Everybody needs to chuckle sometimes. Sitcoms are popular in syndication and have high streaming metrics for a reason: people enjoy relaxing, laughing, and spending time with their favorite comedic actors. There is good news for you humor-seekers: Some of the greatest comedic shows ever are available on Prime Video, ranging from beloved oldies to the newest critically acclaimed sitcoms, satires, skits, and everything in between. View the list of top Prime Video shows currently available below.
1. Freaks and Geeks
Whether they are “mathletes” or “burnouts,” a group of unpopular youngsters are followed as they uncomfortably traverse the ups and downs of academic adolescence in Paul Feig’s comedy-drama set in a suburban high school. The show’s executive producer, Judd Apatow, together with the success of performers like James Franco and Seth Rogen helped to create a cult following for Freaks and Geeks, which had trouble drawing viewers when it first aired. Despite having an amazing cast, Freaks and Geeks never falters and instead gives them a platform to showcase their skills in a timeless comedy.
2. SpongeBob Squarepants
With more than 20 years of amusing animated antics under its belt, SpongeBob Squarepants has grown into a gigantic media empire that has spawned memes, video games, musicals, and movies. The series of short stories centers on the ever-expanding settlement of Bikini Bottom, where a common sea sponge and his best buddy, a starfish, travel. Heavyweights in the voice acting field, including Tom Kenny (Rick and Morty) as the title character SpongeBob, Rodger Bumpass (Seal Team) as his sour neighbor Squidward, Bill Fagerbakke (Gargoyles) as his best friend Patrick, and Clancy Brown (Justice League) as his penny-pinching boss, are featured in the long-running comedy series, along with a host of well-known regulars and guest stars.
3. The Horror of Dolores Roach
In Aaron Mark’s extremely hilarious horror comedy, The Horror of Dolores Roach, Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) completely rules. The Horror of Dolores Roach is a deliciously modern story that was largely inspired by the musical Sweeney Todd. It began as a one-woman performance and evolved into a podcast before becoming a television series. In addition to Machado, Alejandro Hernandez, K. Todd Freeman, and Kita Updike are featured in The Horror of Dolores Roach, which tells the story of cannibalism, survival, marijuana, and the shortcomings of the criminal justice system.
Primo is a hilarious television series that is blatantly ingrained in Mexican-American culture. It is based on the life of author and journalist Shea Serrano, who also conceived the show and collaborates with co-producer Michael Schur (The Good Place). The show’s protagonist, high school student Ignacio Diaz-Silverio (A Good Person), is pushed in different directions by his five overbearing uncles while living with his single mother. Each character in the comedy feels like a real person, and this gives the story a unique sense of humor. It also infuses each episode with real moments that are reminiscent of being an adolescent trying to find your place in the world while everyone else is trying to tell you where to go.
After a body is discovered on the beach, local police enforcement is working feverishly to track down and apprehend the culprit in Deadloch, Tasmania. Deadloch is the prototypical example of the funny mystery show that Australian comedians and showrunners Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan sought to create, but they were greatly influenced by the British police drama Broadchurch. Described as a feminist noir, the show defies genre conventions and uses its Australian environment to inform its plots and situational humor. In addition, the three primary heroines—Kate Box, Madeleine Sami, and Nina Oyama—kill it as they push their personalities against each other and dive straight into finding the answers.
6. With Love
Gloria Calderón Kellett’s (One Day at a Time) gorgeously rich romantic comedy series is called With Love. Emeraude Toubia (Shadowhunters) and Mark Indelicato, the Diaz twins, are followed in this heartwarming tale as they search for love. With Love examines how each person’s search for purpose is unique, as are their support networks, via themes of family, hope, and vulnerability. With Love features an incredible stunning ensemble that includes Toubia and Indelicato in addition to Rome Flynn (How to Get Away with Murder) and Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). This combination makes the series endearing and sultry at the same time.
7. Class of ’07
For everyone who wasn’t the most popular kid in high school, series creator Kacie Anning conjures up a terrifying scenario, pours humor over it, and lights it on fire. A 10-year class reunion soon transforms into Gilligan’s Island meets Cast Away as a big tidal wave stranded the all-girls-school alums on a small island in this Australian survival comedy starring Emily Browning (American Gods), Megan Smart (Home and Away), and Caitlin Stasey (Smile). They all have to cooperate to survive the chaos and fear and preserve their friendships, all the while attempting to avoid killing one another. In addition to being a terrific time, the Class of ’07 is a fantastic place to witness how the human spirit and a strong sense of community can carry us through the most trying times.
In Loudermilk, a sobering comedy about a recovering alcoholic who works as a substance abuse counselor, Ron Livingston plays Sam Loudermilk. The show also includes Anja Savcic as Claire Wilkes, Sam’s teenage sponsee who eventually moves in with him, and Will Sasso as Ben Burns, his best friend and sponsor. Loudermilk is a surprisingly heartwarming television comedy that centers on a grumpy, stiff man with a lousy attitude who is trying to get his life back in order. It was created by Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber) and Bobby Mort (The Colbert Report). Loudermilk is an incredibly endearing ensemble series, thanks to Ben, Claire, and Sam.
Seven offenders who are strangers to one another but are bound by their community service mandate join together in the amusing comedy The Outlaws. Together, these varied people—each with their own unique set of abilities and experiences—struggle not only to get through their punishment but also to avoid getting into any problems. Eleanor Tomlinson, Darren Boyd (Killing Eve), and Christopher Walken all give great performances in the hilarious comedy The Outlaws, which was co-created by Stephen Merchant (The Office) and Elgin James (Mayans M.C.). A quintessentially British comedy, The Outlaws is set in Bristol and plays with crime and the criminal court system in a lighthearted way.
10. Good Omens
A hilariously funny tale of an angel and a demon trying to avert Armageddon, Good Omens is based on the delightfully clever novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. In Good Omens, Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) plays the upbeat but clumsy angel Aziraphale, while David Tennant plays the crafty demon Crowley. The film highlights the camaraderie and skill of its cast members. A talented team of actors, including Frances McDormand, Jon Hamm, and Adria Arjona, brought the popular novel Good Omens to life in a stunning film adaptation. A clever take on classic Christian themes and characters, Gaiman and Pratchett’s Good Omens offers a unique setting for their inventive story of witches, an 11-year-old Antichrist, and predictions.
11. A League of Their Own
A League of Their Own, a 1992 movie of the same name, is based on the story of the all-girl World War II baseball club known as the Rockford Peaches. Reluctant leader Carson Shaw (Abbi Jacobson), self-assured and charming Greta Gill (D’Arcy Carden), and skilled and driven pitcher Max Chapman (Chanté Adams), who struggles to find a team because of the bigotry and misogyny she encounters, are just a few of the show’s delightfully rich characters. The program offers a lot of chuckles and tackles a series of problems head-on. It is both serious and hilarious. The show features many lovely portrayals of LGBTQ+ love and joy, and it is also refreshingly and unashamedly queer.
Joey Soloway produced the ground-breaking television series Transparent, which ran for five creative seasons and was based on real-life events. Inspired by Soloway’s own family, Transparent blended humor with progressive themes while yet being accessible to families of all sizes. Over the years, Soloway has won numerous awards for its ability to reach a national audience. Transparent, which shattered barriers with its drama about a family whose patriarch comes out as transgender, included a stellar cast that included Amy Landecker, Gaby Hoffmann (Now and Then), Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision), and Alexandra Billings.
Discover a treasure trove of laughter on Prime Video with a diverse selection of top-notch comedic shows. From classic cult favorites like “Freaks and Geeks” and the ever-popular “SpongeBob Squarepants” to modern gems like “The Horror of Dolores Roach” and the culturally rich “Primo,” Prime Video caters to all humor preferences. Dive into the hilarious mystery of “Deadloch” or explore the heartwarming romantic comedy “With Love.”
Survive the absurdity of a class reunion turned survival ordeal in “Class of ’07” or follow the journey of a recovering alcoholic in the surprisingly heartwarming “Loudermilk.” Meet the quirky ensemble of offenders in “The Outlaws,” and witness the heavenly and devilish duo in “Good Omens.” Lastly, experience the delightful and unapologetically queer charm of “A League of Their Own” and the groundbreaking humor of “Transparent.” Prime Video offers a laughter-filled haven for comedy enthusiasts, spanning genres and eras.