Thanks to my uncanny knack for injuring myself and the unfortunate ill-health that seems to be par for the course in my line of work at this hectic time of year I haven’t been able to get out of the house in the evenings for live comedy Thankfully, it’s giving me a fun opportunity to catch up on some of my favourite tv comedy shows and I’ve even managed to find a new(ish) series to potentially become addicted to, so it hasn’t been all bad! So I figured I’d share my tv comedy picks just in case you find yourself icing your knee after whacking it off a wall and again off the stairs as you fall up them, twice, (not that I know anyone daft enough to do that?!?!)…
First up without ‘How I Met Your Mother’,usually on E4 at 7.30pm Mon-Friday, I’d been one very unhappy camper. I’ve loved this show for years and the characters antics seem to get funnier the older they get. The group dynamic allows each character space to exist in their own right but it’s the relationship between them all that makes it so watchable time and time again. See for yourself below and if you fancy watching more of the show it’s available on 4oD here.
Another E4 offering is ‘The Big Bang Theory’ usually on Mon-Friday at 8pm. This group comedy show is very popular thanks to it’s clever mix of science jokes and endearing characters. It’s another great example of a show which works thanks to the chemistry between cast members, and of course everyone loves a good rendition of ‘soft kitty’ The Big Bang Theory is also available for your viewing pleasure on 4oD here.
Hmm, looks like I’ve been watching too much E4, because my new tv comedy choice ‘Don’t Trust the B—– in Apartment 23’ is also shown by them on Thursdays at 9.30pm! I’ve only seen one episode so far, having missed the beginning of the series, but I loved James Van Der Beek’s caricature of himself on the show. He is hilarious and is pretty much the sole reason I’ll be watching the show again tomorrow. With a story line that involves 2 very different women finding themselves living together it’s sure to have some devious plot twists destined to provoke a laugh or two , time will tell if it will stand the test of time like How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory have though! Catch it on 4oD here.
Oh and I know I wasn’t entirely sold on ‘Happy Endings’ after the pilot aired but it has definitely improved over time and I found myself chuckling a little more each week. Check out the latest episode tonight at 9pm on RTE2, and be careful on the stairs now, y’hear?