12 Comedies to Watch on HBO Max

Cover art for HBO Max sitcom "Hacks"

There’s never been a better time to add HBO Max to your DISH subscription. No, like, literally: DISH subscribers can add HBO Max to their subscription for just $12 per month for one year. You’ll also have access to multiple HBO channels on DISH that you can watch live and On Demand.

To help new HBO Max subscribers get the most out of the streaming platform, we put together this list of 12 of the best sitcoms available on HBO Max (for more on new May titles, click here, and follow this link for more on the best of DC Comics). To sign up for this special, limited-time offer, click here.  


Classic Sitcoms

Friends was the defining sitcom for a generation of TV watchers, and now you can revisit all your favorite episodes before catching up with the cast in the reunion exclusively on HBO Max. The Big Bang Theory was equally popular during its peak, and its performance in syndication helped turn the series into a ratings juggernaut. All 12 seasons are available on HBO Max, along with episodes of its prequel spin-off, Young Sheldon. Lastly, HBO Max has The Middle, a charming and empathetic sitcom starring Patricia Heaton that ran for nine seasons on ABC. 


Best of Adult Swim

If you’re a fan of the edgier, more absurdist humor featured on Adult Swim, HBO Max has plenty for you to love. Not only can you find the full series of genre-changing shows like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, you’ll be able to stream all five seasons of newer hits like the hilarious and clever sci-fi comedy Rick and Morty.


HBO Originals

If you’re an Adult Swim fan, there’s a good chance you’ll love HBO’s original comedy series as well. The crown jewel of these is probably Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David’s extra cringey follow-up to Seinfeld. More recent additions include The Righteous Gemstones, Danny McBride’s satire on televangelism, and Issa Rae’s Insecure, which got a perfect 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes for its fifth and final season last year.


TBS Comedies

They may not get as much attention as some other titles mentioned above, but TBS has assembled one of the best slates of original comedies on TV. Miracle Workers, which will return for a fourth season later this fall, uses the same cast—including Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe—to tell a different story each season, among them amusing explorations of medieval times and the Oregon Trail. Chad might star a woman (Nasim Pedrad) as a teenaged boy, but its message about self-acceptance comes through despite a tone that feels as awkward as the most uncomfortable moments of The Office.


Max Originals

If all this still isn’t enough, HBO Max is rolling out its own slate of original comedies. Search Party, a murder-mystery that doubles as a painfully accurate examination of callow millennials, got its start on TBS before moving to HBO Max for seasons 3-5. And lastly, the first two episodes of the second season of HBO Max breakout Hacks just hit the platform. The first season—about an aging stand-up comedienne who mentors a young comedy writer—won Emmys for writing, directing, and the show’s lead, the incomparable Jean Smart. 


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