medical genius.
The men and women of Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct may be New York’s not-so-finest, but they handle cases with humour and heart. In the sixth season, Captain Holt is hurt when he’s passed over for promotion.
The bored, underpaid superstore workers return. After their sex video disgrace, it’s time for Amy and Jonah to return to work. They decide to keep their relationship secret – but for how long?
Celebrities including Angela Bassett and Laverne Cox join the regular cast, comprising four black female comedians, as guest stars in some of the most hilarious sketches ever seen.
Kathryn Hahn stars as Eve, a divorcee whose son has just left for college. She has to start building a life of her own, and experiences a personal and sexual awakening.
Ulysses and his friends are awkwardly navigating coming of age in Los Angeles. But he is plagued by dark, premonitory dreams that have him paranoid about the end of the world … or maybe he’s just been smoking too much weed.
Based on the film of the same name, this hilarious mockumentary series follows the lives of three vampires who’ve been living as roommates on Staten Island for hundreds and hundreds of years.
A group of friends turn their love for all things creepy and eerie into a peculiar business that introduces real horror into people’s lives. Starring, written and produced by SNL’s Fred Armisen.
The ever-quirky Zooey Deschanel stars as Jess, a kooky teacher who moves into a loft with three guys after a bad break-up. Nominated for multiple awards including Golden Globes and Emmys.
Socialite Amanda is about to throw her dream wedding when she discovers her fiancé is cheating on her. After a dramatic outburst she runs off and ends up at a Renaissance Faire. Here she is forced to re-evaluate her life.
Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back as Selina Meyer. In this final season, she spends her time winning over rich donors and dodging threats from her challengers, with her on-again, off-again band of misfits at her side.
A young Muslim American struggles to find his place in the world: how should he behave, what should he do with his life, and who should he love? Critically acclaimed look at the challenge of balancing millennial life and religion.
From The Lonely Island comes this cringe-worthy comedy about two 13-year-old girls entering middle school in the year 2000, complete with dial-up internet hassles, school dance mishaps and the intimacy of shared Discmans.
A homage to the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, the series follows the antics of gangster Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) whose attempt at changing professions gets him tangled in a web of filmmakers and crime bosses.
From drunken rats who misplaced their car to stuck-up horses, the characters in the third season of the hilarious and fearless animated series continue to push the envelope in a post-apocalyptic New York devoid of human beings.
James Brown, Betty Davis and George Clinton are just three of the influential musicians who get the Mike Judge treatment in the second season of his HBO show featuring animated interviews with those who were close to the stars.
After catching his wife cheating, aspiring stand-up comedian Pete’s life is flipped upside down. Now homeless, he “crashes” on the couches of various funny people who help him go after his goal of telling jokes for a living.
SNL alum Bill Hader stars as ex-marine Barry Berkman. Barry, who works as a hitman, is depressed and lonely. Then a job (to kill an aspiring actor) takes him to LA, where he finds some kindred spirits on the theatre scene.
When Sally is courted by the free-spirited Emma, she drops her boring fiancé for a wild affair. Emma might not be as harmless as she seems – but maybe that’s exactly what Sally needs. Quirky British comedy.
Try as he might, Larry just can’t seem to please those around him. Even simple tasks like firing his assistant or going to the doctor backfire on him. But Larry is his own worst enemy, which is why we all love this show.
Witness the beauty and ugliness of contemporary American life in this hilarious skit show. The incredible cast tackles everything from the patriarchy to racism in a series like you’ve never seen before.
Amy is successful, but self-destructive. When she finally goes off the deep end, she books herself into a retreat where she finds enlightenment. Alas, her friends and family back home aren’t a fan of this new, improved Amy.
Adult Swim series
An extensive catalogue of Adult Swim’s weirdly wonderful, eclectic, surprising, quirky and surreal content. This includes multi-award-winning animated series Robot Chicken, and Rick and Morty, along with fan favourites Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Jellies.
Jennifer Garner leads a stellar cast in this HBO original about an obsessively organised woman who arranges a birthday camping trip where she tries to aggressively control everything. But the others have different plans…
Three friends fought their way up the magazine world and are now finally making their mark. But that is just the start of a lot of drama, excitement and romance in this edgy, funny, intense and heartwarming comedy drama series.
Danny McBride, John Goodman and Adam DeVine play the members of a world-famous televangelist family. They lead opulent lives funded by their followers, but it could all be threatened by their dark secrets.
In this wacky animated Adult Swim series, mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his nerdy grandson Morty go on crazy adventures that cross time and space.
High Maintenance follows an NYC pot dealer with a list of clients with neuroses as diverse as the city, providing a glimpse into the private lives of customers – and how they light things up.
The hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes for her performance in every season of Veep, in which she plays US Vice President Selina Meyer. Selina has a non-existent relationship with the President, and hates being second-in-command – but luckily she’s got her loyal staffers Amy (Anna Chlumsky) and Gary (Emmy-Award winner Tony Hale) to lean on when times get really tough.
Meet six young men who founded a startup company in Silicon Valley. In today’s high-tech gold rush, these geeks are the most qualified to strike success.
On the eve of their graduation, two high school girls realise they spent too much time working and too little time playing. They’re determined to make up for lost time by cramming as much fun as possible into one night.
Diane Keaton plays Martha, a woman who moves into a retirement community where she starts a cheerleading squad, proving that it’s never too late in life to follow your dreams.
A 14-year-old boy realises that by yelling out the word “Shazam!” he transforms into an adult superhero. He puts his powers to the test with some hilarious results.
Roslyn Schools Superintendent Frank Tassone and his assistant Pam work together to put the district on the map. However, a school reporter uncovers an embezzlement scheme, which threatens their reign. Inspired by true events.
Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen play a married couple with a newborn baby who get some new neighbours – a fraternity house. After many a noisy late night, they desperately start looking for ways to get them to move. The sequel Bad Neighbours 2 is also on Showmax.
A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is gorgeous and capable. Her new confidence enables her to live fearlessly, but what will happen when she realises her appearance hasn’t actually changed?
Taught from a young age that monogamy is unrealistic, Amy has never been in a serious relationship. But when she meets a charming sports doctor, she starts to question her views on love.
Annie’s life is falling apart, but maybe helping with her friend’s wedding will distract her in this side-splitting comedy that isn’t nearly as nice as it sounds.