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These eleven best "Comedy Central" shows are promised to add some diversity to your basic watchlist. It will undoubtably amuse you unlike the many Netflix originals in queue that make it difficult to distinguish quality of content.

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These eleven best "Comedy Central" shows are promised to add some diversity to your basic watchlist. It will undoubtably amuse you unlike the many Netflix originals in queue that make it difficult to distinguish quality of content.

Used with permission: Wikimedia Commons

Used with permission: Wikimedia Commons

These eleven best "Comedy Central" shows are promised to add some diversity to your basic watchlist. It will undoubtably amuse you unlike the many Netflix originals in queue that make it difficult to distinguish quality of content.


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To be honest, Netflix’s TV show lineup is slowly getting unappealing. They have been adding so many Netflix originals to their queue that it’s getting difficult to distinguish quality of content. So as the company hopefully begins to add entertainment of substance, specifically of the comedy genre, Comedy Central will undoubtably amuse you.  

In no specific order, these 11 shows on Comedy Central are some of the funniest, politically incorrect and underrated TV on today. The best part is that if you have a cable subscription, you can watch them anywhere with the app. From skits to web series to history to reality shows, Comedy Central has something that will pique different interests in diverse formats.  

1. The Other Two 

“The Other Two” is a brand-new show added to Comedy Central that plays on a young, rising, Justin-Bieber-“Baby”-era-type musician who has two older unaccomplished siblings. The show revolves around Chase Dreams’ brother and sister who are trying to handle their brother’s newfound fame while trying to help their careers too. Created by former SNL head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider and produced by Lorne Michaels, it is bound to be a great show. The series is different from many others the channel carries because it has a consistent plot that doesn’t revolve around jokes, but more so the story line. The pilot was released Jan. 24  and it is an overall good show without any silly humor, although it still is very funny. 

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2. Another Period 

“Another Period” is about a ridiculously rich, spoiled and insensitive family, the Bellacourts, in Rhode Island during the early 1900s, which takes place in the form of a spoof of The Kardashians. In the family of three sisters and a brother, two sisters and their brother are greedy, pretentious, and not smart, while the other girl is not the prettiest but smart and an outcast to the family. The family and class dynamic of the Bellacourts to their servants is purposely so prominent, the disgust each has with the other is hysterical. There is a constant comparison of modern society to the period’s norms that in turn produces humor of the naivety of the time, along with current references used out of context. The main Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice, who are played by the creators of the show, only care about being rich and famous. It’s so cynical and insensitive from the ironic references, but makes it so watch-worthy to see who or what they are going to make fun of next. Sadly, the show ended at its third season, but it will without a doubt make your history class now enjoyable.

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3. This Week at The Comedy Cellar 

Just released in late October 2018, “This Week at The Comedy Cellar” is one of the best stand-ups shows the channel has created. For seven weeks, different and reoccurring comedians talk about topical political and societal issues that were headliners for that certain week with their own humorous spin at the renowned Comedy Cellar club in New York. What makes it so different from any other stand-up is that there’s about 10 different comedians, yet they only show a few minutes of the best of their act. It’s interesting to see how each attack the same subject so differently which adds so much excitement on what they are going to joke about next. Since the performers get their bits from the major headliners of the week, it is very political and biased, but with watching any comedy show, you can’t feel offended because the jokes are constructed so well; they are offensive, vulgar and crass, but in a good way. There is also a biographical feature each episode along with conversations of the acts that depict them having a normal chat in an everyday setting. 

 4. The Burn with Jeff Ross 

Jeff Ross, also known as the “burn master,” hosts this unforgiving show that roasts anything and everything. In each episode of its sadly only two seasons, different comedians come on and give their best insults to each other, people, societal concepts and the news. The show is so awesome since it has no boundaries, you can’t be sensitive towards anything. Being offensive should not be practiced at all, but in comedy there aren’t any limits, as long as it’s funny.  “The Burn” is controversial since there is no sympathy towards people and events, but that doesn’t make the show bad. Jeff Ross perfects this uncensored style that will have you thinking you’re a bad person for laughing. 

5. Now Hiring with Michelle Wolf 

Out of the many short form shows Comedy Central has, “Now Hiring with Michelle Wolf” is one of the best. It was originally a web series by Michelle Wolf, who now has her own show and a distinguished career, so you know it’s going to be good. Although it’s only five episodes the are less than five minutes, it’s packed with awkward, workplace-environment humor. Wolf encounters weird situations while interviewing candidates for a new job, like being walked in on while popping a pimple or trying not to mention someone’s disability to them.  

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6. Corporate 

“Corporate” is a look into the horrors involved in working at a major company, Hampton DeVille, and the depressed lives of two employees, Matt and Jake, working a crippling 9-5 job. They both have the life sucked out of them from the volatile environment of handling the company’s disasters. The second season has recently aired, picking up more viewers and popularity. The only joys Matt and Jake experience are minuscule events that temporarily distract them from their job, like intercepting birthday cakes delivered to the building or finding an intact bagel on the ground to fulfill their hunger. None of the jobs the boys do fits their job description nor their abilities, giving you an insight of what your future entails. It is a great relatable show of the average working American, emphasizing the nihilistic, depressing humor of daily life.  

7. Upright Citizens Brigade 

With Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Wash and Ian Walsh, “The Upright Citizens Brigade” is a perfect example of Comedy Central’s magnificent taste in choosing shows to air. It is argued to be the most prolific show in displaying such successful comedians by means of popularity and creating a prestigious improv theater in New York City: the Upright Citizens Brigade. The late-‘90s improvised skit show, satirically erodes society through chaos. UCB’s absurd comedic style, similar to that of middle school boys, is performed so well that it makes stupid humor appear smart and creative. From the painfully hysterical sketches to the legacy the show has constructed, I can’t encourage enough to watch the comedic perfection that is the “Upright Citizens Brigade.” 

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8. Broad City 

Considered to be the leading Comedy Central series, “Broad City” relates to millennials and every other generation with its comical absurdity. The show was a former web series by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer that Amy Poehler now produces. The creators star in their show about the friends’ obsessive love they have for each other while dealing with everyday adult life in New York City. Ilana and Abbi have a fantastic dynamic and chemistry; Ilana is the fun reckless one, while Abbi gets dragged into her conflicts, typically ending in even worse situations. “Broad City” is sadly ending this year in its fifth season, but after re-watching this show three times, it doesn’t get tiring.  

9. Inside Amy Schumer 

With Amy Schumer’s popularity from movies, many people don’t know about her skit show “Inside Amy Schumer.” The show has many different segments to it besides sketches, like interesting bios, going on the street to ask people weird questions and guest comedians; at least one these will surely make you laugh. Almost every episode has some inappropriate content, but it’s not uncomfortable since she spins it so well to be comical.  

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10. Nathan For You 

As a docu-reality series, “Nathan For You” is a non-scripted show in which Nathan Fielder facilitates businesses with unethical, insane ideas. The four-season series is the most promising to guarantee laughs from all audience, since there aren’t any jokes, but the concept as a whole is hysterical. Fielder’s business ideas, the owners he deals with and the way he handles people with his awkwardness that gets them to do unthinkable things to help their business will make your cheeks hurt from laughing so much. He has such a dry sense of humor that he perfects with his monotone voice and emotionless face which truly complete the show.  

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11. Brickleberry 

Although there are many adult animated shows on Comedy Central, “Brickleberry” is one of the best. Produced and starring Daniel Tosh as a talking, spoiled and domesticated bear, it’s a very unrestrained, crude and satirical type of humor. It can be compared to a more explicit “Family Guy.” The three seasons take place at the failing Brickleberry National Park which is run by incompetent rangers. The characters are frustratingly hysterical with contrasting personalities like the hot alcoholic woman, a very manly woman and try-hard and lazy men that work for an uncaring park ranger and are antagonized by the vulgar-talking bear. Although it may come off from the first few episodes that the show isn’t good, keep watching because the humor takes time to get used to and you will not be disappointed.  

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