It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week it's time to laugh out loud — these are the best comedy TV shows and movies streaming online right now.
We've re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia's other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.
We're trialling a faster, punchier version of Movie Night — let us know in the comments whether you love it or hate it!
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Stan: No Activity is a Stan Original comedy that follows the peripheral players in a major police sting operation. The day-to-day realities of cops and criminals are brought hilariously to life by some of Australia's best comic actors, with special guest stars.
Stan: For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust . After some advice from a ex-con they devise plan to rid themselves of their employers.... permanently.
Stan: “Community” is a comedy that is ranked as one of the most inventive and original half-hours on television. It centers around friends who all met at what is possibly the world’s worst educational institution – Greendale Community College.
Stan: WARNING: FEATURES HIGH IMPACT SEX SCENES AND VIOLENCE. An action packed horror-comedy about three college girls who go on a care-free vacation. Their frolicking fun comes to an abrupt end when toxic zombie beavers try to eat them.
Stan: Roy and Moss, two members of their company's tech department, can fix any computer yet lack the people skills to navigate even fundamental social situations. No wonder Denholm, the big boss, tries to keep them sequestered in their basement workspace.
Netflix: In an off-the-wall comedy that jabs at corporate life, Peter conspires with his cubicle cohorts to embezzle money from their soulless employer.
Netflix: When tightly wound Capt. Holt takes over the precinct, carefree Det. Jake Peralta and his dysfunctional coworkers' lives get demanding.
Netflix: After a job goes wrong in London, two hit men are ordered to lay low at a bed-and-breakfast in Bruges, Belgium, until their boss contacts them.
Netflix: Set at a dysfunctional paper company, this caustic British mockumentary follows the day-to-day troubles of the firm's uninspired desk jockeys.
Netflix: Feeling kinda dumb? Stay on ice for a few hundred years. You'll literally wake up the smartest person on the planet.
Presto: A boozy party offers two geeks the chance to kick-start their sex lives but not all goes to plan. A bawdy and surprisingly heartfelt tale from the team behind Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Presto: A comedy that takes a look inside a council office through the eyes of Leslie Knope in the Parks and Recreation Department.
Presto: An international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability learns that a power hungry dictator is brokering weapons of mass destruction to terrorists and recruits a Broadway star to help.
Presto: Louie puts a spotlight on Louis C.K.’s everyday ordeals, his quest to find love and his pursuit of humor.
Presto: Veronica meets a James Dean-type newcomer who suggests they kill off the popular kids and end cruel, unfair treatment the girls impose on unpopular kids at school.
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