I’m always on the lookout for a funny comedy. It’s become necessary to qualify the laughter-worthy comedies with “funny”. When’s the last time you literally laughed out loud when watching a show? We sometimes watch shows and wonder: what did the producers think was going to happen? But sometimes you discover a gem, one that has you cackling in real life. Yes, cackle. Way to go, producers!
It (the cackling) happened to us with these three hidden gems:
- Corner Gas: sadly, this Canadian show is over, but we’re on season 3 of the 5 seasons that aired 2004—2009, and loving it. Yes, we had to give it a few episodes for the cackling to start, but the show, built around the owner of a gas station/convenience store (Brent, he’s the creator, too) that shares a wall with a café, in a small town in Saskatchewan provides joy to the soul. The description doesn’t do the show justice. Seinfeld, after all, is “just” a show about a comedian and his 3 buds in NYC… You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
- Kim’s Convenience: happily, this show is still going strong. Again, a Canadian show, and again, the description won’t do it justice: it’s centered on the Kim family, a Korean Canadian family, who (yes, you know it) runs a convenience store. It’s available for streaming on Netflix and delivers cackles, laughs, and snickers galore.
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: a gem for sure, perhaps less hidden than the other two—it’s an Amazon show. It’s focused on Mrs. Maisel, a dedicated housewife who is becoming a dedicated stand-up comedian… in the 1950s. The creator is Amy Sherman-Palladino of the Gilmore Girls fame, so you know to expect rapid-fire-talking-a-mile-a-minute dialogues (and sometimes monologues) that are wonderfully entertaining. No drinking during the show, your nose will thank you.
Did you see these shows? What others would you add to the list?
Related trivia: what animals (other than humans :)) laugh?
Answer to trivia from the last post: 1,000 (thousAnd). Check it out…