Top 10 comedy series to watch on Star+

Are you a Star+ subscriber and like comedy? See the best-rated series of the genre available on the platform by Metacritic.

The popular saying goes that laughing is the best medicine, which is still true when we think about how much joy and laughter are good for our emotions. If you’re a Star+ subscriber and want to relax with funny streaming titles , we’ve ranked the top 10 Star+ comedy series according to Metacritic’s specialized media . It has sitcom, mocumentary, animation, satirical, obscure humor and even dramedia. Check out!

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  • Baskets
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Future
  • Mr Inbetween
  • Dave
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Better Things
  • Modern Family
  • The Simpsons
  • Atlanta

10. Baskets

A dark humor drama, Baskets was co-created by Louis CK. The title stars a man with a very unusual dream: to become a professional clown. The way there, however, is not an easy one and after failing to graduate in the area from a Parisian school, his only option is to accept the clown job at a rodeo in his hometown of Bakersfield.

  • Creation:Louis CK, Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel
  • Year:2016 – 2019
  • Episodes:40 (4 seasons)
  • Cast:Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly
  • Grade:72
  • Link on Star+

9. The Last Man on Earth

Though canceled after four seasons, The Last Man on Earth is considered one of the best comedy series on Star+ by both critics and audiences. In the plot, Phil was a normal guy, who led an everyday life, until he witnessed a tragedy: seeing the entire humanity decimated by a deadly virus . After traveling much of the US and not finding anyone, he believes he is the only man alive , having the entire Earth as his home.

  • Directed by:Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
  • Year:2015 – 2018
  • Episodes:67 (4 seasons)
  • Cast:Will Forte and Kristen Schaal
  • Grade:72
  • Link on Star+

8. Future

An animated series that mixes sci-fi and comedy, Futurama is from the same creator of The Simpsons , Matt Groening. The sitcom tells the story of a young 20th-century pizza delivery boy who is accidentally frozen, awakening many years later in 31st-century New York. Immersed now in a technological world very different from the one he used to live, he works again as a delivery boy at Planet Express, while bumping into unconventional characters in his path.

  • Creation:Matt Groening
  • Year:1999 – 2003
  • Episodes:140 (7 seasons)
  • Cast:Billy West and Katey Sagal (voices)
  • Grade:74
  • Link on Star+

7. Mr Inbetween

An Australian show that straddles dark humor and drama, Mr Inbetween is created and written by series star Scott Ryan. The show follows in the footsteps of a criminal for hire who divides his time between the dangerous life on the streets and his side as a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend. The problem is that separating these two lives is not an easy task, especially when your anger issues get out of hand.

  • Creation:Scott Ryan
  • Year:2018 – 2021
  • Episodes:26 (3 seasons)
  • Cast:Scott Ryan
  • Grade:75
  • Link on Star+

6. Dave

Audience success that is currently in its second season (not yet available on Star+), Dave is also co-created by his protagonist, rapper Lil Dicky. On the show, he plays a fictional version of himself, in which he is a man who believes he is destined to become one of the greatest rappers of all time. For that, however, your first step is to convince your friends of the talent you have.

  • Creation:David Burd and Jeff Schaffer
  • Year:2020- current
  • Episodes:20 (2 seasons)
  • Cast:David Burd (Lil Dicky) and Taylor Misiak
  • Grade:76
  • Link on Star+

5. Only Murders in the Building

The platform’s original series with weekly episodes, Only Murders in the Building is also considered by critics to be one of the best comedy series on Star+. The production, which has Selena Gomez as one of its protagonists, takes place in New York and follows three residents of a building who are fans of true crime. Without knowing each other, their paths cross when a murder occurs in the condominium and they decide to start an investigation together.

  • Creation:Steve Martin and John Hoffman
  • Year:2021 – current
  • Episodes:4 (1 season)
  • Cast:Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez
  • Grade:76
  • Link on Star+

4. Better Things

A series created by actress Pamela Adlon (also star of the show) and comedian Louis CK, Better Things is set in Los Angeles. In the title, a semi-biographical version of Pamela’s life, we meet an actress who has a long career, but because she is not well known, works a lot, without any glamour. A solo mother of three girls who are at different stages of life, she needs to cope with family difficulties, love relationships and exhausting professional life.

  • Creation:Pamela Adlon and Louis CK
  • Year:2016 – current
  • Episodes:20 (2 seasons)
  • Cast:Pamela Adlon
  • Grade:87
  • Link on Star+

3. Modern Family

One of the most famous and award-winning series of its kind in recent years, Modern Family is recorded in a mocumentary style. The production follows a very funny family, which is divided into three nuclei: Jay, his young wife Gloria and his stepson Manny; Mitchell and Cam, couple who have just adopted a baby girl; and Claire and Phil, husband and wife who are parents of three very different children.

  • Creation:Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan
  • Year:2009 – 2020
  • Episodes:250 (11 seasons)
  • Cast:Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell
  • Grade:87
  • Link on Star+

2. The Simpsons

One of the oldest series on TV, The Simpsons is a comedy that spoofs the American way of life. Set in the fictional city of Springfield, the 32-season series follows the adventures lived by a very unique and dysfunctional US family. Over the years, several celebrities have appeared on The Simpsons, which has itself become a pop culture staple.

  • Creation:Matt Groening
  • Year:1989 – current
  • Episodes:706 (32 seasons)
  • Cast:Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner and Nancy Cartwright (voices)
  • Grade:87
  • Link on Star+

1. Atlanta

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winners Atlanta is a production created, co-produced and starring Donald Glover. The series revolves around a poor young black man, without a job and without money, who wanders between his parents’ house and his girlfriend’s house, with no prospect of a future. Seeking to show that he can improve his life and be a good father to the daughter he has with his ex, he starts working as an agent for a cousin who has been successful in rap.

  • Creation:Donald Glover
  • Year:2016 – current
  • Episodes:21 (2 seasons)
  • Cast:Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry and Keith Stanfield
  • Grade:93
  • Link on Star+

And for you, what are the best Star+ comedy series? Do you already have your favorite titles from the catalog?


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