Currently Airing – Our Guide To This Week’s UK & US Tv Comedy

currently airing 30052020Sunday 31/05/2020:

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – Continues it’s new series on Netflix today.

JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales – This brand new Adult Swim show airs it’s fourth episode, though unfortunately it’s not very good.

Rick And Morty – The second half of season four comes to an end on Adult Swim.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – Is back on HBO this week.

Insecure – Issa Rae’s HBO series continues it’s fourth season on HBO at 10pm.

Reasons To Be Cheerful With Matt Lucas – Lucas tries to explore how people are staying sane during this horrendous period, in a show devised by Harry Hill.

The Ranganation – Romesh continues his second series of the show.

The Shivering Truth – This anthology series from PFFR airs the fourth episode of it’s second season tonight.

Monday:

Royalties – This musical comedy series from Darren Cross begins on Quibi today.

Dead Still – This brand new comedy drama stars Michael Smiley (Luther) and Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones) and is on Acorn Tv, with the fourth episode streaming today.

Amy Schumer Learns to Cook – Tonight is episode 4 of this new series on the Food Network where Schumer is taught to cook by her husband, and hey, maybe it’ll be sporadically amusing.

American Dad – Continues it’s sixteenth season today.

The Baker and the Beauty – The final two episodes of this remake of an odd couple comedy drama from Israel is on ABC at 10pm.

Ricky And Ralf’s Very Northern Road Trip – A new travelogue series, this airs on Gold and sees the two Royle Family stars visit the north of England in a camper van.

Comedians: Home Alone – A fifteen minute show on BBC2, it sees comedians try to entertain the nation and includes Bob Mortimer’s Train Guy character.

Tuesday:

Maxxx – This new British series makes it’s debut on Hulu, with O-T Fagbenle starring as a former boyband singer trying to make a comeback.

Fuller House – Returns for it’s last ever batch of episodes.

The Last O.G. – Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish’s sitcom is on TBS at 10.30pm.

Crank Yankers – While this is on Comedy Central at 10.30pm.

Wednesday:

Love Life – This terrible romantic comedy anthology from Paul Feig and Anna Kendrick is on HBO Max.

At Home With Amy Sedaris – Continues it’s third season, and is essential viewing.

What We Do In The Shadows – A new episode from the second season of this FX show is on at 10pm.

In The Cut – The sixth season of this comedy series we’ve never heard of that’s apparently set in a barbershop is on Bounce at 8pm.

Code 404 – The final episode of this brand new Sky One show which sees Daniel Mays as a police detective who’s brought back from the dead is on at 10pm.

Thursday:

In My Skin – This British comedy gets an outing on Hulu in the US today.

Can You Hear Me? – The second season of this Netflix comedy drama about three friends in a low-income neighbourhood drops today.

QI – Series R continues on BBC2 at 9pm, with Alan Davies, Tom Allen, Susan Calman and Zoe Lyons appearing.

The First Team – This brand new football based comedy from the writers of The Inbetweeners started weakly but we hear it improves.

Brassic – Joe Gilgun’s comedy series continues it’s second series on Sky One at 10pm.

Billy And Us – Billy Connolly looks back on his career in the fourth episode of this BBC Scotland show.

May Contain Nuts – A new BBC Scotland series, this sees Stuart Condy, Russell Miller, Chris Miller and Craig-James Moncur discuss the subject of pyramids.

Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party – A spin-off series, this sees the Impractical Jokers lot chat with each other from their homes.

Broke – This now cancelled CBS show is on tonight.

Tacoma FD – This cop comedy is on TruTv at 10pm.

Man With A Plan – The fourth and final season of Matt LeBlanc’s sitcom is on CBS.

Friday:

Esther Povitsky: Hot for My Name – This comedy special is on Comedy Central today.

Gina Brillon: The Floor is Lava – While this special is on Amazon Prime.

Central Park – Another episode of this rather great animated series from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard and Josh Gad is on Apple Tv.

Betty – Tonight is the season finale of this spin-off from the film Skate Kitchen is on HBO at 11pm.

Harley Quinn – This swear-y animated action comedy airs the tenth episode of it’s second season on the DC Universe streaming service today.

The Last Leg – Their fifth lockdown special is on Channel 4, with Adam Hills performing from his home in Australia while the other two are in the UK.

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back – It’s a highlights special this week.

Saturday:

Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It! – This special is on HBO at 10pm.

Recommended Recently Aired Series:

Space Force – Steve Carrel’s new sitcom from The Office and Upload’s Greg Daniels is now on Netflix

Ramy – This smart, insightful and often very funny series is finally back for a second season on Hulu.

Solar Opposites – Justin Roiland of Rick and Morty fame has a new series on Hulu which if you like Rick and Morty you’re all but certain to find funny.

Three Busy Debras – This Adult Swim series finished it’s short but sweet six episode series last week and is definitely worth tracking down.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – This NBC musical comedy drama was a gentle delight and a must watch for musical fans.

Better Things – This latest fourth season was once again all kinds of lovely stuff.

Upload – A new comedy from Greg “King Of The Hill / The Office” Daniels, despite having a season finale we didn’t love it’s still definitely worth tracking down.

Alex Finch.
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