Good morning everyone, hope you’re all Ok and staying safe. I’m not gonna lie, this past week has been a rollercoaster of emotions in our house (as I’m sure it has been in most households) there have been tears out of fear of not knowing what the next day is gonna entail, moments of frustration and depression due to not feeling in control of anything and not being able to go and visit family members (but I know we must stay inside to remain safe and help the doctors and nurses who are working tirelessly trying to save as many people as they can), but I’ve also felt pride for the NHS and was clapping along with everyone else in the United Kingdom when they were applauded for all the work they were doing.
Another emotion I’ve been trying to do to get through this is…laughing, as I don’t want to remain sad the entire time this whole thing lasts (however long it may be) so, I’ve been watching a lot of comedy shows to 1) pass the time and 2) to uplift my mood. I’ve watched quite a few comedy shows and thought I would share with you a list of popular tv shows that are sure to make you laugh! 🤣
20 Comedy Shows to Make You Laugh
Schitt’s Creek (2015 – 2020)
Plot: When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt’s Creek.
Stars: Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy
The Good Place (2016 – 2020)
Plot: Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good.
Stars: Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Ted Danson
The Big Bang Theory (2007 – 2019)
Plot: A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.
Stars: Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar
The Dick Van Dyke Show ( 1961 – 1966)
Plot: The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Mary Tyler Moore, Larry Mathews, Morey Amsterdam
Modern Family (2009 – 2020)
Plot: Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
Stars: Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jeremy Maguire
I Love Lucy (1951 – 1957)
Plot: A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.
Stars: Lucy Ricardo, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley,
The Simpsons (1989 – )
Plot: This is an animated sitcom about the antics of a dysfunctional family. Homer is the oafish unhealthy beer loving father, Marge is the hardworking homemaker wife, Bart is the perpetual ten-year-old underachiever (and proud of it), Lisa is the unappreciated eight-year-old genius, and Maggie is the cute, pacifier loving silent infant.
Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria
The Office – US Version (2005 – 2013)
Plot: A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behaviour, and tedium.
Stars: Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, B.J Novak, Ed Helms
Friends (1994 – 2004)
Plot: Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer
Cheers (1982 – 1993)
Plot: The regulars of the Boston bar “Cheers” share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.
Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, Shelley Long, George Wendt, Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer
Parks & Recreation (2009 – 2015)
Plot: The absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O’Heir, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Donna Meagle, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe
30 Rock (2006 – 2013)
Plot: Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show “TGS with Tracy Jordan”, must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.
Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Alec Baldwin, Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski, Scott Adsit
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013 – )
Plot: Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.
Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Li Truglio, Andre Braugher
Family Guy (1999 – )
Plot: In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis
How I Met Your Mother (2005 – 2014)
Plot: Ted Mosby sits down with his kids, to tell them the story of how he met their mother. The story is told through memories of his friends Marshall, Lily, Robin, and Barney Stinson. All legendary 9 seasons lead up to the moment of Ted’s final encounter with “the one.”
Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan
Seinfeld (1989 -1998)
Plot: Jerry Seinfeld stars in this television comedy series as himself, a comedian. The premise of this sitcom is Jerry and his friends going through everyday life, discussing various quirky situations, to which we can all relate.
Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander
Will & Grace (1998 – 2006) Rebooted – (2017 – 2020)
Plot: Gay lawyer Will and straight interior designer Grace share a New York City apartment. Their best friends are gleeful and proud gay Jack and charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite Karen.
Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes
Black-ish (2014 – )
Plot: A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighbourhood.
Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Laurence Fishburne, Marsai Martin, Miles Brown, Jenifer Lewis, Yara Shahidi
Golden Girls (1985 – 1992)
Plot: Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.
Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty
New Girl (2011 – 2018)
Plot: After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behaviour very unusual, the men support her – most of the time.
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone
There are many more comedy shows that are guaranteed to make you laugh and put a smile on your face during these tough times, but the list would be completely endless and we would be here all day, so this is just a small list that I compiled together.
If you decide to watch any of these shows, I hope you enjoy them! Stay safe and I will see you next week.