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Amazon Prime Video is a streaming platform with a rich selection of comedy content in its library. The offer includes several notable original series of this genre, which have not only been awarded many times with prestigious statuettes, but are also very popular among subscribers. Often these are productions that also combine other genres, such as drama, fantasy or science fiction. As a result, these series, in addition to hilarious entertainment, also provide a thrill and even emotion. And all this with a star cast.
It is also worth adding that on the streaming platform we will find several cult comedy series licensed, which over a dozen years ago conquered the world with their outstanding humor. It should also be mentioned that the offer includes numerous entertainment programs and performances by comedians.
Check out our list of the best comedy series available on Amazon Prime Video.
It is a comedy-drama that won the Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Series or Musical. The statuette was also won by a great one in this series Phoebe Waller-Bridgewho is the creator of the series. In the official description, we can read that it is a funny and painfully honest portrait of a sardonic, sexual, sad and pissed off woman who throws herself into the vortex of London life. Waller-Bridge wrote the script and played the role of Fleabag – an unceremonious woman who heals wounds on her soul, but rejects anyone who wants to help her and hides behind a wall of artificial bravado. The series was created in cooperation with BBC Three and Amazon Studios. In the second season, he played Andrew Scott, which was also nominated for a Golden Globe for this production.
The production is based on the popular comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The series tells the story of the title, secret group of agents that was established to control the increasingly reckless behavior of superheroes. In their work, members of The Boys sometimes have to go so far as to eliminate unruly heroes. The series is a black action comedy that shows the superhero world in a satirical way. 2 seasons are available on Amazon Prime Video.
The wonderful Mrs. Maisel
The main character of this comedy-drama is Miriam Maisel, who in the 1950s leads an ideal life with her wealthy husband. Everything changes when a man decides to leave her. Then Miriam discovers a previously unknown talent for appearing in stand-ups. She decides to use it. Rachel Brosnahan, who played the main character, was twice awarded the Golden Globe Award for the best role in a comedy series or a musical. In turn, in 2018 The wonderful Mrs. Maisel won this prestigious statuette for the best comedy series or musical.
A good omen
It’s a fantasy comedy series created by Neil Gaiman who also wrote the script. The production is based on the novel of the same name, which the author wrote with Terry Pratchett. The main roles are played by an excellent duo of British actors: Michael Sheen and David Tennant. The former takes on the role of a fussy Angel, and the latter as a hooligan Demon. As Apocalypse approaches, they are forced to form an alliance to stop extinction because they refuse to give up living among mortals.
Series Banner focuses on a man named Mort (Tambor) who gathers his grown children – Ali (Gaby Hoffman), Sarah and Joshua – to talk about the future. Everyone is shocked that this is not about finances, but about the mysterious life of a transgender father. It will all change through this. The series is a comedy-drama that won the Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Series or Musical. He also won this statuette Jeffrey Tambor for the main role in Banner.
The action of the series Red Oaks takes place in 1985 and takes place in the title prestigious country club. David Meyers, a young man at a crossroads in life, finds a temporary job there. The boy becomes a tennis instructor for the rich and receives various advice from various, sometimes bizarre people. This sports comedy consists of 3 seasons that are available on Amazon Prime Video.
It is a romantic science fition satire, episodes of which are half an hour long – everything is made in single-cam format, and the action takes place in the near future. There, people close to death have the option to move to the virtual world (using the title function “upload”). The main character is Nora, who works in the customer service office in the afterlife. When a hunk from Los Angeles dies in a car accident, his girlfriend sends him permanently to the world of Nora. This is a highly rated production starring Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Zainab Johnson, Kevin Bigley and Allegra Edwards. So far, one 10-episode season has been created, and the next one will hit the streaming platform at the turn of 2021 and 2022.
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour is the automotive program of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, former hosts Top Gear. The hosts of the program set off on adventures in different parts of the globe. They drive new and fascinating vehicles. Just like in their famous BBC program, there is no shortage of automotive curiosities, humor and many funny situations.
The plot of this crazy comedy series focuses on a team of three who investigate paranormal phenomena. Each episode focuses on a new monster or ghost that the fearless team faces. Initially, their venture is to be very small, but over time they will cover the entire world. The series stars Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Malcolm McDowell, Susan Wokoma, Samson Kayo and Emma D’Arcy.
Star Trek: Lower Decks
The series is a comedy animation for adult viewers and focuses on the staff of one of the least important spacecraft in the fleet. So far, 2 seasons have been created that have been well received by critics.
Modern Love is a serial anthology in the genre of romantic comedy, which was inspired by the New York Times section of the same title. The production explores all aspects of love, and the stories appearing in the series are based on real events. This is a well-rated production, in which there are, among others Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, Andrew Scott or Kit Harington.
The lesser-known superhero comedy series Amazon Prime, which is 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. In the official description we can read: in a world that has long been teeming with superheroes, an accountant with mental problems and the lack of any powers suspects that the city was taken over by an arch-villain who had long been considered dead. Wanting to solve this mystery, he makes an alliance with a peculiar blue superhero. Together they set off on an adventure full of crazy villains, avengers and eccentric superhumans. Two seasons are available on the streaming platform.
Comedy series under license
There are 9 seasons of the American version of the series available on Amazon Amazon Prime Video The Office, telling about the adventures of office workers. Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Leslie David Baker and Brian Baumgartner star in this iconic production.
Two and a half
The Amazon Prime Video offer also includes 12 seasons of the cult comedy Two and a half, which tells the story of Charlie Harper, leading the uninhibited life of a wealthy bachelor. This idyll ends when brother Alan comes to his lonely house with his 10-year-old son Jak. As if that was not enough, his life is poisoned by 3 women: Alan’s wife, selfish mother and attractive neighbor Rose, with whom Charlie once had a fleeting affair. Despite the complicated relationships, the brothers find a thread of understanding. They both love Jake and want to create a real home for him. Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones star.
Parks and Recreation
This is the creator’s comedy series Offices, which presents the adventures of the employees of the Green Department. Starring Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Jim O’Heir and Aubrey Plaza. In 2014, Amy Poehler was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series or Musical.
Parenthood is a comedy-drama about four siblings going through ups and downs while raising children. It was based on the movie entitled Take it easy, Daddy from 1989.
Series Superstore it’s a fun look at working in a large supermarket. It employs both experienced salespeople and managers, as well as casual teenagers looking for a vacation job. On Amzon Prime Video we can find 5 seasons of this popular and entertaining comedy.
Shawn Spencer, gifted with the ability to see details and logically combine them to avoid arrest, pretends to be a clairvoyant and becomes a consultant to the Santa Barbara Police Department. Together with his friend Gus, he opens the detective agency Psych. Funny things happen because of his “supposed powers of clairvoyance”. There are 8 seasons of this popular comedy available on Amazon Prime.
The series tells the story of a typical sitcom wife, Allison McRoberts, the partner of the selfish Kevin. When Allison learns that her vision of a perfect future will not come true, she decides to regain control of her life. The production is a black comedy starring Annie Murphy, Mary Hollis Inboden and Eric Petersen. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series received 81% fresh from critics and 70% from viewers.
Shaun the sheep
Shaun is a lamb that does not follow the herd. He is leading it. The pet has crazy ideas that get everyone in trouble. Each day brings a new adventure. This comedy series is a spin-off of the movie Wallace and Gromit, which viewers appreciated for its great humor. Season 2 and 3 are available on Amazon Prime Video.