Five funny British TV shows to laugh out loud to

Faye Dixon June 10, 2020
Five funny British TV shows to laugh out loud to
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It’s likely you’ve been binge-watching plenty of shows during lock-down – and comedies are great to lighten the mood.

In case you are running out of inspiration, here are some funny British TV shows for you to enjoy.

The First Team

A newbie for the BBC, this sitcom by the creators of The Inbetweeners is just what we needed during lock-down.

Mattie, Benji, and Jack are three up-and-coming professional football players but you don’t have to be a fan of the sport to enjoy this show. They get themselves in some hilarious situations.

Highlight: Jack McMullen in a more comedic role.

Watch on: BBC iPlayer

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Derry Girls

Erin and her friends grow up in Northern Ireland in the ’90s. Surrounded by armed police, they go through the highs and lows of teenage life. Each character is entirely different and quirky in their own way – and you learn to love them all. Similarly, they get themselves into some bizarre situations and trouble with Sister Michael and their parents.

Highlight: James being enrolled in an all-girls school for being English.

Watch on: All 4 and Netflix

Friday Night Dinner

Two brothers are part of a very eccentric, but very relatable family. Viewers join them on a Friday night for their dinner and can be sure that more than one thing goes wrong. Plus, their neighbour Jim and his dog are always there to add to the chaos. It sees Simon Bird in a fantastic comedy role.

Highlight: Everything Jim does or says.

Watch on: All 4 and Netflix


Parents Pete and Sue Brockman raise three children in what is a very normal but hilarious show. You see the children grow with their improvisational dialogue. Everyone can relate to at least one of these children and every parent can appreciate the struggle.

Highlight: Karen questioning everything.

Watch on: BBC iPlayer and Netflix

Gavin & Stacey

In arguably Britain’s most popular comedy series, viewers follow Gavin and Stacey’s relationship and love every character for their quirks. You’ll be saying lines from the series in your everyday life like they’re your catchphrase and you’ll join the rest of the UK in demanding a fourth series.

Highlight: Bryn’s singing.

Watch on: BBC iPlayer and Netflix

Add these funny British TV shows to your watch list for a good laugh.

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