Here’s an extensive list of the best comedy websites online today. The list is always growing so be sure to check back every five minutes.
The Onion is the world’s leading news publication, offering highly acclaimed, universally revered coverage of breaking national, international, and local news events. Rising from its humble beginnings as a print newspaper in 1765, The Onion now enjoys a daily readership of 4.3 trillion and has grown into the single most powerful and influential organization in human history.
In addition to maintaining a towering standard of excellence to which the rest of the industry aspires, The Onion supports more than 350,000 full- and part-time journalism jobs in its numerous news bureaus and manual labor camps stationed around the world, and members of its editorial board have served with distinction in an advisory capacity for such nations as China, Syria, Somalia, and the former Soviet Union.
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Funny Or Die is a comedy video website that combines user-generated content with original, exclusive content. The site is a place where celebrities, established and up-and-coming comedians and regular users can all put up stuff they think is funny. At the same time, the site hopes to eliminate all the junk that people have to pick through to find videos. That means around here you get to vote on what videos are funny and what videos deserve to die.
Funny Or Die was created by the guys at Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy) and a bunch of Silicon Valley dudes and ladies. Michael Kvamme, an aspiring young comedian, came up with a concept for a new kind of comedy site and told his dad, Mark Kvamme of Sequoia Capital to write a check. Randy Adams, a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, signed on to handle design and implementation. Now, Funny Or Die has offices in Japan, Madagascar and Bahn, nine full-time lobbyists in Washington and an elite private security force consisting of four hundred soldiers and six attack helicopters.
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CollegeHumor Media, comprised of CollegeHumor.com, Jest.com, Dorkly.com, and several syndication partnerships, is a leading online entertainment company targeting a core audience of people ages 18-49. Founded by two high school friends, CollegeHumor Media delivers daily comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes, created and/or curated by the CollegeHumor staff. CollegeHumor Media attracts more than 15 million monthly uniques and generates more than 100 million video views per month (Nielsen/Net Ratings) with popular sketches such as “Jake and Amir,” “Very Mary Kate” and “Troopers.”
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McSweeney’s exists to champion ambitious and inspired new writing, and to challenge conventional expectations about where it’s found, how it looks, and who participates. We’re here to discover things we love, help them find their most resplendent form, and imagine new ways to bring them to you, Dennis. (If you are not Dennis, kindly ignore the aforementioned.)
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Everything on this site was written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman. The Oatmeal’s real name is Matthew and he lives in Seattle, Washington with his two dogs: Rambo and Beatrix.
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Runt of the Web is a spirited site that brings a breath of fresh air to the web’s comedic landscape. By marrying a blend of biting original pieces with highly clickable curated content, Runt represents internet comedy at its very best.
theCHIVE is home to the top humorous, interesting and uplifting content from around the world. Brothers John and Leo Resig started theCHIVE as a photoblog in 2008, with a trickle of daily visits by friends and family. Since then, theCHIVE has become a multi-faceted digital entertainment brand with over 30 million users per month and 800+ million content views monthly. Backing theCHIVE’s content is Chive Studios, a full-service production studio which was founded to create all original content, photoshoots and event activations. theCHIVE also has the #1 humor podcast in the country, with guests including John Cena, Marc Cuban and Ed Burns.
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Smosh is the home of the best funny videos, games, photos, memes, blogs and galleries online. See the funniest YouTube videos, pictures and images online or chat with Smosh readers in our online forums. See cartoons and comics daily as well as our original series like Ian Is Bored and Lunchtime w/Smosh. Smosh is the brainchild of Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, and Smosh.com focuses on everything humorous, funny, or awesome from around the web.
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ClickHole is the latest and greatest online social experience filled with the most clickable, irresistibly shareable content anywhere on the internet.
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Splitsider is a website about comedy and the people who create it. It covers movies, TV shows, web videos, books and any other format that exists to make you laugh. In the age of the Internet, there’s a lot of talk about how the web and web videos are forcing change in traditional media. In no genre is that more true than comedy. Comedy is made for short-form video, for 10-second jokes, 3-minute sketches and 140-character puns. Splitsider is here to not only showcase the best comedy coming out every day, but to chronicle the changing landscape that comedy is released into.
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A funny website filled with funny videos, pics, articles, and a whole bunch of other funny stuff. Cracked.com, celebrating 50 years of humor.
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Founded in 2012 as an independent subsidiary of Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, Above Average is a digital-first company with a 40-year television and film legacy.
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Barstool Sports is a satirical sports and men’s lifestyle blog founded by David Portnoy in Milton, Massachusetts. Barstool first launched as a print publication distributed in the Boston metropolitan area offering gambling advertisements and fantasy sports projections, but later expanded to encompass other topics.
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Paste prides itself on great writing about Music, Movies, TV, Comedy, Games, Books, Comics, Theatre, Design, Style, Visual Arts, Tech, Food, Drink, Travel, Politics, Media, Business, Science, Health, Wrestling and Soccer. Led by founding editor-in-chief Josh Jackson since 2002, PasteMagazine.com has grown to more than 8 million unique monthly visitors, thanks to readers hungry for authenticity and creativity.
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Laughspin.com is your online hub for all things comedy. Founded as Punchline Magazine in 2005 by Dylan Gadino, Laughspin (launched in the summer of 2011) marks a new generation of the site’s original vision. It’s our goal to provide the best comedy news, videos, interviews and opinion in an easily accessible, highly functional package– one-stop shopping, if you will — for your comedy needs.
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