The Comedies To Beat The January Blues

comedies to watch in January

After all the hullabaloo, that’s it; Christmas is over for another year. Add in the return to school and work, the long cold winter evenings, and it’s enough to make even the most cheerful of people feel a little glum.


But they always say laughter is the best medicine – and we’ve singled out some pretty effective pick-me-ups for the month ahead! So whether it’s juvenile japes, smart sketches or heartwarming wit that you fancy, get ready to giggle with this wonderful winter watchlist…



Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


Straight from the 1980s school of uplifting comedy dramas, the true story of a young immigrant’s love for Bruce Springsteen provides the spark for this bit of British brilliance. It’s powerful without being preachy, and boasts a predictably superb soundtrack; as something to warm your heart on a winter evening, this movie really is The Boss!




Season 1 available now on Virgin Box Sets


Before Get Out sent shockwaves through Hollywood, Jordan Peele was one half of this dynamic double act, who probably never got their dues on this side of the Atlantic. Make sure to change that pronto, though; whether their cutting social commentary or their eye for the absurd, this is sketch comedy at its very best…



Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


The prospect of their first kissing party sends a trio of adolescent lads on the adventure of a lifetime – and one that you won’t forget any time soon, either! It’s crude and rude, yes, but also cheerful and charming; whether you want to admit it or not, there’s plenty to connect with! The young leads, too, mark themselves out as stars of the future; prepare for your funnybone to be well and truly tickled!




Season 4 resumes from Friday on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


Inspired, intelligent and innovative, this sitcom has been nothing short of heavenly… but all good places must come to an end! As the show winds down, the future of humanity is at stake; that’s a big deal in itself, but it’s the fact that we’ve come to care so much about Eleanor and the gang that makes it all the more important!



Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


Even in a crowded field of cinematic superheroes, this one stands out – and that’s saying something! A teenage boy who can transform into an adult superhero, it’s a wonderful mix of imagination and invention – not to mention laughs by the lorryload. Grab the popcorn and prepare for lift-off; this is one guaranteed to raise spirits!



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