5 hilarious comedies to beat the January blues

2018-01-10 06:00

Cape Town - Are you suffering from a crippling case of the January blues? Symptoms include a general feeling of the ‘blues’, a low bank balance and a desire to sleep for literal days on end. It’s not all doom and gloom however, as we have the cure for you right here!

It involves hibernating while bingeing on your favourite shows while making the most of your Showmax subscription. Here are some of the best comedy series to get you into good spirits for the year that lies ahead…


Dre Johnson has it all – a great job, a beautiful wife, awesome kids – but he can’t help but feel like there is something missing. Take a peek into the Johnson family household as they navigate their way through middle-class suburbia and the trials and tribulations that come with being successful and black in modern-day America. This is a definite must-watch! Seasons 1 and 2 come to Showmax on Monday, 15 January.


Bachelor Alex Cole finds himself living with his newly divorced sister and her daughter in what turns out to be a hilariously complicated family situation. Casual explores the complexities of family and the crazy world of dating, all while dealing with the ups and down in the life of a teenage girl. Seasons 1 and 2 are on Showmax now. Watch »

Odd Mom Out

Jill Weber struggles to embrace her unconventional life when she finds herself embroiled in the outrageous world of super-rich moms on New York’s Upper East Side. Between dealing with a hormonal tween and increasing pressure from the elite community she married into, Jill battles to stay young and relevant while remaining true to herself. Season 1 is currently on Showmax, with Season 2 starting on Thursday, 11 January. Watch »

South Park

An animated series not meant for children! South Park follows the antics of an irreverent group of school kids as they live out their days in the dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. The series has been running for a total of 21 seasons so honestly, need we say more? Seasons 19-21 are on Showmax. Watch » 

Point of Order 

Hosted by Sibongile Mafu, Point of Order is presented as a mock Parliament where comedians represent the “Government” and the “Opposition” and face off against each other in a series of rounds that test their knowledge and wit. The show features South African favourites such as Trevor Gumbi, Tumi Morake, Celeste Ntuli, Nina Hastie, Joey Rasdien, Zapiro, Chester Missing and Jeannie D. You definitely need to watch this one! Season 1 comes to Showmax on 8 January, with new episodes launching every Monday.

Catch these side-splitting comedy series, along with many more, this January on Showmax. Sign up for Showmax today and get a 14-day FREE trial. And if you’re a DSTV Premium subscriber, get Showmax at no extra cost. Find out how here.

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