THE BEST Comedies

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Trailer)

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Trailer)

Borat is back, and he has a daughter. Sacha Baron Cohen’s obnoxious but hilarious character is ready to take on America in 2020 in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” which hits Amazon Prime Video on 10.23.2020.

Save Yourselves! (Trailer)

Save Yourselves! (Trailer)

In an attempt to reconnect with each other, a couple decides to take a vacation from technology and turn off their devices. But it turns out that while they were disconnected from the world, aliens invaded the Earth. This indie sci-fi comedy is just the kind of lighthearted fare we could use these days. Drops 10.2020.

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Freaky (Trailer)

Freaky (Trailer)

Blumhouse Productions sprinkles a bit of their horror magic on the old body-swapping trope in this dark comedy about an ordinary high school girl (Kathryn Newton) who instead of becoming the next victim of a serial killer (Vince Vaughn), ends up possessing his body. Drops Friday, 11.13.2020.

Tales from the Multiverse

Tales from the Multiverse

What if God was an amateur computer programmer, and Earth was just one of the experiments he created using a graphical world-building application? That’s the setup for Magnus Møller, Mette Tange, and Peter Smith’s silly animated short film for Tumblehead. It also explains where that whole flat Earth thing came from.

The Voice in Your Head

The Voice in Your Head

(PG-13: Language) Writer/Director Graham Parkes’ comedic short film follows a man struggling with self-doubt, and a mysterious persona that continues to beat him down at every turn. But is this guy a figment of his imagination, or can everyone hear the stuff he’s saying?

Get Duked! (Trailer)

Get Duked! (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) When a group of teenage troublemakers head into the Scottish Highlands for an orienteering program, they get more than they bargained for, stumbling onto a creepy group of locals, a murder, and drugs along the way. The dark comedy has been winning raves, and is headed to Amazon Prime Video 8.28.2020.

Truth Seekers (Trailer)

Truth Seekers (Trailer)

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back together in this Amazon Prime comedy series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who post their sightings to the internet. But as their supernatural experiences become more frequent, they stumble onto a conspiracy that could mean the end of humanity.

Bill & Ted Face the Music (Teaser)

Bill & Ted Face the Music (Teaser)

Decades after their time-traveling hijinx, Bill and Ted are back for another excellent adventure. Original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter decide they’re heding to the future to visit their future selves and steal the Wyld Stallions song that will save the universe. Directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest).

Reno 911!: Season 7 (Trailer)

Reno 911!: Season 7 (Trailer)

After an 11-year hiatus, the hilarious Reno 911! is back. The entire original cast returns for a ride-along with plenty more inappropriate law-enforcement behavior and buffoonery. Premieres 5.4.2020 on streaming network Quibi, with new episodes for 12 days straight.

Tight Spot

Tight Spot

While shining a new customer’s shoes, a young man discovers the person sitting on his shoe shine bench might be the suspect in a horrible crime. But will his discovery lead to his own peril, or will he eliminate the evidence before he’s found out? Kevin Haefelin’s award-winning short comedy is good for a quick laugh.

Born Again

Born Again

(PG-13: Gore, Language) “I call ye forth… the devil… with my name… Greg!” Jason Tostevin’s completely sacrilegious horror-comedy short film introduces us to a group of satanists who basically have no clue of what they’re doing, as they try to call forth the devil’s spawn from a pregnant woman.

Upload (Trailer)

Upload (Trailer)

This sci-fi comedy from Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) is set in a future where sick and injured people’s loved ones have the option to have their consciousness uploaded into an idyllic digital “afterlife.” So yeah, it’s basically a funny version of Black Mirror. Coming to Amazon Prime Video.

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

Actor Paul Hogan portrays himself in this meta-movie about Hollywood’s insistence on relaunching the Crocodile Dundee franchise with a younger version of himself. We’re so happy that they decided to take this route rather than another sequel or reboot.

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Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss

Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss

This absurd dark comedy follows a couple who move into a low rent apartment, only to find wacked-out cult members start breaking in to commit ritualistic suicides. If that doesn’t sound funny to you, think again – that’s Taika Waititi as the cult leader, accompanied by an excellent comedic ensemble cast.

The French Dispatch (Trailer)

The French Dispatch (Trailer)

Wes Anderson does what he does best, telling intricately woven tales of unusual people, portrayed by a star-studded cast, and setting them into fastidiously-arranged living paintings. The French Dispatch follows a series of stories surrounding the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional French city.

The Jesus Rolls (Trailer)

The Jesus Rolls (Trailer)

Fans of The Big Lebowski will be thrilled to see the return of John Turturro’s purple-clad ball licker Jesus Quintana. Turturro wrote and directed this spin-off movie which sends The Jesus a wild journey with a quirky crew of cohorts. The star-studded flick hits theaters and on-demand digital on 3/6/20.

The Lovebirds (Trailer)

The Lovebirds (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) In this action comedy, Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani star as a couple having the perfect night, but inadvertently stumble into a murder scene. After becoming accused of the crime, they must work to find the real killer and clear their names. It kind of looks like Stuber meets Queen and Slim.

Dig Your Own Grave

Dig Your Own Grave

(PG-13: Language) “Do you have any work gloves or anything? This is like a huge job.” A loan shark’s hitman takes a debtor out to the middle of nowhere, and demands that he dig his own grave. But fulfilling this TV and movie trope isn’t as easy as it sounds in Kirk Larsen’s darkly comedic short film.

Come to Daddy (Trailer)

Come to Daddy (Trailer)

Elijah Wood sports a very bad haircut as he portrays a man who reunites with his mysterious and long-lost father, only to find out that the reason his Dad wants to get together is truly insidious. New Zealand filmmaker Ant Timpson’s twisted horror flick is getting raves from the critics.

Downhill (Trailer)

Downhill (Trailer)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this dark comedy about a couple who struggle with their relationship after an avalanche nearly crushes them during a family ski vacation. This remake of the French film Force Majeure looks like a good way to celebrate anti-Valentine’s day 2020.

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Free Guy (Trailer)

Free Guy (Trailer)

In Shawn Levy’s upcoming adventure comedy, Ryan Reynolds stars as a mild-mannered bank teller who figures out that he’s actually an NPC in a giant open-world video game. After he accidentally stumbles into a heroic situation, he goes from background player to leading man.

Avenue 5 (Teaser)

Avenue 5 (Teaser)

(PG-13: Language) Hugh Laurie stars in this new sci-fi comedy from the creator of Veep. It follows the wacky misadventures of an interstellar cruise ship and its guests. It’s like The Orville meets The Love Boat, though Captain Stubing is totally over it. Coming to HBO January 2020.

Sonic the Hedgehog (New Trailer)

Sonic the Hedgehog (New Trailer)

After terrifying viewers with its earlier trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Paramount Pictures hopes audiences will forgive and forget, revamping the CG animated video game character with bigger eyes and fewer teeth this time around. Hopefully, the movie will be entertaining after all of the hubbub.

The Lot

The Lot

(PG-13: Language) Steven Feinartz and David Gborie’s short comedy takes us inside a grocery store where a rash of shopping cart thefts leaves its manager with no choice but to tighten their belts. The cast does a great job bringing their characters and their woes to life.

Extra Ordinary (Trailer)

Extra Ordinary (Trailer)

This peculiar comedy follows the story of a driving instructor who discovers she has supernatural powers, and who finds herself wrapped in the mystery of a girl who’s been possessed after a washed up rock star (Will Forte) tries to sacrifice the girl as part of his deal with the devil for renewed fame.

You’re Not a Monster (Teaser)

You’re Not a Monster (Teaser)

IMDb’s new streaming miniseries is a bit of a nod to Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, though the therapist in this animated show only sees troubled monsters as his patients. Among the voices featured are Kelsey Grammer, Eric Stonestreet, Aparna Nancherla, Ellie Kemper, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amy Sedaris, and more.

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