How does Hulu work? It’s not complicated, but it does take a little bit of explanation.
Hulu is an on-demand streaming service that lets you watch more movies, TV shows, anime, and original content than you could ever imagine. If you’re new to cord-cutting, Hulu is a great way to watch most of your favorite shows. Whether you’re interested in This Is Us or Rick and Morty, Hulu makes new episodes available almost immediately after they’ve aired on TV. If viewing in real-time is important to you, there’s also Hulu with Live TV, which is exactly what it sounds like: the traditional Hulu streaming service plus a selection of more than 50 channels available live.
If you’re not interested in live TV, there are two Hulu subscription plans for you to choose from: Hulu with Limited Commercials and Hulu with No Commercials. It’s that simple. Here’s a quick breakdown by price.
- Hulu with Limited Commercials: $7.99 per month
- Hulu with No Commercials: $11.99 per month
- Hulu with Live TV: $39.99 per month
- Hulu with Live TV + Hulu with No Commercials: $43.99 per month
Now you just need to find something to watch. Navigating Hulu is pretty intuitive, especially vs Netflix, but the Daily Dot has a number of guides to help get you started. Here are our top recommendations for Hulu comedies.
3 funny movies on Hulu that will make you LOL
1) Mystery Team
The simple pitch of 2009’s Mystery Team is The Wire meets Encyclopedia Brown. It stars Donald Glover, Dominic Dierkes, and D.C. Pierson (who also wrote the script) as three high school seniors who continue the mystery-solving business they started as kids. The Mystery Team gets their biggest case to date when a young girl hires them to figure out who killed her parents. The barrage of jokes is relentless, and the hit rate is high. The cast is packed with tons of now-familiar faces (Aubrey Plaza, Ellie Kemper, Kay Cannon, Bobby Moynihan, and Matt Walsh all pop up) and energetic directing by Dan Eckman. —Eddie Strait
2) In the Loop
Just because the reality of American politics now rivals most political satire in terms of absurdity doesn’t make In the Loop any less sharp or any less brutally funny. Spun off from director Armando Iannucci’s BBC series The Thick of It—as well as a spiritual predecessor to his HBO creation, Veep—this 2009 Oscar-nominee for best original screenplay depicts a transcontinental struggle between Great Britain and America to prevent an impending war. Starring familiar faces such as Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi and Veep’s Anna Chlumsky, In the Loop is the kind of gem of a movie that hides in plain sight. It’s only gotten more incisive in the years since its release, and you’ll have no idea how you lived without Malcolm Tucker’s wonderfully artful swearing once it enters your life. —Chris Osterndorf
3) Talladega Nights
Ricky Bobby is every bit the equal of the more quoted and memed Ron Burgandy. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are a comedy duo we should be thanking the gods for; we’re so unworthy of their greatness. People mistakenly think this movie rips on NASCAR, but it’s much friendlier in its ribbing and it’s funnier because it aims for silliness over anything else. —Eddie Strait