What to watch this weekend on Prime Video [Aug 24-25]

Hopefully, you’re in the mood for some serious laughs this weekend because Amazon is stocking some excellent new comedy series you won’t want to miss.

It’s official, only one more week until highly anticipated Amazon Original, Carnival Row, debuts on the streaming platform! But Amazon isn’t slacking off this weekend so don’t worry, there’s plenty of new content to keep you busy.

With the temperatures on the rise (and the humidity) no one wants to be outdoors for too long. Instead, settle in for some hilarious new comedy series over the weekend of August 24-25.

#IMomSoHard Live

This new comedy special from comedians Kristin Henley and Jen Smedley, from the viral webseries of the same name, bring you a hilarious 2-person stand-up comedy show. Together they share their honest stories about humor, friendship, body image, and more! I recommend checking out the special if you get the chance.

Kristen and Jen have great chemistry and their relaxed onstage presence (complete with glasses of wine) makes it feel like you’re bonding with the women from the comfort of your own home! Their bracing honesty about all things women deal with is refreshing. Your stomach will ache with laughter by the time you’re done.

Mike E. Winfield: StepMan

Unlike Netflix, Amazon is giving opportunities to lesser-known comedians on the rise. Mike E. Winfield is one of the new up-and-comers. Maryland-born and bred, you’ve seen him making the rounds on late night in the past. In his comedy special, StepMan, he talks about what it’s like being married to an older woman.

Sometimes it can be a little awkward having a step-son whose close to your age! Don’t miss out on this heartwarming and hilarious hour of comedy.

Alice Wetterlund: My Mama Is a Human and So Am I

You’ve seen Alice Wetterlund in the HBO series, Silicon Valley, and in the comedy film, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Now she’s got her own comedy special on Amazon titled My Mama Is a Human and So Am I. She jokes about what it’s like to rear cats and even a secret alien conspiracy pertaining to country music all in her brand new hour-long special.

Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight

Alonzo Bodden understands that sometimes we need a break from the world at large. The news can be exhausting and even in comedy, it gets tiresome. That’s why Bodden understands the

Mortal Engines (2018)

  • Directed by: Christian Rivers
    Starring: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, and Stephen Lang
  • Available on HBO through Amazon Video CHannels

If you’re not in the mood for comedy specials, don’t miss out on this epic blockbuster film from last year. Based on the Mortal Engines book by Philip Reeves, Mortal Engines is a post-apocalyptic adventure story. Hester Shaw (Hilmer) is the one woman who can stop a fierce city on wheels from devouring everything in its path.

The city in question is London. Mortal Engines takes place in a world where civilization has been destroyed. Hester teams up with Tom Natsworthy, and a dangerous outlaw by the name of Anna Fang.

Watch if you liked: King Kong, The Hobbit, Alita: Battle Angel, Avatar, or Maze Runner

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Which of the things on this list sound most appealing to you? Is there anything else you’re excited to watch on Prime Video? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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