20 Best Comedy Shows to Watch on Netflix in 2024

After a long day at work or a tiring chain of events, we all need something to cheer us up but of course, it cannot always be going out shopping or spending money on other things that we will regret later on. So, what should we do? How about ordering a hot pizza and watching a nice comedy show on Netflix? But that also comes with a problem. Choosing a show from the never-ending library of Netflix is a huge task in itself so, in this article, let me help you out with the 20 best comedy shows you can watch on Netflix!

Best Light-Hearted Comedy Shows on Netflix

1. Friends

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  • Release Date- September 22, 1994
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 8.9/ 78%
  • Cast- Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Paul Rudd, James Michael Tyler
  • Total Seasons10 Seasons

One of the most renowned and streamed shows on Netflix is Friends. The show revolves around friends going through life with each other. Friends made its debut as a sitcom in 1994 and is to date a classic, even gathering new audiences day by day. One of the best things about this series is the feeling of involvement. When you are watching Friends you can quite literally see the basic traits of your friends in the characters. This makes the show timeless and universal. If you have not watched it, I urge you to go ahead and binge it!

2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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  • Release Date-  September 17, 2013
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 8.4/ 95%
  • Cast- Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Terry Crews
  • Total Seasons8 Seasons

Who does not like a nice light-hearted comedy set around cops? I mean it’s only human nature to be interested in something shown in a different light compared to their streamlined, stereotypical portrayal. Brooklyn Nine-Nine revolves around the adventures of Detective Jake Peralta along with his friends and colleagues. Soon, Captain Ray Holt takes control of Brooklyn’s 99th precinct where Peralta works and the polar opposite dynamic of both the characters is a wholesome and hilarious ride you need to take!

3. Young Sheldon

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  • Release Date- September 25, 2017
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 7.6/ 76%
  • Cast- Lance Barber, Zoe Perry, Annie Potts, Jim Parsons, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord
  • Total Seasons7 Seasons

If you have watched Big Bang Theory, you are very well aware of who Sheldon Cooper is. But, have you ever imagined how he would have been as a kid? Well, why imagine if you can see it? Young Sheldon revolves around the adventures of a young Sheldon Cooper and his social struggles because he is highly intellectual and academically gifted. The series explores various experiences of Sheldon’s life that shape the adult version we have seen in Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon gives us more insight into why Sheldon Cooper is the way he is.

4. Kim’s Convenience

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  • Release Date- October 11, 2016 
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 8.2/ 100%
  • Cast- Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang, Simu Liu, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, iNicole Power, Andrew Phung
  • Total Seasons5 Seasons

Kim’s Convenience is a light-hearted and beautiful show about parent-child relationships mixed with humor. This show revolves around a Korean-Canadian family running a Toronto convenience store. We get to see a generational gap between a father and his children with a nice and wholesome layer of humor. Their interaction with customers and each other is an absolute delight to witness and you should definitely not miss out on it.

5. Loudermilk

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  • Release Date- October 17, 2017 
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 7.9/93%
  • Cast- Ron Livingston, Anja Savcic, Will Sasso, Laura Mennell, Brian Regan, Mat Fraser
  • Total Seasons3

Loudermilk revolves around a man who used to be a raging alcoholic. However, since he got clean, he realized that alcoholism was the easy part of his way to put his life back together. Sam Loudermilk is a people-repellent with his bad attitude and sarcastic approach towards everything. This series revolves around his interactions with people and his slowly trying to fix himself to be more socially acceptable.

Best Action Comedy Shows On Netflix

1. Daybreak

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  • Release Date- October 24, 2019
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 6.7/ 70%
  • Cast- Colin Ford, Sophie Simnett, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Austin Crute
  • Total Seasons1 Season

If you are someone who is a fan of Zombie action, Daybreak is a series you should definitely give a chance. Daybreak brings us a teenage guy named Josh who was an outcast in his school but everything changes when a meteor hits the city releasing a disease that turns every adult into a zombie-like creature who the surviving kids call Ghoulies. In an apocalyptic world, Josh firmly believes that his girlfriend survived and is on a mission to find her. Even though the plot of this show sounds rather sinister, the execution of this series is filled with some quality action and humor.

2. Inside Job

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  • Release Date- October 22, 2021
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 7.7/ 79%
  • Cast- Clark Duke, Lizzy Caplan, Brett Gelman, Christian Slater, Bobby Lee, Adam Scott
  • Total Seasons2 Seasons

Are you someone who believes that the moon landings were fake? or that the Bigfoot is real? or maybe that there are cities under the North Pole? if your answer is yes, you are going to love Inside Job. This animated series revolves around a top-secret organization whose primary task is to manage conspiracy theories in the world. This animated flick is packed with awesome action and well-thought-out humor that you can enjoy thoroughly.

3. Obliterated

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  • Release Date- November 30, 2023
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 6.8/ 45%
  • Cast- Shelley Hennig, Alyson Gorske, Kimi Rutledge, Nick Zano, Paola Lázaro, Terrence Terrell, Lindsey Kraft, C. Thomas Howell
  • Total Seasons1 Seasons

If you are fascinated by some spy-undercover action Obliterated is a series that’s worth every second of your time. This series revolves around a team of undercover special forces soldiers on a mission to diffuse a nuclear bomb set up in Vegas. They successfully executed their mission and went out to celebrate their successes. They drink and get high ending up in a state where they can no longer function.

However, after this, they receive a call telling them that the bomb they defused was a fake one and the real one is going to explode in less than 24 hours. Now these soldiers will have to sober up to find this active bomb and diffuse it. This series is filled with amazing action and superb humor.


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  • Release Date- May 25, 2023
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 6.5/ 50%
  • Cast- Monica Barbaro, Aparna Brielle, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Travis Van Winkle, Fabiana Udenio, Fortune Feimster
  • Total Seasons1 Season

When you think of a father and a daughter working a job together the first duo that comes to most people’s mind is Jay and Clarie from Modern Family. However, there is another father-daughter duo with a much more intense storyline waiting for you in the catalog of Netflix.

FUBAR revolves around a retired undercover CIA agent who is called back for a mission only to find out that his daughter works for the CIA as well and is going to be his partner in the mission. This series is nothing like you would have ever seen before and is filled with breathtaking action along with an amazing layer of humor.

5. Medical Police

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  • Release Date- January 10, 2020
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 6/ 92%
  • Cast- Erinn Hayes, Krister Johnson, Rob Huebel, Sarayu Blue, David Wain, Rob Corddry
  • Total Seasons1 Seasons

Medical Police is a rather unique take on the secret agent narrative. This show revolves around two doctors who leave a children’s hospital and join a secret division of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) which deals with not only preventing the spread of new and weaponized diseases through scientific methods but also with an iron fist. This show will definitely tickle your nerves and is a fresh breath of air in the action comedy genre.

Best Dark Comedy Shows on Netflix

1. Bojack Horseman

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  • Release Date- August 22, 2014
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 8.8/ 93%
  • Cast- Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Amy Sedaris, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Paul F. Tompkins
  • Total Seasons6 Seasons

Bojack Horseman, even though an animated show, is not meant to be viewed by kids. This series revolves around a humanoid horse who used to be a sitcom star back in the day and now wants to make a comeback in the industry. However, he has developed a huge drug and alcohol addiction with a deep sense of self-loathing. This show features a lot of moments that will make you think about your own life wrapped in a layer of some relatively dark humor.

2. How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

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  • Release Date- May 31, 2019
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 7.8/ 92%
  • Cast- Maximilian Mundt, Danilo Kamperidis, Damian Hardung, Lena Klenke, Luna Baptiste Schaller, Bjarne Mädel, Leonie Wesselow
  • Total Seasons3 Seasons

This German show on Netflix is one of my personal favorites when it comes to dark comedy. As the name of the show suggests it it does revolve around selling drugs but in a way you would have never imagined. How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) revolves around a high school kid who starts selling drugs online from his bedroom to win back the love of his life.

However, what he thought to be a small-scale illegal operation made him the biggest drug lord in Europe and he has no idea about it. This series is an absolute rollercoaster ride that you are going to enjoy while bursting out with laughter.

3. The End of the F***ing World

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  • Release Date- October 24, 2017 
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 8/ 94%
  • Cast- Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Naomi Ackie, Christine Bottomley, Gemma Whelan
  • Total Seasons2 Seasons

When it comes to dark comedy, what could be better than a psychopathic teenager? The End of The F***ing World revolves around two teenagers one guy and one girl. Now you might think that oh this is probably your average teenage romance thing but that’s not it. The guy in this show is absolutely certain that he is a psychopath and to kind of prove it to himself he often kills small animals. However, for him to fully live up to the title of a psychopath he wants to graduate from small animals to something bigger, a human to be precise.

He finds his target in the shape of the girl whose father left her when she was just a child. He offers to take her on an adventure to find her father but plans to kill her off. However, a turn of events changes the way he planned things out and to find out what happened, you need to watch this series.

4. Wednesday

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  • Release Date-  November 23, 2022 
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 8.1/ 72%
  • Cast- Jenna Ortega, Emma Myers, Christina Ricci, Hunter Doohan
  • Total Seasons1 Season

Wednesday is one of the most successful TV shows to air on Netflix and revolves around a young girl who is what you can say, slightly dead inside. We get to see her chasing a murder mystery along with her friend and even though the plot of this show sounds pretty basic, this show will keep you hooked to the very end. Wednesday is filled with intense moments along with humor revolving around death and an overall dark theme you can thoroughly enjoy.

5. Santa Clarita Diet

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  • Release Date- February 3, 2017
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 7.8/ 89%
  • Cast- Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Drew Barrymore, Skyler Gisondo, Natalie Morales, Nathan Fillion
  • Total Seasons3 Seasons

If we talk about Zombie shows, the usual depiction of a show around Zombies is an apocalyptic situation and usually falls under the horror category. The Santa Clarita diet gives it an interesting twist. This series revolves around a couple who are realtors leading a pretty simple life. However, all of this changes when one day, the wife for reasons unknown starts turning into an undead who craves human flesh. This series is absolutely hilarious and you should definitely watch this one.

Best Romantic Comedy Shows on Netflix

1. Love & Anarchy

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  • Release Date-  November 4, 2020
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 7.4/ 100%
  • Cast- Ida Engvoll,Björn Mosten, Lisa Langseth, Carla Sehn, Gizem Erdogan
  • Total Seasons2 Seasons

Love and Anarchy revolves around two lead characters, one is a married consultant who feels caged in her life, and a young IT tech guy. After a series of events that lead them to start a “game” where they give each other dares to complete giving rise to a romantic spark between both of them. This series is fun to watch and has its moments but is slightly generic when it comes to the story.

2. Lovesick

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  • Release Date- April 15, 2015
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 8/ 98%
  • Cast- Daniel Ings, Antonia Thomas, Johnny Flynn, Joshua McGuire, Hannah Britland, Jessica Ellerby
  • Total Seasons3 Seasons

This series is actually one of the few rom-com shows that I liked a lot. This series revolves around a young man who has had multiple sexual partners during his college years. Out of the blue, one day he gets to know that he has Chlamydia and since he has had multiple partners, he sets out on a mission to contact each one of his romantic partners to let them know that he might have transmitted the STD to them.

3. Never Have I Ever

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  • Release Date- April 27, 2020
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 7.8/ 93%
  • Cast- Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, Jaren Lewison, Richa Moorjani, Lee Rodriguez, Ramona Young
  • Total Seasons4 Seasons

Never have I ever revolved around Devi, an Indian-American girl who is going through high school with her friend group all of them being the nerdy outcasts of their class. In this series, you get to see a young girl navigate through her feelings and life in general. This series is not exactly a romcom but fits into every criterion of one. The best thing about this series is the fact that it does revolve a lot around Devi’s love life but it balances it out with elements of friendship and life in general. Overall, Never Have I Ever is a fun watch.

4. Dash and Lily

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  • Release Date- November 10, 2020
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 7.5/ 100%
  • Cast- Midori Francis, Austin Abrams, Keana Marie, Troy Iwata
  • Total Seasons1 Season

If you think that penpals are a thing of the past, Dash and Lily is a show you must watch. Even though this series was canceled after the first season, it brought us an amazing story of two polar opposite people. Dash, a pessimistic guy and Lily, an optimistic girl start talking to each other via a red notebook which they hide in different locations throughout the city for the other one to find. Through that diary, they gradually start developing feelings for each other without even knowing what the other person looks like. Even though there is just one season, trust me on this one, watch Dash and Lily.

5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 

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  • Release Date- October 12, 2015
  • IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes- 7.9/98%
  • Cast- Rachel Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vincent Rodriguez III, Pete Gardner
  • Total Seasons4 Seasons

This series revolves around Rebecca, a young woman who seemingly has it all, a good life in New York, a great apartment, and a partnership at a huge law firm. However, she feels the void of a romantic partner in her life and one day, bumps into her high school ex-boyfriend who she is still into. She gets to know that he is moving to West Covina, California, and in an impulsive decision, she gives up her whole life in New York and moves to West Covina in hopes of reuniting with her high school sweetheart. This series takes the route of being somewhat of a musical and with its slightly corny setting, is one of the most hilarious shows I have ever watched.

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