Our guide to the best comedy on tv in the UK and US this week.
State Of The Union – Starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd, two more short episodes of this relationship comedy air on BBC2 from 9.45pm.
A Respectable Widow Takes To Vulgarity – This BBC Scotland hour long play is about a recently widowed elderly lady, and airs at 10pm.
On Becoming a God in Central Florida – This brand new Showtime comedy drama with Kirsten Dunst is set in the 90s as Dunst plays a waterpark employee who takes part in a dodgy marketting scheme, I didn’t love the first episode but it’s intriguing enough to keep watching.
The Righteous Gemstones – Tonight’s the fourth episode of this brand new comedy from Danny McBride about a family of televangelists, which also stars John Goodman, Edi Patterson, and Adam Devine.
Succession – Jesse Armstrong’s very smart and very funny dark comedy about a Murdoch-esque media owner and his family is on HBO.
Harmonquest – Continues it’s third season on the VRV streaming platform.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – Continues it’s fourth season on Netflix today.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – A new episode airs today.
Ballers – It’s fifth and final season continues on HBO.
Squidbillies – Two more episodes are on Adult Swim tonight.
Stath Lets Flats – Series 2 Episode 5 airs 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.
Final Space – Season 2 Episode 12 is on tonight on Adult Swim.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US) -It’s a repeat this week but the show returns to the CW Channel next week.
American Dad – The series is on hiatus but there are two more episodes of season 16 yet to air.
Conan Without Borders – Conan heads off to Ghana for another one of his popular specials, which airs on TBS at 10pm.
The Jim Jefferies Show – Is back for another new season on Comedy Central at 10.30pm.
Adam Ruins Everything – Season 3 Episode 10 is on TruTv.
Tosh.0 – Is on Comedy Central tonight.
Comedians Giving Lectures – This new Dave series starts tonight with Sara Pascoe giving the first lecture on a random topic of her choosing.
Taskmaster – Continues it’s ninth series on Dave at 9pm, with David Baddiel, Jo Brand, Katy Wix, Rose Matafeo and Ed Gamble taking part.
Danny’s House – After a recently shown pilot this new chat show now airs weekly, and is apparently a mix of The Eric Andre Show and Pee Wee’s Playhouse.
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.
The Reluctant Landlord – Series 2 Episode 3 is on Sky One at 10pm.
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – Airs a new episode on TBS today.
Bigger – This Will Packer-produced comedy series is on BET’s new streaming service, three episodes are streamable today, with the remainder arriving weekly.
First Wives Club – And another BET comedy series will be available to watch from today, with it being a tv version of the vaguely popular 90’s movie.
Mr Mom – An adaptation of the 1983 film comedy, it stars Hayes MacArthur and Andre Anders, and is on a streaming service called Vudu.
Mr Inbetween -It’s second season continues on FX at 10pm.
The Mash Report – The show’s third series is on BBC2 at 10pm.
Brassic – The sixth episode of this new Sky comedy drama about a group of working class friends which stars Joe Gilgun, Damien Molony, Michelle Keegan and Tom Hanson is on Sky One at 10pm.
A League Of Their Own – This sports based panel show continues it’s fourteenth series on Sky 1 at 9pm.
Impractical Jokers – A new episode is on TruTv at 10pm.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie – Will be on Netflix from today.
Black Jesus – Despite the death of it’s lead cast member this show finally returns for a new season on Adult Swim tonight.
Disenchantment – The second half of season one of Matt Groenig’s latest animated comedy is on Netflix from today.
Hot Date – The second season of this show starring Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy is on Pop! at 10pm, with Kevin Pollak and Will Arnett also appearing in it.
Scarborough – This new not very good BBC1 sitcom about the residents of a seaside town stars Jason Manford, Catherine Tyldesley, Stephanie Cole and Maggie Ollerenshaw and is on at 9.30pm
QI – Aisling Bea, Jason Manford and Anuvab Pal guest this week.
The Rob Rinder Verdict – The fourth episode of this fairly bland show is on at 10pm on Channel 4.
Bad Influencer – Mark Nelson hosts a new show about Social Media on BBC Scotland at 10pm.
Nothing once again. Gah,
Recommended Recently Aired Series:
Sherman’s Showcase – A spoof of 1970’s variety shows, this brand new IFC series from Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle was an awful lot of fun.
This Way Up – Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan’s comedy drama was smart and touching stuff, and definitely worth checking out.
A Black Lady Sketch Show – This brand new sketch show starring Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson was a fantastic watch, and pleasingly a second season has been commissioned.
GLOW – It’s third season is now on Netflix and judging by the first episode it should be a great 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 pretty strong 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.