5 TV Comedies You Should Be Watching

And now for something completely different.

I’m as much a fan of comedy as I am a fan of Pet Battles, so I spend a lot of time watching comedy related TV shows. Here is a list of 5 comedy shows I’ve been enjoying that I think you guys might like too.

1. Nathan For You – Comedy Central

Profressional Comedian, Nathan Fielder (@nathanfielder on twitter) graduated from business school with “good” grades, now he wants to help small business improve their business with unconventional ideas. They’re usually things that will help in the short term, but something that is won’t sustain a long life. For example, he had a ice cream shop start selling a poo flavored ice cream. It got people in the door, just to see if it were true, but no one liked the flavor (obviously). Nathan has a dry sense of humor and he uses it to his advantage.

2. Billy on the Street – Fuse

Billy Eichner (@billyeichner on twitter) offers random people $1 if they can answer his biased pop culture trivia questions. The show often features celebrity cameos in games such as “Scream for an American Girl Doll” which featured Will Farrell. The show hinges on absurdity and the best moments are often when he catches someone off guard and then just runs away when they scream.

3. Whose Line Is It Anyway? – CW

The third iteration of Whose Line is now on the CW. This improv show is hosted by Aisha Tyler, and stars improvisational actors Wayne Brady (@waynebrady on twitter), Colin Mochrie (@colinmochrie on twitter), Ryan Stiles (not on twitter) and a fourth rotating cast member. They perform a variety of scenes where they make up everything on the spot with often funny consequences. If you’ve seen the show before, it’s basically the same, just with more celebrity guests. I think the old episodes were funnier, but I’m not complaining that’s there’s more Colin Mochrie on TV.

4. The Jeselnik Offensive – Comedy Central

Stand-up Comedian Anthony Jeselnik makes light of horrible news stories in the first part of the show, then for the rest of the show he invites some of his comedian friends to do the same. The second half is definitely the better part, with everyone playing off each other.

5. The League – FXX

Six friends and their escapades surrounding their fantasy football league. You do not need to be a fan of football to like this show, my wife loves it and hates football. It’s the only situational comedy on my list for a reason. It’s considered an ensemble comedy but none of the actors were that famous until after the show gained popularity.  This season starts on Wednesday, September 4th at 10:30.


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