20 Netflix Shows That'll Have You Laughing Out Loud
There's nothing quite like curling up in bed after a long day of work and watching something so funny that it makes you physically sore from laughing. Luckily, you don't need to wait until the weekend to watch Saturday Night Live for a dose of the giggles. Besides its diverse range of stand-up specials, Netflix also boasts a huge selection of binge-worthy, laugh-out-loud shows that you can stream anywhere or anytime. There's a little bit of everything for everyone, ranging from raunchy Adult Swim like Big Mouth to goofy, feel-good classics like The Office.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Seasoned comedy writers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock join forces to create this heartfelt and very funny Netflix series about Kimmy, a young woman who adjusts to urban life in New York City after escaping a doomsday cult. Bright-eyed and a little naive, Kimmy gets into crazy antics with her roommate Titus and boss Jacqueline that'll have you cracking up.
The Netflix original Big Mouth is a raunchy, laugh-out-loud adult cartoon all about the awkward bodily and social changes that teens go through during puberty. It's chock-full of comedic voices like Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, John Mulaney, Jordan Peele, and Maya Rudolph.
In this hilarious romantic musical comedy, Rebecca is a successful lawyer who moves from New York to California in order to track down her ex-boyfriend Josh. The show has been renewed for a fourth and final season on The CW.
BoJack Horseman was created with comedy-lovers and pop culture enthusiasts in mind. In this surrealist, satirical world where animals live among humans, BoJack Horseman is a washed-out former '90s sitcom star who tries to reboot his acting career with the help of a feminist ghostwriter, his Persian cat agent and ex-girlfriend, and his friend Todd. You'll recognize voices from comedians like Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, and Paul F. Tompkins.
Jane the Virgin
Gina Rodriguez charms in Jane the Virgin, a quirky TV comedy about a young Latina woman who, despite vowing to be chaste until marriage, discovers that she's pregnant due to a mistake at the doctor's office
In Cheers, Shelley Long plays Diane, an erudite graduate student who becomes a waitress at a bar after her engagement with a snooty literature professor falls apart. At the bar, Diane befriends local barflies and coworkers, though they sometimes make her the butt of their jokes. Her will-they-won't-they relationship with bar owner Sam drives most of the romantic tension of Cheers.
Master of None
Master of None revolves around the family members, friends, and romantic partners of Dev Shah, a 30-something Muslim-American actor living in New York. One of its most critically acclaimed episodes is the Emmy-winning "Thanksgiving," which hilariously and warmly tells the coming-out story of Dev's friend Denise, a character loosely based on writer Lena Waithe.
Whether or not your job's a joke, you're broke, or your love life's DOA, you'll laugh over Joey's silly gags, Ross and Rachel's frustrating relationship, and Phoebe's free-spirited ways. Friends basically holds a canonical status in American television for its silly, lighthearted humor and relatable predicaments.
While its seventh season is wrapping up on Fox, you can still catch the previous six season of New Girl on Netflix. Zooey Deschanel plays Jess, an adorkable and guileless schoolteacher who moves into an all-male apartment.
In the '80s, a ragtag crew of actresses transforms into the Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling in the very funny and often very sentimental Netflix original series GLOW. The series, which stars Marc Maron and Alison Brie, will come out with a second season the end of June.
Grace and Frankie
Grace and Frankie are just enjoying retirement when their husbands leave them for each other. They forge a friendship from this mutual experience and, of course, hilarity ensues. Beloved actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play the titular characters.
If you thought corporate offices were boring, you are absolutely mistaken. We promise that you'll never get tired of Michael's endless gags, Jim's pranks, or Dwight's quirks on The Office.
Orange Is the New Black
A wealthy New York PR executive gets caught for a decade-old crime and lands in an all-women prison in the hilarious Netflix original Orange Is the New Black.
Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation is about Leslie Knope, a hypercompetent public servant in the Parks Department of Pawnee, IN. Leslie's coworkers are anything but boring, and they'll have you cracking up over their goofy schemes and quirky personalities. The show's star-studded cast includes Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Retta, and Nick Offerman.
Sketch-comedy-lovers will get a kick out of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's absurdist hipster comedy Portlandia, a quirky, witty show about all things Portland.
Michaela Coel won a BAFTA for her laugh-out-loud, raunchy performance in the British series Chewing Gum, which is about a devout 24-year-old virgin who is determined to learn about and engage in all kinds of wanton sexual acts.
That '70s Show
What does psychedelic culture look like in the suburbs in the '70s? Well, according to That '70s Show, it looks like a bunch of friends listening to music and smoking. As a side note, we may or may not be obsessed with the real-life romance of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who got to know each other while working on the show.
The Dick Van Dyke Show
30 Rock fans will adore the classic The Dick Van Dyke Show, a feel-good series about a television writer who divides his time between his family with his silly office friends.
The Good Place
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a self-described medium person, finds herself mistakenly put in The Good Place, where do-gooders reside in the afterlife. She has to learn how to actually be a good person before anyone finds out that she doesn't belong there.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Even though it's called A Series of Unfortunate Events, this show isn't without a deliciously dark and surreal sense of humor. Neil Patrick Harris doesn't disappoint as the nefarious villain Count Olaf in this adaptation of Lemony Snicket's children's series.