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.
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.