There are times when one has had a stressful long day and just wants to sit back on the couch and change his/her mood. At this time, there is nothing better than a good comedy show to watch, as it uplifts your mood and makes you laugh at the same time. However, sometimes the person gets confused about what to watch and where? Worry not, we have got you sorted as here is the list of the top 15 comedy shows with all their details that will help you decide what you want to go for today. Read on
About the Show: Follows the lives of 6 reckless adults living in Manhattan, as they indulge in adventures that make their lives both troublesome and happening. Rachel Green is a sheltered but friendly woman who flees her wedding day and meets childhood friend Monica Geller, a tightly wound but caring chef. She moves in with Monica and meets her friends, an eccentric masseuse Phoebe Buffay, a dim-witted yet loyal struggling actor Joey Tribbiani, Joey’s roommate sarcastic, self-conscious Chandler Bing, and Monica’s brother Ross Geller.
|Streaming on- Netflix India||IMDb Rating-8.8/10|
|Starring-Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Mathew Perry, and David Schwimmer||Seasons-10|
|Original Release-22 Sep 1994 to 6 May 2004||Why watch- ‘Friends’ shaped a generation of viewers and perfectly captured that weird time in your 20s when your friends are your family. Millennials would connect with this show.|
2. The Office (US Version)
About the Show: A motley group of office workers goes through hilarious misadventures at the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the Dunder Miffin Paper Company.
|Streaming on- Amazon Prime Video & Netflix India||IMDb Rating- 8.9/10|
|Starring Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, and others||Seasons- 9|
|Original Release-24 Mar 2005 to 16 May 2013||Why watch- A good mix of comedy with the perfect casting. Jokes are ridiculous and pranks are a riot.|
About the Show: Standup comedian Jerry Seinfeld wrestles with life’s most perplexing yet trivial questions with his eccentric friends George, Elaine, and Kramer.
|Streaming on- Netflix India||IMDb Rating-8.8/10|
|Starring Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Richards, and others||Seasons- 9|
|Original Release-5 July 1989 to 14 May 1998.||Why watch- This one is high on the list of best TV shows as it changed the game for sitcoms and paved the way for character-driven series.|
4. How I Met Your Mother
About the Show: Ted Mosby, an architect, recounts to his children the events that led him to meet their mother. His journey is made more eventful by the presence of his friends Lily, Marshall, Robin, and Barney.
|Streaming on- Disney+Hotstar||IMDb Rating-8.3/10|
|Starring-Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders and others||Seasons- 9|
|Original Release-19 Sep 2005 to 31 Mar 2014||Why watch- Heartfelt characters, real-life situations, a mystery about who is the mother make it a worth watch|
5. The Big Bang Theory
About the Show: The lives of four socially awkward friends, Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, and Raj take a wild turn when they meet the beautiful and free-spirited Penny.
|Streaming on- Netflix India & Amazon Prime Video||IMDb Rating-8.1/10|
|Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and others||Seasons- 12|
|Original Release-24 Sep 2007 to 16 May 2019||Why watch- It is a laugh-out-loud comedy that handles significant problems. It is knowledgeable and heart-touching at the same time.|
6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
About the Show: Ray Holt, an eccentric commanding officer and his diverse and quirky teams of odd detectives solve crimes in Brooklyn, New York City. Set in the fictional 99th Precinct of the NYC Police Department in Brooklyn, the show traces the journey of a team of these detectives headed by the serious commanding officer.
|Streaming on- Netflix India||IMDb Rating-8.4/10|
|Starring-Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, and others||Seasons- 8|
|Episodes-153||Runtime-21- 23 minutes|
|Original Release-17 Sep 2013 to 16 Sep 2021||Why watch- Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of those shows that starts funny and quickly escalates to hilarious as you get to know the characters and their quirks.|
7. Parks & Recreation
About the Show: Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat wishes to help a local nurse, Ann, convert a disused construction site into a community park but deals with red-tapism and self-centered neighbors.
|Streaming on- Amazon Prime Video||IMDb Rating-8.6/10|
|Starring- Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, and other||Seasons- 7|
|Original Release-9 April 2009 to 24 Feb 2015||Why to watch- It’s smart. It’s hilarious. It’s satirical. It’s ridiculous. It’s heartwarming. It is everything you want from a series and then some.|
8. Modern Family
About the Show: Three- Modern-day families from California try to deal with their kids, quirky spouses, and jobs in their unique ways, often falling into hilarious situations.
|Streaming on- Disney+Hotstar||IMDb Rating-8.4/10|
|Starring- Ed O’ Neil, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, and others||Seasons-11|
|Original Release-23 Sep 2009 to 8 April 2020||Why watch- The ensemble is strong. The jokes are smart and laugh-out-loud funny. It’s won a mountain of Emmys and it deserves them.|
9. Two and a Half Men
About the Show: Charlie Harper is a jingle writer who leads a hedonistic, carefree life. Everything changes when his good-for-nothing brother, Alan, and 10-year-old nephew Jake. Move into his Malibu beach house.
|Streaming on- Netflix and Amazon Prime Video||IMDb Rating-7/10|
|Starring- Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, and others||Seasons- 12|
|Original Release-22 Sep 2003 to 19 Feb 2015||Why watch- The show has some of the best comedy scenes, best one-liners which will make your stomach muscles contract while laughing.|
About the Show: Christy, a newly sober single mother, attempts to pull her life together by avoiding alcohol. However, when her estranged mother walks into her life, she has to deal with her eccentricities.
|Streaming on- Amazon Prime Video||IMDb Rating-7.2/10|
|Starring Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Sadie Calvano, and others||Seasons- 8|
|Original Release-23 Sep 2013 to 13 May 2021||Why watch- The cast is perfect, the show is funny and tackles some tough subjects well.|
11. New Girl
About the Show: Jess, a middle-school teacher, moves into an apartment with 3 men after she finds her boyfriend with another woman and breaks up with him.
|Streaming on- Disney+Hotstar||IMDb Rating-7.7/10|
|Starring-Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, and other||Seasons- 7|
|Original Release-20 Sep 2011 to 15 May 2018||Why watch- If you have never laughed out loud at a show before, New Girl will change that with its incredible liners from an array of lovable characters.|
12. Silicon Valley
About the Show: Richard, a programmer, creates an app called the Pied Piper and tries to get investors for it. Meanwhile, 5 other programmers struggle to make their mark in Silicon Valley.
|Streaming on- Disney+Hotstar||IMDb Rating-8.5/10|
|Starring- T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, and others||Seasons- 6|
|Original Release-6 April 2014 to 8 Dec 2019||Why watch- It is a good satire which shows billionaires are humans too. Women characters are relatable too.|
13. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
About the Show: In Philadelphia, five toxically co-dependent and selfishly motivated friends run a decrepit Irish bar that bears witness to all kinds of trickery.
|Streaming on- Disney+Hotstar||IMDb Rating-8.8/10|
|Starring Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, and others||Seasons- 15|
|Original Release-4 Aug 2005 to Present||Why watch- This underdog sitcom has proven its staying power as one of the longest-running series in TV history. If you like shows about terrible people being consistently terrible, it’s the best one.|
About the Show: A lawyer, whose law degree has been revoked, is compelled to join the Greendale Community College, Students of diverse temperaments join his study group which leads to quirky and memorable encounters.
|Streaming on- Sony LIV||IMDb Rating-8.5/10|
|Starring-Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, and others||Seasons- 6|
|Original Release- 17 Sep 2009 to 2 June 2015||Why watch- Community developed a cult fanbase thanks to its smart, meta-humor, and creative event episodes.|
15. Happy Endings
About the Show: A group of 6 friends finds it difficult to adjust with each other after Dave and Alex, the couple that brought them together break up.
|Streaming on- Hulu App||IMDb Rating-7.7/10|
|Starring-Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, and others||Seasons-3|
|Original Release-13 April 2011 to 3 May 2013||Why watch- One of the most underrated shows that are the funniest.|
So these are the 15 Comedy Shows that can be your anytime watch if you want to laugh out loud after a stressful day. These shows range from family comedy to friends comedy to office satires. So, grab a tub of popcorn and binge-watch these shows anytime, anywhere from the comfort of your home.
If you have watched any show that you think deserves a mention in this list, drop the names in the comments section below.