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

currently airing 11072020Sunday 12/07/2020:

Black Monday – The second season of this 80’s set financial dramedy with Don Cheadle continues on Showtime.

Desus & Mero – This talk show returns to Showtime at 11pm.

Tournament of Laughs – Jason Sudekis hosts this tournament where 32 of the world’s best comedians perform to see who is the best, which really isn’t worth watching alas.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – Oliver’s HBO show is on a break now until the 19th of July.

Monday:

American Dad – An episode entitled “Ghost Dad” airs on TBS tonight.

The Now – A new Quibi series starring Dave Franco and Bill Murray and written by the Farrelly brothers, this begins today.

Comedians: Home Alone – Matthew Horne, Tim Key, Rachel Parris and Marcus Brigstocke star in this new BBC2 show this week.

Jealous Alan – This 15 minute BAFTA award winning short from Martin Clark is on BBC Scotland at 11.45pm.

Tuesday:

Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser – The first special from this New Zealand based comedian is on Netflix from today.

Wednesday:

Intelligence – This UK comedy gets a showing on Peacock streaming today.

United We Fall – A new ABC family sitcom, it “follows a married couple played by Will Sasso and Christina Vidal as they navigate parenthood and their highly judgemental families”.

At Home With Amy Sedaris – This TruTv series is on a break but returns next week.

Thursday:

30 Rock Upfront Special – This reunion special is kind of an advert for the new Peacock streaming service, but will feature new material with the characters, so it should be hopefully sometimes funny when catching up with them all at least, and a fairly funny trailer for it can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSIna8hr9p8&feature=emb_logo

Close Enough – A new HBO Max series from Regular Show creator JG Quintel, it’s about an extended family living in a surreal version of Los Angeles.

Expecting Amy – The second episode of this three part documentary about Amy Schumer is on HBO Max.

Cake – This rather poor mixture of animation and live action sketches continues to FXX today.

Syfy Wire’s The Great Debate – Episode 5 of this new pop culture based chat show is on Syfy.

QI – Series R continues on BBC2 at 9pm with Joe Lycett, Zoe Lyons, Liza Tarbuck and Alan Davies appearing.

There She Goes – The second series of David Tennant’s comedy drama about being a parent of a child with learning disabilities continues on BBC2 at 9.30pm.

Friday:

Little Voice – This dramedy about an aspiring singer is on Apple Tv+.

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

Tudur’s TV Flashback – The third episode of the latest series of this BBC Wales show sees Tudur take a look at sport.

The Other One – A brand new sitcom with Ellie White, Lauren Socha, Rebecca Front, Siobhan Finneran and Amit Shah about two sisters who didn’t know the other existed, this continues on BBC1 at 9pm.

Saturday:

Nothing. Sorry.

Recommended Recently Aired Series:

Search Party – This third season of this HBO Max show can be watched in full now, and we’ve loved what we’ve seen of it so far.

Tacoma PD – The second season of this reportedly fairly amusing show can now be watched in full.

What We Do In The Shadows – This second season was a big improvement on the first season, and much more fun.

Crossing Swords – This stop motion fantasy spoof from the creators of Robot Chicken is now on Hulu, and a mixed bag, but probably worth checking out.

Rick And Morty – The second half of season four saw the show produce some it’s best episodes yet.

Alex Finch.
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