21 Funny Shows On Netflix That Will Make You LOL

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We all know that choosing what funny shows to watch on Netflix is one of the most important decisions we must make in life (alongside what kind of pizza to order). I mean priorities, am I right? If you're anything like me, then you probably usually end up wasting the majority of your precious marathon-watching time just trying to settle on the right title to match how you're feeling at the moment, and it can be hard to find something that's actually exactly what you want to watch. And something that's really, truly funny? That's even harder.

If you've made it past step one and know that you want to laugh out loud while watching a show — great. But as we know, the blessing/curse that is Netflix is having all of those options at our fingertips and no sure way of knowing what we'll like and what we won't without watching them all — and who has time for that? After conducting a little research and diving into the depths of Netflix's current TV comedy section, I pulled out a variety of lol tv shows that are sure to strike your funny bone. And since our funny bones are all constructed a little differently and we just can't all have the same sense of humor, there should be something here for everyone. If not, you can throw your popcorn at me. I'll eat it up in my humorless shame. Here are 21 laugh out loud tv shows on Netflix for you to enjoy.

1. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp (2015)

If you loved the movie, be sure to check out this prequel to the cult classic. This satirical comedy is set on the first day of camp and the whole cast is back, playing younger versions of themselves and ready to embark on the most defining summer of their lives at Camp Firewood. Talking vegetable cans, toxic sludge, rivalries, young love, and heartbreak — everything is fair game.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015 - 2019)

Because after 15 years in a doomsday cult, what else do you do but start anew in New York City? Written by Tina Fey, the series follows the lovable Kimmy Schmidt, as she tries to navigate the Big Apple in all her enthusiastic naiveté.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

3. Grace and Frankie (2015 - )

If there's anything that can bring lifelong rivals together, it's when their husbands have fallen in love with each other and want to get married. This one is hilarious, and Lily Tomlin is amazing in it.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

4. Peep Show (2003 - 2015)

This show is all about the tragic humor that is adjusting to the professional world. Mark is cynical, socially awkward, and yet fairly professionally stable, while Jez is a pocket full of sunshine, despite his failure to make it as a musician because he's just not as talented as he thinks. Naturally, the two make the perfect pair of roommates as they try to figure it all out together.

Nancy Valev

Available on Hulu.

5. Short Poppies (2014)

In this New Zealand mockumentary, journalist David Farrier sets out to interview the not-so-average locals, all played by Rhys Darby. It's fun, it's silly, and it's definitely chuckle material.

Nancy Valev

Available on Prime Video.

6. New Girl (2011 - 2018)

New Girl comes with all the fun Zooey Deschanel-esque quirks that you can imagine when she moves in with three dudes after being cheated on. It's a great depiction of the most ridiculous and awkward roommate situations you'll come across as everyone's just trying to get their sh*t together along the way.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

7. BoJack Horseman (2014 - 2020)

Feeling a little '90s nostalgia? Well, humanoid horse BoJack is back. The star of the '90s sitcom Horsin' Around returns to the spotlight in all his washed-up celeb glory in this brilliant satire of Hollywood's celebrity culture and the film industry, as he recounts his autobiography to his ghostwriter.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

8. Doc Martin (2004 - 2019)

In this British medical comedy-drama, successful, sophisticated, and sassy Doc Martin, a vascular surgeon in London, suddenly develops a fear of blood. Oh the irony! This forces him to return to the small town where he spent his childhood days, where he encounters all of the frustrations that come with transitioning to the rural life and its locals.

Nancy Valev

Available on Prime Video.

9. Portlandia (2011 - 2018)

It's not hipster if you ironically call it hipster, right? This is the hipster show to end all hipster shows. Set in the hipster haven of Portland, Oregon, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play an array of eccentric characters whilst lightly poking fun at the laidback, offbeat culture of the Pacific Northwest. Bicycles, locally sourced food, feminist bookshops, hip-hop study sessions — it has it all. My favorite part? For any of you Twin Peaks fans, Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is the freakin' mayor.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

10. Don’t Trust The B In Apt 23 (2012 - 2013)

Hailed as this generation's Odd Couple, it's the perfectly charming story of weirdly compatible roommates that couldn't be any more different. June is the uptight and high maintenance sweetheart from the Midwest, trying to make a life for herself in Manhattan. Chloe's just the straight up no-nonsense b*tch. And fate gloriously brings them together. Oh, and our boy James Van Der Beek is back from the Creek, playing a comedic version of himself. So it basically can't get any better.

Nancy Valev

Available on Hulu.

11. Archer (2009 - )

In this animated adult comedy, Sterling Archer seems to have it all — he's suave, handsome, and a master spy engaging in global espionage. He's like James Bond... only not as smooth, totally clueless when it comes to his personal life, and a real mama's boy. Archer works for his badass mom and alongside his ex-girlfriend who he's totally still in love with. Needless to say, this all amounts to some gloriously uncomfortable situations when it comes to saving the world.

Nancy Valev

Available on Hulu.

12. Bob's Burgers (2011)

From a pretty boy secret agent to a lovable family man who runs his own burger restaurant, H. Jon Benjamin (also the voice of Archer) comes into this show as Bob Belcher. This animated sitcom centers on the Belcher family, who live right above their not-so-successful restaurant that only seems to run into the most bizarre, bad luck situations.

Nancy Valev

Available on Hulu.

13. Trailer Park Boys (2001 - 2018)

This is a Canadian mockumentary that ridiculously follows the lives of a group of trailer park residents, most notably the ex-convict protagonists. They try to scrape up money through all sorts of silly illegal shenanigans and constantly find themselves in and out of jail, despite the perceived genius of their plans.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

14. Lilyhammer (2012 - 2014)

It's a Norwegian-American gangster comedy. What more do you need to know? As a New York mobster relocates to Norway as part of the Witness Protection Program, it's such a quirky take on the humor of culture shock without overdoing it.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

15. The League (2009 - 2015)

The frenzied obsession with fantasy football comes to the fore in this sitcom about a group of friends who can't seem to differentiate between the game and reality. I mean they'll do pretty much anything to win. Sound familiar to anyone?

Nancy Valev

Available on Hulu.

16. Parks and Recreation (2009 - 2015)

All I have to say is Amy Poehler. She plays the ambitious Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat who's determined to make a difference in her small Indiana town. But as politics go, she encounters her fair share of road blocks, from corrupt colleagues to stubborn neighbors. Within all its humor, the show is also able to gracefully address and poke fun at the mismanaged societal issues we all know totally suck.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

17. 30 Rock (2006 - 2013)

And all I have to say here is Tina Fey. In comes Liz Lemon, the head writer of a comedy sketch show in New York, who's just trying to do it all with minimal food and drink stains on her clothing. Yeah, you can say it's very loosely based on Saturday Night Live. It's packed with snappy punchlines, ridiculous characters, their even bigger egos, and just overall great writing.

Nancy Valev

Available on Hulu.

18. Arrested Development (2003 - )

Nothing is ever quite normal with the Bluth family. After his father is sent to prison for white-collar crime, Michael Bluth tries to run the family real estate business while catering to the whims of his crazy family. Oh, and they also own a frozen banana stand run by George Michael (Michael Cera) which is just wonderful in and of itself.

Nancy Valev

Available on Netflix.

19. Schitt's Creek (2015 - 2020)

Schitt's Creek has drawn comparisons to Arrested Development, and for good reason. It features sharp writing, iconic characters, and genuinely quotable hilarious moments. It chronicles the experiences of Johnny (Eugene Levy), Moira (Catherine O'Hara), and their adult children, David (Dan Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy), as they find themselves suddenly without their wealth (thanks to a crooked business deal) and forced to move to a town they had previously bought as a joke.

— Jessica Lachenal

Available on Netflix.

20. I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson (2020)

If you're not into sketch comedy that can prove to be a bit... cringe-inducing at times, then perhaps this entry isn't for you. That said, it's still very much worth checking out for its oftentimes unreal, surreal sense of humor. It's a show like Ridiculousness that's hilarious, and one you'll certainly be quoting with your friends for a while.

— Jessica Lachenal

Available on Netflix.

21. Sex Education (2019 - )

One of the best things about Sex Education (aside from its excellent storylines and wonderful characters) is its genuinely great work in diversity and representation. Of particular note is how it respectfully presents asexuality, an aspect of sexuality that is generally misunderstood and mischaracterized. Although the characters are teenagers, the way they learn about and react to each others' sexualities is a lesson many adults could stand to learn.

— Jessica Lachenal

Available on Netflix.

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