Binge watch your way through the best and the funniest TV shows on Netflix now!

If there is something we are serious about, it’s comedy. Thankfully, Netflix is home to a handful of TV shows that are dedicated to make us laugh and remind us of how trivial the little things can ultimately be.

So, if you’re ready to think about the wider picture, laugh uncontrollably or simply just stream your way through something new to pass the time, our list of comedy series is sure to have something to your liking.

Settle in as we switch our way through the best comedy shows on Netflix right now!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

If you’re looking for a comedy show that you’ll be able to laugh at endlessly due it’s ridiculousness, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the series for you. Following the 99th precinct in Brooklyn, this TV show is led by Jake Peralta (played by Andy Samberg) who is a talented and carefree cop that never abides by the rules. With a diverse range of characters and a storyline that will defy stereotypes, throughout Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s development viewers will grow with its characters to tackle social issues originally by creating its own brand of humour with just the right amount of Die Hard references mixed in.

Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black is a comedy series based on the book of the same title by Piper Kerman. Considered as one of the best sitcoms on Netflix right now, Orange Is the New Black follows protagonist Piper Chapman who has been sentenced to 15 months in a women’s minimum-security prison in Connecticut. The series introduces a number of other eccentric and sometimes dangerous characters whilst exploring the prison culture from the perspective of the prisoners and the guards. At times lighthearted, Orange Is the New Black ultimately delves into stigmas, stereotypes and taboos associated with prison, race and sexism.

Jane The Virgin

Jane The Virgin is a drama comedy series that has not received a huge mainstream acclaim, which is, in our humble opinion, deplorable. The show is unceasing in its hilarity, constant with its emotionally charged and heartwarming scenes and characters, and unflinching in its comments on society, culture and issues that everyday Americans and others face daily. Rivalries, family dramas, personal insecurities and relationships are explored in this effervescent dramedy that follows Jane Villanueva (a virgin) and her family when she is accidentally artificially inseminated. The show differs from other mainstream TV series as it is framed off Spanish telenovelas, has an omnipresent narrator and enthusiastically unveils Latin American culture that is so gravely over-looked in popular culture. One of the best comedies on Netflix Australia!

Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie is a fresh take on the ‘modern family’ as it is told from the perspective of Grace and Frankie. Starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie follows these two women who were brought together in a unique circumstance – their husbands declare they are in love with one another and plan to be married. From there stems an unlikely friendship that evolves and changes throughout the series. Considered as one of the best TV shows on Netflix Australia, Grace and Frankie features a brilliant script that exudes a fresh take on being single in later life and the nature of companionship. A must watch in 2022!

Rick and Morty

If you’re looking for the funniest TV show to watch on Netflix right now, this one is for you. Rick and Morty follows mad scientist Rick Sanchez who moves in with his daughter’s family after being gone for 20 years, only to turn the garage into his science lab and take his grandchildren, Morty and Summer, on his crazy adventures with him. The sci-fi sitcom is very loosely based on Back to the Future and has received praise as being superbly well-written. The comedy series tells the story of the inter-dimensional adventures of Rick and his big-hearted but nervous grandson, Morty.


Does the making of a TV show inside of a TV show that’s set in the 80s sound fun? If so, then welcome to G.L.O.W, the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling! GLOW combines huge hair, outrageous outfits and a very grumpy yet slightly misogynistic director with a group of rag-tag actresses looking for a break. Finding their way to the usually male dominated world of TV wrestling, GLOW encompasses well choregraphed wrestling sequences and the exploration into the underlying realities of life in the 1980s and sly, yet effective humour. With three seasons and another to be released in 2022, GLOW is by far our favourite TV comedy show on Netflix!

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Feature image: Photographed by Mollie Sivaram. Image via Unsplash.
This article was first published on September 17 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on October 08 2022.