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10 Best Comedy Shows With a Bit of Heartbreak

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Comedy shows are one of the greatest sources of comfort everywhere and for everyone but as the creators of shows are experimenting more and more they are also adding more and more drama into the mix. While adding drama into a comedy series is not new the comedy shows now can break your heart with their storylines. So, one of the best shows that does both comedy and drama brilliantly is HBO’s Barry which is currently airing its much-awaited Season 3. So, watch Barry, and here are some more comedy shows with a bit of heartbreak.


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Ted Lasso

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Synopsis: Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.


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Hacks

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Synopsis: Peter, Katy, and Katy’s son John, are driving back to Britain from their summer abroad. When the family arrives home, Peter discovers a surprise in the trunk of their car: Sami, a Syrian refugee. At first, Peter turns Sami away, but gradually the family welcomes him into their lives and help him find his wife and child.

GLOW

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Synopsis: GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

Barry

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Synopsis: A dark comedy starring Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), who created and executive produced the series along with Alec Berg (HBO’s Silicon Valley), Barry focuses on a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest (Hader, in the title role) who falls in love with acting while on a job in LA.

The BIG C

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Synopsis: Laura Linney stars in her Golden Globe®-winning role as Cathy Jamison, a 42-year-old schoolteacher who has always played by the rules. That is, until she receives a life-changing diagnosis. But instead of giving up, Cathy decides to live it up! Nothing and no one is safe, including her self-absorbed family, her cantankerous neighbor, and her smart-ass students. Oliver Platt (TV’s Huff) and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) shine in this talented ensemble. Brutally honest, unapologetically funny and perfectly profound, The Big C is a surprisingly different comedy that reminds us that life is always worth living on our own terms.

Kevin Can F**k Himself

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Synopsis: Set in Worcester, Mass., the series follows the journey of Allison McRoberts, a stereotypically smart and beautiful sitcom wife, who is married to Kevin, a husky, self-centered man-child who is clearly punching above his weight. After making a dark discovery, Allison teams up with neighbour Patty O’Connor as she attempts to escape the confines of her life and take control of her fate.

Kidding

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Synopsis: In his first series regular role in over two decades, Jim Carrey stars as Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality’s family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale, fable or puppet will guide him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.


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Our Flag Means Death

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Synopsis: The unique new comedy is (very) loosely based on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate, Stede Bonnet, played by Rhys Darby. After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede becomes captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede’s fortunes change after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard, played by Waititi. Stede and crew attempt to get their ship together and survive life on the high seas.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Synopsis: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from renowned creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and Executive Producer Daniel Palladino (Family Guy), written and directed by Sherman-Palladino and Palladino, stars Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that changes her life forever. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel also stars Golden Globe winner and three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk) as Midge’s father Abe Weissman, Alex Borstein (Family Guy) as Susie Myerson, Michael Zegen (Boardwalk Empire) as Midge’s husband Joel Maisel and Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men) as Midge’s mother Rose Weissman.

Looking

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Synopsis: Meet Patrick, Agustin and Dom: three 30-something friends living in San Francisco exploring the exciting, sometimes overwhelming, options available to a new generation of gay men. This comedy series offers up the unfiltered experiences of these three close friends living–and loving–in modern-day San Francisco. Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is a video game designer getting back into the dating game in the wake of his ex’s engagement; Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) is an aspiring artist who questions the concept of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; Dom (Murray Bartlett) is a long-time waiter who is facing middle-age and unfulfilled dreams. Together, their stories intertwine within the progressive, unpredictable, sexually open culture of the Bay Area.

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