Are you looking for the best Netflix Original comedy series? Then you've come to the right place!
As Netflix continues to prove themselves on the forefront of comedy, there are a number of Netflix Original comedy series that all viewers will want to make sure they've got securely positioned in their queues. When it comes to their Netflix originals, it seems the streaming empire has a little something for everyone in their comedy department.
Here you'll find everything from remakes of great comedy classics to shows featuring hysterical, unique, and all original characters. Whether you're into raunchy adult animation, family-friendly sitcoms, or dry humor, you're destined to find a show you love among the best Netflix original comedy series currently streaming.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
A prequel to the 2001 cult movie “Wet Hot American Summer,” the Netflix original series features actors such as Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler who portray even younger versions of their characters than in the film. They’re also joined by actors such as Chris Pine, Jon Hamm and Kirsten Wiig to tell the story of a group of campers and counselors who check in for the summer of their lives at Camp Firewood in 1981 Maine. The show even secured original director David Wain who returned to keep the fun alive in this Netflix original comedy series.
Frankie and Grace
Netflix's Frankie and Grace features the incredible acting chops of Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda who play two old rivals who are horrified to discover that their husbands are in love…with each other. After finding themselves newly divorced, the two form a hilarious and heartwarming bond as they navigate their new found single status, friendship, and the challenges of getting older.
Lady Dynamite stars the hilarious Maria Bamford as she portrays a fictionalized version of herself attempting to navigate life as a comedian and actress. Packed full of all-star guests including Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, and Jon Cryer, the Netflix original follows different parts of Maria’s life as she attempts to find herself after initially going over the edge.
One Day at a Time
One day at a time follows the daily life of Penelope, a Cuban-American Army veteran who recently became a single mom. Now working as a nurse, Penelope looks to her own mom, as well as her building manager with whom she’s developed a close friendship, for help in raising her two children. No matter what life throws their way, the family always manages to come out on top as long as they stick together.
Though BoJack Horseman may be a cartoon, beware that this one definitely isn’t one you want to check out with the kids! The series, which is Netlix’s first stab at an animated show, follows the adventures of a humanoid horse named BoJack Horseman, a washed up sitcom star who has now taken to drugs and booze. 18 years after his hit show was suddenly canceled, BoJack decides it’s time to launch a comeback and set out to figure out modern Hollywood with the help of his feline ex-girlfriend agent and a human sidekick.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
If the fact that Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is written and Executive Produced by Tina Fey wasn’t enough to pull you in, then rest assured it’s adorable lead will be. Ellie Kemper plays Kimmy, a young woman who was kidnapped and forced to spend 15 years in a bunker by an insane cult leader. Now back above ground, Kimmy ventures to New York City where she rides an unbreakable wave of optimism into a new life. Joined by her hilarious gay roommate Titus, a wannabe Broadway actor played by Titus Burgess and her new trophy wife boss, played by Jane Krakowski, the show his full of hilarious adventures and over the top comedy in the vein of 40 Rock.
Master of None
In the Netflix original Master of None, the hysterical Aziz Ansari stars as Dev, a New York actor whose life and adventures are loosely based on those of Aziz himself. Throughout the show, we get a look at different parts of Dev’s life as he tackles the hurdles of being single in the big city, figures out what he wants out of life, and even learns the modern arts of texting and social media.
Dear White People
Netflix original Dear White People, based on the film by the same name, follows a group of African-American students at a predominantly White Ivy League college. Though it takes on a comedic vibe, the show uses humor to point out a wide variety of racial issues that are still very alive and relevant in modern American society.
Santa Clarita Diet
Nexflix's Santa Clarita Diet is a bit of an acquired taste (bad pun totally intended) that takes on the whole zombie fad from a very different, comedic angle. Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star as a married couple named Sheila and Joel who lead a quiet life in Santa Clarita, CA. One day everything changes however, when Sheila undergoes a change that turns her into a blood thirsty zombie.
F Is For Families
If you grew up in or are a fan of the 1970’s, then the Netflix original F is for Families is for you. Inspired by the life of comedian Bill Burr, the animated adult series follows the live of a suburban family raising three kids back in the 70’s. Packed full of 70’s music, nostalgia, and hilarious profanity-fueled rants by the lead character, this one will take you right back to the old days, whether you were there the first time or not.
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