5 Can’t-Miss Comedies Coming to Netflix In September

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

While Netflix has announced that more than 90 new titles will be coming to its streaming library in September, the comedy options are few and far between. (Another season of The Ranch?) But look closely and you'll find a few gems in the mix, from classic comedies to biting satires.
Check out five of the titles we're most excited to watch in September—most of them just in time for Labor Day weekend.

1. Stripes (1981)

In 1981, Bill Murray reunited with his Caddyshack director Harold Ramis to co-star in Stripes, which Ramis co-wrote and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) directed. Murray plays a cab driver who decides to join the Army, and hijinks ensue. The film also stars Sean Young, John Candy, P.J. Soles, Bill Paxton, Judge Reinhold, and John Larroquette, who was two and a half years away from starring in Night Court . (9/1)

2. American Psycho (2000)

It’s hard to believe that it's been almost 20 years since Christian Bale starred as homicidal Wall Street investment banker Patrick Bateman in Mary Harron's adaptation of Bret East Ellis's American Psycho. But today, the dark satire is more relevant than ever. "It’s been amazingly gratifying that slowly over these two decades people have come to appreciate it and are still talking about it," American Psycho co-writer Guinevere Turner said in a recent interview with The Ringer. "It feels like a new generation of people grew up and embraced it." (9/1)

3. Superbad (2007)

This 2007 comedy, co-written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, introduced Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and McLovin’ (played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse) to the world, and has endured for more than a decade. Sure, the movie falls into the raunchy category, but it has moments of sweetness between friends Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera). Superbad became a template for other modern teen comedies like Blockers and 2019’s Booksmart, which stars Hill’s sister, Beanie Feldstein. (9/1)

4. Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)

Zach Galifianakis in 'Between Two Ferns: The Movie'
Adam Rose, Netflix

Over the years, Zach Galifianakis has interviewed big names like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, and Sean Penn on Between Two Ferns, his Speed Stick-sponsored Funny or Die "public access show." Each webisode runs less than 10 minutes, but now Galifianakis is expanding his shtick into a full-length film. The Movie follows Galifianakis on a road trip where he’ll interview “celebrities you’ve heard of.” Vulture reports that those celebrities include David Letterman and Will Ferrell. (9/20)

5. The Politician (2019)

The Politician is Ryan Murphy’s first show for Netflix, and it’s a doozy. The dark comedy stars Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a Tracy Flick-esque candidate running for student body president. Every season will focus on Hobart moving up the ranks in the hopes of one day becoming President of the United States. The show also stars Murphy’s frequent collaborators Jessica Lange (in a wacky role) and Gwyneth Paltrow (whose husband, Brad Falchuk, co-produces the series). It’s also worth noting that Murphy’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse hits Netflix on September 24, three days before The Politician. (9/27)

The ChopBox Smart Cutting Board Has a Food Scale, Timer, and Knife Sharper Built Right Into It

ChopBox
ChopBox

When it comes to furnishing your kitchen with all of the appliances necessary to cook night in and night out, you’ll probably find yourself running out of counter space in a hurry. The ChopBox, which is available on Indiegogo and dubs itself “The World’s First Smart Cutting Board,” looks to fix that by cramming a bunch of kitchen necessities right into one cutting board.

In addition to giving you a knife-resistant bamboo surface to slice and dice on, the ChopBox features a built-in digital scale that weighs up to 6.6 pounds of food, a nine-hour kitchen timer, and two knife sharpeners. It also sports a groove on its surface to catch any liquid runoff that may be produced by the food and has a second pull-out cutting board that doubles as a serving tray.

There’s a 254nm UVC light featured on the board, which the company says “is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria" after a minute of exposure. If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to cleanliness, the ChopBox is completely waterproof (but not dishwasher-safe) so you can wash and scrub to your heart’s content without worry. 

According to the company, a single one-hour charge will give you 30 days of battery life, and can be recharged through a Micro USB port.

The ChopBox reached its $10,000 crowdfunding goal just 10 minutes after launching its campaign, but you can still contribute at different tiers. Once it’s officially released, the ChopBox will retail for $200, but you can get one for $100 if you pledge now. You can purchase the ChopBox on Indiegogo here.

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Which Friends Character Would Earn the Most Money in the Real World?

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Warner Bros. Television/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Although Friends went off the air in 2004, the iconic sitcom continues to attract new fans who've discovered the show via re-runs and streaming networks like HBO Max.

To play into this devoted fan base, the professional resume writers at StandOut-CV conducted a fun experiment: They asked more than 3000 fans to predict where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, and Monica would be today, career-wise. They also took the time to figure out how much each character would earn in their respective fields in the real world. Could we be more curious?

Bringing in the highest salary is Joey, whose acting exploits are projected to earn him approximately $61,022 a year. Next comes Dr. Ross, whose career as a paleontologist brings in an estimated $59,023. After that comes fashion designer Rachel, earning $54,563 a year, followed by Chandler's writer/editor salary of $47,039 annually. Phoebe comes next, with her musical career bringing in an annual salary of $43,604 (although the site doesn't mention how her massage therapy business might factor into her life today). Surprisingly, Monica would bring in the least amount of money; she'd earn an average of $43,165 per year as a head chef.

As far as where fans think the Friends gang would be today, the answers are pretty great: They believe Joey would have expanded his acting career to include his own reality series called Keeping Up With Joey Tribbiani. Monica, meanwhile, would have taken the next step in her culinary career by opening up her own restaurant, and her husband Chandler would have continued his passion for writing at a comics magazine. The last season of Friends follows Rachel as she works as an executive for Ralph Lauren, and fans theorize that she would have used her breadth of experience to start her own fashion brand. It's believed Phoebe would have continued her music career, perhaps even becoming a music teacher, while Ross would have spent time writing dinosaur-themed children's books.

Hopefully, the upcoming Friends reunion special will give fans a final answer on what the characters would be up to today.