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The world of comedy movies can be an overwhelming sight. And, with the Holiday season here, albeit colored by the second outbreak of the novel Corona Virus, it is hard to resist the urge to indulge in some light-hearted fun. After all, when all other venues of celebrating get thrown out of the window by a lethal tiny virus, gathering around a good comedy movie remains one of the best ways to beat the grimness of circumstance, and bring flavors of the holiday spirit to life.

I was eager to whip out my funny bone and thump it vigorously on the flat surface within my reach. So I started exploring all the cable TV providers in my area, and finally subscribed to the one that best suited my TV watching habits. I thought that was all I had to do. But, there were so many options! What must a comedy addict do now?

So, here you will get the master list. Yes, you heard it right! To save you from getting deluged by millions of comedy movie options, we have hand-picked the finest and the most hilarious movies available to watch on cable TV. So, save yourself from the predicament I faced following my cable TV subscription, and let us run you through a variety of titles you can pick from. 

 

Teenage Badass

Directed by: Grant McCord

Release Date: September 18, 2020

Cast: Jim Adkins, Rogelio Camarillo, Tucker Audie

Teenage badass is a story about a band which gets the opportunity to perform on the local news. Slowly and gradually, their dreams begin to manifest in real-time. Only to discover how the band’s new-found success stands threatened by the self-centered singer/song-writer, who could make them lose it all.

 

You Make Me Smile

Directed by: Stephen Poole

Release Date: July 15, 2020

Cast: Hunter O Harrow, Karri Anne Wheeler, Mark Powers

A light movie about unexpected love, You Make Me Smile, revolves around a woman in her 30s named Susan. Just when the less than extra ordinary nature of her life begins to catch on her, she accidentally meets Annette, a woman almost a decade younger than herself. The love between the two begins with a simple kiss, and slowly turns into an out of the box love story. 

 

Ballbuster

Directed by: Tom Hines

Release Date: August 04, 2020

Cast: Jerry O Connell, Mark S. Allen, Flex Alexander

Ballbuster is the tale of an entitled basketball star who during his suspension, is pressured to tour with a rather uninviting charity league. His experiences on the road are anything but peculiar. Watch how curious circumstance enables him to discover what holds real importance in life.

 

The Dark Divide

Directed by: Tom Putnam

Release Date: September 18, 2020

Cast: David Cross, David Koechner, Debra Messing

The movie is based on the story of the famous butterfly expert Robert Pyle. After his wife passes away, Robert pushes himself to the extreme as he grieves and mourns her. He sets off on a trekking trip through one of the most unsafe wildlands. Watch how the movie seeks to explore the nature of human connection when man finds himself vulnerable in the wild.

 

Like Love

Directed by: Michael Wolfe

Release Date: September 25, 2020

Cast: Stephanie Kerbis, Ellen Smith, Nick Ventra

Like Love is an anti-romantic comedy film about a girl who wishes to have a friend. But instead finds a boy who falls in love with her. Laugh and cry with a unique story based on a viewpoint that may be different, nonetheless relatable.

 

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Sag

Directed by: David Dobkin

Release Date: June 26, 2020

Cast: Will Ferrell, Dan Stevens, Rachel McAdams

This is a story of two aspiring musicians Sigrit and Lars, who get the chance to become part of the world’s greatest song competition as representatives of their country. You would love watching the ambitious duo on their journey—as they show you any dream worth having is worth fighting for too. The movie lets you escape your prevailing reality, and have some light spirited fun away from the grimness of your immediate circumstance.

 

The Opening Act

Directed by: Steve Byrne

Release Date: October 16, 2020

Cast: Jimmy O Yang, Cedric the Entertainer, Alex Moffat

Steve Byrne’s directorial debut, The Opening Act is the tale of a guy, Will Chu, who is determined to pursue his passion in life. He endeavors to become a stand-up comedian, but finds himself stuck in an unrewarding job. The film depicts the true realities of life on stage as Will embarks on a journey of challenges and learning, following a rough start.

 

Puppet

Directed by: Chris Levett, Adam Levett

Release Date: January 17, 2020

Cast: Julia Fox, Kay Goldenberg, Miles Garber

Puppet is the story of a young artist who encounters a terrible accident. Watch her spend one surreal last day as she meets the people who have been part of her New York City life.

 

Sun King

Directed by: Marcus Aubin

Release Date: February 20, 2020

Cast: Norman Garcy Yap, Sam Bowling, Jin Park

Sun King is the tale of an epic journey of a Chinese man named Louis Liu. Get ready for some real laughter fits, as you watch eccentric Liu act out the belief that he is the reincarnated soul of King Louis XIV.

 

Habaddi

Directed by: Nachiket Samant

Release Date: October 16, 2020

Cast: Rupesh Bane, Niranjan Javir, Karan Dave

Habaddi tells the story of a 10-year old boy who suffers from a speech disorder. When he gets to know his village kabaddi team is going to Mumbai, he is overjoyed at getting a chance to finally meet the girl he likes. But the big question is how will he shout “Kabaddi, Kabaddi” without stuttering?

 

The Bellmen

Directed by: Cameron Fife

Release Date: May 08, 2020

Cast: Kelen Coleman, Thomas Lennon, Richard Kind

The handsome bell captain at a famous Arizona retreat makes up his mind that the only way to get the lady of his dreams is by becoming a manager. He must navigate an insane lot of rivals, allies, and guests to win the love and the promotion he desires. Get ready for a good plenty of light-hearted fun with this “rude, crude and nonsensical, RENO 911 in a hotel”.

 

The Lovebirds

Directed by: Michael Showalter

Release Date: May 22, 2020

Cast: Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, Kumail Nanjiani

A crime-action comedy that revolves around a couple which undergoes a defining point in their relationship when they accidentally get involved in a murder mystery. Watch them try to clear their name while figuring out how they and their relationship can survive.

 

I Got Five on it 3

Directed by: Jose Quiroz

Release Date: April 20, 2020

Cast: Camilo Bravo Jr., Todd Bridges, Jimmy Bridges

The movie is about the hysterical mishaps Barney Bumble and his friends encounter. When Barney is at the seminary school, Jimmy and Oscar run the affairs at his dispensary. Around the same time, Barney's resentful rivals are set free from the prison and are now seeking revenge.

 

Notzilla

Directed by: Mitch Teemley

Release Date: August 18, 2020

Cast: Christina Steiner, Frederic Eng-Li, Jason Mei

Notzilla is a hilarious film about a Japanese scientist who unintentionally releases a huge monster in the United States. As forces destroy the giant monster, a young paleontologist sneaks an off spring to safety. The mysterious red egg gets flushed down the toilet in the end, only to be discovered in the Ohio River. The film is sure to make you laugh hard as you watch efforts to save the young Notzillasauras before it gets knocked down.

 

An American Pickle

Directed by: Brandon Trost

Release Date: August 06, 2020

Cast: Seth Rogen, Molly Evensen, Sarah Snook

The movie tells the story of an immigrant employee at a pickle factory who inadvertently gets preserved. He finally wakes up after a century and finds himself in present-day Brooklyn.

 

Made in Italy

Directed by: James D'Arcy

Release Date: August 07, 2020

Cast: Liam Neeson, Yolanda Kettle, Souad Faress, Micheál Richardson

A free-spirited artist travels to Italy, all the way from London, with his alienated son in order to trade the house he has inherited from his wife after she passed away. Predictable may be, but a sweet father-son story with the power to pull the audience in.

 

Hollywood Fringe

Directed by: Wyatt McDill, Megan Huber

Release Date: September 01, 2020

Cast: Karine Bagoumian, Frank Cappello, Shaughn Buchholz

Hollywood Fringe is the tale of two married actors with lady luck not on their side. Eventually, the duo decides to create a site-specific drama about the failures they have experienced during their life in Hollywood.

 

Beautiful Dreamer

Directed by: Amy Glazer

Release Date: September 17, 2020

Cast: Erin Daniels, Louis Ozawa, Wendie Malick

Beautiful Dreamer is a present-day dramedy that depicts a group of friends from San Francisco Bay Area. Watch the friends in their early 40s explore the complex nature of parenthood in a modern family, and come to grips with the bioethics of surrogacy. You are definitely going to fall in love with this movie as you watch boundaries of love and friendship get tested.

 

Palm Springs

Directed by: Max Barbakow

Release Date: July 10, 2020

Cast: Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons, Cristin Milioti

Nonchalant Nyles and a hesitant maid of honor Sarah meet each other at a Palm Springs wedding. Sarah falls for Nyles following her rescue from a disastrous toast. Watch things get super complex between them as they fail to part ways from each other, the venue, or themselves.

 

Pandamonium

Directed by: Mj Dixon

Release Date: June 02, 2020

Cast: David Hon Ma Chu, Dani Thompson, Oriana Charles

Pandamonium is a slasher story about a girl, Arielle, whose first day at the office turns into a wild uproar. A serial killer—the infamous Stripper Ripper—lands uninvited, and with his sight set on the exotic dancers hired for the occasion that day, he turns it into a party from hell.

 

The E-Listers: Life Back in the Lane

Directed by: Michael Mueller

Release Date: March 12, 2020

Cast: William Tokarsky, Elle Matarazzo, Shekeb Sekander

A humorous movie about the atypical lives of background extras. The movie depicts how they plod through hard lives as third-class citizens in the glamourous world of Hollywood entertainment. The E-Listers exist in Hollywood quite like the Third World—a necessity that cannot be done away with, but is not the least desirable. 

 

Switched at Love

Directed by: Jamal Mcwhorter

Release Date: March 15, 2020

Cast: Danny Arroyo, Jacky Oh, Shaquita Smith

Two mismatched couples facing issues in their romantic lives are tricked by their good-hearted friends into swapping partners.

 

Bottom Line

With the second outbreak of the novel Corona Virus taking its toll, and Christmas approaching fast, everyone is eager to get some good entertainment to lighten the load. We hope our essential list, which has covered a variety of hilarious movies from 2020, helps break your laugh-O-Meter.

With that said, let us leave you with some food for thought. If you have been looking for the best cable TV provider in your area, and want to get ready to embrace the Holiday Season 2020 as best as possible, we’d recommend you check out Mediacom Cable packages at your address. Mediacom Cable not only lets you have a great mix of local, popular and premium networks, but a plethora of FREE on demand content, as well as PPV (pay-per-view) options. So, a Mediacom TV subscription may continue to help you beat COVID blues past the Holiday season!