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The top comedy shows on Netflix and other streaming services

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  • Parrot Analytics provided Business Insider the top 10 most in-demand comedy shows on Netflix and other streamers from the last month.
  • They include Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Hulu’s “Shrill,” and YouTube Premium’s “Cobra Kai.”
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Netflix is the streaming champion, but it has some competition when it comes to original comedy TV shows.

Hulu has been making strides in this area recently, most notably with the Aidy Bryant-starring “Shrill,” which was renewed for a second season recently. And Amazon still has a winner with the Emmy-winning “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

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Parrot Analytics provided Business Insider the most in-demand drama shows currently streaming on Netflix and elsewhere, based on the average demand expressions of the last 30 days for each series.

Demand expressions are the globally standardized TV demand measurement unit from Parrot Analytics. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance.

Parrot Analytics included “Community” on the list because the show is still “in-demand” among audiences despite ending in 2015. Parrot Anlytics factors video consumption (streaming and downloads), social media engagement (hashtags, liking, sharing), and more when calculating demand. Its sixth and final season was a streaming original on the now-shuttered Yahoo! Screen when NBC canceled the series after five seasons. Viewers can now stream the entire series on Hulu.

Below are the top 10 comedy shows on streaming services:

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10. “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)

Description: They’re not friends, but when their husbands leave them for each other, proper Grace and eccentric Frankie begin to bond in this Emmy-nominated series.”

Number of seasons: 5

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 89%

What critics said (Season 5): It’s not the edgiest concept, but the value of friendship should make for more great TV.” — Ben Travers, Indiewire

Average demand expressions (last 30 days): 9,434,848

9. “Shrill” (Hulu)

Description: “From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill, a comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.”

Number of seasons: 1

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 91%

What critics said (Season 1): Bryant, who even when she’s playing self-obsessed-becoming a self-actualized human being may require a wee bit of egomania-is extremely appealing.” — Willa Paskin, Slate

Average demand expressions (last 30 days): 9,476,187

8. “Community” (Yahoo Screen)

Description: “This ensemble comedy centers on a tight-knit group of friends who all met at what is possibly the world’s worst educational institution – Greendale Community College.”

Number of seasons: 6

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 88%

What critics said (Season 6): It feels familiar and fresh, with myriad possibilities in front of it thanks to smart new cast additions and a renewed focus on those characters over just getting lost in the creatively inane.” — Jason Hughs, The Wrap

Average demand expressions (last 30 days): 11,767,479

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