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A guide to the best comedy on tv in the UK and US this week.

Sunday 11/11/2018

Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj – The latest Daily Show alumnus to get his own topical comedy series, new episodes stream weekly on Netflix.

Dream Corp LLC – Adult Swim’s weird and surreal show airs the seventh episode of it’s second season tonight.

Bob’s Burgers – This week’s new episode is called “Bobby Driver”.

The Simpsons – Today’s new episode is entitled “From Russia With Love”.

Family Guy – And Family Guy’s is named “Stand By Meg”.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – It’s a show we like a great deal, but also often depresses the hell out of us!

Sally4Ever – This has been showing in the UK for a few weeks now it begins in the US on HBO tonight.

Kidding – It’s the final episode of this superb show, but it will thankfully be back for a second season next year.

Camping – Lena Dunham’s adaptation of the Julia Davis sitcom isn’t that great but we hope it’ll improve.

Monday:

People Just Do Nothing – All of the episodes of the final season will be able to watched on BBC3 today.

Happy Together – New Girl’s Damon Wayans, Jr. and Greek‘s Amber Stevens West find their lives go crazy when a young musician on the verge of fame moves in with them.

The Neighborhood – Another New Girl star gets his own sitcom, as Max Greenfield moves to a LA neighborhood that is both more diverse and less polite than he is accustomed to. Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) and Cedric the Entertainer also star.

Tuesday:

The Reluctant Landlord – Romesh Ranganathan’s new sitcom about a man running his late father’s pub airs it’s third episode.

There She Goes – Miley Locke, David Tennant, Jessica Hynes and Edan Hayhurst star in this BBC4 comedy drama about a family where the daughter has learning disabilities.

I’ll Get This – A new comedy game show where a group of famous types go out to dinner with each other and play various games. The second episode features Tom Davis, Julian Clary, Laura Whitmore, Rachel Johnson and Chris Kamara.

The Guest Book – The first season of this comedy anthology show was all over the place but hopefully the second will be more consistent.

Black-ish – Is on again tonight and hopefully will be consistently fun.

The Conners – After having watched the first and the third episodes I’m just not grabbed by this, but others may like it more.

The Kids Are Alright – This ’70s-set sitcom follows a large Irish-Catholic family with 10 people living under one roof. Michael Cudlitz and Mary McCormack star.

Splitting Up Together – Jenna Fischer’s series about divorce, we’re not fans but it might appeal to some.

The Jim Jefferies Show Comedy – Can’t say we’re a huge fan of the man but some like him so we thought we’d post about it.

Tosh.0 – Ditto.

Wednesday:

Luisa Omielan’s Politics For Bitches – Luisa presents this new series about politics based, with episode 4 being the final one.

Stan Against Evil – Now on it’s third season, I had mixed feelings about the first episode, a full review of which can be found here.

Stand Up Central – Rob Delaney introduces performances from Rob Auton and Suzi Ruffell.

Zapped – Series three episode five is on Dave tonight.

The Bi-Sexual – A Channel 4 comedy drama about a gay woman discovering she’s bisexual, this week is the final episode.

Modern Family – Quite possibly the final ever season. We hope that’s the case, anyway.

Single Parents – SNL’s Taran Killam stars as a single parent in a sitcom by New Girl creator Liz Meriwether and SNL writer J.J. Philbin.

South Park – It’s been a fairly weak start to the season but hopefully this week’s will be better. Click the links for reviews of episode 4 and episode 5.

Thursday:

The Good Place – One of our favourite ever shows, it’s the eighth episode of the third season this week.

Baroness von Sketch Show – Now on it’s third season it’s often very funny stuff.

SuperMansion: A Prayer for Mr. T: The SuperMansion Thanksgiving Special – A one off SuperMansion special is on Crackle today.

Nathan For You – The third season of this amazing show is now finally airing in the UK on Comedy Central.

Superstore – The third season was a bit hit and miss but hopefully the fourth will be a return to form.

Sally4Ever – Julia Davis’s new sitcom airs it’s fourth episode tonight in the UK.

Women On The Verge – The sixth and final episode is on W.

Will & Grace – Is back for yet another season. Hooray? Or Boo? We’re just not sure.

Murphy Brown – Whilst admiring it’s politics it hasn’t made us laugh that much, but hopefully others will enjoy it more.

Mom – Anna Faris and Allison Janey continue to delight in this surprisingly decent CBS show.

Friday:

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The fourth and final season of Rachel Bloom’s musical comedy drama airs it’s sixth episode and is essential viewing, and all kinds of lovely. Check out our review of the first episode here and the third episode here.

Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus – The second season of Judge’s superb animated comedy series screens it’s third episode on Cinemax tonight, which is “Rick James (Part Two)”.

The Kominsky Method – A new series from Chuck Lorre and starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin will be available from Netflix today.

Would I Lie To You – Another batch of liars join Rob Brydon, David Mitchell and Lee Mack in this sometimes great, sometimes weak panel show.

This Week at the Comedy Cellar – A new US Comedy Central show featuring various stand up comics.

Fresh Off the Boat – Now in a Friday night death slot, this will probably be the final season.

Saturday:

Saturday Night Live – Always a mixed bag, it tends to depend on who the guest host is as to whether it’s any good these days.

Recently Aired:

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – This season was a bit of a mixed bag but still contained plenty of highlights. Check out our reviews of episodes 1, 8, 9 and 10 here.

Taskmaster – Quite possibly the best series yet, filled with a huge amount of very funny moments.

Tourist Trap – A new comedy from BBC Wales which stars Sally Phillips wasn’t anything amazing but it was consistently enjoyable.

Alex Finch.
https://twitter.com/comedytowatch

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