There is something special about British comedy. It just feels different than all the rest.
British comedy can go from dry masterpieces to sarcastic and ironic to absolutely dirty and controversial, I would even say offensive.
But I love it all. Especially the dirty bits. I mean, some of the dirty bits will rival any porno movie you can find on the internet. But, enough of that.
The good news is that there are a bunch of funny British comedy shows for you to enjoy.
There are many great shows on Netflix UK, but not all of them are worth watching. In fact, most of them aren’t even funny.
This is why I’ve created this list of the absolute best British comedy tv shows you can watch on Netflix UK.
These shows will make you laugh until you cry, and you won’t regret spending any time with them.
I’m going to share with you the top 5 funniest British comedy tv shows you should add to your queue.
I guarantee these shows will change your mind about British comedy forever.
(No Armstrong and Miller sadly, at least at the time of writing).
Here are our choices of the best British comedy you can watch on Netflix
We’ve compiled a list of the top British comedies available on Netflix. These shows will make you laugh until you cry, cringe, and even get angry.
There are many reasons why we love watching British comedy. It’s because it’s hilarious, witty, and sometimes just plain weird.
We’ve put together a list of the best British comedies currently streaming on Netflix. Check out these titles and see if any of them tickle your funny bone.
After Life (2019-2022)
Episode Count: 18
Average Run Time: 30 minutes
Creator/s: Ricky Gervais
After Life follows Tony Johnson, a grieving husband whose life was turned upside down when he lost his wife Lisa to cancer.
He has adopted an indifferent mindset towards everything and everyone, seeing them as tools to be used for his own pleasure and entertainment as a way to punish the world for what has happened to him.
He calls it his superpower.
On paper, it sounds like not a good idea, but Ricky Gervais cleverly uses humor to draw laughs and show humanity when dealing with death.
Comedy and Tragedies are matched so well that there comes a point when they’re almost too much to bear, but then something ridiculous happens to relieve the tensions.
A comedy series with laughs and lighthearted moments, After Life provides us with permission to have fun with the things we seldom do.
Episode Count: 14
Average Run Time: 23 minutes
Creator/s: Ricky Gervais
You’re probably familiar with “The Office” – another show by Ricky Gervais. “Derek” is just as funny as his other shows but even more heart-warming.
A comedy series following a man named Derek who works at a retirement home. It is told in a mockumentary style as is common with Ricky Gervais.
Derek’s gentle nature makes him seem like an idiot, but his lack of intelligence puts him in hilarious scenarios that are surprisingly relatable for anyone who has ever been there.
Even if this guy is an idiot and gullible, we can’t stop rooting for him because he deserves a chance at happiness.
The IT Crowd (2006-2013)
Episode Count: 25
Average Run Time: 24 minutes
Creator/s: Graham Linehan
The concept of this show was already done many times before, however, it was first broadcast in 2006, which makes it one of the earliest office-based sitcoms that poke fun at everyday corporate life (and its characters).
The IT Crowd follows the general goings on of three characters working in a tech support department in central London.
They’re considered socially inept geeks who live in a dingy office space, rarely go out in public, and aren’t included in social activities.
It’s like a bunch of modern-day Quasimodos who don’t really go out and are just as awkward as they are funny.
This comedy series provides a delightful and hilarious view of the life of a couple of IT guys in a basement.
The End of the F**ing World (2017-2019)
Episode Count: 16
Average Run Time: 20 minutes
Creator/s: Jonathan Entwistle
From start to finish, The End of the F*cking World is a darkly comic look at teenage life. It focuses on two teenagers James and his friend Alyssa as we follow their misadventures.
Alyssa wants to leave her life of abuse by running away with James. She asks him to accompany her on a road trip in order for them to find her biological dad.
On the other hand, James believes he is a sociopath and plans to murder Alyssa while they’re traveling together.
But they eventually become romantically involved, and he starts reconsidering his original plan.
It doesn’t follow normal teenage tropes; instead, it shows a profound awareness of itself and its own absurdity and uses humor to illuminate these aspects.
These stories aren’t just mindless entertainment; they’re thought-provoking, well-written pieces of literature that you won’t be able to put down.
Still Game (2002-2019)
Episode Count: 62
Average Run Time: 30 minutes
Creator/s: Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill
Created by Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, Still Game is a Scottish comedy series produced by The Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland.
Including a few interruptions, the TV series aired from 2002 until 2019.
At its heart, Still Game is a comedy series about friendship that focuses on what Jack and Victor do in their later lives.
There are some genuinely warm scenes in this movie, but it’s both hilarious and often very silly.
Before he passed away, actor Sean Connery reportedly said he loved Still Game.
But be aware, because there’s quite a bit of cursing.