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2024 Comedy TV Shows Guide

3 April 2024

From returning fan favourites to brand new series, there’s plenty to find funny on TV in 2024. Here’s our guide to the top current comedy TV shows and the ones to watch out for later this year.

Comedy TV shows available now

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer
Channel 4 | Sundays, 7.40pm

Tune in to see famous faces, including comedians Rhod Gilbert, Fern Brady, Munya Chawawa and Suzi Ruffell, take part in the baking fundraiser for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). From party rings to meringue scenes, the challenges set by judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood put the celebs baking skills to the test, often with hilarious results.

ITV1 | Mondays, 9pm

In this new dark comedy-thriller series Wunmi Mosaku (Loki) plays former Met Police detective Riya Ajunwa who is stuck in a rut and living in the small northern village of Chadder Vale. When a series of strange and unnatural crimes take place, Riya finds herself drawn into a universe unlike anything she has ever seen.

Big Mood
Channel 4 | Thursdays, 10pm

Derry Girls and Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan and It’s a Sin’s Lydia West play best friends Maggie and Eddie in this brand new comedy sitcom. The six-part series portrays a long-term female friendship intertwined with the complexities of serious mental illness and the struggles of navigating adulthood.

BBC One | Fridays, 9.30pm

Romesh Ranganathan is back as Jonathan in the second series of Avoidance. While Jonathan may have a new look, he’s still avoiding conflict and all the mess that causes. Can he win back his ex-partner Claire (Jessica Knappett) and rebuild his family or will new love interests Brett (Matthew Lewis) and Megan (Aisling Bea) get in the way?

Channel 4 | Thursdays, 9pm

Series 17 of Taskmaster recently kicked off with a brand new cast of comedians. Watch Joanne McNally, John Robins, Nick Mohammed, Sophie Willan and Steve Pemberton take part in a series of bizarre challenges in a bid to impress Taskmaster Greg Davies. Who will take the Taskmaster trophy this time?

BBC Two | Wednesdays, 10pm

Mandy has returned for a third series. This time, the hapless heroine, played by Diane Morgan, will face her own cost-of-living crisis, experiencing the modern gig economy through various short-lived and poorly-thought-through jobs.

Comedy TV Shows Coming Later in 2024

Ludwig | BBC One

In this new detective-style series, luddite John ‘Ludwig’ Taylor assumes the identity of his missing identical twin in order to track him down and bring him home. However, solving the mystery is further complicated by the fact that John’s twin is a successful DCI leading Cambridge’s inner-city major crimes team. David Mitchell plays John with Anna Maxwell Martin starring alongside as his sister-in-law Lucy Betts-Taylor.

Battle In The Box | Dave

Jimmy Carr will host new comedy reality game show, Battle In The Box, which sees comedians battle it out for pride, prizes and floorspace.

The eight-episode series, which is based on a hit Korean format, will see eight celebrity pairings spending 24 hours in a box. Starting with nothing but a toothbrush, the pairs will take part in physical and mental challenges through the day and night. Winning a game means more space and luxuries for one pair, but less for the losing team, with the sliding wall limiting their space further.

Generation Z | Channel 4

Generation Z follows a group of regular teenagers caught up in a messy battle royale after a mysterious military convoy carrying a toxic substance crashes outside the Sunnywise Retirement Home leading to the entire retirement community developing an infection with one terrifying symptom: an overwhelming desire to eat raw flesh. Will the teens escape in time?

Boarders | BBC Three

This new coming-of-age comedy drama follows the lives of five underprivileged black students from inner-city London who win scholarships to an elite boarding school. Watch the characters as they experience the highs and lows of boarding school and learn more about themselves and their identities, as well as shake things up along the way.

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