Best comedies on Prime Video
The best comedies on prime video are:
This is one of a handful of modern series effectively blurring the line between comedy and drama. Jeffrey Tambor rightfully has garnered much attention for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman, who at 70 begins her transgender journey from Mort – much to the shock of her three adult children. But this Amazon Original Series is not just Maura’s story; it’s about an entire family of supposed grownups all still trying to figure out who they really are.
The setup we’ve seen before: a period piece (the 1980s this time) about a working-class kid landing a job at a ritzy country club. But rarely has it been as successful. Red Oaks blends well-rounded characters with surprising plot twists. Craig Roberts stars as David, the ambitious young tennis instructor. Paul Reiser does some of his best work as the club member who takes David under his wing.
This is the main rival of Catastrophe for the title of the funniest show on television. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (as Vice President Selina Meyer) and company skewer Washington not for its politics but for its runaway egos and raging dysfunction. The characters hurl the most awful – and hilarious – insults at each other nonstop.
Not all the gags in this bawdy British comedy work, but there are so many of them that the shooting percentage hardly matters. Green Wing takes place in a hospital in which the staff is far less interested in medicine than in each other. Fans of UK TV will see many familiar faces in the large cast. John Oliver even makes a brief appearance in the pilot episode.
Flight of the Conchords
A hopelessly horrible musical act from New Zealand tries to make a go of it in New York. Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement star as a duo whose lack of talent is exceeded only by their lack of common sense. Flight of the Conchords is so bent it borders on the surreal. P.S. The music videos are sensational.