Six Great Comedies You Can’t Miss In 2023


Are you a fan of comedies? For a number of years now, the small screen has proven to be the winner in the race for the attention of viewers when it comes to the TV versus film battle, and in 2023 you can expect this to continue.

While big-budget movies like Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick have been raking in large sums, the overall consensus is that TV is still winning the war in terms of both audience share and critical acclaim.

Every streaming service has opted to invest more heavily in short-form content over longer duration pieces, and the quality continues to rise and if you like to have your tickle bones liberally caressed, here are five comedies to watch out for in 2023, a mixture of returning shows and new ones that you can enjoy from the comfort of your homes and devices this year.

The expansion, seemingly never-ending, of streaming services, means that there are more and more great shows to watch. If you are finding it hard to keep up, then check out streaming services reviews to make sure you sign up for those worthy of your attention and your subscription fee.

Shrinking (Apple TV+)


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This looks like a promising show and one that is sure to excite Apple TV+ viewers. The star of this quirky comedy is Jason Segel (I Love You Man, How I Met Your Mother), who stars as a recently widowed therapist who is unravelling, to say the least.

The show is a co-creation of Ted Lasso, co-creator Bill Lawrence (Scrubs), and Brett Goldstein (actor and writer of Ted Lasso). Harrison Ford, who is back with a bang, also stars in this bittersweet comedy.

Succession (HBO)

It’s back! Succession is set for a fourth season in the spring, and the now hugely popular show continues to win the affection of viewers and critics alike. Season three closed with Kendall, Shiv, and Roman being vanquished from the family, with Logan once again on top.

This dark comedy is beautifully written, and every character within the piece brings something to the well-constructed table. At its heart, it’s a show about a broken family, but it also continues to reflect society in all its horror. Expect Nicholas Braun to once again steal the show as the hapless but always-winning Greg.

If you’ve somehow not fallen for the show’s charms yet, then you need to catch up quickly before round four airs.

Severance (Apple TV+)

A common complaint about the big screen is that there is a complete lack of originality when it comes to the big movies that are being released; well, in terms of the innovative ways in which TV has evolved, Severance is a show that has really made a big leap into the unknown.

Season two of the show created by Dan Erickson, and directed by Ben Stiller, among others, is set to air in 2023 and will be eagerly anticipated by those who were enthralled by the genius of season one.

For the uninitiated, Severance stars Adam Scott as an employee who undergoes ‘severance,’ a procedure that sees his work and life balance split cleanly apart. In other words, outside the office Mark S (Scott) has no idea what he does during his work days, and similarly, in his office life, he is unaware of his outside persona.

It’s a richly rewarding show with outstanding acting on show from the likes of Scott, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, and Patricia Arquette, and season two is sure to hit home.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (Amazon Prime)


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The fifth and final season of this popular comedy will air in 2023 and will be the last chance to enjoy this 1950s set comedy starring Rachel Brosnahan as a Jewish-American housewife who branches out into stand-up comedy.

This Emmy-award-winning show has hooked viewers since season one, and all those who are addicted to the show will wonder where the final season will lead Mrs. Maisel. Her travails continue as she looks to balance her work and family life post-divorce, and season four saw Lenny Bruce aid her in reinvigorating her career in comedy.

Fargo (FX)

A fifth season of Fargo is set to be released in 2023, and fans of the show will hope for a return to form after a slightly bloated and uninspired fourth season. Into the mix comes Mad Men star Jon Hamm with this season taking place in 2019 as opposed to earlier period efforts.

Joining Ham are Juno Temple (Ted Lasso, Atonement) and the always excellent Jennifer Jason Leigh (Short Cuts, The Hateful Eight), and it’s sure to be a return to form with this level of quality among its cast of players.

What We Do In the Shadows (FX)


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This show, filmed in a knowing mockumentary style, will air its fifth season in 2023, and it’s one of the more consistently funny shows out there. That should be no surprise, given it comes from Jermaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and stars the hilarious Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, and Mark Proksch.

The premise is hugely original. A bunch of vampires live together in New York, and the show charts their interaction with the modern world. Originally a hilarious movie starring Clement, and Taiki Waititi, the TV series has secured a cult following. The upcoming season is sure to be greedily consumed by viewers entranced by this comedy horror show.

Are you going to be watching any of these comedies in 2023? Let us know in the comments.

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