The Funniest YouTube Channels You Should Be Following

Funny YouTubers you should follow for a laugh

Some of the funniest YouTube channels now get more viewers than mainstream television networks. We've compiled a list of funny YouTubers to follow when you need a laugh.

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The Most Likely to Make You Laugh at Least Once: Smosh

Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla

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What We Like
  • Hundreds of hours of videos.

  • Tons of interesting content for gamers.

What We Don't Like
  • Adult humor and language isn't for all audiences.

  • Videos tend to be ad heavy.

One of the funniest channels on YouTube that is actually dedicated to comedy, Smosh actually predates the streaming video site by a couple of years. Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla started posting videos in 2003, and at various points in its existence, Smosh boasted the most YouTube subscriptions. With multiple movies and a host of sub-channels, Smosh has enough content to keep you laughing for a long time.

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The Best for Film Nuts: Screen Junkies

A channel promo for an Honest Trailers episode.

Honest Trailers

What We Like
  • Constantly produces new topical content.

  • Consistently funnier than CinemaSins.

What We Don't Like
  • Honest Trailers might change your mind about your favorite movies.

  • Co-creator Andy Signore has been embroiled in controversy.

Do you ever get annoyed by those movie reviews that use phrases like “surprising but thoughtful” yet completely ignore how a car jumped from one level of a parking lot across a street to land on a lower level parking lot without a scratch? You won't find any of that with the Honest Movie Trailers produced by Screen Junkies. They'll point out exactly how stupid the film is in extensive detail. Honest Movie Trailers tends to be one of the most consistently funny series on YouTube, especially when watching trailers for movies you either completely love or absolutely hate.

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The Most Like Saturday Night Live: College Humor

An episode promo for CollegeHumor.


What We Like
  • Daily videos created by an in-house writing team.

  • Fun articles and user submitted content.

What We Don't Like
  • Low brow humor targeted at a niche audience.

  • Jokes may easily offended some people.

While the name might suggest sophomoric pranks and fraternity humor, College Humor is more like Mad TV meets Funny or Die. One of the earliest comedy channels on YouTube, College Humor is still among the funniest. You won't see the familiar faces, and Like Funny or Die, the skits can be hit or miss. But when they hit, they are very funny. College Humor also operates a channel for gamers called Dorkly

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The Best Oddball Humor: GloZell Green

An image of comedian GloZell Green

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What We Like
  • Keep up with the latest viral social media challenges.

  • Creative and hilarious song parodies.

What We Don't Like
  • Comedy may be too slapstick for some tastes.

  • Political content may put off some viewers.

How do you describe GloZell Green? Think of the most excited person in the world taking on the cinnamon challenge, the ice bucket challenge, and the spicy foods challenge all at once. GloZell has a number of elaborate characters and bits, such as reading lyrics of songs and giving advice to the artist. GloZell has been making content since 2008, so there are hundreds of hours of content to binge.

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Best Nostalgic Humor: Channel Awesome

Channel Awesome logo

Channel Awesome

What We Like
  • Humorous reviews and re-enactments of new and nostalgic movies.

  • More than a decade's worth of videos.

What We Don't Like
  • Many creators have left the channel to pursue their own projects.

  • Videos sometimes focus more on skits than movie reviews.

Channel Awesome was once home to dozens of content creators who have since become big-time YouTubers in their own right. Now it's the official home of the Nostalgia Critic, one of the platform's most prolific creators. Every week, viewers get a new review of a classic movie or TV show, often with comedic reenactments. There are also reviews of modern movies and even videos on film history.