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When it comes to watching British TV in the US, our top recommendations are generally Acorn TV and BritBox, followed by Amazon Video and Netflix. Hulu is usually a pretty distant 5th or even 6th behind PBS Masterpiece, depending on your viewing preferences.
Still, Hulu has been quietly building up a decent library of British TV, and they're particularly strong in the British comedy department. Curious about which British comedies are available on Hulu? Look no further – we've gathered them all up in a handy list.
British Comedies on Hulu
Spaced – North Londoners Tim and Daisy pretend to be in a relationship so they can get an affordable apartment.
Peep Show – Two very different flatmates somehow manage to get along in spite of the troubles they frequently attract.
Fresh Meat – Six young friends prepare to go off to university.
Moone Boy – A young boy copes with life in a small Irish town, thanks to his imaginary friend.
Cockroaches – After the apocalypse, a family attempts to survive in the harsh new world.
Gavin & Stacey – After meeting online, Welsh Stacey and Essex-based Gavin finally meet and embark upon a relationship.
Misfits – A group of young offenders develops superpowers when they're struck by lightning.
The Office – If you enjoyed the US version of The Office, you'll like watching the original Ricky Gervais creation that inspired it.
Travel Man – Richard Ayoade (of IT Crowd fame) takes 48 hour trips to various destinations, always bringing along a celebrity guest.
Miranda – Miranda Hart stars as a lovably awkward woman who runs a joke shop with her best friend and seems to specialize in getting herself into pickles.
Kingdom – Stephen Fry stars in this charming British dramedy about a Norfolk-based solicitor whose life is dominated by the mysterious disappearance of his brother.
Doc Martin – After developing an aversion to blood, Doc Martin becomes a GP in a small coastal community in Cornwall.
Detectorists – This brilliantly gentle comedy features two male friends with a passion for metal detecting.
Blackadder – In this classic British comedy, Prince Edmund the Black Adder spends his days thinking up ways to get his hands on the crown.
Mr. Bean – Rowan Atkinson stars as Mr. Bean, a strange and silent man who manages to make everything harder than it ought to be.
Wasted – In the fictional West Country village of Neston Berry, young slackers spend their days getting drunk and smoking marijuana at “Stoned Henge”, a souvenir shop and tattoo parlour.
Uncle – An immature musician is forced to grow up quickly when circumstances require him to care for his young nephew.
Getting On – This dark comedy follows the staff and residents in a geriatric ward.
Friday Night Dinner – Each Friday night, a Jewish British family meets for dinner. It never goes smoothly.
A Bit of Fry & Laurie – This classic 1980s series features sketch comedies by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
Gameface – A young woman attempts to navigate her 30s with the help of her friends, a questionable life coach, and her driving instructor.
Pramface – In Edinburgh, a young woman sleeps with an even younger man and finds herself pregnant.
Inside No. 9 – This unusual anthology series showcases a mixture of dark humor, crime, drama, and horror.
Outnumbered – This partially-improvised family comedy explores the harsh and occasionally hilarious reality of what happens when you're outnumbered by your children.
Threesome – A straight couple and their gay friend live together happily until one sordid night changes their lives forever.
Hunderby – Julia Davis stars in this dark period comedy about a woman who washes ashore after a shipwreck off the English coast.
Coupling – Six young adults in London navigate the work, love, and the transition into responsible adulthood. Many have called this “the British Friends“.
The Thick of It – This British political satire follows elected officials who are willing to do whatever it takes to keep their cushy jobs.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency – While this reinterpretation of the famous Douglas Adams detective is technically an American production, it's based on the work of a British author, so we'll include it. In this one, a holistic detective investigates cases involving the supernatural.
Dead Boss – Helen Stephens has been wrongly convicted of killing her boss, and while she hopes she'll be cleared soon, everyone she knows seems to want her in prison.
The Mighty Boosh – Two young musicians work in a zoo for a madman.
Absolutely Fabulous – A couple of middle-aged women drink, party, and generally avoid “acting their age”.
The League of Gentlemen – In Northern England, a strange little town called Royston Vasey does life just a bit differently.
Little Britain – This frequently offensive British sketch comedy brings us some of the most memorable characters to grace British television screens.
The Aliens – After aliens (who look just like us) crash-land in the UK, they're forced to live in a ghetto called Troy.
Shameless – On a rundown housing estate in Manchester, England, the shameless Gallagher family lives, loves, and gets into more than their fair share of trouble.
Horrible Histories – While designed for children, this amusing educational program is just as entertaining for adults. The sketches cover different parts of history, but always with a dramatic or funny take on the event.
My Mad Fat Diary – In 1990s Lincolnshire, a young woman grapples with depression and body image issues. We realize this doesn't seem like it should be funny, but it does manage to work in some light-hearted moments amongst the drama.
The Kennedys – Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd) stars in this comedy about a family moving from a housing estate to a home, eager to move up the social ladder.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – This television adaptation of the Douglas Adams novel by the same name was created in 1981, telling the story of two men who escaped Earth's destruction to find themselves embarking on incredible adventures.
Black Books – Bernard Black runs a bookshop, but he's not particularly good at dealing with customers.
Spy – This 2011 sitcom follows an unliked, unsuccessful man who accidentally takes a placement test to become a spy…and passes. Even after he explains the mixup, he's accepted for training.
The Wrong Mans – After a council worker answers a ringing phone at the site of a crash, he and an acquaintance in the same building become entangled in a web of crime and corruption. James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) and Mathew Baynton (Horrible Histories) star.
Dream Corp LLC – Though this animated series is not strictly British, Brit Stephen Merchant plays a lead role as T.E.R.R.Y., and the series includes guest appearances from Liam Neeson, Toby Kebbell, and Rupert Friend. It's a workplace comedy that takes place in a dilapidated dream therapy centre in a strip mall. Patients come to have their dreams recorded, studied, and occasionally, adjusted. Darren Boyd (The Salisbury Poisonings) stars.
How to Watch These British Comedies on Hulu
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