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.
2 Broke Girls
It’s the first episode of season two and the two broke girls of the title, Max and Caroline are still trying to raise cash for their cupcake business. Tonight’s plan; go undercover in search of ‘hidden treasure’ at an antiques auction.
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.
From the makers of Family Guy comes this new animated sitcom about a very dysfunctional family. And if you like the decidedly near-the-knuckle humour of its predecessor then trust us, you're going to like this.
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.
Ben and Kate
Onboard we have the opening of this new sitcom starring Dakota Johnson as Kate Fox and Nat Faxon as Ben Fox who, despite being exact opposites, move in together in a bid to sort out each other's problems.
The Big Bang Theory
In this episode from season six of the acclaimed ensemble sitcom, Sheldon, having observed the recent success of the Higgs Boson Particle, wants his schoolwork reviewed in the belief that it might earn him a Nobel prize. Deluded much?
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.
Friday Night Dinner
Friday night is chaos night in the Goodman household, and never more so than in this episode, in which Jonny discovers that Adam once threw out his beloved teddy bear, Buggy. To Jonny this means war.
Cryogenically frozen pizza boy Philip J. Fry is holding down his job at the Planet Express in Matt Groening's long running sci-fi comedy. It’s those inter-planetary deliveries that really make life hard.
Kate Hudson guest stars in this first episode of season four, playing a tough new dance instructor trying to whip the gleeful regulars into shape. Meanwhile Whoopi Goldberg makes an appearance as a ruthless dance academy dean, while music comes from Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga.
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.
Stand-up comedian Louis C.K. stars (directs, edits, produces and writes) this acclaimed, award-winning mix of comedy, drama and stand-up. In this episode, Louie volunteers to go on a school trip as well as sprucing up for what turns out to be a terrible date.
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.
Bricks takes a job delivering papers to save up for some night vision goggles.
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.
Chris O’Dowd (he of The IT Crowd and Bridesmaids fame) created and stars in this new sitcom based loosely around his own experiences growing up in the late 1980s. He stars as the imaginary friend of Sean, the youngest of a rural Irish family, who struggles with life, love, school and bullies nicking his bike. And it is, quite frankly, a delight.
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.
Jess is fired from her teaching job and Schmidt throws a party.
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…
The cult sci-fi comedy returns for its first proper outing since 1999, finding Rimmer on the receiving end of a distress call from his brother Howard. Trouble is, Rimmer can’t bear to save Howard unless he’s on an even footing career-wise.
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
When Alan gets a visit from his ex, Kandi, now a famous actress, he's sorely tempted to get back with her. Being in a committed relationship, he tells her no and earns serious brownie points with Lyndsey – that is, until some rather compromising paparazzi photographs appear.