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The best comedy Box Sets of 2020

The best comedy Box Sets of 2020


Here’s where to watch the most side-splitting, rib-tickling, stomach-hurting comedies from the past 12 months

By Virgin TV Edit

As we say goodbye (or words to that effect) to 2020, we all could do with a good laugh. So why not unwrap some of the biggest and best comedy Box Sets of 2020?


From fantastic favourites like This Country, Schitt’s Creek and Friday Night Dinner to the sleeper hits you might have missed the first time around, you’ll be guffawing into the last of the festive chocs in no time. What do you mean, there’s only toffee coins left?


All of the shows listed below were either brand new in 2020 or had a new series on the box. Ready to discover the funny? Then check out these top picks…

This Country

Find series 1-3 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

The third and final series of the BAFTA-winning comedy about the sheer ridiculousness of village life landed on our screens earlier this year. Watch every glorious episode right now.


What We Do In The Shadows

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Based on the cult comedy movie of the same name, sink your fangs into this series about a group of vampires navigating life on modern-day Staten Island.



Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

David Tennant and Michael Sheen are two actors rehearsing their lines via videocall after their play is halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been one of the gems of lockdown.


Out Of Her Mind

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Sara Pascoe writes and stars in this fictionalised look at her life – in all its messy, contradictory, shocking glory. It’s time to step into Sara’s mad world.


Love Life

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Hollywood star Anna Kendrick swaps the big screen for the small one in an anthology series that avoids cheesy romcom tropes and goes straight to the heart of, well, love and life.



Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

A young married couple inherit a sprawling old house with the ambition of turning it into a hotel. The thing is, it’s haunted by a peculiar collection of spirits, which might just be a problem.


The Young Offenders

Find series 1-3 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Cork natives Conor and Jack are a pair of loveable scamps who just so happen to get into a spot of bother every now and then. And when we say every now and then, we mean every side-splitting episode.


Schitt’s Creek

Find seasons 1-6 in Apps & Games > Netflix

After going broke, the previously wealthy Rose family have to up sticks and move to a small town they bought. Cue servings of humble pie, a clash of cultures and LOADS of laughs in this hit US comedy.


Sex Education

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

This whipsmart series – and seriously huge hit – follows the exploits of a teenager (Asa Butterfield) and his friend, as they set up a sexual advice service in their school.


Space Force

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Steve Carrell, John Malkovich and Lisa Kudrow star in this stellar series about the creation of a new branch of the US Armed Forces. It’s co-created by Carrell and Greg Daniels (Parks And Recreation), with a second season already confirmed.


Friday Night Dinner

Find series 1-6 in Apps & Games > All 4

With the dysfunctional Goodman family landing on our screens for series 6 earlier this year, what better time to enjoy a hearty portion of one of the funniest sitcoms around?



Find series 1-10 in Apps & Games > All 4

Having moved to Channel 4 for series 10 this year, tuck in to every series of the game show that asks celebrities to complete unusual tasks.



Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

A former boyband star (O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale) who has fallen out of the limelight tries to make a comeback. What could go wrong? Quite a bit, it turns out.


Feel Good

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Written by and starring the ace comic talent that is Mae Martin, a recovering addict attempts to control her addictive behaviours and intense romanticism.


Kate & Koji

Find it in Apps & Games > ITV Hub

A no-nonsense café owner (Brenda Blethyn) and an asylum-seeking doctor (Jimmy Akingbola) strike up an unusual friendship in this chalk-and-cheese sitcom.


Future Man

Find seasons 1-3 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

A lazy janitor (Josh Hutcherson) finds himself whisked through time to save humanity in this brash comedy series. If there’s one person who you don’t want the fate of the world to rely on, it’s this guy.


Truth Seekers

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Created by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, the duo star in this horror comedy about a group of small-time paranormal investigators who uncover a terrifying conspiracy.


How to watch Netflix with Virgin TV

If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®:


Press home on your remote

Select Apps & Games

Select All Apps 

Select Netflix


If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, you can also access the app through Search & Discover or by pressing Red on channel 204. Just sign in with your existing login and start watching. And you’ll only have to log in the first time you use it. 


If you’re new to Netflix, then you’ll need to subscribe to use the app. The easiest way to do this is by going to You can also subscribe using the Netflix app in Apps & Games.


How to watch Amazon Prime Video with Virgin TV

Prime Video is available to all Virgin TV customers with a V6 box, powered by TiVo®, and a subscription to the service. Simply sign up to Amazon Prime Video via their website, and you can log in on the box. And because Prime Video is fully integrated into TiVo®, you can search without even going into the app. Just select Search & Discover from the Home menu and type in the name of the show or movie you’re after.


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Image credits: This Country @ BBC / Jack Barnes