Our guide to the best comedy on tv in the UK and US this week.
The Righteous Gemstones – This is a brand new HBO comedy from Danny McBride about a family of televangelists, which also stars John Goodman, Edi Patterson, and Adam Devine.
Harmonquest – Returns for it’s third season on the VRV streaming platform.
Succession – Jesse Armstrong’s very smart and very funny dark comedy about a Murdoch-esque media owner and his family continues it’s second season on HBO.
Squidbillies – Continues it’s twelfth season on Adult Swim at midnight.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – Continues for it’s fourth season on Netflix today.
Al Murray’s Great British Pub Quiz – This show airs it’s eighteenth episode on Quest today.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – Another new episode is on HBO.
What Just Happened??! – A new comedy starring Fred Savage which is a spoof of tv aftershows, it’s a repeat tonight but the show returns next week.
Stath Lets Flats – The second series of this Channel 4 show begins tonight.
I Ship It – This musical CW comedy series returns for it’s third season tonight.
Lodge 49 – This comedy drama from AMC wasn’t to our tastes but the AV Club loves it so it’s probably worth checking out.
Lights Out With David Spade – This new Comedy Central chat show is on at 11.30pm.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US) – A new episode airs on the CW Channel at 9pm.
Final Space – The second season of this animated sci-fi show continues tonight on Adult Swim.
American Dad – And a new episode of this is on TBS.
Simon Amstell: Set Free – Amstell’s brand new stand up special is on Netflix from today.
The Detour – Season 4 episode 10 is on TBS.
Danny’s House – This new chat show airs weekly on Viceland, which is apparently a mix of The Eric Andre Show and Pee Wee’s Playhouse.
Bulletproof – This comedy drama about cops in London which stars Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters continues on the CW Channel at 8pm.
Four Weddings And A Funeral – The seventh episode of this US tv series remake of the much loved British film is from Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton, we hear it’s watchable but little more than that.
Sherman’s Showcase – A spoof of 1970’s variety shows, this brand new IFC series from Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle airs it’s fifth episode today.
South Side – A new scripted Comedy Central show, this is from Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle who also star as recent community college graduates and would-be entrepreneurs in Chicago’s South Side.
Younger – Season six episode 10 is on Tv Land at 10pm.
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – This is on hiatus until September 11th now.
Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier – Sara Pascoe, Phil Wang and Catherine Bohart feature in the show which is on Dave tonight.
Brassic – A new Sky comedy drama about a group of working class friends which stars Joe Gilgun, Damien Molony, Michelle Keegan and Tom Hanson, it begins at 10pm with the second episode airing straight afterwards.
This Way Up – A brand new Channel 4 sitcom from Aisling Bea, we loved the first two episodes and hope the rest will be as strong.
A League Of Their Own – This sports based panel show continues it’s fourteenth series on Sky 1 at 9pm.
Impractical Jokers – Continues to TruTv at 10pm.
Baskets – The series finale of this show is on FX tonight.
4 Amazon Prime Comedy Specials – Alice Wetterlund: My Mama Is a Human and So Am I, Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight, Mike W. Winfield: StepMan, and Jen Smedley and Kristin Hensley’s #IMomSoHard are on Amazon Prime from today.
A Black Lady Sketch Show – This brand new sketch show starring Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson is on HBO at 11pm.
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – The second series of this gentle and sadly slightly disappointing comedy documentary type thing about fishing continues on BBC2 at 8pm.
Hold The Sunset – And the second series of John Cleese’s fairly weak comedy about retired life is on BBC1 at 9pm.
8 Out Of Ten Cats Does Countdown – Yet another episode is on Channel 4 today.
The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan – Episode 6 of this new series featuring comedy, sketches, music, celebrity guests and audience interaction is on Channel 4 at 10pm.
Susan Calman’s Fringe Benefits – This new series showcasing sees Calman chat to a bunch of folks performing at the Edinburgh Festival, including Janet Ellis, Arabella Weir, Cora Bissett, Nish Kumar and Mark Nelson, and it’s on BBC Scotland at 10.30pm.
This Week at the Comedy Cellar – This US Comedy Central show highlighting some of the best new stand up’s around continues for it’s second season at 11pm.
Recommended Recently Aired Series:
GLOW – It’s third season is now on Netflix and judging by the first episode it should be a fun one.
Divorce – It’s final series was reportedly it’s best.
Archer – It wasn’t the series at it’s best by any means but this space set season had a few decent episodes.
The Boys – The first season of this adaptation of Garth Ennis’s superhero satire starring Karl Urban, Elizabeth Shue and Jack Quaid (with a recurring role for Simon Pegg) is on Amazon now.