10 Complete Comedy Shows to Watch Now

APRIL 13, 2020
New Girl (FOX).
New Girl (FOX)

We all have those shows we’ve been meaning to watch, but never found time for. Since we could all use some laughter in our lives, here are ten complete comedy shows cast by Central Casting you can watch now.

1. Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation (NBC).
Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Parks and Recreation stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, the optimistic and driven deputy director of the Parks and Recreation Department in Pawnee, Indiana. The supporting cast is filled with faces you’ll recognize, like Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, and a talented group of big name guest stars. If you’re looking for a feel-good comedy, Parks and Rec won’t disappoint.

Where to watch: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime

2. New Girl

New Girl (FOX).
New Girl (FOX)

Whether you’re quarantining alone or just miss all your friends, Jess and the gang are here for you. New Girl introduced us to Schmidt, an instant quote generator, who is sure to bring laughs. Plus, if you’re looking for something to do with your roommates, there’s always True American, the game created as a running gag on the show.

Where to watch: Netflix

3. Seinfeld

Seinfeld (NBC).
Seinfeld (NBC)

You’ve likely seen at least one episode of Seinfeld. After all, it’s one of the most popular shows of all time. If you don’t want to look on the bright side and would rather get through quarantine with a bunch of quick-witted cynics, then Seinfeld is the show for you. Heralded as “a show about nothing,” Vox calls it “one of the most influential television programs ever.”

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Veep

Veep (HBO).
Veep (HBO)

Veep is a political satire that follows Selina Meyer, an unscrupulous Vice President, and her scheming White House staff. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won six straight Emmys for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy and the show took home three trophies for Best Comedy Series.

Where to watch: Hulu

5. Cheers

Cheers (NBC).
Cheers (NBC)

As Cheers’ famous theme song states “making your way in the world today takes everything you got.” If you need a bit of comfort, what better way to get it than watching a loveable group of regulars hang out in everyone’s favorite Boston bar? Cheers may have debuted 38 years ago, but it’s a classic for a reason.

Where to watch: Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access

6. The Office

The Office (NBC).
The Office (NBC)

As one of the most popular shows of the 2000s, you are probably already familiar with The Office. If you’ve never seen it, now is the perfect time to check out this cultural touchstone that helped launch the careers of Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, and featured Central Casting alumni Angela Kinsey, Creed Bratton, and Leslie David Baker.

Where to watch: Netflix

7. How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother (CBS).
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

While How I Met Your Mother is told through the narration of future Ted Mosby, the show chronicles the lives and exploits of a group of friends in Manhattan. The sitcom is loved for its relatable characters, inside jokes, and for introducing the world to Robin Sparkles.

Where to watch: Hulu

8. Community

Community (NBC).
Community (NBC)

Community follows the antics of a study group of misfits at Greendale Community College. The show stars Central Casting alum Alison Brie in her first series regular role and features the Russo Brothers (of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame) as frequent directors. If you’re still not sold, The Atlantic calls Community “the most innovative sitcom of all time.”

Where to watch: Netflix, Hulu

9. Broad City

Broad City (Comedy Central).
Broad City (Comedy Central)

Thanks to its effortless quotability and relatability, you’ve likely seen Broad City as memes and reaction GIFs. Originally created as a web series, Broad City turned into five seasons of hijinks, hilarity, and frivolity as best friends Abbi and Ilana try to make it through their twenties in New York City.

Where to watch: Hulu

10. The Good Place

The Good Place (NBC).
The Good Place (NBC)

The Good Place may have ended a few months ago, but it’s incredibly relevant to what’s going on now. According to series creator Mike Schur, the show is about what it means to be a good person, what it means to be a bad person, and what inherent “goodness” really is. If you need a pick-me-up, The Good Place shows that there’s hope even in the darkest of times.

Where to watch: Netflix, Hulu

We know what you’re thinking: what about Friends and The Big Bang Theory? Both series will be available for streaming on HBO Max when it debuts in May 2020.

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By Meghan Dubitsky

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