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8 of the funniest comedies to watch on ShowMax

Want to laugh yourself silly? Add these comedies to your watchlist

Need a feel-good pick me up? If laughter’s the best medicine, you’ll feel fantastic after watching some of these laugh-a-minute comedies on ShowMax.

The Office. Credit: ShowMax

1. The Office

If you’re a slave to the corporate world, flying around from meeting to meeting in a haze of jargon and business buzzwords, The Office is a hilarious reminder that your work life isn’t all that bad. Starring Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson and created by Ricky Gervais.

2. Parks and Recreation

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Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari and Chris Pratt star in this ingenious series that centres on a group of ridiculous public officials and their attempts to make their city a better place. Winner of 22 awards and nominated for 127 others, this is a must for comedy fans.

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If you’re in the mood for sharp, witty, sarcastic comedy, then Community is right up your alley. Follow Jeff (played by Joe McHale) as he goes back to college to get a proper qualification in order to legally practice law in the US. It’s no surprise that this show developed such a cult following.

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Follow Andy Samberg as he plays an immature but incredibly talented New York Police Detective in this hilarious police comedy. With nine awards and another 47 nominations, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will have you in stitches from the very beginning.

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If you’re in the mood for a movie that’s funny, clever and gripping, look no further than Stand Up Guys. There’s something eerily satisfying about watching an aging gang of robbers trying to do what they used to do best. Starring Al Pacino, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken.

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What does a discontented basketball coach who’s short on cash do when he’s run out of options? Start an escort agency of course…especially when the star attraction is his…"ample talent". Watch Thomas Jane, who earned a Golden Globe Nomination for this role, swap his dignity for wads of cash in this clever comedy.

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ER nurse Jackie is possibly the best in the business. The only problem is she believes in the healing power of medicine a little too much ... While Jackie’s drug addiction gets her into frequent trouble, both personal and professional, there’s no denying her skills in the ward and her charming bedside manner. Live on ShowMax on 23 September.

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With the Absolutely Fabulous Movie corrupting our local cinema screens at the moment, it only seems right to revisit the chain-smoking, pill-popping, alcohol guzzling Edina and Patsy as they blaze a trail of chaos and disorder across the London Fashion scene. Absolutely Fabulous is five seasons of debaucherous hilarity and a reminder that your life could be worse.

ShowMax is a video on demand service giving you access to the best series and movies for R99 a month. You can watch whatever you want, whenever you want online or download to your phone or tablet and watch offline. Find out more at ShowMax.com.

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