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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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Published onMarch 6, 2023

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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?

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

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The best comedies on Peacock

The best TV comedies on Peacock

Poker Face (2023-ongoing)

Poker Face
Peacock

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Runtime: 47-67 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Rian Johnson
  • Main cast: Natasha Lyonne
  • Genre: Mystery/comedy/drama
  • Ratings: 8 – IMDB / 99% – Rotten Tomatoes

Charlie is on the run from some dangerous people. As she makes her way across the US, taking odd jobs wherever she can find them, her uncanny ability to sniff out lies allows her to solve crimes and bring some justice to the friends she makes on the road. This mystery-of-the-week features new guest stars with every episode, as Charlie finds new trouble to get out of.

Much like creator Rian Johnson’s Knives Out films and his directorial debut Brick, Poker Face plays with familiar mystery tropes to offer a fresh entry in the genre. If you like those films or classic shows like Columbo and Murder She Wrote, you won’t want to miss one of the best comedies on Peacock.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Superstore (2015-2021)

Department store employees stand together in Superstore
NBC

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 22 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Justin Spitzer
  • Main cast: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Sakura, Mark McKinney, Kaliko Kauahi
  • Genre: Workplace comedy/sitcom
  • Ratings: 7.8 – IMDB / 93% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

A stellar workplace comedy, 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. This one is a perfect choice for fans of The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

The Office (2005-2013)

The Office
NBC

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 22 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Greg Daniels
  • Main cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Ed Helms, Amy Ryan, Mindy Kaling
  • Genre: Mockumentary/sitcom
  • Ratings: 9 – IMDB / 81% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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. It spawned a lot of other sitcoms with a mockumentary format like Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, and Abbott Elementary.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Girls5eva (2021-ongoing)

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NBCUniversal

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Runtime:  minutes per episode
  • Creator: Meredith Scardino
  • Main cast: Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renée Elise Goldsberry
  • Genre: Musical/comedy
  • Ratings: 7.2 – IMDB / 96% – Rotten Tomatoes

Girls5eva 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.

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. It’s a great companion to fellow Peacock original We Are Lady Parts, as well as movies like This Is Spinal Tap and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

We Are Lady Parts (2021-ongoing)

We Are Lady Parts on Peacock
NBCUniversal

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Runtime: 24 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Nida Manzoor
  • Main cast: Anjana Vasan, Sarah Kameela, Juliette Motamed, Faith Omole, Lucie Shorthouse
  • Genre: Sitcom/musical
  • Ratings: 8.2 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Cleverly tackling questions of culture and belonging, We Are Lady Parts is hilarious and totally magnetic. It’s one of the best comedies on Peacock.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-2021)

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NBC

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 22 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Dan Goor, Michael Schur
  • Main cast: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Andre Braugher
  • Genre: Sitcom/police procedural/workplace comedy
  • Ratings: 8.4 – IMDB / 95% – Rotten Tomatoes

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. If you enjoy Parks and Recreation or Superstore, you’ll want to check this one out.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Saturday Night Live (1975-ongoing)

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NBC

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 93 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Lorne Michaels
  • Main cast: Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Colin Jost, Michael Che, Ego Nwodim, Bowen Yang
  • Genre: Sketch comedy
  • Ratings: 8 – IMDB / NA – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

After nearly 50 years, Saturday Night Live remains the most well-known name in sketch comedy. You can watch every season, dating back to 1975, on Peacock, along with new weekly episodes.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

The Kids in the Hall (1988-1995)

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CBC

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 25 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Lorne Michaels
  • Main cast: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney
  • Genre: Sketch comedy
  • Ratings: 8.4 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Mohawk Girls (2014-2017)

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CBC

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 22 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Tracey Deer
  • Main cast: Jennifer Pudavick, Heather White, Maika Harper, Allyson Pratt
  • Genre: Comedy/drama
  • Ratings: 6.3 – IMDB / NA – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Another Canadian series, Mohawk Girls also counts itself among the best comedies on Peacock.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Frasier (1993-2004)

Frasier
NBC

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Runtime: 22 minutes per episode
  • Creator: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee
  • Main cast: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Ratings: 8.2 – IMDB / 95% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

It’s rare for a spinoff to surpass the original, but Frasier manages to outshine Cheers, where the titular character was first introduced. The series is one of the best to come out of the 90s sitcom golden age, and it’s among the best comedies on Peacock.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

MacGruber (2021-ongoing)

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Peacock

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Runtime: 30 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Will Forte, Jorma Taccone, John Solomon
  • Main cast: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, Billy Zane
  • Genre: Action/comedy
  • Ratings: 7.2 – IMDB / 85% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

For fans of the original movie and spoof movies like Austin Powers and Spy Hard, MacGruber will be a surefire hit.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

That 70s Show (1998-2006)

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Fox

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 22 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Mark Brazill
  • Main cast: Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Ratings: 8.1 – IMDB / NA – Rotten Tomatoes

That 70s Show follows 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.

Despite some weak later seasons, That 70s Show was one of the best sitcoms to come out in the 90s. Catch it on Peacock before watching the 90s-set reunion series on Netflix.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Weeds (2005-2012)

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Showtime

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Runtime: 28 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Jenji Kohan
  • Main cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Justin Kirk
  • Genre: Crime/drama/comedy
  • Ratings: 7.9 – IMDB / 70% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Featuring pitch-black humor, Showtime’s Weeds predates Breaking Bad by several years, hitting some similar notes. It’s among the best comedies on Peacock.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Sanford and Son (1972-1977)

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NBC

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Runtime: 22-24 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Bud Yorkin, Norman Lear
  • Main cast: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Ratings: 7.9 – IMDB / NA – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Fans of other classic sitcoms like All in the Family, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, or The Cosby Show are sure to like it.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.


The best movie comedies on Peacock

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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Universal Pictures

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Director: Nicholas Stoller
  • Main cast: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.1 – IMDB / 83% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Fans of Freaks and Geeks and other 2000s comedies like Knocked Up and I Love You, Man won’t want to miss this laugh-out-loud comedy on Peacock.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Clockwatchers (1997)

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BMG Independents

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Director: Jill Sprecher
  • Main cast: Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow, Alanna Ubach
  • Genre: Comedy/indie
  • Ratings: 6.6 – IMDB / 85% – Rotten Tomatoes

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 cast alone makes Clockwatchers worth your time, but the Gen X apathy at its center offers some terrifically dry comedy as well, skewering the soullessness of office culture.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Universal Pictures

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Main cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi
  • Genre: Mystery/neo-noir/comedy
  • Ratings: 8.1 – IMDB / 79% – Rotten Tomatoes

The Big Lebowski 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.

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. If you like comedy mysteries like Knives Out and COnfess Fletch, or more absurdist, dark takes like Inherent Vice and Under the Silver Lake, you won’t want to miss this one.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Afternoon Delight (2013)

Kathryn Hahn and Juno TempleAfternoon Delight
The Film Arcade

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Director: Joey Soloway
  • Main cast: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch
  • Genre: Drama/comedy
  • Ratings: 5.7 – IMDB / 66% – Rotten Tomatoes

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 work for the family as a live-in nanny, inviting some drama into their lives.

Starring the inimitable Kathryn Hahn, Afternoon Delight is an underrated comedy worth checking out on Peacock.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Bernie (2012)

Millenium Films

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Main cast: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
  • Genre: Crime/drama/comedy
  • Ratings: 6.8 – IMDB / 88% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Jack Black stars in this pitch-black comedy based on a bizarre, twisted true story.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Death Becomes Her (1992)

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

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Main cast: Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini
  • Genre: Comedy/fantasy
  • Ratings: 6.6 – IMDB / 55% – Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

American Pie (1999)

Jason Biggs in American Pie
Universal Pictures

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Director: Paul Weitz
  • Main cast: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas
  • Genre: Comedy/teen
  • Ratings: 7 – IMDB / 61% – Rotten Tomatoes

A group of teen boys, desperate to lose their virginities, make a pact to all have sex by the time they graduate. What follows is a series of misadventures as they navigate teen romance and the overwhelming reality that everything’s about to change.

A classic of the teen movie genre, American Pie capped off the 90s and launched a whole cycle of raunchy comedies. While not everything has aged al that well, there’s a lot to enjoy even today, including some terrific performances that launched careers.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Hot Fuzz (2007)

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Rogue Pictures

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 121 minutes
  • Director: Edgar Wright
  • Main cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton
  • Genre: Crime/comedy
  • Ratings: 7.8 – IMDB / 91% – Rotten Tomatoes

A rogue, over-active cop is reassigned to a quiet community, but once there, he’s teamed up with a new partner, and the two uncover a dangerous criminal conspiracy.

A hilarious parody of cop movies from the director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz seems custom-made to please fans of the real thing, like Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, Point Break, and so many more.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Meet Cute (2022)

Pete Davidson as Gary and Kaley Cuoco as Sheila in front of a bridge in Meet Cute - best new streaming movies
Peacock

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Director: Alexandre Lehmann
  • Main cast: Kaley Cuoco, Pete Davidson
  • Genre: Romantic comedy/sci-fi
  • Ratings: 5.7 – IMDB / 58% – Rotten Tomatoes

A woman relives the perfect date every night with the help of a time machine. Each time, she tries to improve her boyfriend, not knowing that changing the past could impact the future.

While not a huge standout in the romcom genre, Meet Cute does offer an interesting spin on the genre, drawing on the time loop format of films like Groundhog Day and Palm Springs.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

World’s Greatest Dad (2009)

World's Greatest Dad
Magnolia Pictures

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
  • Main cast: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Alexie Gilmore
  • Genre: Drama/comedy
  • Ratings: 6.9 – IMDB / 88% – Rotten Tomatoes

When his difficult and generally detestable son accidentally dies of auto-erotic asphyxiation, an aspiring novelist restages the scene and writes a moving suicide note. Based on his powerful words, the boy’s peers start to pretend they respected and admired him, encouraging his father to keep writing more words in his son’s name.

A deeply uncomfortable, pitch-black comedy, with Robin Williams doing some of the best work of his career, World Greatest Dad didn’t get as much love as it should have upon release, and it’s one of the best comedies on Peacock.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.

Drinking Buddies (2013)

Drinking Buddies
Magnolia Pictures

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Director: Joe Swanberg
  • Main cast: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston
  • Genre: Comedy/drama/romance
  • Ratings: 6.1 – IMDB / 84% – Rotten Tomatoes

Two coworkers try to ignore their feelings for each other, but things come to a head when they have a couples’ weekend together with their significant others.

Featuring improvised dialogue, in keeping with director Joe Swanberg’s usual mumblecore process, Drinking Buddies has a realist, lived-in quality that makes it a clear standout among comedies on Peacock.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Peacock.


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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