Awesome Comedies

Man vs. Bee (Trailer)

Man vs. Bee (Trailer)

Rowan Atkinson stars as a bumbling housesitter in this slapstick comedy series about a man who will go to any lengths to get rid of a pesky bee that got into his client’s house. We’re guessing that the bee wins. Premieres 6.24.22 on Netflix.

Baymax! (Trailer)

Baymax! (Trailer)

Disney+ returns to the world of Big Hero 6’s with a new animated series. Interested only in helping, our inflatable robot pal Baymax spends each episode trying to fix a physical issue that his systems identified and ultimately finds deeper meaning in each interaction.

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The Pentaverate (Teaser)

The Pentaverate (Teaser)

(PG-13: Language) Mike Myers created and plays eight different roles in this six-episode series. The story imagines that a secret society has controlled the world’s events for the greater good since 1347. Myers is joined by Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, and Jennifer Saunders. Premieres 5.5.22 on Netflix.

Lighting Tests

Lighting Tests

(PG-13: Language) We’re sure our actor friends can relate to this short film about a man who takes a rather unglamourous gig for a chance at a good part. Liam Harkins stars as Malky, the actor who knows he can do so much more in this understated comedy by writer-director Tom Nicoll.

Murderville (Trailer)

Murderville (Trailer)

(PG-13) Will Arnett stars in this comedy series that pokes fun at cop dramas. Each episode features a celebrity sidekick who must help detective Terry Seattle solve crimes – without a script. Guests include Conan O’Brien, Ken Jeong, Annie Murphy, Kumail Nanjiani, Sharon Stone, and Marshawn Lynch. Drops 2.3.22 on Netflix.

Our Flag Means Death (Teaser)

Our Flag Means Death (Teaser)

Rhys Darby (Murray from Flight of the Conchords) stars in this high-seas comedy adventure series about a wealthy man who abandons his life of privilege to become a pirate. Taika Waititi, the busiest man in Hollywood, does double duty as Executive Producer and performs as Blackbeard. Premieres 3.2022 on HBO Max.

Bigbug (Trailer)

Bigbug (Trailer)

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, creator of Amélie, Delicatessen, and City of Lost Children helmed this science fiction comedy about a group of suburbanites who are locked inside their homes by their robots when an android revolution starts outside. On Netflix 2.11.2022.

Studio 666 (Trailer)

Studio 666 (Trailer)

In this horror-comedy flick, the Foo Fighters look for an inspiring location to write and record their new album. They end up choosing a creepy haunted mansion as their recording studio, and things go off the rails when Dave Grohl becomes obsessed and possessed. In theaters 2.25.2022.

Big Gold Brick (Trailer)

Big Gold Brick (Trailer)

Andy Garcia, Emory Cohen, Megan Fox, Lucy Hale, and Oscar Isaac star in this dark comedy about a promising young writer enlisted by an enigmatic man to write his biography. But it’s clear from the off-kilter trailer that there’s so much more to the story. In theaters, digital, and on-demand 2.25.2022.

Short Calf Muscle

Short Calf Muscle

After a comment about “your kind,” a man thinks he’s being called out for being gay. But it turns out that Anders is being picked on for something completely different that he doesn’t even realize. Writer/Director Victoria Warmerdam’s short film offers a biting social commentary about stereotypes and being treated like an outsider.

David

David

(PG-13: Language) Despite the comedic chops of its actors and creator, Zach Woods’ short film is surprisingly serious. It follows the story of a severely depressed man whose emergency therapy session is interrupted by another pressing situation. Stars Will Ferrell, William Jackson Harper, and Fred Hechinger. (Thanks, Rob!)

Red Notice (Trailer)

Red Notice (Trailer)

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson star in this buddy caper comedy about a professional art thief who finds himself teamed up with an FBI profiler to hunt down an elusive rival. Coming to Netflix 11.12.2021.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Trailer)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Trailer)

The long-awaited follow-up to Ivan Reitman’s two Ghostbusters films was directed by his son Jason. It follows the story of a family who leaves the big city for the country and discovers they have a connection to the specter-fighting team. They end up dusting off the ECTO-1 and proton packs after spirits rise once again.

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Jackass Forever (Trailer)

Jackass Forever (Trailer)

Because watching grown men act like idiots never gets old, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, and Jeff Tremaine have assembled the Jackass gang for another movie packed with self-destructive stunts. Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, and Wee Man are joined by a fresh batch of victims this time out. Drops 10.22.2021.

Reservation Dogs (Trailer)

Reservation Dogs (Trailer)

Created by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo, this comedy series follows the story of four indigenous American teenagers and their adventures as they attempt to make their way from rural Oklahoma to the elusive and exotic land of California. Streaming 8.9.2021 on FX on Hulu.

Dunkey: PlayTime

Dunkey: PlayTime

“If you show this movie to 1,000 different people, everyone is going to be zoned into a different corner of the action.” videogamedunkey is filmessayistdunkey in this great review of Jacque Tati’s 1967 experimental comedy PlayTime, a nearly wordless film that deserves multiple viewings by every movie buff.

America: The Motion Picture

America: The Motion Picture

Netflix offers up a completely inaccurate history lesson on the origins of the U.S., in which a foul-mouthed, chainsaw-wielding George Washington leads the founding fathers. Voiced by Channing Tatum, Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, Judy Greer, Killer Mike, Bobby Moynihan, Raoul Max Trujillo, and more. Drops 7.30.2021.

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Trailer)

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Trailer)

Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman star in this action-comedy about a bodyguard who attempts to get out of the business and gets pulled back in to protect the wife of an unhinged killer. It looks like just the kind of madcap Summer romp we could use. In theaters 6.16.2021.

Cinema Toast

Cinema Toast

This eclectic comedy series is made from public domain films, recut by indie filmmakers to amuse and tell new stories. Each episode features dialogue dubbed by actors and comedians, including Nick Offerman, Nicole Byer, Aubrey Plaza, Fred Armisen, Alison Brie, and more. The full season is available now on Showtime.

Werewolves Within (Trailer)

Werewolves Within (Trailer)

This horror-comedy follows the residents of a small town as they and their new forest ranger (Sam Richardson) attempt to figure out who is killing people. Things get weird when people start to suspect that their mysterious killer is a werewolf. In theaters 6.25.2021 and on VOD 7.2.2021.

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The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Trailer)

The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Trailer)

Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) are behind this fun-looking animated feature about a wacky and dysfunctional family who find themselves in the midst of a robot apocalypse. Naturally, they end up becoming humanity’s only hope for survival. Coming to Netflix 4.30.2021.

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.

Atoll K: The Fan Edit

Atoll K: The Fan Edit

In 1951, Laurel & Hardy made their final movie, Atoll K (aka Utopia). The production was a disaster, and the finished film a disappointment. Film buff Joe Ramoni at Hats Off Entertainment worked tirelessly to re-cut the best footage and replaced the soundtrack, resulting in a fun slapstick comedy reminiscent of the duo’s classics.

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.

Coming 2 America (Trailer)

Coming 2 America (Trailer)

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back for an all-new adventure in New York City. As his father Joffrey Joffer passes down his crown, he proclaims that now King Akeem must return to Queens in search of a son he didn’t know he had. Premieres 3.5.2021 on Amazon Prime.

Death to 2020 (Trailer)

Death to 2020 (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, and Tracy Ullman head up the cast of this documentary special to send off the worst year most of us have experienced. It’s from the creators of Black Mirror, so we expect the comedy to be especially dark. Coming to Netflix 12.27.2020.

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