Best Comedy Series on Amazon Prime to watch right now!

When starting a marathon TV session on Netflix, it’s simple to develop a Netflix tunnel vision.  The top comedies on Amazon Prime Video are listed below. Amazon’s streaming service has gotten particularly good at making people laugh, as this list of Stuff favorites demonstrates. Recall that your Prime subscription already includes access to all of these movies and TV shows. Therefore, take a seat back and get ready to laugh out loud at these comedic masterpieces.

Key & Peele

As a writer and director of horror movies, Jordan Peele is now dominating the industry. He displays his humorous side in this sketch show, which is full of hilarious ideas that will make you laugh out loud rather than hide behind the couch. The program he and Keegan-Michael Key created debuted on Comedy Central in 2012 and ran for five seasons.

The two make and perform nearly everything on this album, exploring a wide range of topics such as race relations and Black culture, but not exclusively. When viewed today, several of the subjects seem a little “of their time.” Barack Obama was in office when the show was produced, and we have a feeling that things would have turned out quite differently and darker if the current president had been in office.

  • Genre: sketch comedy
  • Director: Peter Atencio
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
  • Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ian Roberts, Jay Martel


Michael Keaton plays the titular ghost in Beetlejuice, a blatantly Tim Burton production. A recently murdered couple calls upon the crazy, cunning spirit to remove their house from its new occupants. In other words, he is employed to carry out a type of reverse exorcism. The scene is ideal for Burton’s brand of strikingly beautiful black humor. This bizarre, hallucinogenic 1980s comedic classic also stars Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, and Geena Davis.

  • Genre: horror, fantasy, adventure
  • Director: Tim Burton
  • IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
  • Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe, Maurice Page

Step Brothers

Despite Will Ferrell’s inconsistent performance, he is still very good when at his best. One of his movies that best demonstrates this is Step Brothers, which is probably a little surprising given its premise. Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who is excellent, play spoiled middle-aged men who continue to live with their respective parents but are compelled to cohabitate as stepbrothers when those parents get married. Step Brothers quickly transitions from typical slapstick fodder to superior slapstick buddy comedy fare, even though it initially sounds like the kind of movie Adam Sandler would reject. The rivals quickly come to an understanding and band together to face a greater menace. Although it won’t alter your life, it will make you chuckle for 90 minutes.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: Adam McKay
  • IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, Adam Scott

Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz, the middle film in the “Cornetto Trilogy” by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright, is a loving satire of the action movie style from the 1980s and 1990s that is only set in rural England and played for laughs. This parodies action movie clichés and cliches in a similar way that Shaun of the Dead parodied zombie movies, but it does it in such a pleasant and technically proficient way that the filmmakers’ enormous admiration for their inspired source material shows through.

Hot Fuzz is amusing and a masterfully crafted homage to films like Lethal Weapon and Point Break. In it, Pegg’s nearly superhuman police officer is exiled to a small West Country village for making the rest of the Met look terrible. It’s also a brilliantly edited homage to the likes of Point Break, Lethal Weapon, and Bad Boys. Fantastic stuff.

  • Genre: Action Comedy
  • Director: Edgar Wright
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Robert Popper

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Traveling to a tropical location for some sun and surf is the best way to cure a shattered heart. Jason Segal’s struggling musician character’s plan is derailed when he learns that his TV star ex-girlfriend (Kristen Bell) and her annoying new boyfriend (a priapic British rock star played by Russell Brand) are both staying at the same Hawaiian hotel. In addition to being continuously funny, this film from the producers of Knocked Up takes a surprisingly insightful look at how people can unhealthily idealize their romantic relationships and how they need to fully let go before they can move on.

  • Genre: romantic comedy, drama
  • Director: Nicholas Stoller
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand

Shaun of the Dead

The first film in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto trilogy,” this horror-comedy focuses more on laughs than blood, though it does have its share of gory scenes and touching drama. Rather than proving to his partner that he is a serious matchmaker, Shaun (played by Pegg), a store employee in London, would prefer to play video games, consume alcohol, or listen to records with his best friend Ed. He decides to change after a fight, but the outbreak of zombies comes at the same time, so he must go through a wasteland full of ghouls to save his family and get through the night.

Shaun of the Dead is far more than your typical horror-comedy movie thanks to its abundance of witty references, sight gags, and scathing one-liners. It also has a lot of heart and passion, which makes it clear why Pegg and Wright are currently in high demand in Hollywood.

  • Genre: horror, dark comedy, adventure
  • Director: Edgar Wright
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

Looking forward to a mature TV program similar to Mad Men? one that is likewise set in Manhattan in the 1960s? You may enjoy the new show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. As Miriam “Midge” Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, a quick-witted middle-class housewife, she had what she considered to be the ideal 1950s New York lifestyle: a husband, children, and a lovely Upper West Side apartment. When events take an unexpected turn, she clumsily decides to attempt stand-up comedy and finds she has a knack for not only making people laugh but also uncovering life’s mysteries and truths while doing so. This award-winning comedic drama has three seasons to binge-watch, and it’s a fun, quick watch.

  • Genre: Comedy-drama, Historical drama
  • Writers: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino,
  • IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
  • Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Borstein, Michael, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub

There’s Something About Mary

There’s Something About Mary highlights the Farrelly brothers at their best; it includes the well-known sequence in which a body excretion is mistaken for and used as hair gel, it is also really heartfelt and soulful. The Farrelly brothers essentially developed the gross-out comedy.

Since high school, Ted (played by Ben Stiller) has had a crush on Mary (Cameron Diaz), but a horrific zip mishap interrupted their prom night date. Ted discovers that other men are also vying for Mary’s love when the couple is given another chance at romance. He has a virtual army of rivals lined up, including the shady private investigator (played superbly by Matt Dillon) that he hired to find Mary.

  • Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
  • Cast: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans, Chris Elliott

Palm Springs

In this quirky Rom-com, Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti become stuck in a time loop. If they pass away or fall asleep, they wake up and have to relive the entire day as guests at a wedding in the California desert. Since they know that no matter what happens, they’ll just wind up starting over, the pair decides to take advantage of their temporary misery by engaging in increasingly outrageous behavior. Everything seems to have lost its purpose.

Although it may sound cliche, Palm Springs feels unique because it focuses on two individuals as opposed to simply one. In addition to being truly funny, the two characters’ chemistry and tensions keep the movie interesting and engaging.

  • Genre: romantic comedy, science-fiction, fantasy, mystery
  • Director: Max Barbakow
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
  • Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher, Meredith Hagner.

Borat: Subsequent Movie film

Amidst the chaos of the Trump administration and the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacha Baron-comedy Cohen’s about Kazakhstan’s favorite son makes a comeback to the big screen. it’s difficult to feel sorry for too many people in this movie, as its hidden camera setups deliver almost unbearable levels of cringe and a lot of laughs, even though the civilian targets of Borat’s pranks occasionally seem a little undeserving (seemingly being accommodating to an eccentric foreigner rather than outright agreeing with his terrible opinions).

 Although it would be unfair to characterize the movie as blistering satire—it merely confirms what the majority of right-minded viewers already believe about bigots, gun enthusiasts, and Republicans—antics of Borat’s are, at the very least, consistently entertaining.

  • Genre: comedy, mockumentary
  • Director: Jason Woliner
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Tom Hanks, Dani Popescu, Manuel Vieru

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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