FILM & TV
5 Netflix comedy shows to watch right now
Words by Nathan Irvine
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Take a break from the real world with these comedy treats.
As we're stuck indoors for the foreseeable future, the call for mindless comedy has never been more apt. So switch off your social media feeds and 24 hour rolling news coverage that's full of bad news, and get stuck into these very funny box sets instead.
Cop comedy set in - you guessed it - Brooklyn. The cast that includes man mountain Terry Crews and Lonely Island's Andy Samberg is, for the most part, relentlessly upbeat. You'll soon find yourself mellowing out as the group clean up the Brooklyn streets in comical fashion.
Jen, Moss and Roy are three downtrodden employees working in the IT department in the basement of a huge corporation. The notion that all IT workers are social awkward pays dividends here as the trio get caught up in increasingly ridiculous scenarios.
Surrealist comedy at its finest. ITYSL is a bizarre mix of sketches that delight and confuse in equal measure. An example? Well, there's a beautiful baby competition that goes off the rails. Or what about a twist on the Scrooge story where the old fella must save Christmas... by battling bone monsters in his pyjamas?
Does exactly what the title suggests. Jerry Seinfeld chooses a different vehicle, sets of out to pick up one of his comedy chums and have a chat while drinking a cup of Joe. Jim Carrey, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy and more spill the beans on their careers in this lighthearted show.
Puerile comedy about teenagers growing up in the UK. It's not for the faint hearted thanks to certain adult themes, but this show stands the test of time thanks to the chemistry between nerdy Will, highly strung Simon, imbecile Neil and practiced liar Jay.
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