It’s hard to keep track of the comedy world as it spans across television, film, and now it’s rush onto online streaming platforms since 2015. Even more difficult, do you know how many films, just films, are released on average every holiday season between Nov. 15th and January 1st?

Neither do I… but we all know it is A LOT. Therefore I am just going to focus on the upcoming comedy features across a few online streaming platforms coming up between today and the end of November. Here’s a list of TV shows, films, and stand-up specials to keep an eye out for. Please enjoy responsibly.

Before we begin, a special shout-out to DeRay Davis for “How To Act Black,” his new Netflix stand-up comedy special which came out on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017! No waiting, Check it out NOWHERE.


Gameface – Season 1 (Hulu)

Comedy series following Marcella (Roisin Conaty) through “a witty, tender and resonant comedy about navigating your thirties when you’re under-prepared – but somehow always staying afloat.”

Directed by Andrew Chaplin, Created and Starring Roisin Conaty, also starring Dustin Demri-Burns, Caroline Ginty, Damien Molony, Karl Theobald, and Dylan Edwards.

There’s… Johnny! (Hulu)

All at once the season’s 7 half-hour episodes will launch for this “coming-of-age story, set in 1972, about 19-year-old Nebraskan Andy (Ian Nelson), who travels to the Burbank, Calif., studios of The Tonight Show and lands a job backstage working for Johnny Carson,” using real clips from Carson’s Show!

By Paul Reiser, Starring Tony Danza, Ian Nelson, Jane Levy, and Roger Bart. Also T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Nate Smith, David Hoffman, Daniel Strauss and Andrew Schulz.


Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (Netflix)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the set of Man on the Moon will be available for the first time in Chris Smith’s new documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond…and features Carrey in the present day looking back on his time on the film.” Directed by Chris Smith.

Check out the trailer:

Landline (Amazon)

Set in 1990’s Manhattan, this is a comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies. Congrats to Director Gillian Robespierre and writers Elisabeth Holm and Tom Bean on their Amazon Original Movie and Amazon Prime streaming premiere! Starring to Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, Edie Flaco, Abby Quinn, John Turturro and many more!

Check out the Trailer:


Baskets – Season 2 (Now on Hulu & Amazon)

FX’s absurd and beautiful family comedy’ by co-creator Jonathan Krisel and Zach Galifianakis, featuring Zach, Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly, and Sabina Sciubba.


Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers (Netflix)

Taking relatable family humor to new heights as he talks board games, underwear elastic and looking for hot dogs in all the wrong places. Starring Brian Regan.


Cherry Pop (Netflix)

A bawdy, uproarious comedy about a newcomer’s wild night in a down-and-out drag club. Directed by Assaad Yacoub and written by Nick Landa, Starring Caldwell Tidicue, Tempest DuJour, Detox Icunt, Mayhem Miller, Misty Violet, Allusia Alusia, Miguel Sagaz, Lars Berge and Latrice Royale.


She’s Gotta Have It – Season 1 (Netflix)

Spike Lee’s first film, from 1986, will now be expanded into a 10-episode Netflix comedy with the same plot, about a woman hoping to stay true to herself and her dreams while juggling three lovers.

Starring DeWanda Wise, Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, Chyna Layne, Anthony Ramos.

Check out the Trailer:

Happy Christmas (Hulu)

You may have caught this holiday comedy back in 2014, but Hulu is re-releasing this Dramedy for streaming just as the season arrives. Starring Anna Kendrick as the recently single Jenny who moves in with writer Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), her filmmaker husband (Mark Weber), and their child. Directed and Written by Joe Swanberg.


The Big Sick (Amazon Prime)

From Director Michael Showalter and writers Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani come to this comedy revolving around a Pakistan-Born comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Kumail Nanjiani) and student Emily Gardner (Zoe Kazan) who fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. Also starring Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham and Aidy Bryant.

Check out the Trailer:


Trailer Park Boys – Out of the Park: USA (Netflix)

Season 1 brings back the boys as they head south of the Canadian border for some outrageous American adventures. Starring John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith, Tom Mayhue, Alex Lifeson.


The Queen of Spain (Netflix)

A tense dramedy depicting Macarena Granada twenty years after the events of “The Girl of Your Dreams” in the 1950s, who has become a Hollywood star, and returns to Spain to film a blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile; where her old flame is arrested by fascists.

Written and Directed by Fernando Trueba, Starring Penelope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Neus Asensi, Ana Belen, Javier Camara, Chino Darin, Loles Leon, Arturo Ripstein, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sarda, Santiago Segura, Clive Revill, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin.

Check out the Trailer:


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)

Set in the early 1960’s a housewife decides to become a stand-up comic! Written and directed by Daniel Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino. Starring Rachel Brosnahan, Matteo Pascale, Matilda Szydagis, Bailey De Young, Joel Johnstone, and many more!

Check out the Trailer:


Person to Person (Hulu)

During a single day in New York City, different characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives.

Featuring Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Abbi Jacobson, Bene Coopersmith, Philip Baker Hall, George Sample III, Michaela Watkins, Ben Rosenfield, Olivia Luccardi, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Buddy Duress.

Check out the trailer:

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