Our guide to the best comedy on tv in the UK and US this week.
Work In Progress – An eight-episode comedy series from director Lilly Wachowski it centres on a middle-aged lesbian (McEnany) who gives herself 180 days to fix her life, and is on Showtime at 11pm.
Ricky And Morty – Some barely heard of Adult Swim comedy about a wacky scientist and his grandson airs the fourth episode of season 4 this evening.
Silicon Valley – Tonight is the final ever episode of this once good but now weak HBO sitcom.
God Friended Me – While it’s the season finale of this CBS show tonight.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – A new episode is on Netflix from today.
Mrs Fletcher – This new show with Kathryn Hahn and Jackson White continues on HBO.
Shameless – This comedy drama is on Showtime tonight.
Bob’s Burgers – It’s a repeat tonight but the show returns next week.
The Simpsons – The same applies with this.
Family Guy – And this.
Bless The Harts – And this.
The Young Offenders – The show’s second series is on BBC1 at 10pm.
Dave Gorman: Terms And Conditions Apply – Ed Gamble, Rose Matafeo and David O’Doherty guest tonight on Dave Gorman’s latest Dave show.
Elis James: Funny Nation – On BBC1 Wales this documentary about Welsh comedy is on at 10.45pm.
Family Reunion – A Famioly Reunion Special – This Christmas special is on Netflix from today.
The Moodys – Two more episodes of this adaptation of the Australian comedy series about a dysfunctional family are on Fox tonight.
Bob Hearts Abishola – Tonight there’s a new episode of this CBS show.
The Neighborhood – And the same applies with this.
Michelle Wolf: Joke Show – Wolf’s comedy special is available on Netflix from today.
Live At The Apollo – Desiree Burch, Paul McCaffrey, Jonny Pelham perform on this BBC2 show at 10pm.
The Moodys – The final two episodes of this adaptation of the Australian comedy series about a dysfunctional family are on Fox tonight.
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.
Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out – The third of four episodes is on BBC4 at 10pm.
Romesh Presents… – Romesh Ranganathan hosts two shorts from Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Darren Harriott on Sky Arts this evening.
South Park – Season 23 episode 9 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.
Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night – There’s some attempts at humour at what’s most likely going to be a horribly depressing result, with Katherine Ryan among the comedians taking part.
Jack Whitehall: Christmas With My Father – And if you want to feel even more miserable, you can watch Whitehall’s special on Netflix afterwards.
Celebrity Juice – A Christmas Special is on ITV2 at 9.55pm.
Upright – Tim Minchin’s brand new sitcom about two strangers on a road trip across Australia continues on Sky Atlantic at 10pm, and then again at 10.30pm.
The Russell Howard Hour – Series 3 is on Sky One at 10pm.
The Carbonaro Effect – Is on Tru-Tv tonight.
Mom – Is on CBS today.
The Unicorn – As is this.
Perfect Harmony – While Bradley Whitford’s choir based sitcom is on NBC.
Joe Pera Talks With You – This gloriously gentle and incredibly lovable Adult Swim series airs another two episodes.
Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks – Today’s episode is Season 2 Episode 5.
American Housewife – This ABC show airs a new episode tonight.
Fresh Off The Boat – And the same applies with this.
Have I Got News For You – Alexander Armstrong hosts this presumably horribly depressing post-election special, with Jon Richardson one of the guests.
The Last Leg – Also has a post election special tonight, on Channel 4 at 10pm.
Mock The Week – It’s a special highlights episode tonight on BBC2 at 10pm.
Breaking The News – Des Clarke hosts this topical comedy news show on BBC Scotland.
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 – Scarlett Johansson hosts tonight.
Recommended Recently Aired Series:
Astronomy Club – This new sketch show produced by Black-ish’s Kenya Barris is on Netflix now, and rather good it is too.
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.