The girls from Derry are about to say goodbye but not before hosting surprises and mischievous activities, Vanessa Bayer brings her childhood story and fascination with shopping channels to a television series, Catherine Tate dons six different roles onscreen in a mockumentary style comedy routine set in a women’s prison, and what happens if your mother-in-law decides to extend her visit? Comic writer Robin Thede and the talented Miranda Cosgrove also returned this to TV screens with other respective shows this April!
We have added a list of comedy shows that aired in April across different streaming networks for you to binge-watch!
‘Smother-In-Law’ is a Brazilian sitcom in which mother-in-law, ‘Dona Isadir,’ moves in with her son Carlos and his wife during the pandemic! Initially, she is supposed to stay for three weeks, but she overstays her welcome. Her constant bickering with her daughter-in-law, throwing parties when they are away, and comedic adventures with new relationships she creates with frequent visitors are the focus of the series.
Rodrigo Sant’Anna developed the series and undergoes a transformation in appearance to playing Dona Isadir. The rest of the cast includes Lidi Lisboa, Rafael Zulu, Daniela Fontan, Bárbara Sut and Solange Teixeira.
Catch ‘Smother-In-Law’ on: Netflix
Hard Cell (Netflix)
‘Hard Cell‘ is a mockumentary show set inside the Woldsley women’s prison. The events planner-turned-women’s prison governor, Laura Willis, is on a mission to revolutionize the way prisons are run. Her filming crew meets a variety of inmates who have committed heinous crimes. By introducing a musical into the facility, she aims to unlock their creativity, increase communication and pave the way for their rehabilitation.
This documentary-style comedy sitcom is created by Catherine Tate, who also stars in the show. She will play six different roles in the series and is supported by a cast that includes – Christian Brassington, Lisa Davina Phillip, Peter Singh, Stacey Guthrie, Lorna Brown, and Jola Olajide.
Watch ‘Hard Cell’ on: Netflix
I Love That For You (Showtime)
Joanna Gold, a leukemia survivor, pursues her lifelong dream of becoming a home shopping channel host in this new comedy-drama series. She has numerous new life experiences after moving away from her parents and living alone, including a romance. Giving her all at work, she makes multiple mishaps broadcasting her show on the network. When she gets fired, she makes a startling claim that her cancer has relapsed.
Vanessa Bayer plays the lead character Joanna Gold, and the show is based on her real-life experiences. She is supported by a cast that includes Bess Armstrong, Molly Shannon, Jenifer Lewis, Ayden Mayeri, Matt Rogers, Michelle Noh, and Paul James.
In a recent interview with Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about the show, she said, “I watched a lot of home shopping (as a kid), I really loved it, I was so mesmerized by the way they touched the products, the way the host interact with things, I always thought it was so interesting and I wanted to buy everything.”
Watch ‘I Love That For You’ on: Showtime
Derry Girls: Season 3 (Channel 4)
The series follows Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James as they navigate their teenage years in Derry. Set towards the end of the Northern Ireland conflict, the girls all study and have their many adventures at the Our Lady Immaculate College. The gang is always up to shenanigans, and the series captures their coming-of-age story.
‘Derry Girls’ stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, and Dylan Llewellyn as the main characters in the comedy series. Irish Actor Liam Neeson also features this season. Lisa McGee wrote and created the teen comedy, inspired by her personal experiences growing up in Northern Ireland. Via Twitter, Lisa confirmed that season 3 will be its final season.
Stream ‘Derry Girls’ on: Channel 4
Barry: Season 3 (HBO Max)
Barry is a former marine who now works as a hitman in the comedy-drama. He is given a list of targets whom he assassinates diligently. He begins acting classes to improve his lifestyle, but he is unable to convey any emotion when acting due to his stealthy nature. In the upcoming season, Barry is torn between two worlds, attempting to detach himself from the world of contract killing and immerse himself in acting.
The official synopsis for the first episode of season 3 out on April 24, 2022, reads, “As an increasingly desperate Barry (Bill Hader) searches the dark web for jobs, Sally (Sarah Goldberg), now the creator and star of her own show, begins to feel the pressures of success. Meanwhile, Noho Hank (Anthony Carrigan) braves his first big test in interrogation, and Gene (Henry Winkler) ruminates over Fuches’ (Stephen Root) crushing reveal.”
‘Barry’ is created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader, who also plays the titular character. Its most recent season ended in 2019, and it will return after a three-year hiatus. The cast includes Anthony Carrigan, Glenn Fleshler, Sarah Goldberg, Stephen Root, and Henry Winkler. Bill Hader and Henry Winkler both won Primetime Emmy Awards for their performances in the series.
Watch ‘Barry’ on: HBO Max
A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 3 (HBO Max)
In a manner of humorous scenes, dark expressions, and a realistic tone, an alternate reality is explored via this half-hour narrative sketch comedy. ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show‘ subtly depicts the difficulties of being a black woman in America by highlighting society’s harsh expectations.
Robin Thede is the creator of this comedic sketch show. Gabrielle Dennis, Skye Townsend, and Ashley Nicole Black join her in the cast. Raven-Symoné, Wanda Sykes, Kel Mitchell, Michael Ealy, Wayne Brady, and a slew of other celebs are expected to appear in guest appearances. In 2021, it received a Prime Time Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming’.
Watch ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ on: HBO Max
iCarly: Season 2 (Paramount+)
Season two of the hit sitcom iCarly story revolves around Carly and her best friend, who created a web series after a video of them having fun went viral. On their web series, they write their own sketches and even present musical performances and guest appearances. In season two, following her love troubles, Carly will refocus her attention on her friends and family, all while attempting to improve her revived web series.
‘iCarly’ stars Miranda Cosgrove as ‘Carly Shay’, Jerry Trainor as ‘Spencer Shay’, Nathan Kress as ‘Freddie Benson’, Laci Mosley as ‘Harper Bettencourt’, and Jaidyn Triplett as ‘Millicent Mitchell’. The comedy show was developed by Dan Schneider and had its first run from 2007 until 2012.
Watch ‘iCarly’ on: Paramount+