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The Good Place: The best comedy on Netflix right now

From the comforting to the new, here are some of our favorite comedy series available to stream on Netflix. You might call it our laughing Good Place.

The Good Place: The best comedy on Netflix right now

Sometimes, when you have a bad day and can’t just turn it around, you need a good comedy series to make that frown into a smile. Lucky for you, comedy on Netflix is aplenty right now. So if you’re looking for something to make you smile or laugh, then Netflix is sure to have something to offer.

From the comforting to the new, here are some of our favorite series available to stream on Netflix as of Feb. 2020. Be sure to turn it on and laugh. 

Specials

John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch

Everyone’s favorite child entertainer John Mulaney is hosting a children’s variety special. Okay, so it’s a little weird that Mulaney is having a children’s variety special, but it’s also really, really, really good. 

Some of the more esoteric and weird jokes may go over children’s heads, but John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch is a candy-coated delight full of music and humor at every corner.

Seriously, if you want to see Jake Gyllenhaal get the crazy eyes and have a near nervous breakdown, then this is a hilarious way to see that happen.

Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah

Haddish has seen a rise in the comedy genre over the last couple of years, making the transition from supporting cast to star in her own right. With Black Mitzvah, the actress shows that her stand-up skills are just as sharp and hilarious as you will believe. 

In the special, Haddish works on getting in touch with her Jewish roots while also talking about the time she got a jumpsuit from Beyonce and reflecting on her newfound fame.

Hilarious and real, Tiffany Haddish will send you howling in laughter.

Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot 

Jo Koy will probably be most recognizable for fans of the defunct E! Series, Chelsea Lately. If you’ve never seen an episode, then you’re in for a real treat with Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot. The special, which sends the comedian to Hawaii, has him tackling issues like fatherhood, cultural differences, and an arsenal of self-deprecating humor at the ready. 

Hopefully, this will see Koy take a huge step in recognition because he’s an often underutilized comedic talent. 

Series

The Good Place 

With the four-season comedy recently wrapped, now’s the perfect time to go and check The Good Place out. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll cheer as you watch four humans, a demon, and a being of unimaginable power stumble their way through the bureaucracy of the afterlife and form their own family. The Good Place is widely considered to be one of the best and most heartwarming comedies ever made, with good reason.

Uplifting, and hopefully real, The Good Place deserves all of your eyeballs either watching or rewatching it right now. 

One Day at a Time 

Thankfully, PopTV saved the series after Netflix canceled it following season three. (Will it then go stream on Netflix like a strange circle of life?) One Day at a Time follows a Cuban-American family and their landlord as they go through life together. 

Based on the Norman Lear series of the same name, One Day at a Time has been praised for its depictions of PTSD, coming out, non-binary representation, alcoholism, depression, and more.

Even better, One Day at a Time takes a nuanced look at these issues without losing its trademark humor and heart. It’s one of the biggest joys to watch. Plus, you know, Rita Moreno is a queen and we stan. 

Sex Education 

Sex Education is definitely a series on everyone’s lips right now with the release of its second season, and the news that it was renewed for season three. Sex Education follows Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), whose mother (Gillian Anderson) is a sex therapist. When Otis meets Maeve (Emma Mackey), the two end up starting their own sex therapy clinic for the kids at their high school.

Sex Education is a very real look at the sort of issues that teenagers are dealing with while also being inclusive, sweet, and hilarious. Mix in a dash of real-world issues? This series is one of the most fascinating and funny looks at teen life today.

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Bec Heim is a freelance writer who has contributed and edited for sites like NetflixLife, ScreenRant, and 4 Your Excitement. When not talking and writing about pop culture (especially superheroes or any show with a paranormal bent), she is usually tackling her mountain of books, writing scripts or stories, or listening to podcasts.

bheim@filmdaily.co

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