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Whether you are looking for Sitcom, Stand-Up or just some great comedy movies to enjoy then continue reading for our take on the best streaming services with a great collection to make you laugh, and why I think they are worth a shot.

All my recommendations should allow you to try with a free trial. We will be skipping Netflix as firstly it already has a monopoly on most content and has removed its free trial.

Watch Comedies Online - 15 streaming services with the best Comedy TV and Movie selection to make you laugh, with a total of almost 6 months of back to back free trials.

  1. Britbox - 7 Day Trial
  2. Brownsugar - 7 Day Trial
  3. Comedy Central Stand-Up Plus - 7 Day Trial
  4. HBO Now - 7 Day Trial
  5. Next Up Comedy - 7 Day Trial
  6. Showtime - 30 Day Trial
  7. Starz - 7 Day Trial
  8. Hulu - 30 Day Trial
  9. Philo - 7 Day Trial
  10. CBS All Access - 7 Day Trial
  11. Cinemax - 7 Day Trial
  12. Sling TV - 7 Day Trial
  13. Epix Now - 7 Day Trial
  14. Shudder - 7 Day Trial
  15. Amazon Prime- 30 Day Trial

Top 3 Services to Try For Watching Comedy TV / Movies / Shows

My quick overview of 3 of the best services to stream comedy TV and Movies (based on our own opinion).

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Comedy Central Stand-Up 7 Day Free Trial - The Whole point of comedy is to make you laugh, it just felt right to make my top recommendation a service purely based on stand-up comedy. Great comedians and new content is always being added.

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Hulu 7 Day Free Trial - I have chosen Hulu as firstly it has options to expand into Internet TV and add loads of networks and comedy channels. However, it also has a great library of both Comedy Movies and TV Shows at a very competitive price.

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Philo 7 Day Free Trial - I wouldn't recommend unless you are also looking to get Internet TV as its a lot to pay for just some comedy. However, if you are... Philo is the cheapest cord-cutting service and comes with a great lineup of comedy Channels. 

Awards For Best Streaming Services for Watching Different Categories of Comedy Entertainment

Looking for a specific form of comedy and want to know what service is best for you. Whether you are looking for easy sit-coms, Romance Comdey, Stan-up or just funny quiz shows, here is our table for what I think is best for you. All of these are based on the price and what is available at time of writing this post. I do not include Netflix as firstly there is no longer a free trial when writing this and chances are you have already tried it.

15 Best Streaming Services for Watching Comedy TV / Movies / Shows Comparison Table

Our complete comparison and breakdown of every stremaing service we think you should be tying if you are looking for a good laugh. I will take you through the prices, content, why it is for and why I think it should be considered.

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Best Streaming Service for Watching for British Sitcom (Britbox)

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7 Days

British TV, Including Lots of Birtish Sit-Coms

$6.99 pm

Britbox focuses on British TV from the ITV and BBC in the UK. Although the version available is the US is not asa good as the UK version there is still plenty of British comedy as British TV seems to mostly Sit-Coms. To enjoy the Britbox comdey content you will need to be able to understand the humour of the Brits otherwise Britbox is not for you. Some show s worth watching include Father -Ted, The Vicar of Dibley, QI, Mrs Brown's Boys and Detectorists.


Pros

  • Extensive collection of British TV and Comedy
  • Available on Amazon Channels

 

Cons

  • No good if you do not understand the  British sense of humour.
  • More expensive than lots of competitors

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7 Days

Afro-American Movies and TV, Lots of 80-90s era classics

$3.99 pm

Brownsugar is a streaming platform that focuses on Afro-American action movies. The content is full of classic movies from the last few 5 decades or so. It includes many action-comedy hits which is why I have put it in my comedy list of services worth trying for comedy. At a low price and a 7 day free trial I would highly recommend this as the content is both unique and awesome. Content includes All Star Comedy Jam, The Black Cobra and lots of Stand Up comedy.


Pros

  • Lots f classic hit movies

 

Cons

  • Lacks newer content


Best Streaming Service for Watching Stand Up Comedy (Stand-UP ComedyCentral)

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7 Days

All Stand-up Comedy

$3.99 pm


Comedy Central Stand-up or Comedy Central Now is quite straight forward. An archived selection of comedy stand-ups to enjoy. There is loads of content to enjoy. You can watch this service through your TV provider or through Amazon Channels.  New acts are added constantly and are done in series. A great place to discover new stand-up entertainment. This service is guaranteed to make you laugh,

Pros

  • Guaranteed to make you laugh
  • Good Value
  • Lots of New content always being added

 

Cons

  • Only Stand-up content

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7 Days

Stand-up Comedy

$3.50 pm


Next-Up Comedy is another Stand-up comedy service. It delivers a stream of comedy circuit legends and rising stars. Stand-up comedy is one of the few comedy formats that seems guaranteed to make an audience laugh. It is a great place to discover new stand-up performances with new jokes that you have not heard before. This service comes highly recommended. 

Pros

  • Will make you laugh
  • New constant content

 

Cons

  • Only has stand-ups

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7 Days

500+ Comedy Movies and TV

$14.99 pm


HBO Now is not just a comedy steaming platform but us has a large library of movies to enjoy, which are always being update. At time of writing this includes titles such as Home Alone, School of Rock, Dodge-ball Bridesmaids and much more. HBO also hosts a number of sit-coms from Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ballers and much more.

Pros

  • Always has great movies
  • Seasonal Comedies at Christmas

 

Cons

  • More expensive than most other services offering Comedy

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30 Days

150+ Comedy Series & Movies

$10.99 pm


Showtime has never been one of my chosen premium network streaming options, however it is worth mentioning its comedy collection. Currently you can enjoy movies such as Back to The Future Trilogy and the TV series Shameless, along with loads of light hearted comedies. Being network based it has  a constant rotation of new content and a great seasonality selection

Pros

  • Good seasonality content
  • Rotation of new content
  • Available

 

Cons

  • Not as good as other network services such as Starz or HBO Now

Best Streaming Service for Watching Comedy Movies (Starz)

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7 Days

400+ Comedy Movies and Series

$8.99 pm


Yet again Starz has impressed me. Its comedy collection is much more extensive than Showtimes and almost as large as HBO Now, yet it is the cheaper service out of them.  At time of writing it has Zombieland, Meet the Fockers, 21 Jump Street, Napoleon Dynamite and much more. As Starz is also a premium network service it benefits from great seasonal content such as Christmas movies as well as a constant update of content throughout the year.

Pros

  • Great Seasonal content
  • Available on Amazon Channels
  • Great comedy movies

 

Cons

  • Comedy movie library is much better than its choice of comedy series

Best Streaming Service for Watching Comedy TV Shows (Hulu)

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30 Days

Extensive library with selection of everything

$5.99 pm


Hulu has a number of options from their basic VOD service for a low price to Live TV and premium add-on networks such as HBO and Starz. The basic service is great value and always has a great selection of comedy. Rom-Coms such as Notting Hill and Hitch,  1980 era comedies include Weird  Science  and Back to The Future. TV comedy includes series such as 30 Rock, Blackadder, The Cleveland Show and Californication.  If you want more comedy then you can add premium networks such as HBO, Starz and Showtime or you can add Live TV channels, however this all comes at a price. 

Pros

  • Lots of Content
  • Options to expand

 

Cons

  • The more extras you add the more expensive it will get

Best Cord-Cutting Service for Watching Comedy Channels (Philo)

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7 Days

Internet TV - MTV channels and Comedy Central

$20 pm


I have chosen Philo as an option for streaming comedy as it is one of the cheapest Cord-cutting services and includes  a number of channels eitehr dedicated to comedy or well known for a good comedy schedule. Channels include Comedy Central, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV2 and many more. Sling TV also offers most of these channels but at a much higher price, making Philo the obvious choice for comedy channels.

Pros

  • Cheap cord-cutting option
  • Can now bolt-on Epix and Starz Premium Networks
  • Up to 3 Streams and 10 user profiles

 

Cons

  • No local channels

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7 Days

100+ Comedy Movies and Series

$5.99 pm


CBS All Acces is Tehran Premium Network option with  plenty of comedy series and movies to enjoy. Their library includes series such as Young Sheldon, Faiser and Cheers. Being network based you will benefit from a rotation of new and old content and seasonal movie collections. Current Movies at time of writing is not as extensive as other Premium networks but still some good options with Rat Race, Hitch, Ghost Town and About Schmidt.

Pros

  • Cheaper than other network services
  • Go to service for Trekkies

 

Cons

  • Not as much content as other premium networks such as Starz or HBO

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7 Days

100+ comedy movies

$9.99 pm


Another Premium network service Cinemax has plenty of great comedy movies to enjoy. Being a network service it has  a good rotation of content along with a good seasonal collection. At time of writing movies inlcude Tower Heist, Mask,Project X, Happy Gilmore, Shaun of The Dead and many more. Although the service does not have as much content compared to  competitors it does have better content as most movies are are premium movies or well known classics. 

Pros

  • Mostly premium content without all the rubbish content that some other services offer.

 

Cons

  • Not really good for comedy shows or anything other than movies

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7 Days

Comedy TV Channels MTV and Comedy Central

$30+


Sling TV is the oldest and original cord-cutting service in the US and is still one of the best. Although it is a costly option for just wanting to watch  comedy, if you happen to be looking to making the switch to internet TV then Sling is definitely to be considered for all comedy fans. In addition to great comedy channels such as Comedy Central the $5 comedy add-on service also gives you access to MTVtruTVParamount NetworkMTV2CMTLogoRevoltGSN and TV Land.

Pros

  • Mostly premium content without all the rubbish content that some other services offer.

 

Cons

  • Not really good for comedy shows or anything other than movies

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7 Days

400+ comedy movies

$5.99pm


Epix is our final premium network on the list. For the most part premium networks always have an up-to-date library of family comedy, Rom-Com, Adult Comedy and Teen comedy to enjoy as they manage to show what is available on their premium channels. Epix has a massive selection of Comedy Movies but not really any TV Shows to make you laugh. At time of writing there is The Addams Family, Jackass, Wayne World, The Festival and hundreds more.

Pros

  • Lots of Movies
  • Seasonal content
  • Cheaper than competitors

 

Cons

  • No Sit-Coms / Comedy TV

Best Cord-Cutting Service for Watching Comedy Horror (Shudder)

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7 Days

200+ comedy horror movies

$3.99pm


Now i realise this is a horror streaming platform. However, comedy horror is a huge sub genre so I had to add it. Shudder has by far has the best of all horror genre movies. You will find everything from slashers to spoofs to make you laugh on Shudder. It is in my opinion one of the best niche streaming services.

Pros

  • Biggest collection of horror comedy
  • Very cheap

 

Cons

  • Only Horror Comedy

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30 Days

Unknown amount of Comedy Movies and TV

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Amazon Prime should always be considered no matter what you are looking for as it has a little of everything and is always well priced. Comedy movies at time of writing include, Knives Out, Shrek, Grown-Ups and My Spy. Comedy shows include The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Preacher, 3rd Rock From The Sun and The Boys and Malcolm in The Middle. Content differs form Country to Country but the Amazon Originals are always the same and new movies are regularly added and removed. 

Pros

  • Some of its own unique content
  • Great Value
  • Also comes with music, some Audio/ebooks and free delivery when you shop on Amazon

Cons

  • Still disappointing compared to its main rival Netflix.