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The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows 

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Updated February 21, 2020 3k votes 611 voters 34.4k views 84 items

Here are the best Netflix original comedy shows currently streaming right now. Featuring horror comedies, romantic comedies, and sitcoms, this list of Netflix comedy originals is updated with new and popular shows. What is the best Netflix original comedy series?

The latest and newest Netflix original comedy shows feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Drew Barrymore, Alison Brie, Aziz Ansari, and Jon Hamm. Must-watch Netflix original comedies include GLOW, American Vandal, Santa Clarita Diet, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  

Vote up the best original comedy series on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Crime, Horror, + more

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more

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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein

Genres (Tv): Animation, Adult, Comedy

Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New ...more

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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

Premiered: 2014

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Animation

BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" ...more

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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Dark comedy

Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy ...more

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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Atypical Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine
Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written by Robia Rashid. Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, looks for a ...more

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Merry Happy Whatever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Dennis Quaid, Hayes Mac Arthur, Bridgit Mendler

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Merry Happy Whatever (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark-comedy television series. The first season takes place over the week or so around Christmas as a strong-willed dad (Dennis Quaid) ...more
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On My Block is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia

Genres (Tv): Comedy

On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age television series created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. Four bright and street-savvy friends navigate their way through the ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 51

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more

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Home For Christmas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Home For Christmas
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Derry Girls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Derry Girls Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland

Premiered: 2018

Network: Channel 4, Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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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AJ and the Queen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Izzy G., Tia Carrere, RuPaul

Premiered: 2020

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

AJ and the Queen (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy series created by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King. The series follows Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen traveling across America, who ...more

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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of the same name. Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado) is a newly-single Army Nursing Corps veteran ...more

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The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

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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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more

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Family Reunion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Anthony Alabi, Loretta Devine, Talia Jackson

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Family Reunion (Netflix, 2019) is an American television comedy series. When the McKellan family, headed by Moses 'Moz' McKellen (Anthony Alabi) from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended ...more

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American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
American Vandal Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro

Genres (Tv): Mockumentary

This series (Netflix, 2017) is a true satire mockumentary series. When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused and expelled from school, sophomore Peter Maldonado (Tyler ...more

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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape ...more

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Workin' Moms is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Catherine Reitman, Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind

Premiered: 2017

Network: CBC Television, Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Comedy-Drama, Sitcom

Workin' Moms (CBC, 2017) is a Canadian television sitcom. Kate (Catherine Reitman), Anne (Dani Kind), Frankie (Juno Rinaldi), and Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim) are a group of friends dealing with the ...more
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Alexa & Katie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Paris Berelc, Isabel May, Tiffani Thiessen

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham. Eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school, lifelong best friends Alexa ...more

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Medical Police is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Sarayu Blue

Premiered: January 10, 2020

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Medical Police (Netflix, 2020) is a comedy series starring Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel. Two American physicians in São Paulo, Brazil, discover a civilization-threatening virus and are ...more

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AJ and the Queen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
AJ and the Queen
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The Expanding Universe o... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Comedy Shows
Paulina Chávez, Reed Horstmann, Conor Husting

Premiered: 2020

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia (Netflix, 2020) is a comedy television series created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland. Ashley Garcia, the world's only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics ...more

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