Our guide to the best comedy on tv in the UK and US this week.
Ricky And Morty – There’s no new episode this week, possibly due to Thanksgiving, but no reason has been given. Fortunately the show returns next Sunday at least.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – A new episode is on Netflix from today.
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 disappointing sixth and final season of this is also on HBO.
Shameless – This comedy drama is on Showtime tonight.
Bob’s Burgers – A new episode of this animated series is on Fox tonight.
The Simpsons – And this.
God Friended Me – It’s a repeat tonight on CBS, but the season finale airs next week.
Family Guy – Returns on December 15th.
Bless The Harts – As does this.
The Young Offenders – The show’s second series is on BBC1 at 10pm.
Tourist Trap – This fairly average Sally Phillips sitcom is on BBC2 at 10.45pm.
Dave Gorman: Terms And Conditions Apply – In this brand new series Dave takes a look at the details we usually miss, and this week is joined by Suzi Ruffell, Rufus Hound and Katherine Ryan..
Team Kaylie – Another five episodes of this comedy about a young billionaire drop on Netflix today.
Bob Hearts Abishola – It’s a repeat on CBS, but a new episode airs next week.
The Neighborhood – And the same applies with this.
Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah – Haddish’s special is on Netflix from today.
Live At The Apollo – Ardal O’Hanlon, Mawaan Rizwan and Sara Barron perform on this BBC2 show at 10pm.
Black-Ish – It’s a repeat on ABC tonight but a new episode is on next week.
Mixed-Ish – And the same applies with this.
Bless This Mess – And this.
The Connors – And this.
The Moodys – A six episode adaptation of the Australian comedy series about a dysfunctional family, this stars Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins, Jay Baruchel, Francois Arnaud, and Chelsea Frei.
Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out – The second of four episodes is on BBC4 at 10pm.
Scot Squad – A one off featuring a selection of interviews is on BBC Scotland tonight at 10pm.
South Park – Season 23 episode 8 is on Comedy Central.
Single Parents – A new episode of this ABC show is on tonight.
Modern Family – And the same applies with this.
The Goldbergs – And this.
Schooled – And this too.
The Carbonaro Effect – Is on Tru-Tv tonight.
Mom – Is on CBS today.
The Unicorn – As is this.
Perfect Harmony – Returns to NBC next week.
Blockbusters – There’s a Christmas special on Dave at 8pm.
Upright – Tim Minchin’s brand new sitcom about two strangers on a road trip across Australia continues on Sky Atlantic at 10pm.
The Russell Howard Hour – Series 3 is on Sky One at 10pm.
Romesh Presents… – Romesh Ranganathan hosts a selection of short films made by comedians on Sky One at 11pm.
Joe Pera Talks With You – This gloriously gentle and incredibly lovable Adult Swim series returns for it’s second season tonight, and is essential viewing.
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel – Is back for another season on Amazon today.
Astronomy Club – This new sketch show produced by Black-ish’s Kenya Barris is on Netflix from today.
Bill Burr Presents Jessica Kirson: Talking to Myself – Kirson’s comedy special is on Comedy Central at midnight.
Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma – This comedy special is on Showtime at 10pm.
Fuller House – The final season is released on Netflix today.
In The Long Run – Idris Elba’s comedy gets a US outing on Starz at 10pm.
Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks – Today’s episode is Season 2 Episode 4.
Have I Got News For You – Stephen Mangan hosts while Roisin Conaty and the actor Brian Cox guest tonight.
Mock The Week – Tom Allen, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Rhys James and Rosie Jones and regular panellist Hugh Dennis all appear 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.
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.
American Housewife – It’s a repeat on on ABC tonight but a new episode airs next week.
Fresh Off The Boat – And the same applies with this.
Saturday Night Live – Jennifer Lopez hosts tonight.
Dan Soder: Son of a Gary – This comedy special is on HBO at 10pm.
Recommended Recently Aired Series:
Black Jesus – We’ve yet to see it but the third season was reportedly great stuff.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 14 was a patchy affair but an improvement on season 13, and still pretty damn fun at times.
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.