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.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 on Showmax

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (2023)

After travelling to Greece for a family reunion, a woman attempts to locate her deceased father’s childhood friends. 

Colin from Accounts S1 on Showmax

Colin from Accounts S1

Ashley and Gordon are two single-ish, complex humans brought together by a car accident and an injured dog in this hilarious series.

Curb Your Enthusiasm on Showmax

Curb Your Enthusiasm S1-12

Larry David plays Larry David in every single episode of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedy series.

Jenna Lamia as Judy Cooper and Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle in Resident Alien S3

Resident Alien S1-3

Is humanity worth saving? This is the dilemma faced by a crash-landed alien who assumes the identity of a small-town doctor who solves crimes.

The Lovers is on Showmax

The Lovers

A dark comedy series about an unexpected love story between a foul-mouthed supermarket worker and a political television broadcaster.

Home Economics Season 2 is on Showmax

Home Economics S2

In this comedy about the challenging relationship of three siblings, one of them is in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on.

Run the World is on Showmax

Run the World S2

In this dramedy about the challenges of love, life and friendship, four best friends living in Harlem strive for world domination.

Funny Woman S1

Funny Woman S1

Based on the Nick Hornby novel Funny Girl, this is the story of a Blackpool beauty queen who tries to make is a comedian in the 1960s.

Ted is on Showmax

Ted S1

In the prequel to Seth MacFarlane’s movies about the swear-bear Ted, he and his best friend John navigate high school together.

Killing It is on Showmax

Killing It S1

A comedy series about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And to kill really big snakes.

Bupkis is on Showmax

Bupkis S1

Pete Davidson stars as himself in this wacky, fictionalised account of his life, struggles, and triumphs. Also starring Edie Falco and Joe Pesci.

The Office S1-9 on Showmax

The Office S1-9

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behaviour, and tedium.

Parks and Recreation S1-7 on Showmax

Parks and Recreation S1-7

A hilarious comedy starring Amy Poehler as a dedicated Indiana Parks and Recreation official striving to improve her community.

No Hard Feelings on Showmax

No Hard Feelings (2023)

A woman who’s desperate for money accepts a job to get a wealthy couple’s introverted, awkward son out of his shell in this heartfelt comedy.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods is on Showmax

Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)

Zachary Levi returns as Shazam in this hilarious sequel. While Billy and his foster siblings learn how to juggle their superhero lives, they face a vengeful trio of ancient gods.

Pitch Perfect Bumper in Berlin is on Showmax

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin

In this Pitch Perfect spin-off, Adam Devine’s character, Bumper Allen, moves to Germany to pursue a solo music career.

How to with John Wilson S3 on Showmax

How to With John Wilson S3

An HBO comedy shot in a documentary style as you see New York through the lens of John Wilson as he travels through the iconic city.

House Party is now streaming on Showmax

House Party (2023)

Down on their luck and about to lose the roofs over their heads, a group of friends decide to host the party of the year at an exclusive mansion.

(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?


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Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off on Showmax

Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off

With never-before-seen footage and unprecedented access, follow the legend Tony Hawk’s personal life, career and relationship with skateboarding.

Tokyo Vice S1 on Showmax

Tokyo Vice S1

In this powerful HBO crime thriller based on true events, a Western journalist working in Tokyo takes on one of the city’s most powerful crime bosses.

When We Were Bullies is on Showmax

When We Were Bullies (2022)

A mind-boggling coincidence leads the filmmaker to track down his fifth-grade class and fifth-grade teacher to examine their memory of and complicity in a bullying incident 50 years ago.

Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show S1 on Showmax

Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show S1

A docuseries following Jerrod Carmichael in his encounters with friends, family and strangers, all in his search for love, sex and connection.

Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon S2

House of the Dragon S2 coming to Showmax express from the US

Season 2 of HBO’s Emmy-winning series House of the Dragon will premiere on 17 June 2024, express from the US to Showmax. 

Icahn: The Restless Billionaire on Showmax

Carl Icahn – corporate raider or activist investor?

Explore the captivating story of Carl Icahn as he navigates the intricate world of finance in compelling HBO documentary Icahn: The Restless Billionaire, now streaming on Showmax. 

Full Circle S1 on Showmax

Steven Soderbergh on his HBO Max series Full Circle

Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh talks about his acclaimed HBO Max series Full Circle, now streaming on Showmax.

Full Circle is on Showmax

Full Circle S1

A star-studded, hard-hitting, mysterious limited crime series. Investigating a botched kidnapping uncovers deep secrets and multiple characters in New York City.