The best comedy series and movies on Showmax

The best comedy series and movies on Showmax

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 are the best comedy series and movies made for binge-watching.

Get ready to laugh your butt off with our handpicked selection of the most hilarious series and movies, bound to lift your spirits and bring tears of joy to your eyes.

(from left) Flora (Melissa McCarthy) and Bernard (Paapa Essiedu) in Genie, directed by Sam Boyd, on Showmax

Genie (2023)

In this holiday comedy, a workaholic man down on his luck seeks the help of a magical genie to help him with his problems.

Shining S2 Vale on Showmax

Shining Vale S1-2

An author moves into a house with a troubling history – but nobody else in her family notices anything odd. Is she possessed? Depressed? Both?

Young Rock S3 is on Showmax

Young Rock S3

This heartfelt and fun comedy takes a look at the formative years of superstar Dwayne The Rock Johnson, from childhood to young adulthood.

Lucky Hank on Showmax

Lucky Hank S1

This off-the-wall comedy is a mid-life crisis tale about the chairman of the English department in a struggling Pennsylvania college.

80 for Brady (2023)

80 for Brady (2023)

The real-life story with an all-star cast. Four friends take a wild trip to the Super Bowl to meet Tom Brady, a renowned player in the NFL.

Honk for Jesus is on Showmax

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul (2022)

In the aftermath of a scandal, the first lady of a megachurch tries to help her pastor husband rebuild the congregation.

Cocaine Bear is on Showmax

Cocaine Bear (2023)

A fun, outrageous action comedy loosely based on actual events. An oddball group must contend with a black bear on a murderous rampage after consuming cocaine.

Rain Dogs is on Showmax

Rain Dogs S1

HBO’s dark comedy is an unconventional love story between a working-class single mum, her young daughter and a privileged gay man.

Son of a Critch S1 is on Showmax

Son of a Critch S2

This heartfelt comedy is a window into the life of an 11-year-old boy battling through middle school in the 80s.

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Emerald Tablet is on Showmax

Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Emerald Tablet (2022)

An adventure-filled animation. After Tad accidentally unleashes a curse that endangers his friends, he sets out to reverse it.

American Auto is streaming on Showmax

American Auto S1

In the headquarters of a major American car company, a floundering group of execs risk being sent to the junkyard. Can a new CEO save them?

Avenue 5 Season 2 is on Showmax

Avenue 5 S2

Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie drives this HBO comedy about a space crew trapped in a cruise ship with spoiled tourists as passengers.

Totally Completely Fine is on Showmax

Totally Completely Fine S1

Self-destructive Vivian discovers that the cliffside property she’s inherited is a suicide site. She makes it her mission to rescue lost souls on the verge.

Dreamland is now on Showmax


The family dynamic of pregnant Trish, her two sisters, and their mother is threatened by the arrival of their other sister Mel.

B.J. Novak as Ben Manalowitz in Vengeance on Showmax

Vengeance (2022)

A writer from New York travels to Texas to investigate the death of a girl he hooked up with in this dark crime comedy.

A Black Lady Sketch Show S4 on Showmax

A Black Lady Sketch Show S1-4

Celebrities including Wanda Sykes and Vanessa Williams join the regular cast of four black female comedians in a series of hilarious sketches.

Based on a True Story S1 is on Showmax

Based On A True Story S1

A realtor, her ex-tennis star husband, and a plumber take advantage of people’s obsession with true crime in this dark comedy series.

Shotgun Wedding is on Showmax

Shotgun Wedding (2022)

When criminals hijack a lavish destination wedding, Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel’s characters fight for their lives.

Minx S2 is on Showmax

Minx S1-2

In 1970s LA, an earnest young feminist and a low-rent publisher team up to create the first erotic magazine for women.

Somebody Somewhere is on Showmax

Somebody Somewhere S2

Grappling with the death of her sister, Sam finds community with a group of outsiders in this semi-autobiographical HBO dramedy.

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