My Favourite light hearted comedies
With a recession in Europe and violence in the Middle East, light hearted comedy is a perfect prescription to get through these dark days. Below are some of my favourites
Jason Priestly, Brooke Nevin and Peter MacNeill star in this raucous comedy about a morally bankrupt used car salesman who somehow obtains conscience only for it to be in the form of another salesman called Larry.
Historical fantasy, with Bruce Campbell at the helm, Jack of all trades succeeds in creating light hearted comedy. Set in the 19th century, Bruce Campbell’s character Jack Stiles is an American spy sent by President Jefferson to the East Indies to work with Emila Rothschild, a British spy in order to thwart Napolean’s schemes. One liners, and slapstick run amok here, make it everything you would want from a Bruce Campbell show.
Now in its third season this Comedy Central sitcom, features three characters who all recent college graduates, roommates and work in a telemarketing company. Despite its title it’s a slacker comedy, with the show set mostly in the house the main characters live in or the cubicle they share.
About a Girl
Canadian comedy centering around a girl named Amy moving into a house off campus, where her four roommates are all stereotypical guys. Most of the show involves Amy fighting to change her roommates habits whether it be their study patterns to the way they treat women in general. Think New Girl but aimed at a teenage audience.
Short lived workplace comedy involving a group of employees working for the merciless Veridian Dynamics. This madcap show at times could feature three separate show all wrapped into. You had the romance between Ted and Linda, geeky comedy with Phil and Lem, with Veronica (Portia de Rossi) rounding it off by being very similar to the evil queen in the snow white story.