Is AP Bio the Best Comedic TV Show Airing Now? (My Thoughts)

A.P. BIO — “Disgraced” Episode 302 — Pictured: (l-r) Glenn Howerton as Jack, Patton Oswalt as Principal Durbin — (Photo by: Chris Haston/Peacock)

I’m one episode away from finishing AP Bio season 4 on NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and for me, this is the best comedic show on television right now. It’s also dangerously close to being the final season for this show, and I truly hope that isn’t the case.

If you’re new to the show, the core concept is that a Harvard professor ends up teaching at a high school in Cleveland. For a while, the show largely focuses on the professor, Jack, whom you might recognize from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And that’s perfectly fine.

But somewhere along the way the writers realized that the students and other teachers are just as interesting–if not moreso–than any plotline involving Jack. That’s when the show really takes off in hilarious and wacky ways.

The best comparison I can think of is Community with a dose of Parks & Rec. If you want to get a little taste of the vibe for the show and also see hobby game darling Twilight Imperium make an appearance on TV, check out season 4 episode 3. It’s completely fine to watch that episode by itself–while there are running jokes on the show, most episodes don’t depend on other episodes.

Have you watched AP Bio? What are your other favorite comedies that are still actively making and airing new episodes for TV/streaming?

4 thoughts on “Is AP Bio the Best Comedic TV Show Airing Now? (My Thoughts)”

  1. I’m always looking for new comedic content to watch, and this sounds great, so I will check it out. Any other recommendations?

    Also, curious if you have checked out the sitcom Kim’s Convenience. Its an excellent 5 season show about an immigrant Korean family in Canada. I feel like it went under the radar since it is a Canadian show, but some of the main actors have now appeared in both Star Wars and Marvel content.

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