50 funniest Web series

The best and funniest Web series, from Burning Love to Planet Unicorn, show us the future of a young medium perfect for the Internet.

0

Comments

Add +


If the Internet is our new TV, the 50 Web series we’ve chosen as our funniest are among the vanguard. From scrappy, silly animated work such as Planet Unicorn to corporate-sponsored episodics like Burning Love, the best iterations of this young genre are here; all of them, no matter how high their production values, share the ideological freedom of the Net and some of the DIY sensibility we hope indicates the direction of the medium’s future. For the purposes of this list, we did not consider sketch groups with thematically varied output (e.g., BriTANick, Harvard Sailing Team) and vlogs (e.g. Daily Grace)—many of which do amazing work—and defined Web series as a show that follows a story, or at least a conceit that carries across multiple episodes. And we included Web series that have made the jump to TV.


See the 50 funniest web series >>


 

Users say

33 comments
Tim R
Tim R

Here's a new web series that kicks ass! www.jimmythebag.com

flowers_mickey
flowers_mickey

What about The Most Popular Girls in School??? That show is AWESOME!

Katrina M
Katrina M

You are missing "Rack & Ruin"... I think it just launched and it's brilliant. Hilarious take on the high-end fashion world... set in a NYC SoHo boutique with Markie Post ("Night Court", as the manic store manager. She kills it! http://www.womenyoushouldknow.net/wysktv/

David Catalano
David Catalano

I guess THE SMALLS FAMILY must have inadvertently been left off of the list.

Jennibee
Jennibee

Thanks for the list! I just finished up Burning Love and now I'll have plenty of pickings for how to waste more hours of my life. :)

firewall200
firewall200

You can't have a funniest web series list without Red vs. Blue. End of Story

Joe
Joe

How come red vs blue by roosterteeth here they were making the best of content befor the term web series was been used and were the first to actualy do a web series.

pearcy
pearcy

I enjoyed the list. A new series that we just released is "Street Academy"; a brand-new original sitcom about recent college graduates who fall for the sexy world of Social Media. "The Office" meets "Mad Men". Let us know what you think. #StreetAcademyTV http://www.glassshackfilms.com/street-academy-sitcom

Tamir
Tamir

Great list. Also excited about #SexPoseMan. Its about an inspired male gigolo trying something wonderful out every night. Watch The Trailer here. http://bit.ly/136V14j

Alec
Alec

Dont forget Nut house at www.blip.tv/nuthouse

Alec
Alec

Don't forget Nut house on Blip.tv!!! www.blip.tv/nuthouse

NoakesUK
NoakesUK

Very happy to see Strong Bad E-mails at #4. Today's YouTube fans are missing out. Nothing on YouTube right now even comes close to being as good as the Strong Bad E-mails are, or homestarrunner.com is.

Arturo
Arturo

Yo- where's East Willyb on here? WWW.EASTWILLYB.COM. One of the BEST shows online RIGHT NOW! Get with it Time Out!

Jazmin
Jazmin

Really surprised that East WillyB is not on here since it was named by the NY Times as one of the best webseries to watch. What happened Time Out NY?

BlueAddy
BlueAddy

Guess you didn't see Squad 85 ... www.squad85.com RIDIC!

Essi
Essi

Epic Rab Battles are AMAZING! There was a time they weren't so funny, but the new ones are very good.

Matt
Matt

Epic Rap Battles is not good anymore.

Rick
Rick

web sitcom "The Diner" is must-see computer tv... the pilot "Somebody's Somebody" rocks... as do the other 9 episodes www.youtube.com/dinerseries

Jacob
Jacob

I'm really surprised nothing from Roosterteeth is on here. Especially "Immersion" or "Red vs. Blue"

Fan!
Fan!

You are missing a fantastic, comedic series "EastWillyB" -- First Latino, Comedic series that takes place in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Featuring Flaco Navaja, Johnny Rivera, Rick Gonzalez, Joe Budden and others! Check it out: http://www.eastwillyb.com

Cupertino Jay
Cupertino Jay

By the way, sweet-heart Penny didn't think the show was all that Funny neither, bless her. siggy2... Penny - "It's OK. Captain Hammer will save us."

Cupertino Jay
Cupertino Jay

Actually, no, the glorious DrH Musical's sequel continues to be indefinitely delayed. As Joss has repeated elsewhere, he's gonna be busy for the next few years doing his Avengers sequel. --------- Siggy: "With my Freeze Ray I will STOP the world."

Cindy
Cindy

That list isn't complete without SUBMISSIONS ONLY.

Noodle Kat
Noodle Kat

How can you leave out TheShellShow.com? Hilarious!

Dora F
Dora F

@Katrina M YESSSS!!!! This is the best... for people in the know (a-hem Time Out!)!

Comedy calendar for New York City

  1. Wicked Frozen!

    Toby Singer and Zoe Farmingdale have never seen Wi...

  2. Ted Greenberg's The...

    Emmy-winning former Late Show writer Ted Greenberg...

  3. Kurt Braunohler

    While we've missed Braunohler's loopy absurdities ...

18 more events »

Time Out videos



Subscribe to Time Out New York on Spotify for playlists and recommendations from our Music team.

Check out New York's best restaurants, hottest street style, cool apartments and more.