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What are the best comedies on Peacock to stream today?

Peacock has a huge selection of funny shows and movies to choose from.
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November 11, 2022
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NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock has been quickly expanding, including sports, major movie releases, and now even Hallmark Channel content. The service is also home to a huge array of comedy titles. That includes Peacock original shows as well as streaming movies. So, what are the best comedies on Peacock?

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Below, we break down some of the best comedy titles you’ll find across both film and TV.

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NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service offers a lot of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, along with live news and sports. Best of all, you can watch lots of its content for free, or watch all of it with a paid subscription starting at just $4.99 a month.

The best comedies on Peacock

The best TV comedies on Peacock

Superstore

Department store employees stand together in Superstore
NBC

Number of seasons: 6
Current status: Series ended in 2021
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%
Main cast: 
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Sakura, Mark McKinney, Kaliko Kauahi

A stellar workplace comedy, NBC’s Superstore follows the staff of a big-box department store, charting their daily tasks and relationships as they make the best of their jobs. The series does a great job of balancing political critiques of employment conditions for working-class Americans with hilarious sitcom hijinks, all grounded in compelling characters.

The Office

The Office
NBC

Number of seasons: 9
Current status: Series ended in 2013
Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%
Main cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Ed Helms, Amy Ryan, Mindy Kaling

Another workplace comedy on Peacock, The Office is a hugely popular remake of the British series of the same name that has more than surpassed its source material as a pop-culture hit. The series follows the employees of a paper company in small-town America, led by their well-intentioned but unbelievably inept boss. Fans of the show might also enjoy The Office Superfan Episodes, extended versions of episodes available only on Peacock.

Girls5eva

best peacock original series
NBCUniversal

Number of seasons: 2
Current status: Ongoing (moving to Netflix for season 3)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
Main cast: Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renée Elise Goldsberry

While Peacock sadly cancelled this gem, it will be back for a third season on Netflix, and you can luckily still watch two seasons on Peacock. The series follows a washed-up girl band that gets back together when a popular musician samples their hit 90s song. Now, they have to learn to be a band again to go on tour, all while dealing with the responsibilities of middle age.

We Are Lady Parts

We Are Lady Parts on Peacock
NBCUniversal

Number of seasons: 1
Current status: Ongoing
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%
Main cast: Anjana Vasan, Sarah Kameela, Juliette Motamed, Faith Omole, Lucie Shorthouse

Another Peacock comedy about an all-female band, We Are Lady Parts originally aired in the UK on Channel 4. The series sees a geeky biochemical engineering student following her dreams and joining an all-female Muslim punk band, with the five young women working to get gigs and make it big.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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NBC

Number of seasons: 8
Current status: Series ended in 2021
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%
Main cast: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Andre Braugher

Set in a Brooklyn police precinct, Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars a host of hilarious actors as colleagues trying to impress top brass and keep New York safe. A laugh-out-loud comedy, the series is among the best sitcoms of the last decade, and it’s streaming on Peacock.

Saturday Night Live

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NBC

Number of seasons: 47
Current status: Ongoing
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A
Main cast: Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Colin Jost, Michael Che, Ego Nwodim, Bowen Yang

After nearly 50 years, Saturday Night Live remains the most well-known name in sketch comedy. Each week, a new celebrity host and musical guest join a cast of regular players to riff on current events and pop culture, live from New York. You can watch every season, dating back to 1975, on Peacock, along with new weekly episodes.

The Kids in the Hall

The Kids in the Hall - best comedies on Peacock
CBC

Number of seasons: 6
Current status: Reunion season ended in 2022
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%
Main cast: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, this sketch comedy show features Canadian comedy troupe the Kids in the Hall performing outrageously funny bits with now-iconic characters. The original series ran from 1988 to 1995. Sadly, the 2022 revival is only streaming on Amazon Prime Video, but you can catch the original run on Peacock, and it’s one of the best comedies on the streamer.

Mohawk Girls

Mohawk Girls - best comedies on peacock
CBC

Number of seasons: 5
Current status: Series ended in 2017
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A
Main cast: Jennifer Pudavick, Heather White, Maika Harper, Allyson Pratt

Another Canadian series, Mohawk Girls also counts itself among the best comedies on Peacock. Often billed as an Indigenous answer to Sex and the City, Mohawk Girls four young Mohawk women as they juggle work, family, and love lives together in their small community on a reserve. 

Frasier

Frasier
NBC

Number of seasons: 11
Current status: Series ended in 2004
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%
Main cast: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney

It’s rare for a spinoff to surpass the original, but Frasier manages to outshine Cheers, where the titular character was first introduced. After relocating from Boston to Seattle to be closer to his ailing father, Doctor Frasier Crane hosts a talk radio therapy show while looking for love and bickering with his equally snobby therapist brother Niles.

MacGruber

Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, and Ryan Phillippe in MacGruber - best peacock original shows
Peacock

Number of seasons: 1
Current status: Ongoing
Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%
Main cast: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, Billy Zane

Will Forte returns as the American hero MacGruber, first introduced on Saturday Night Live and again in the 2010 movie of the same name. In the action-comedy series, MacBruber is pulled out of prison for one last suicide mission alongside his old team.

That 70s Show

That 70s Show - best comedies on Peacock
Fox

Number of seasons: 8
Current status: Series ended in 2006
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A
Main cast: Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith

Despite some weak later seasons, That 70s Show was one of the best sitcoms to come out in the 90s, following a group of teenage friends in Wisconsin in the 1970s. Playing on nostalgia, the show hits some strong emotional points along with laugh-out-loud comedy rooted in the culture of yesteryear. Catch it on Peacock before the 90s-set reunion series on Netflix.

Weeds

Weeds - best shows on Peacock
Showtime

Number of seasons: 8
Current status: Series ended in 2012
Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%
Main cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Justin Kirk

Featuring pitch-black humor, Showtime’s Weeds predates Breaking Bad by several years, hitting some similar notes. When her husband suddenly dies, a suburban housewife needs to find a way to pay the bills fast. She quickly comes to learn that there’s a lot of money to be made selling weed in her social circles, but she soon finds herself expanding and coming into contact with drug cartels.

Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son - best comedies on peacock
NBC

Number of seasons: 6
Current status: Series ended in 1977
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A
Main cast: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson

A truly classic and groundbreaking sitcom and an early instance of Black representation on the small screen, Sanford and Son follows a father and son who co-own a junk store. Patriarch Fred is a larger-than-life character. He’s always scheming and trying to get out of work, much to his son’s annoyance.

The best movie comedies on Peacock

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Jason Segel and Mila Kunis sit on the beach together in Forgetting Sarah Marshall - best funny movies on netflix
Universal Pictures

Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA rating: R
Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Main cast: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand

When his TV-star girlfriend dumps him, Peter decides to lick his wounds by taking a solo trip to Hawaii. Things get a little dicey when it turns out he’s staying at the same resort as his ex and her new boyfriend.

For a Good Time, Call… (2012)

Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller Rogen sitting on a bed with a pink phone in - For a Good Time Call - best comedies on peacock
Focus Features

Runtime: 86 minutes
MPAA rating: R
Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%
Director: Jamie Travis
Main cast: Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller Rogen, Justin Long, Sugar Lyn Beard, Mimi Rogers

A hilarious odd-couple comedy that didn’t get the love it deserved when it came out, For a Good Time, Call… sees two former rivals becoming reluctant roommates. When reserved Lauren realizes that boisterous Katie is earning cash as a phone sex operator, the two go into business together.

Clockwatchers (1997)

Four women stand together in Clockwatchers - best comedies on peacock
BMG Independents

Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA rating: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%
Director: Jill Sprecher
Main cast: Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow, Alanna Ubach

A Gen X sleeper hit, Clockwatchers sees a group of office temps banding together in the face of a hostile and indifferent workplace. Wiling away the boring hours, the four find solidarity in their shared positions, but a rash of office thefts puts a target on their backs.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Universal Pictures

Runtime: 117 minutes
MPAA rating: R
Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Main cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

A riff on films noir and the works of Raymond Chandler, this “slacker noir” from the Coen Brothers became a massive cult hit after a lukewarm reception in 1998. It sees a man accidentally pulled into a missing person case while he tries to simply get compensation for a soiled rug. The Big Lebowski is easily one of the best comedies on Peacock.

Seed of Chucky (2004)

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Rogue Pictures

Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA rating: R
Rotten Tomatoes score: 34%
Director: Don Mancini
Main cast: Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Billy Boyd, Redman, Hannah Spearritt, John Waters

One of the best — and weirdest — of the Chucky films, Seed of Chucky sees the murderous doll becoming a father. He and Tiffany decide to gave their offspring a human body,a nd to do that, they kidnap actress Jennifer Tilly (who voices Tiffany in reality) to make her their surrogate. Things only get weirder from there, if you can believe it. The film got the worst reviews of the entire franchise, but it has since been celebrated as a queer classic and feeds into the new Chucky TV series.

Easy A (2010)

Emma Stone in Easy A - best comedies on Peacock
Sony Pictures Releasing

Runtime: 92 minutes
MPAA rating: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%
Director: Will Gluck
Main cast: Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Thomas Haden Church, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley

Emma Stone stars as a teen who falls victim to the rumor mill in this comedy inspired by The Scarlett Letter. After telling a little white lie about losing her virginity, good-girl Olive suddenly becomes the talk of the school for all the wrong reasons. Can she lean into her new reputation and make the most of it?

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt in The Devil Wears Prada - best comedies on Peacock
20th Century Fox

Runtime: 109 minutes
MPAA rating: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%
Director: David Frankel
Main cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci

When a recent college grad lands her dream job at a fashion magazine, a difficult relationship with a nightmarish boss makes her question her career choices and prompts her to stand up for herself and reach for what she wants.

Afternoon Delight (2013)

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The Film Arcade

Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA rating: R
Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%
Director: Joey Soloway
Main cast: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch

Trying to shake things up and inject a bit of energy into her dull marriage, a woman takes her husband to a strip club. After getting a lap dance from one of the dancers, she invites her to come work for the family as a live-in nanny, which in turn invites some drama into their lives.

Bernie (2012)

Millenium Films

Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA rating: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%
Director: Richard Linklater
Main cast: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey

Jack Black stars in this pitch-black comedy based on a twisted true story. Small-town funeral director Bernie is friends with everyone, including a very unpopular widow. When she turns up dead, and Bernie is arrested for her murder, the town stands by him and comes to his defense.

Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids - best peacock movies
Universal Pictures

Runtime: 125 minutes
MPAA rating: R
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%
Director: Paul Feig
Main cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd

An outrageously funny movie starring Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig, directed by Paul Feig, Bridesmaids is one of the best comedies on Peacock. A single woman trying to get her own lovelife together suddenly finds herself navigating the responsibilities of being maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding, coralling the other bridesmaids with hilariously disastrous results.

Death Becomes Her (1992)

Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn handle poison in Death Becomes Her - best bruce willis movies
Universal Pictures

Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA rating: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes score: 54%
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Main cast: Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini

Panned by critics when it came out, Death Becomes Her has earned a cult following in the years since for its absurdist dark humor and terrific performances by Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, and Isabella Rossellini. When a novelist loses her husband to a movie star, she plots her revenge with the help of a mystical drug that grants eternal life.

Those are some of the best comedies on Peacock, including selections from the streamer’s TV and movie libraries. What are your favorite comedies? Let us know in the comments!

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NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service offers a lot of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, along with live news and sports. Best of all, you can watch lots of its content for free, or watch all of it with a paid subscription starting at just $4.99 a month.