The explosion of YouTube means an abundance of comedy web series, as many independent creators pick up a camera and go about craft the funniest scenes they can. It's become a very competitive marketplace, leaving the casual comedy fan a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content out there. This list of some of the best comedy web series online should simplify matters. Take a look and vote up your favorites!
From smaller independent productions like
Classic Alice, which takes classic literature into interesting comedic scenarios, to big crowdfunded series like Video Game High School, there's a lot to unpack on this list! There are a lot of funny web series out there, and a lot of different types of humor to suit your tastes. So check out our list of online comedy shows and vote the best series to the top.
When you've laughed yourself silly with these funny web shows, check out our lists of the
greatest web series
best Machinima web shows
, and even the
best of Between Two Ferns
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list ordered by all voters Men Women Age Region rank your version 1
11 4 Red vs. Blue
A classic machinima series using the
Halo games, this comedy follows two opposing armies who have no idea why they're fighting each other. 2
12 7 Between Two Ferns
This satirical web series stars Zach Galifinakis as he bumbles through interviews with celebrities.
14 10 Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Jerry Seinfeld does exactly what the title promises: he gets coffee with very funny people and casually interviews them, first during the drive, then over a cup of joe.
8 4 5
5 2 Broad City
Before the Comedy Central show,
Broad City was a web series following the life of Ilana and Abby in the misadventures throughout New York City. 6
5 3 Drunk History
Well before it was a hit on Comedy Central,
Drunk History got celebrities to imbibe way too much booze and share their favorite stories from history. 7
3 1 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Neil Patrick Harris stars as the titular supervillain, who is really a sensitive guy who romances the lovely Penny when he's not trying to obliterate Captain Hammer.
3 2 High Maintenance
Now an HBO show, High Maintenance started out as a web series about a New York marijuana delivery guy who runs into strange new customers every episode.
3 2 The Guild
This classic comedy web series stars Felicia Day as a member of an MMO guild whose lack of social graces often leads to hilarity.
3 2 12
3 2 Video Game Reunion
In this series, video game characters are actual people - and now, long after their heyday, they have to come back together for a reunion.
3 2 Husbands
Billed as the world's first marriage equality comedy, this series begins with two men traveling to Vegas to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage, only to end up married themselves.
2 1 Periods.
Periods. is a collection of odd shorts portraying different historical time periods with a modern spin. 15
2 1 Emma Approved
This modern retelling of Jane Austen's
Emma has the titular role running an image makeover service while also playing matchmaker. 16
2 1 Video Game High School
This popular comedy series portrays a world where gaming has overtaken sports and high schools recruit top talent to compete professionally.
1 0 My Gimpy Life
The awkward adventures of a young actress attempting to take Hollywood by storm from her wheelchair.
1 0 19
1 0 Social Medium
Beatrix is an average girl, except that she may or may not be able to communicate with the dead.
4 4 MyMusic
This series by the Fine Brothers takes musical "scenes" and turns them into living, breathing people.
1 1 Bite Me
This series by Machinima is about a group of friends who realize that they're in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
1 1 My Drunk Kitchen
Hannah Hart is a delight as a tipsy host who teaches viewers how to cook... sometimes.
0 0 SOLO: The Series
This sci-fi comedy show follows a man who was the star of a reality TV series about going to Mars - only the show gets canceled.
0 0 Easy to Assemble
This series follows
Illeana Douglas as she "quits" acting and works at an IKEA store instead - where she can't seem to escape Hollywood. 25
0 0 The 'Bu
This old Channel 101 series is Lonely Island's spoof of The O.C. and is still beloved.