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It’s been a long time since the funniest, most innovative comedy was to be found on your TV set. The rise of sites like Netflix may have dragged online comedy viewing into the mainstream, but the net has long been a home to comics looking to develop their style without being at the mercy of television execs. We’ve devoured hours of shows to choose our top 50, which runs the gamut from scrappy, silly animated work to corporate-sponsored episodes and everything in between. (The best part? It’s all free!) For the purposes of this list, we defined a Web series as a show that follows a story, or at least a conceit that carries across multiple episodes, so if your favorite vlog didn’t make it in, don’t get mad!