The 55 Best Comedies Available to Watch Instantly on Netflix

The Netflix Watch Instantly feature is amazing. Whether on your computer, phone, iPad or TV, it allows you to watch thousands upon thousands of movies, TV shows and specials whenever you want for a very cheap monthly fee.

The problem? The selection is hit-and-miss, to put it mildly. For every classic Richard Pryor standup special, there are a half-dozen specials by Carlos Mencia. For every Throw Mama From the Train there are 10 National Lampoon movies from the 90s.

So allow me to make things a little easier. Here are 55 movies, TV shows and standup specials available on Netflix Watch Instantly. Whether or not you’re new to Netflix and trying to fill out your queue or if you’ve had an account forever and just need some new stuff to watch, you should find plenty of stuff you’ve never seen or need to see again.

Updated: I somehow left out both Arrested Development and The Big Lebowski, omissions that were too embarrassing to let stand. So now the list is 57 items long. Phew.


The ‘Burbs
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Teen Wolf
The Bad News Bears
Brewster’s Millions
Big Top Pee-Wee
Throw Momma From the Train
Party Girl
Without You I’m Nothing
Revenge of the Nerds
Dirty Work
Risky Business
The Breakfast Club
The Evil Dead
Barton Fink
All About Eve
The Jerk
The Hudsucker Proxy
9 to 5
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Grumpy Old Men
National Lampoon’s Vacation
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Being There
The Big Lebowski


Comedy Central Presents
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up
Demetri Martin: Person
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill
Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing
Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic
The Comedians of Comedy: The Movie
David Cross: Let America Laugh
The Lenny Bruce Performance Film


-30 Rock: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
-The Office: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5
-NewsRadio: Seasons 1 and 2, Season 3
-Chappelle’s Show: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3/The Lost Episodes
-Strangers with Candy: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
-Arrested Development: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
-Beavis and Butthead: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3
The State: The Complete Series
-South Park: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Season 8, Season 9, Season 10, Season 11, Season 12, Season 13
-Reno 911!: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5
Dog Bites Man: The Complete Series
-The Sarah Silverman Program: Season 1, Season 2 (Vol. 1, Vol. 2)
That Mitchell and Webb Look
-Little Britain, Series 1, Series 2, Series 3
-The IT Crowd: Series 1, Series 2, Series 3
-Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Best of John Belushi, Best of Adam Sandler, Best of Chris Rock, Best of Dan Aykroyd, Best of Christopher Walken

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