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Top 10 YouTube Comedy Channels

VO: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Mark Sammut
If laughter is the best medicine, then YouTube treats millions every single day. For this list, we’re counting down YouTube's funniest creators. As long as the content has a comedic tone and is currently active, the channel will be deemed eligible. WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 YouTube Comedy Channels – REDUX.

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Top 10 YouTube Comedy Channels – REDUX

If laughter is the best medicine, then YouTube treats millions every single day. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 YouTube Comedy Channels – REDUX.

For this list, we’re counting down YouTube's funniest creators. As long as the content has a comedic tone and is currently active, the channel will be deemed eligible.

#10: Jacksfilms

More often than not, whenever a trend or format becomes mainstream, parodies appear to poke a little fun. Created by John Douglass, "Jacksfilms" seems to exist to remind everyone to not take YouTube or celebrity life so seriously. Generally, the channel selects a popular format – like Q&As or Let's Plays – and gives them the old “Monty Python” treatment, with the host assuming an alternate persona depending on the needs of the joke. While these videos are hilarious, “Jacksfilms” shines the brightest when parodying celebrity culture, music videos, or commercials.

#9: iDubbbzTV

Like countless YouTubers, "iDubbbzTV" started as a gaming channel, before gradually expanding into other wackier fields - covering everything from unboxings, kickstarter, and coyote urine. Along with a relatively serious documentary-style show called "Content Cop," where iDubbbz critiques other YouTube creators, the channel's popularity can chiefly be credited to Ian's flawless comedic timing, willingness to eat almost anything, and a high level of fan participation. When it comes to purely humorous content, "iDubbbz's" "Kickstarter Crap" and "Bad Unboxing Fan Mail" videos are the cream of the crop.

#8: TomSka

If a creator is funny and knows a thing or two about animation, they’re virtually unstoppable! “TomSka” is the British comedian behind the “asdfmovie” videos, a series of short animated projects containing several five to ten second skits. Besides parodying films and pop culture, Tom’s cartoons tend to venture into surreal territory in spectacular fashion; for example, the third entry in the series has a character randomly declare they’re a sandwich before earnestly jumping into someone's mouth. While the cartoons are arguably the channel's highlight, "TomSka's" live sketches are also witty, entertaining, and – oftentimes – enjoyably weird.

#7: HowToBasic

When a parody channel inspires its own parodies, the original is probably doing something right. "HowToBasic's" selling point is easy enough to grasp; the channel creates tutorial videos, but . . . with a twist. Putting aside the YouTuber's first couple of uploads that were sort-of legitimate tutorials, "HowToBasic's" videos initially pretend to be genuinely following a recipe, but something eventually goes terribly wrong, leading to food flying everywhere. For those who get squeamish seeing dozens of bananas mashed into a pulp, then maybe try out "HowToBasic's" non-food centric tutorials, which tend to rank among the channel's more creative and random entries.

#6: Nigahiga

Launching in 2006 and still going strong 13 years later, Ryan Higa's channel has become a staple of the YouTube scene. With well over 300 consistently awesome uploads, "Nigahiga" offers quantity, quality, and variety. Along with the popular "Dear Ryan" Q&As and countless rant videos, "Nigahiga" loves to spoof commercials and music videos. Newcomers looking for a place to start should check out Ryan's "How To" comedy series, as these videos helped establish "Nigahiga" as one of the site's most influential creators. The "Ninja," "Gangster," and "Emo" entries are practically YouTube classics.

#5: PewDiePie

"PewDiePie" is one of the most recognizable names in the business. The bulk of Felix Kjellberg’s content consists of Let's Plays, gaming compilations, and videos reacting to horror games. In some ways, "PewDiePie" is the quintessential YouTube channel; however, a couple of factors elevate Felix above the competition. First and foremost, "PewDiePie's" videos are incredibly well edited and cover a wide enough range of topics to ensure jokes remain fresh. Since around 2016, "PewDiePie" has shifted towards creating more satirical and experimental content, which is something a channel can do when they have more than 80 million subscribers.

#4: Bad Lip Reading

The internet has spawned countless hilarious fandubs and abridged series, but this particular YouTube channel floats to the top. While most creators need a while to really hit their stride, “Bad Lip Reading’s” very first upload – a hilarious spoof of Rebecca Black’s infamous “Friday” – instantly established the channel as a comedy darling. So, how does this work? After picking a song, the anonymous producer dubs in a new track that’s perfectly in sync with the performer’s lip movement. “Bad Lip Reading” doesn’t only cover music videos, but also dubs political speeches, TV shows, and movie trailers.

#3: CollegeHumor

Any site that claims to house the “The Funniest Stuff On the Internet” needs to be pretty darn hilarious to live up to the hype. And "CollegeHumor" is . . . pretty darn hilarious. Serving as an extension to the entertainment company’s popular website, "CollegeHumor” uploads sketches, animated shorts, and original music videos on a weekly basis. Unlike most other comedy channels, "CollegeHumor" isn’t solely dependent on one or two people, with different creators contributing to their videos. This means that the channel’s humor varies wildly from one series to the next - ensuring that there’s something for just about everyone.

#2: Markiplier

If YouTube is anything to go by, few things are funnier than watching someone scream and panic while playing “Five Nights at Freddy's” or "Slenderman.” "Markiplier" is primarily associated with Let's Plays, but the host always finds a way to inject a touch of humor into proceedings, usually in the form of false bravado or rage-fueled outbursts. Outside of Let's Plays, Mark occasionally partners up with animators to create sketches and short films based on video games or whatever seems funny at the time. Along with delivering the laughs, "Markiplier" provides genuine constructive criticisms on the games played, so, this channel really is ideal for gamers.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

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#1: Good Mythical Morning

Looking to start the day on a hilarious note? Check out "Good Mythical Morning" with Rhett and Link. Centering around the antics of the two hosts, "Good Mythical Morning" is a variety show that uploads new episodes every weekday. Rhett and Link tackle a myriad of subjects and themes, but the funniest segments nearly always revolve around the guys taste testing some disgusting food combination. When the likable hosts aren’t digesting bugs or trying to resist passing out after eating the world's hottest pepper, "Good Mythical Morning" spends its time producing original songs or endearingly corny commercials.

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