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A guide to the best comedy on tv in the UK and US this week.

Sunday 19/05/2019

The Jellies – A rare example of an Adult Swim animated sitcom that I haven’t seen, this returns for it’s second season at midnight.

The Ranganation – This new topical comedy show starring Romesh Ranganthan starts on BBC2 at 9pm.

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – The third season continues on Netflix today.

Our Cartoon President – Is on Showtime at 8pm

Barry – Tonight’s the season finale on HBO and will hopefully deliver on what’s been a mixed season so far.

Billions – There’s no episode tonight but it returns to Showtime next week.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – is back on HBO.

I’ll Get This – A new comedy entertainment series on BBC2 at 10pm sees a bunch of comedians and celebrities playing games over a meal and whoever loses has to pay the bill, and according to a good friend it’s terrible.

8 Out Of 10 Cats – Is on e4 at 9pm.

Monday:

Not Going Out – Series ten episode six is on at 9pm on BBC1.

Ghosts – Episode six of this new series from the Horrible Histories team follows on BBC1 at 9.30pm.

Back To Life – And Daisy Hazzard’s comedy drama airs it’s sixth episode at 11pm on BBC1.

American Dad – A new episode is on TBS tonight.

Desus & Mero – Now airs on Mondays and Thursdays on Showtime.

Tuesday:

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal – This comedy special is available from Netflix today.

You Me Her – The seventh episode of the latest series of this polyamorous romantic comedy airs on the Audience Network at 10pm.

The Last O.G. – Season 2 episode 8 is on TBS at 10.30pm.

The Jim Jeffries Show – Another new episode of the new season is on Comedy Central at 10.30pm.

Tosh.0 – We can’t stand this but some might be interested to know this is also on Comedy Central tonight.

Black-Ish – Season 5 Episode 23 airs on ABC today.

Wednesday:

Comedy Central Live – A new short stand up special is on Comedy Central each Wednesday at 10.30pm, with Steven Bailey performing this week.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ – Two new episodes of these classic sitcoms are live on ABC at 8pm, with Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes, Ellie Kemper, Justina Machado, Anthony Anderson, Sean Hayes, Ike Barinholtz, and Will Ferrell starring.

Mum – The third and final series of this BBC sitcom is on BBC2 at 10pm.

Taskmaster – It’s eighth series continues on Dave at 9pm.

Judge Romesh – And two episodes of this show starring Romesh Ranganthan follow on Dave afterwards

Brockmire – This week on IFC it’s the eighth episode of the third season of Hank Azaria’s pretty fun comedy.

What We Do in the Shadows – The tv series based on the critically acclaimed movie from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement continues on FX tonight.

Happy! – This great Grant Morrison airs the ninth episode of it’s second season on SyFy.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – Is once again on TBS

Urban Myths – Is on Sky Arts at 9pm, with an episode called Paul McCartney.

Thursday:

Klepper – A new Comedy Central show, this sees the Daily Show correspondent head out and investigate various issues including the deportation of U.S. veterans, environmental protests, space exploration, and the legal cannabis industry.

Tacoma FD – Created by starring Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, this TruTv sitcom is set in a fire department in the wettest city in America where fires are quite rare.

Impractical Jokers – Is on TruTv at 10pm.

Desus & Mero – The week’s second episode is on Showtime today.

There’s Something About Movies – Alan Carr’s film based panel show is on Sky One at 9pm.

Blockbusters – Now hosted by Dara O’Briain, this Is on Comedy Central at 8pm.

Mock The Week – Series 18 begins this week, with the show on BBC2 at 10pm.

Celebrity Juice – It’s 21st series is on ITV2 at 10pm.

Friday:

She’s Gotta Have It – The second season of Spike Lee’s comedy drama is on Netflix from today.

Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell – Two more episodes of the new season on Adult Swim at midnight.

The New Negroes With Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle – This new variety show featuring a mix of comedy and music continues on Comedy Central at 11pm.

Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas – It’s second season is on HBO at 11pm.

The Last Leg – This is on Channel 4 at 10pm.

The Mash Report – A new mini-episode is on at 10pm on BBC2.

Have I Got News For You – Is on BBC1 at 9pm, with Victoria Coren Mitchell hosting and the guests are Jess Phillips MP and comedian Ahir Shah.

Saturday:

Nothing. Sorry.

Recommended Recently Aired Series:

Easy – This Netflix romantic comedy’s third and final season is now on the streaming service.

At Home With Amy Sedaris – The second season of this TruTv comedy was joyful comedy and all kinds of lovely in general.

Tuca & Bertle – Bojack Horseman designer Lisa Hanawalt has created this new animal-oriented Netflix adult animated series with it centering on the friends and neighbors of Tuca (a toucan, voiced by Tiffany Haddish) and Bertie (a songbird, voiced by Ali Wong). Steven Yeun also stars, while guest voices include Tig Notaro, Tessa Thompson, Reggie Watts, Nicole Byer, John Early, Amber Ruffin, Jermaine Fowler, and Richard E. Grant.

Fleabag – The second and final series of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy is essential viewing and still on BBC iPlayer for UK viewers, and Amazon for the rest of the world.

Huge In France – This new Netflix comedy is now on the streaming service.

Special – And this Netflix comedy series is something of a must watch too.

Bonding – And the same applies with this.

I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson – And also this!

Alex Finch.
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