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

Sunday 17/11/2019:

Ricky And Morty – Some barely heard of Adult Swim comedy about a wacky scientist and his grandson airs the second episode of season 4 this evening.

Mr Pickles – While this Adult Swim cartoon returns to the channel tonight.

Back To Life – Daisy Haggard’s comedy aired in the UK earlier this year but is now shown in the US on Showtime at 9pm.

Mrs Fletcher – This new show with Kathryn Hahn and Jackson White continues on HBO.

Silicon Valley – And the sixth and final season of this is also on HBO.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – As is this.

Shameless – This comedy drama is on Showtime tonight.

God Friended Me – Season 2 Episode 8 is on CBS.

Bless The Harts – A new episode of this animated series is on Fox tonight.

Bob’s Burgers – And the same applies with this.

The Simpsons – And this.

Family Guy – And this too.

Rob Beckett’s Savage Socials – Beckett mocks social media for 50 minutes on e4 at 10pm. Yeesh.


Tourist Trap – This fairly good Sally Phillips sitcom is on BBC2 at 10pm.

The Young Offenders – The show’s second series begins on BBC1 tonight.

Dave Gorman: Terms And Conditions Apply – In this brand new series Dave to takes a look at the details we usually miss.

Flatmates – Two episodes of this BBC iPlayer sitcom air each day this week on BBC2, at very odd times of the morning.

Desus & Mero – The first of this week’s episodes is on Showtime tonight.


Iliza Shlesinger: Unveiled – Another comedy special is on Netflix from today.

Live At The Apollo – Guz Khan, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Rhys James perform on this BBC2 show at 10pm.

Black-Ish – A new episode of this ABC show is on tonight.

Mixed-Ish – And the same applies with this.

Bless This Mess – And this.

The Connors – And this.

Bob Hearts Abishola – Is on CBS.

The Neighborhood – And the same applies with this.

The Jim Jefferies Show – Continues it’s new season on Comedy Central at 10.30pm.

Tosh.0 – Is also on Comedy Central tonight.


Mad About You – Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser star in this latest sitcom reboot, which might be okay? Plausibly?

Baroness von Sketch Show – This IFC sketch show continues today.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 14 of this superb FX show continues tonight.

South Park – Season 23 episode 7 is on Comedy Central.

The Cyanide & Happiness Show – The season finale is on VRV today.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – Airs a new episode on TBS today.

Single Parents – Is on ABC tonight.

Modern Family – And the same applies with this.

The Goldbergs – And this.

Schooled – And this too.

In The Long Run – The second series of this Idris Elba starring sitcom is on Sky One at 10pm.

Crank Yankers – It’s a repeat on Comedy Central tonight but the show returns next week.


No Activity – Tim Meadows’ latest show returns to CBS All Access today for it’s third season.

The Carbonaro Effect – The fifth season continues on TBS tonight.

Will and Grace – The (latest) final season is on NBC tonight after Sunnyside was booted from the schedules.

The Good Place – continues it’s fourth and final season tonight.

Superstore – And this is on NBC too.

Perfect Harmony – Bradley Whitford plays a former Princeton music professor who ends up running on a small town choir in this new NBC comedy.

Young Sheldon – A new episode is on CBS today.

Mom – And the same applies with this too.

Carol’s Second Act – And this.

The Unicorn – And the same applies with Walton Goggins new show.

Mr Inbetween -It’s second season continues on FX at 10pm.

The Russell Howard Hour – Series 3 is on Sky One at 10pm.

Blockbusters -Another episode is on Comedy Central at 8pm.

Romesh Presents… – Romesh Ranganathan hosts a selection of short films on Sky One at 11pm.


Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks – A bunch of stand up routines are brought to life in this new TruTv series.

Black Jesus – A new episode is on Adult Swim.

Comedy Central Presents – Two back to back half hour specials are on the US channel tonight.

American Housewife – A new episode airs on ABC tonight.

Fresh Off The Boat – And the same applies with this.

Would I Lie To You? – Another new episode is on BBC1 tonight.

Have I Got News For You – As is this.

Mock The Week – Maisie Adam, Ed Byrne, Sophie Duker, Ed Gamble and Mark Simmons all guest on the show on BBC2 at 10pm.

Breaking The News – Des Clarke hosts this topical comedy news show on BBC Scotland.

The Last Leg – Is on Channel 4 at 10pm.

Harry Hill’s Clubnite – A selection of great comics guest on Harry’s show tonight.

The State Of It – A new topical comedy series, because we don’t have enough of those as it is, is on BBC Scotland at 10.30pm.


Saturday Night Live – Will Ferrell hosts tonight so it might be a good one.

Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crensha – This stand up special is on HBO at 10pm.

Recommended Recently Aired Series:

The Cockfields – This brand new sitcom about an oddball family living on The Isle Of Wight stars Joe Wilkinson, Diane Morgan, Sue Johnston and Bobby Ball and was rather charming indeed.

Zomboat – It wasn’t quite as good as it could have been but this zombie comedy is worth checking out.

Taskmaster – The most recent series wasn’t the show’s best, but it was still fun viewing.

Frayed – Sarah Kendall’s debut sitcom where she played a woman who lost it all and had to move back in with her mother in Australia was all a bit fantastic.

Daybreak – This new Netflix comedy horror series sees the world end and a bunch of high school kids trying to survive it, and is a lot better than we thought it might be.

Bojack Horseman – The first part of it’s final season is now on Netflix, with the second half due to drop in January, and as always it’s hilarious but also heartbreaking viewing.

Living With Yourself – This new Netflix comedy sees Paul Rudd as two different versions of himself, with Aisling Bea also starring.

Succession – The second season of Jesse Armstrong’s very smart and very funny dark comedy about a Murdoch-esque media owner and his family was even better than the first.

Alex Finch.
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