Whether it’s the best of British comedy with An Idiot Abroad, the best of American comedy with Modern Family or the hilarious animated comedy American Dad – we’ve got something to make you smile.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
There's no doubt Alan Carr has a distinctive, perhaps even polarising presenting style: you either love him or you hate him. The A-list, fortunately, loves his probing and occasionally very cheeky interviewing technique, making his chatshow a must-see.
Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life
A supremely funny spoof of those celebrity tour-guide shows, this finds the redoubtable Alan showing viewers the hotspots of his native Norfolk. Included are landmarks such as Thetford Forest, as well as Alan’s daily stop-offs, such as his local newsagent and, in one truly hilarious sequence, his local swimming baths.
Near-the-knuckle animated comedy about dysfunctional Smith family. Eccentric director Werner Herzog is the guest star in this episode, in which Roger discovers he has an alter ego called Ricky Spanish – and must help him make amends.
An Idiot Abroad
In this first episode of series three, the unshakeable Karl is joined by Warwick Davis as they begin an adventure in Venice, where they visit a masquerade ball and Karl tries out a water jet pack. Very funny stuff!
Loosely based on the Jack Nicholson movie of the same name, this record-breaking US sitcom stars Charlie Sheen as an anger management therapist, who, as this opening episode shows, finds juggling his patients, his lovelife and teenage daughter a bit of a tall order.
Brand X With Russell Brand
In his first-ever talk show the controversial funnyman is joined by celebrity guests for a mix of political satire, stand-up, chat and even a touch of Agony Aunt-style problem-solving. As riotous as you’d expect.
The Big Bang Theory
Season six of the hit sitcom continues with the episode The Decoupling Fluctuation, in which Penny wrestles with the issue of whether or not to break up with Leonard. Trouble is, she can’t decide: is he a lovable nerd, or just a nerd?
The Carrie Diaries
In the pilot episode of this brand new teen drama we find ourselves in the company of a certain Carrie Bradshaw (yes, Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw) in 1984 during her final year of junior high school.
This extremely funny comedy series starring Chevy Chase and Ken Jeong follows a group of students at a community college and, thanks to its inspired use of pop culture references and parodying clichés, it has amassed a huge cult following.
In this episode, Zapp Dingbat, Leela invites the staff of the Planet Express to her parent’s anniversary party. All is going well until the happy couple turn out not so happy, have a huge row and end up getting divorced.
How I Met Your Mother
This brilliant, award-winning sitcom is told in flashback and concerns a group of friends negotiating love lives in the Big Apple. But which of the ladies who populate Ted’s life did he eventually end up with?
John Bishop’s Britain
The Liverpudlian comedian’s foray into the great British character continues with a mix of stand-up, sketches and real-life stories told by celebrity guests and members of the public. In this episode they ask what it means to ‘be British’.
Live at the Apollo
Kevin Bridges is our host, with Phil Jupitus and Sarah Pascoe his guests in a typically uproarious and characteristically near-the-knuckle edition of the stand-up comedy showcase.
In this episode from series three our accident-prone heroine offers to look after a young child, which as you can imagine turns out to be a very bad idea indeed. And just don't mention that trip to the chiropractor.
Frankie’s still trying to hold her family together in this episode from season four. Meanwhile Sue and Brick buy a safe at a pawn shop hoping to strike it rich, while Axl continues to hobble around with a broken foot.
The sitcom that has been taking America and The UK by storm uses the mockumentary format to focus on the many different parts of an extended and, yes, very modern family. Fresh and most importantly very funny, it’s had critics doing happy cartwheels.
The cult film is now a cartoon, with the original cast returning as voices and Dynamite still practising his ninja moves and dancing. As in the movie, the comedy arises from the difference between the person Napoleon thinks he is, and the person he really is.
This curtain-opening instalment from the well-received series eight finds Mark asking Dobby to move in with him – and Jeremy faced with the prospect of moving out to make way. True to form, he’s not going without a fuss…
Suburgatory Series 2
Tess is still trying to make sense of life in her weird suburban neighbourhood full of ‘perfect moms’ in this acclaimed US sitcom. In this first episode from season two, she decides to take part in the local talent show – with, um, ‘mixed’ results.
The New Normal
Gay couple Bryan and David enlist single mum Goldie as a surrogate in this superb sitcom of very modern manners. Things would be idyllic but for the presence of Goldie’s grandmother, Jane (Ellen Barkin) who is, shall we say, somewhat ‘conservative’...
Two and a Half Men
In Avoid The Chinese Mustard Walden hires an actress to play the part of his girlfriend, but ends up falling for her. Meanwhile, Jake and Missi plan a rendezvous at the beach house, which does not go well…