As any therapist worth their salt will tell you, comedies are not only funny but also good for your soul. Just watch really good comedy after a long grueling day at work or right after a breakup to lift your mood and boost your sense of well-being. That’s why I recommend the following epic, highly rated local and international comedy shows for your binge-watching on Showmax.

They come with an attractive offer: with Showmax, you can get an amazing package for Ksh 880. You get a lot of value for money, including instant access to thousands of TV shows, movies and kids’ shows on your phone, tablet, smart TV and laptop. No commercials, no long contracts and so much to binge-watch … including solid-gold international and Kenyan comedies like these.


From the slapstick (Joey getting his head stuck inside a raw turkey at Thanksgiving) to the sublime (Ross yelling ‘Pivot!’ maniacally while he and Rachel manoeuvre his couch up the stairs of his new apartment building), the comedy of Friends never gets old. The iconic show ended 12 years ago, and, though the hairstyles (remember ‘The Rachel’?) and outfits (Chandler’s high-waisted chinos; Monica’s dungarees; Phoebe’s scrunchies) are now charmingly dated, the predictable banter and the familiar catchphrases still manage to make us chuckle. If you somehow missed the show the first time round, settle in to meet your Friends. Watch now »

Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives on SHOWMAX

Suburbia has never looked the same again after the arrival of the housewives of Wisteria Lane. Enjoy the full collection of this smart, sexy, funny yet dangerous show! All seasons are available to binge-watch from the very beginning. Watch it now.


Is there life after the NFL? Former football star Spencer Strasmore likes to think so, but he’s quickly realising that it’s not going to be as smooth as he had hoped. Working as a financial adviser and mentoring the young football players following in his footsteps, Spencer struggles to sign some of the sport’s biggest stars as clients, leading him to clash with people he thought were his friends. Meanwhile, old injuries cause new, worrying problems in Spencer’s post-NFL life, and his friend Charles, now a car salesman, starts wondering if his retirement was a mistake. Watch now »

Churchill Show
Churchill Show On Showmax
Churchill Show On Showmax

Churchill Show is a Kenyan comedy show hosted by comedian Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki. Watch the biggest movement of entertainment and comical sketches in the funniest and wittiest stand-up comedy. Watch now »

Classmates on SHOWMAX
Classmates on SHOWMAX

Classmates is set in a tertiary mid-level institution with new entrants being our main characters. The classmates have joined the business management college for various reasons and ambitions. Each of the 12 strong cast member is peculiar in one way or the other (heavy mother tongue accents, business mind, bragging, fashion.) Classmates presents to the viewer the diversity in Kenyan culture, accents, mannerisms. Watch now »


Naswa puts unsuspecting people out on the streets in rather sticky situations. Watch now »

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory has been making nerds cool since it launched in 2007. The hilarious comedy sitcom features Leonard and Sheldon, two freakishly intelligent academics who don’t quite know how to deal with their new neighbour, a beautiful aspiring actress, Penny. The show revolves around Leonard, Sheldon and their equally socially awkward friends, Wolowitz and Koothrappali. For years, this geeky crew has been happily hanging out watching Star Wars and visiting comic book stores, but the arrival of Penny in their lives changes everything. Watch now »

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