• (L - R) 'Chad', 'Creamerie', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'The Reluctant Landlord' (SBS)Source: SBS
We all need a good laugh now and then. Jump into these 10 hilarious comedy series now streaming at SBS On Demand.
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SBS Guide

19 Aug 2021 - 9:53 AM  UPDATED 20 Sep 2021 - 9:30 AM

 

Creamerie

Touted as the "post-apocalyptic, anti-Handmaid's Tale" this dark New Zealand comedy is the perfect taste-breaker to watch in between episodes of The Handmaid's Tale season 4 (currently airing on SBS and SBS On Demand).

In the not too distant future, a viral plague has swept the earth. In a matter of weeks, it decimated 99% of men. The 1% were sent to The Facility but didn't survive. Creamerie picks up eight years after the near mass extinction. In a new world order designed by women, health care is free, education is free and carbon emissions are down. But there's something sinister happening in this utopia. Meanwhile on an organic dairy farm in rural New Zealand, run by Alex (Ally Xue), Jamie (JJ Fong) and Pip (Perlina Lau) a wild woman is seen running across the road. She is discovered to have a magnificent beard and a disturbing growth between her legs. On closer inspection, the woman is a man (Jay Ryan). Didn't all the men die?

Creamerie season 1 is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Chad

Chad follows a 14-year-old pubescent Persian boy as he navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular. Chad's friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother's new dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity. 14-year-old Chad is played by Nasim Pedrad, who you may recognise from Saturday Night Live. She is also creator, writer, executive producer and showrunner.

Chad is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

The Reluctant Landlord

Created by and starring comedian Romesh Ranganathan and based on his own life, this British comedy series follows the highs and lows of Romesh who has inherited a pub from his father, and must now run it, much to his annoyance. Running a pub couldn't be further from what his hip-hop DJ-loving self wants to do. But do it he must, as well as wrangle its array of eccentric regulars and make time for family life with his wife Natasha and their two children. Romesh struggles with constant comparisons to his father, who was a popular landlord, and rails against smug rival David Foster, who owns a pub down the road. Under pressure from his mother to be successful, Romesh just can't seem to get it right.

The Reluctant Landlord seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Wellington Paranormal

With their signature relaxed responses to bizarre supernatural scenarios, join Officers Minogue and O'Leary and Sergeant Maaka on the beat in this unique mockumentary that only could have been made in the Land of the Long White Cloud. It's a spinoff by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement of their vampire comedy film, What We Do In The Shadows, and it's blooming excellent. The Sydney Morning Herald review summed it up as "brilliant, and above all else, [an] unmistakably Kiwi gem", pointing to both the writing and the acting as key to how this unlikely idea has been turned into highly entertaining TV. It deservingly scooped up a Best Comedy award at the 2020 NZ Television Awards. 

Every episode of Wellington Paranormal is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Future Man

This high-octane time-travel action-adventure comedy is like nothing you've ever seen – on your TV, or computer, or tablet, or phone. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a world-ranked gamer, still lives with his parents and has a dead-end job as a janitor at a sexual disease research centre. His social ineptitude, low self-esteem and prominent inability to approach women can only be matched by his unparalleled prowess at 'The Biotic Wars', a dystopian video game where his character, Future Man, has the top ranking in the world. When he becomes the first and only person to beat the elusive final level, he's visited by the game's "fictional" characters, Tiger (Eliza Coupe) and Wolf (Derek Wilson), who prove to be all-too-real warriors sent back in time from a desecrated future with the task of recruiting him to save humanity from a deadly super-race invasion.

Chock-full of sci-fi and gaming pop culture references, hello Terminator and of course Back to the Future, this show is weird, absurd and hilarious.

Every episode of Future Man is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

7 Halloween heists, 32 'title of your sex tape' gags and 4279 'cools'. A lot has happened over the last 8 years for the 99, and everyone's favourite squad is back for an eighth season. That's right, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back, but sadly it's the final season. We're first in Australia to bring you these episodes but be warned: they will only be available to stream at SBS On Demand for a limited time. We can't stress this enough: do not wait to stream the whole season in one sitting because not all episodes will be there at the end. Hold onto your butts and get ready for one last ride with Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

ALL THE DETAILS ON HOW TO WATCH BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
How to watch the final season of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on SBS and SBS On Demand
The eighth and final season of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' is being fast-tracked to SBS On Demand and SBS from 13 August, and you don't want to miss a single episode. Nine-Nine!

The final episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 are streaming at SBS On Demand  for a limited time. 

 

Travel Man

It's travel without mercy! Comedian Richard Ayoade is the deadpan and yet engaging host of this offbeat travel show. Just as stimulating as the destinations is Ayoade's deft wordsmithing in his descriptions of them. Spending 48 hours in a (usually European) city with Ayoade is a (usually comedian) guest. The dynamics between the travellers can oscillate wildly, which is part of the adventure. Guests include Lee Mack, Noel FieldingPaul RuddKatherine Ryan and Matt Lucas. So join Ayoade (and his various companions) as he makes travel more efficient and takes a ruthless approach to getting the maximum out of a mini city break. 

Travel Man seasons 1–9 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Shrill

Based on her memoir, Lindy West created Shrill with Alexandra Rushfield and Aidy Bryant, who also plays the lead, Annie. Annie wants to change her life, but not her body. She is pushing her career as a journalist and writer forward all while juggling bad boyfriends, an ill father, internet trolls and a perfectionist boss. Along the way, Annie, with help from her best friend Fran (Lolly Adefope), figures out who she is and what she wants from her life. Does Annie have flaws? Yes. Is she relatable? Absolutely, and that's what makes this superbly written comedy a must-see. The third and final season has arrived at SBS On Demand, so there's no better time for a Shrill marathon.

Every episode of Shrill is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Difficult People

This dark, irreverent comedy focuses on ride-or-die besties, Julie (Julie Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner). They are 30-something aspiring comedians living in New York City, and to make ends meet while pursuing their comedy dreams, Billy works as a waiter and Julie writes scathing recaps for television shows. Completely self-absorbed, self-serving and wondering when they will get the break they so truly deserve, Julie and Billy are hardened New Yorkers who don't have time for your crap, and you can't help but love them. Their rapid-fire banter and chemistry are fantastic, you will wish you could somehow be part of this very insular friendship (even though you know there's no room for a third party – just ask Julie's boyfriend). This is definitely one of those comedies that finished too soon and has an amazing cast featuring Andrea Martin, Gabourey Sidibe and Cole Escola (to name a few) plus a slew of incredible guest stars.

Every episode of Difficult People is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Threesome

This British comedy series from Big Talk Productions (Spaced, Black Books, Shaun of the Dead) revolves around three inseparable friends on the verge of turning thirty – Alice, her boyfriend Mitch, and their gay best mate Richie. The trio live together and after one particularly big night out, they have an unplanned threesome, which results in Alice getting pregnant. Rather than splitting up, they decide to raise their baby together. Soon it's all ante-natal classes, baby showers and herbal tea. But it's still possible to have fun when you're a grown up… isn't it? You can take the threesome out of the party, but you can't take the party out of the threesome. Alice, Mitch and Richie's take on parenthood is somewhat… unique.

Every episode of Threesome is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

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