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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.
Tali’s back! In the hilarious mockumentary Tali’s Baby Diary, an unexpected pregnancy forces Tali (Julia Anastasopoulos, aka SuzelleDIY) into a desperate pivot from Insta-influencer to wholesome momfluencer, as Darren (Anton Taylor) and Rael (Glen Biderman-Pam) navigate the choppy waters of the Cape Town property game. But as the nine-month clock ticks down, Tali and the boys are forced to face the bigger questions about life, love and parenthood. Tali’s Wedding Diary is also a Showmax Original.
Expect to laugh til it hurts with a new season of the hilarious sketch show featuring an array of brilliant comic characters. Watch now »
Four broke women living in Florida begin to question their life choices when their only ambitious friend moves away to follow her dreams. Watch now »
A water park employee becomes a widow after her husband, who’s caught up in a cultish pyramid scheme, has a tragic accident. She’ll do whatever it takes to keep a roof over her and her daughter’s head. Watch now »
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.
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 »
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 seventh season, Captain Holt goes back on the beat, and Jake and Amy think about starting a family.
The Cloud 9 crew faces the realities of the digital age – are the robots coming for their jobs? Meanwhile, Mateo deals with his immigration status and Sandra tries to get someone – anyone! – interested in her upcoming wedding. The funniest team on TV keep the laughs coming in another great season.
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.
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.
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 Lazor Wulf 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.
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.
A bright and mostly innocent teenager attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of his college dropout best friend (comedian Pete Davidson from Saturday Night Live).
Commitment-phobes Mara and Jake are perfectly happy until their relationship is put to the ultimate test: seven weddings in one year. Fun romcom starring Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland.
Alexandra Daddario leads this crazy rom-com. Thinking their plane is about to crash, Emma tells a stranger her secrets. But he is not a stranger, he is her company’s young CEO.
Robert Downey Jr. leads an all-star cast in this amazing family film. A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island.
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.
A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets.
Nothing seems to go right for young Kate, a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But things soon take a turn for the better when she meets Tom.
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?