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

currently airing 01082020Sunday 02/08/2020:

Tournament of Laughs – Jason Sudekis hosts this quite poor show which thankfully ends this evening.

Desus & Mero – This talk show is on Showtime, at 11pm.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – Oliver’s HBO show is once again on tonight.

Taskmaster – Season 8 of the UK version of this fantastic series gets an airing in the US on the CW at 8pm.

Monday:

American Dad – An episode entitled “Roger Needs Dick” airs on TBS tonight.

Enterprice – The second series of this BBC3 comedy is on BBC1 at 10.45pm.

Tuesday:

Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning – This new Netflix special from Jay drops today.

Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave – This film also drops on Netflix today which IMDB describes as “It’s summer again, and everyone’s favorite Junior Rescuers, The Flounders, are back at Tower 2. With the International Junior Rescue Championships headed to Southern California, the eyes of the entire planet are on Malibu Beach. But when Team USA falls victim to a bout of food poisoning, it’s up to Tyler, Dylan, Eric, Lizzie and Gina to represent their country in the world’s most extreme lifeguard challenge.”

Wednesday:

Corporate – This superb Comedy Central series airs the third episode of its third and final season.

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

Thursday:

Semi-detached – After a successful pilot last year Lee Mack’s real time sitcom about a rubbish wedding DJ begins on BBC2 at 10.05pm for a six week run.

Squeamish About – And straight after Semi-Detached Matt Berry stars in this short 15 minute comedy on BBC2 where he mocks archive footage.

Star Trek: Lower Decks – This animated comedy from Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites writer Mick McMahon begins on CBS All Access, and dear lord do I hope is it better than the rather poor trailer.

An American Pickle – This HBO Max movie is based on a very funny short story by Simon Rich, unfortunately it stars Seth Rogen but hopefully he won’t ruin it.

Tacoma FD – Continues its second half of it’s second season.

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

Syfy Wire’s The Great Debate – Episode 8 of this new pop culture based chat show is on Syfy.

Hitmen – Mel and Sue’s comedy gets an airing on Peacock today.

QI – Series R continues on BBC2 at 9pm with Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe, Benjamin Zephaniah and Alan Davies appearing this week.

Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years – The first part of this new documentary about the hit sci-fi show airs on Dave at 9pm.

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.

In The Long Run – Another episode of the third series of Idris Elba’s comedy series set in London in the 1980s is on Sky One at 10pm.

Friday:

Howard – This documentary about Howard Ashman, the lyricist responsible for Little Shop Of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, is on Disney+ from today.

Work It – This movie sees “A brilliant but clumsy high school senior vow to get into her late father’s alma mater by transforming herself and a misfit squad into dance champions” and it debuts on Netflix today.

Muppets Now – This latest tv series starring the muppets had a disappointing first episode, but hopefully will pick up as it goes along.

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

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

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown – Continues it’s 20th series, with Tom Allen and Rosie Jones guesting, while Sean Bean (aka Adam Riches) joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner this week.

The Young Offenders – A repeat of the third series of this BBC3 sitcom continues tonight on BBC1 at 9.30pm.

Saturday:

Nothing. Sorry.

Recommended Recently Aired Series:

Central Park – This was a mostly fun animated series from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard and Josh Gad, though plot wise it could have been a little tighter.

Close Enough – This new HBO Max series from Regular Show creator JG Quintel is about an extended family living in a surreal version of Los Angeles and it’s pretty decent, not amazing but fun enough.

Search Party – This third season of this HBO Max show can be watched in full now, and it’s a thing of loveliness in general.

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

Alex Finch.
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