Top 5 LGBT Comedies of 2016

Because beauty fades, and dumb is forever.

When it comes to comedy, nobody does funny like the gays. It’s not our fault that we were born with a veritable tap of witty candor and a penchant for over-the-top theatrics. I guess we’re just lucky (#HairflipEmoji). So, it should come as no surprise that when you get a gaggle of gays into a production studio and start filming, that is when the real magic happens (#UnicornEmoji). Comedy queens of the world rejoice, because we’ve pulled together a list of 2016’s best LGBT comedies for your viewing pleasure. They’re sure to tickle your funny bone (#EggplantEmoji).

Also, be sure to check out the rest of our Best of 2016 content!

The Intervention

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Skylar Bernon, Clea DuVall

Why You Should Watch: “It’s basically the ‘Force Awakens’ of early ’80s ensemble dramedies.” –Kevin P. Sullivan

Watch it here!


Lily Tomlin stars as Elle, who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend, when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

Cast: Lily Tomlin, Judy Greer, Julia Garner

Why You Should Watch: Because Lily Tomlin is a legend. Period. Full stop. End of sentence.

Watch it here!

Looking: The Movie

“Looking: The Movie” wraps up the story of three close friends living in San Francisco, who explore the options available to a new generation of gay men seeking fulfillment in love and life.

Cast: Jonathon Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett

Why You Should Watch: Because “Looking” is always so brilliant in its awareness of specific issues relevant to the gay community.

Watch it here!

Ab Fab: The Movie

After attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the River Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France.

Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks

Why You Should Watch: Eddy and Patsy’s most recent reunion was enough to perk up a post-Brexit Britain… surely it will do the same for you!

Watch it here!

Dirty 30

When the party’s on, it’s off the hook! Kate has only a few days to turn her life around before she turns 30, but with three besties and zero rules, anything is possible.

Cast: Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart

Why You Should Watch: This proverbial lovechild of “Bridesmaids” and “Project X” is tons of fun. Keep an eye out for all the YouTube celeb cameos.

Watch it here!

Did we leave something off the list? Comment below or take to social media with #XfinityLGBT to tell us your favorites.

Scott Conant is the LGBTQ Editor for Comcast XFINITY. You can watch his top picks and more LGBTQ-related titles in the XFINITY LGBTQ Film & TV Collection

To visit the LGBTQ Film & TV Collection on XFINITY, or say “LGBTQ” into the X1 Voice Remote.

On X1: Navigate to “Popular Destinations” > LGBTQ Film & TV
On Native: Go to “On Demand” > LGBTQ Film & TV