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Top 5 Best Online Tools to Find Good Comedy for Free

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If you’re struggling each day to smile, whether at home with your ugly partner or at work with down-trodden, down on their own luck workmates that make life hell, then I have news for you. There’s good comedy out there…and it’s for free.

And I understand how hard it is to find such fabled volumes of mirth. Where do you even start? Rummage through your old granddad’s attic? Dig near the forests of Egypt?

Thankfully, if you found me, you’ll have access to these top 5 online tools that’ll assist with finding the best, or at least good, bits of laughter tickles you need to get 2018 started right.

  1. Youtube
  2. Twitter
  3. Netflix
  4. iTunes
  5. Websites

1. Youtube

Coming in at second-place alongside the world’s most used search engine, Youtube is the premier location for finding the best talent out there, especially if they bother to put their crap up in the first place.

Yes, comedy is relative to its availability. You can be inclined to search for “best comedy” or “funniest comedian”, but once you begin to wade through the river of hilarious videos as decreed by fanboys, a better understanding of whom you wish to follow.

Best to Follow:

Worst to Avoid:

  • Any videos that have irrelevant keywords on like “best clips”, “Whatsapp videos” or “banned clips from Youtube”

2. Twitter

Your second bet at finding laughter online is the notorious world of tweets, the social media platform that shouts 280 words per inconsequence.

Yet, the best of the rest is appearing right there for you. The one-liners of the world are making their mark, allowing you to glimpse at the funniest thoughts digestible in chunks.

What’s best is the satirical and parody feeds that are proglamations for all the “fake news”

Best to Follow:

Worst to Avoid:

  • All of the above

3. Netflix

The streaming site has overshadowed everything that was great and amazing about sitting in front of the television. Before you had to fight with family members for control of the remote to gain access to one of 5 channels in existence.

Now, you can take a crap in the bathroom and catch up on all the specials Netflix is sponsoring.

Best to Follow:

  • Any decently rated TV show or comedy special (p.s. Mindhunter is actually funny)

Worst to Avoid:

  • You don’t have to worry, Netflix won’t recommend the bad ones

4. iTunes

Podcasts have blown up in popularity since the 2000’s thanks to iTunes being at the forefront of speaking audio. Since then, it’s been a fantastic source of good comedy.

Ricky Gervais had a killing putting all his radio conversations with Stephen Merchant on there and before used to actually charge for them. Prick.

Little known fact though, iTunes doesn’t host any of the podcasts; they are loaded onto other services like Soundcloud and then aggregated through iTunes, like a second search engine.

Best to Follow:

Worst to Avoid:

  • Anything Ricky Gervais

5. Websites

These are too subjective, as so many sources of comedy information has sprung up in 2017 that may lead you to banal, viral-esque videos and content.

However, there are true and trusted content providers that have been leaning towards providing excellent entertainment for the past 5 years or so, and here they are for your enjoyment:

Best to Follow:

Worst to Avoid:

  • Buzzfeed
  • Medium
  • eBaumsworld

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