The NOW TV comedy hot list: From Brassic to Bounty Hunters - laugh out loud Sky One comedies to watch now

Looking for hidden gem Sky One comedies? Check out our pick of the funniest TV shows, including The Trip and Trollied, available to watch on NOW TV.

By Sophia Moir Published: 14 April 2020 - 10.57am
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In the mood for funny?

There’s plenty for comedy fans to enjoy on NOW TV, with loads of Sky One comedies ready for you to stream.

From laugh-out-loud TV shows like Brassic and Bounty Hunters, to something a little more family-friendly like Modern Family and Moone Boy, you’ll be spoilt for choice with what to watch.

Keep reading for our top picks of hidden gem comedies on NOW TV.

Avenue 5

Avenue 5 2019 HBO

What’s it about?

Created by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep) and starring Hugh Laurie (House, The Night Manager), Avenue 5 is a space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster.

When a system malfunction occurs aboard the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5, the crew struggle to maintain order as they try to return the craft safely back to Earth.

Why watch it?

The five-part comedy series has been described as "galactically good" by critics, with Iannucci's "wisecracking dialogue, zinger lines, characteristic attention to detail... and otherworldly gift for satire" praised.

Avenue 5 is streaming on NOW TV.

A League of Their Own

ALOTO Sky UK Limited

What’s it about?

A League of Their Own (ALOTO) is a sports panel show that's been going for 14 seasons on Sky One, as well as various spin-offs including Christmas Specials and US/European Road Trips.

It's largely been hosted by James Corden, with Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp the team captains, but John Bishop, Georgie Thompson and Jack Whitehall have also been regular panellists. 

Romesh Ranganathan joined the show as a regular panellist from the thirteenth series.

Why watch it?

The show's taken home the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Comedy Entertainment Programme twice since its 2010 inception.

ALOTO seasons 9-14 are streaming on NOW TV.

Bounty Hunters

Bounty Hunters Sky UK Limited

What’s it about?

Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez star in the frenetic comedy as bumbling antique dealer Barnaby Walker (Whitehall) and no nonsense bounty hunter Nina Morales (Perez). 

A mysterious accident, missing money, dodgy deals and looted treasure propel Barnaby into a rather odd partnership with Nina in this Sky Original comedy action/adventure series.

Why watch it?

Whitehall co-wrote Bounty Hunters with his Bad Education co-creator Freddy Syborn, with additional material written by This Is Going to Hurt author Adam Kay.

Bounty Hunters seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on NOW TV.


Brassic Sky UK Limited

What’s it about?

Described as “the new Shameless” by fans and critics, Brassic follows a gang of inseparable mates as they thieve, bribe and joyride their way through life. Except, their criminal antics are about to catch up with them.

Season 2 picks up a few months after the events that took place in the season 1 finale. Together the Brassic gang embark on even bigger and bolder misadventures around the fictitious rural town of Hawley in Lancashire. 

Why watch it?

Co-created by Joe Gilgun (This Is England, Preacher) and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, Brassic is Sky’s most successful comedy drama in over seven years.

Brassic season 1 is streaming on NOW TV. All episodes of Brassic season 2 are available on Sky One with NOW TV from Thursday, May 7.

In The Long Run

In The Long Run Sky UK Limited

What’s it about?

Set in 1980s London, immigrant couple Walter and Agnes Easmon work hard to pay the bills and keep their son out of trouble among the tower blocks. 

Little do they know Walter's brother Valentine is about to arrive from Sierra Leone and turn his family's quiet lives upside down...

Why watch it?

In The Long Run is a semi-autobiographical comedy created by and starring Idris Elba (Luther, Thor).

In The Long Run seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on NOW TV.


Intelligence Sky One Sky UK Limited

What’s it about?

David Schwimmer plays pompous, maverick NSA agent Jerry, who comes over from the U.S. to join the UK’s GCHQ - a kind of weedier, geekier version of MI5, where they tackle international and domestic Cyber Crime from a desktop. 

Jerry enlists inept and tactless computer analyst Joseph (Nick Mohammed) in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team’s ability to combat cyber terrorism.

Why watch it?

The brand new Sky original series combines the high-stakes environment of a government intelligence office with the hilarious on-screen dynamic of David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed.

Intelligence is streaming on NOW TV.

Modern Family 

Modern Family S11 still 2019-2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

What’s it about?

Modern Family is the much-loved US comedy about an extended family going through the ups and downs of modern life. 

Join the freaky, funny and frantic lives of the Dunphy-Pritchett-Tuckers in the eleventh and final series of the hugely popular sitcom.  

Why watch it?

The show has won many awards throughout its run, including five Emmys for outstanding comedy series; one Golden Globe; and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

All 10 seasons of Modern Family are streaming on NOW TV, with season 11 currently airing on Sky One.

Moone Boy

Moone Boy BabyCow

What's it about?

Comedian Chris O'Dowd brings his childhood to life in an original family comedy not to be missed. Adapted from the actor's 2010 comedy short for Little Crackers, Moone Boy is a semi- autobiographical six-parter depicting Chris's youth in Ireland.

The series follows a young boy named Martin Moone growing up in rural Ireland. Martin navigates his life with the help of an imaginary friend Sean, hoping to face the challenges of his eccentric childhood head-on. 

Why watch it?

Moone Boy has a 95% audience approval score on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

All three seasons of Moone Boy are streaming on NOW TV.


Trollied Sky UK Limited

What's it about?

Set in a fictional supermarket in the north-west of England, sitcom Trollied puts a comic twist on one of our most familiar surroundings. 

The show - filmed in a giant, purpose-built replica supermarket in Bristol - explores the relationships between the staff, customers and managers as romances and rivalries blossom on the shop floor.

Why watch it?

From maneuvering trolleys to supermarket etiquette, anyone who’s stepped foot in a supermarket can relate to Trollied!

All eight seasons of Trollied are streaming on NOW TV.

The Trip to Greece

The Trip to Greece Andy Hall / Sky One

What's it about?

Following on from The Trip, The Trip to Italy and The Trip to Spain, the fourth and final series of the comedy series sees Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan head off on a road trip through mainland Greece.

The bickering comedians dine on cuisine traditional to beautiful Greek hot spots, taking in the delights of Assos, Kavala, Stagira, Athens, Epidaurus, Hydra and Pylos among many others.

Why watch it? 

Coogan and Brydon have confirmed that The Trip to Greece is to be the fourth and final series of the BAFTA-winning comedy.

The Trip to Spain is streaming on NOW TV. The Trip to Greece premieres Tuesday, March 3 on NOW TV and Sky One.

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