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The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix  

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Here are the best British comedy shows streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for British sitcoms or shows with dry humor, this list of British TV comedies currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series. What are the best British comedy series to watch on Netflix? 

One of the funniest shows on Netflix, Chewing Gum, starring Michaela Coel, won the BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2016. Other good British comedies on netflix include Everything SucksThe IT Crowd, Extras, and the original UK series, The Office, starring Ricky Gervais who also stars in the 2019 Netflix original dark comedy After Life.

Vote up the best British comedy series on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. When you're done, be sure to check out our list of the best British dramas on Netflix.

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson
The IT Crowd is a British sitcom by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry. The "IT" ...more
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The Inbetweeners is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Greg Davies, Blake Harrison
The Inbetweeners is a British sitcom that originally aired on E4 from 2008 to 2010. Created and written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the show followed the life of suburban teenager Will ...more
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Derry Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland
Derry Girls (Channel 4, 2018) is a British sitcom created by Lisa McGee. Features the personal exploits of a 16 year old girl, her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 90s.
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After Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley
After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky Gervais. When Tony's (Ricky Gervais) wife suddenly dies he decides to get revenge on the world by doing ...more
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Bad Education is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Bad Education is a British sitcom produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Three. It stars Jack Whitehall as young teacher Alfie Wickers – "the worst teacher ever to grace the British ...more
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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey
Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more
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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more
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The End of the F***ing World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan
The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex ...more
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Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
Dad's Army is a BBC television sitcom about the British Home Guard during the Second World War. It was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and broadcast on BBC television from 1968 to 1977. ...more
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Extras is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant
Extras is a British sitcom about extras working in television and film sets and in theatre. The series was co-produced by the BBC and HBO, and was created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais ...more
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Chewing Gum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Michaela Coel, Robert Lonsdale, Susan Wokoma
Chewing Gum (E4, 2015) is a British television sitcom created by Michaela Coel. Growing up as a restricted, religious virgin, 24-year-old shop assistant Tracey Gordon (Coel) wants to have sex ...more
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Still Game is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley
Still Game is a Scottish sitcom, produced by The Comedy Unit with the BBC. It was created by Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, who play the lead characters, two Glaswegian pensioners, named Jack ...more
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Man Down is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Rik Mayall, Greg Davies
Man Down is a British sitcom first broadcast on Friday 18 October 2013 on Channel 4 and starring Greg Davies as Dan, a man who hates his job as a teacher, and Rik Mayall as his father in the ...more
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Lovesick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, Daniel Ings
Lovesick (Channel 4, 2014) is a British sitcom created by Tom Edge. After finding out he has an STD, Dylan (Johnny Flynn), with the help of his best friends Luke (Daniel Ings) and Evie (Antonia ...more
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White Gold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Ed Westwick, James Buckley, Joe Thomas
White Gold (BBC Two, 2017) is a British comedy series created by Damon Beesley. The story of a double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent (Ed Westwick) who is ...more
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Crashing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jonathan Bailey, Adrian Scarborough
Crashing (Netflix, 2016) is a British comedy drama series commissioned by Channel 4. The series follows the lives of six twenty-somethings living together as property guardians in a disused ...more
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Toast of London is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan
Toast of London is a British comedy series following Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing ...more
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People Just Do Nothing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
People Just Do Nothing Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Asim Chaudhry
People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three, 2014) is a British television mockumentary sitcom created by Allan Mustafa, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry, and Hugo Chegwin. A mockumentary about a group of ...more
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Cuckoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Andy Samberg, Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale
Cuckoo (BBC Three, 2012) is a British sitcom created by Robin French and Kieron Quirke. When Ken (Greg Davies) and Lorna (Helen Baxendale) collect their daughter Rachel (Tamla Kari) from the ...more
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Borderline is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Borderline David Avery, Jackie Clune, David Elms
Borderline (Channel 5, 2016) is a British mockumentary television comedy series created by Michael Orton-Toliver and Chris Gau. Retro-scripted, spoof documentary series following the work of UK ...more
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The Windsors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Harry Enfield, Haydn Gwynne, Hugh Skinner
The Windsors (Channel 4, 2016) is a British sitcom created by George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore. The parody series tells the story of the British Royal family, but re-imagined through the lens ...more
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Cuckoo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
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W1A is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes
W1A (BBC Two, 2014) is a British comedy television series created by John Morton, and the follow-up to comedy series Twenty Twelve. Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), formerly the Head of the ...more
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Sick Note is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson
Sick Note (2017, Sky One) is a British black comedy TV series. After slacker Daniel Glass (Rupert Grint) is misdiagnosed with cancer, his lies lead him into an absurd web of fraud, blackmail, ...more
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Derek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, David Earl
Derek is a British television comedy-drama written by, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais. The pilot was produced by Derek Productions Ltd. for Channel 4 and aired on 12 April 2012. On 9 May ...more