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Feel-good comedies to stream right now!

Feel-good comedies to stream right now!

Get your fill of all-time classics, cult hits and more, as we bring you the funniest shows to watch on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Prime Video and All 4

Ready to get cracking with the comedy? Then check out our epic list below and start watching!

 

The Vicar Of Dibley

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

Dawn French is an irreverent vicar who shakes up a sleepy English village in this charming sitcom.

 

Absolutely Fabulous

Find series 1-5 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Travel back to the 1990s for this classic comedy about a vain PR agent (Jennifer Saunders) and her party-loving pal (Joanna Lumley). It’s a must-watch, daaaahling.

 

The Royle Family

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

Check in with Jim, Barbara and the rest of the Royles in this warm-hearted favourite co-written by and starring the late, great Caroline Aherne.

 

Gavin & Stacey

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

An Essex lad (Mathew Horne) and a Welsh girl (Joanna Page) fall for each other – but the course of true love never did run smooth. Created by James Corden and Ruth Jones, who also star.

 

Miranda

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

Step into the curious world of Miranda Hart, as she navigates love and life (often falling over in the process).

 

My Family

Find series 1-11 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Thought your family was strange? They’ve got nothing on the Harpers. Starring Robert Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker.

 

The Office

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > Netflix

The show that introduced the world to David Brent. Set inside a fictional paper company, this mockumentary is rightly considered one of the best British comedies ever.

 

Only Fools And Horses

Find series 1-3 in Apps & Games > Netflix

David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst are wheeling and dealing on the streets of Peckham as the Trotters in this beloved British classic. Lovely jubbly.

 

I’m Alan Partridge

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Norfolk’s premier late-night radio DJ (Steve Coogan) brings the laughs and, more importantly, cracking catchphrases. Jackanackanory!

 

Outnumbered

Find series 1-5 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner are up against it as parents raising their three young – and often mischevous – children.

 

Men Behaving Badly

Find series 1-7 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey are up to no good as two thirty-somethings juggling cans of lager and responsibility. Co-starring Caroline Quentin and Leslie Ash.

 

Desmond’s

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

Book yourself an appointment with Peckham’s most famous barber – just don’t expect to actually get your hair cut.

 

Friends

Find seasons 1-10 in Apps & Games > Netflix

So no one told you 2020 was gonna be this way? That’s OK, because Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe are here for you with all ten seasons of the iconic New York-based sitcom.

 

Schitt’s Creek

Find seasons 1-6 in Apps & Games > Netflix

After going broke, the previously wealthy Rose family 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.

 

The Big Bang Theory

Find seasons 1-12 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Come for the laughter, stay for the interesting science-y bits, as Sheldon, Leonard, Penny and the gang get to grips with love, life and the universe.

 

Modern Family

Find seasons 1-8 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Dysfunction is the order of the day in this Stateside hit about three related families with very different dynamics.

 

How I Met Your Mother

Find seasons 1-9 in Apps & Games > Netflix

A father (Josh Radnor) tells his children the story of how he fell in love with their mother via flashbacks from his topsy-turvy life in New York.

 

Arrested Development

Find seasons 1-5 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) is forced to take care of the family business after his dad is jailed, but that’s the least of his problems when you factor in the rest of his unconventional relations.

 

Seinfeld

Find seasons 1-9 in Apps & Games > All 4

The father of modern sitcoms, discover why this classic show about a group of neurotic friends in the Big Apple is still revered today.

 

The Office US

Find seasons 1-9 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Steve Carrell is the hapless manager of a Pennsylvanian paper company in this hilarious American adaptation of the British mockumentary series.

 

Futurama

Find seasons 1-10 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

A worthy successor to The Simpsons, head into the future for lots of laughs with Fry, Bender, Leela and the rest of the crew.

 

New Girl

Find seasons 1-7 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Zoey Deschanel is Jess, the queen of quirky who changes the lives of her new flatmates with her carefree attitude – and half-baked plans.

 

Community

Find seasons 1-6 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

After being suspended from his job, a lawyer (Joel McHale) is forced to enrol in a community college. And guess what? It’s full of oddballs.

 

This Country

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

Thought village life was boring? Think again. This mockumentary sitcom about the antics of two cousins will have you slapping your thighs in glee.

 

Pulling

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

After ditching her fiancé just days before their wedding, Donna (Sharon Horgan) moves in with her two best friends and throws herself head first into the single life. Big mistake or wise move?

 

dinnerladies

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Victoria Wood, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie are serving up plenty of comedy as staff in a factory canteen.

 

Malcolm In The Middle

Find seasons 1-7 in Apps & Games > All 4

Before he became a suburban drug lord in Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston was the head of the family in this screwball comedy about a child genius (Frankie Muniz) experiencing the pains of growing up.

 

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?

 

Father Ted

Find series 1-3 in Apps & Games > All 4

After a sharp comedy that stands the test of time? Your prayers have been answered with this series about three Irish priests and their misadventures.

 

Black Books

Find series 1-3 in Apps & Games > All 4

What bookshop owner Bernard Black (Dylan Moran) lacks in people skills, he more than makes up for in misanthropic comedy. Co-starring Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig.

 

Spaced

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

A treasure trove of geek-culture references, this sharp sitcom directed by Edgar Wright sees Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes pretend to be a couple so they can move into a flat.

 

Bob’s Burgers

Find seasons 1-9 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

This animated series follows the lives of the Belchers, a family trying to make ends meet by running their own burger joint. And it’s flippin’ hilarious.

 

Anger Management

Find seasons 1-5 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

A former baseball player (Charlie Sheen) becomes a therapist, but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Judging by his patients, yes. Yes, he has.

 

Parks And Recreation

Find seasons 1-6 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

A team of well-meaning but quite hopeless public officials try to improve their Indiana town. Starring Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.

 

Benidorm

Find series 1-9 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

In need of some sunny comedy right now? Then head over to the Solana holiday resort and catch up with the Brits letting their hair down abroad.

 

Ghosts

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

A young couple inherits a sprawling country house, but there’s a problem: it’s full of attention-starved spirits.

 

Bad Education

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

Jack Whitehall has his work cut out as a newly graduated history teacher who lands a job at a Hertfordshire secondary school.

 

BoJack Horseman

Find seasons 1-6 in Apps & Games > Netflix

A washed-up former sitcom star attempts to put his life back together in this hilarious – and surprisingly poignant – animated series. Did we mention he’s a talking horse?

 

Scrubs

Find seasons 1-9 in Apps & Games > All 4

Prescribe yourself a hearty dose of zany comedy by watching this popular sitcom about life inside Sacred Heart Hospital. Starring Zach Braff.

 

Derry Girls

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

This coming-of-age favourite tackles life growing up in 1990s Derry from the perspective of some very sassy schoolgirls.

 

The IT Crowd

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

The world of IT support is captured in all its glamorous glory in this series starring Richard Ayoade, Chris O’Dowd and Katherine Parkinson.

 

Stath Lets Flats

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

Jamie Demetriou is a clueless lettings agent in this BAFTA-nominated sitcom that’s laugh-out-loud funny.

 

PhoneShop

Find series 1-3 in Apps & Games > All 4

After a new phone? Trust us, you wouldn’t want one of these weirdos flogging you a handset…

 

Green Wing

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

Give your funnybone some attention with this surreal hospital-based comedy. Think Casualty if it was written by the Monty Python boys.

 

GameFace

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

After her relationship breaks down, an aspiring actress (Roisin Conaty) attempts to put the pieces of her life back together. Tough gig.

 

Fresh Meat

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

Six university housemates (including Jack Whitehall and Zawe Ashton) get into all manner of scrapes in this series from Peep Show creators Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain.

 

Chewing Gum

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

Hilarious, filthy and bags of fun, this sitcom about a young woman tackling life in modern London put Michaela Coel on the map as a writer and actor – and won her a BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance.

 

Home

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

A middle-class family are given a shock when they discover a Syrian immigrant in the boot of their car following a holiday to France. Created by and starring Rufus Jones.

 

Crashing

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Before she hit the big time with Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote and starred in this series about a group of twenty-somethings who live in a disused hospital as property guardians.

 

Broad City

Find seasons 1-5 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Two gal pals (Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer) trying to make successes of their lives in New York encounter mishap after mishap after mishap. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere…


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 netflix.com/virginmedia. 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®. 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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