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Where do you go for humor?

What sites do you frequent for humorous writing? I guess that might be an online magazine, a blog, Youtube channel, comic, or a podcast—but foremost, I'm looking to read well-written, funny prose.

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  1. [2]
    cfabbro
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    Most of the comedy I consume either comes in the form of stand-up, tv shows, movies, or youtube videos, but whenever I am in the mood for written material there are a few political satire sites I...

    Most of the comedy I consume either comes in the form of stand-up, tv shows, movies, or youtube videos, but whenever I am in the mood for written material there are a few political satire sites I check out:
    The Onion
    The Nib
    The Beaverton
    The Hard Times

    p.s. Even though you didn't mention books, a few of my favorite series are also chocked full of wonderful comedic prose as well; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, & Discworld. Both of which you should definitely read if you haven't already.

    7 votes
    1. spit-evil-olive-tips
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      I'll add The Needling to this list, a Seattle-focused Onion-style satire site. Strike Imminent as Seattle Public Schools Requires All Returning Teachers to Wear Pants ‘Poor, Unprepared Texas,’...
      5 votes
  2. grahamiam
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    wint/dril videogamedunkey Brian David Gilbert Reductress - I mostly just look at their Instagram and rarely at their site. /r/whatswrongwithyourdog The above are "pure" humor, but there are a lot...

    The above are "pure" humor, but there are a lot of social media personalities who mix humor into their other work.

    5 votes
  3. [2]
    KapteinB
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    I still go to Cracked. They're not as good as they were at their peak, but they're still quite funny.

    I still go to Cracked. They're not as good as they were at their peak, but they're still quite funny.

    3 votes
    1. etiolation
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      Maybe I shouldn't be wary of returning to Cracked.

      Maybe I shouldn't be wary of returning to Cracked.

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    PhantomBand
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    Writing I'm not sure about, but I love browsing Dutch language memes on /r/ik_ihe on reddit. Outside of that I also like Linux memes, surreal memes, etc. Those random super short youtube videos...

    Writing I'm not sure about, but I love browsing Dutch language memes on /r/ik_ihe on reddit. Outside of that I also like Linux memes, surreal memes, etc.

    Those random super short youtube videos that make you go "???" are also hilarious to me, though they're tough to find.

    3 votes
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      scrambo
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      The two subredfits that I use for specifically that are /r/youtubehaiku and /r/youtubehaikuclassic

      Those random super short youtube videos that make you go "???" are also hilarious to me, though they're tough to find.

      The two subredfits that I use for specifically that are /r/youtubehaiku and /r/youtubehaikuclassic

      2 votes
    2. [3]
      johnaj
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      As someone who is learning Dutch, what does "ihe" mean?

      As someone who is learning Dutch, what does "ihe" mean?

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      1. DMBuce
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        I don't speak Dutch but having visited /r/yo_elvr before, it's probably an acronym for "in real life" in Dutch. A quick trip to deepl translate tells me that would likely be "in het echt". EDIT:...

        I don't speak Dutch but having visited /r/yo_elvr before, it's probably an acronym for "in real life" in Dutch. A quick trip to deepl translate tells me that would likely be "in het echt".

        EDIT: Not sure I explained that very well. /r/me_irl -> "me in real life" -> "ik in het echt" (or something?) -> /r/ik_ihe

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      2. PhantomBand
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        ik_ihe = me_irl. Ik = me. Ihe = in real life (in het echt).

        ik_ihe = me_irl.

        Ik = me.

        Ihe = in real life (in het echt).

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    DanBC
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    Not quite a podcast, but here are some suggestions for well written audio comedy. John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme This is a sketch comedy show written by John Finnemore. He's previously...

    or a podcast

    Not quite a podcast, but here are some suggestions for well written audio comedy.

    John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme This is a sketch comedy show written by John Finnemore. He's previously written for David Mitchell. I enjoy this because he manages to be funny without punching down.

    The Pin. Another sketch show. They have a BBC Radio 4 series, but I'm linking to youtube because these are short and available. I love them because their setups are perfect. The Pin on Mr Box Here's a Twitter thread of Zoom sketches they did

    Bleak Expectations A parody of Dickens. It's funnier than I make it sound, and it has Anthony Head (Rupert Giles in Buffy) as a baddie and he's great. Here's the first episode on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzqluNyd7aQ

    Cabin Pressure is a sitcom about a tiny chartered airline company. It has a small but great cast (for example, Benedict Cumberbatch as he's just about to become famous). And it's just delightful - a really nice feel-good comedy. It developed a strong audience fan base.

    Bigipedia This is described as a parody of Wikipedia, but that's misleading. It's so much more than that. There are elements of horror comedy ("pandoratane, the most adhesive substance known to man" is a good example of this). It's hard to find, but is available on Archive here

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    1. etiolation
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      Being such an Angloholic, I should have thought to look in this direction! I also recognize Roger Allam in the Cabin Pressure cast. This bodes well. I've enjoyed assorted Mitchell and Webb...

      Being such an Angloholic, I should have thought to look in this direction! I also recognize Roger Allam in the Cabin Pressure cast. This bodes well. I've enjoyed assorted Mitchell and Webb efforts, so I will make time for John Finnemore. This discussion reminds me: Noel Fielding on GBBO is responsible for most of the few times I've laughed watching television in the past year. Time to get down with The Mighty Boosh.

      2 votes
  6. teaearlgraycold
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    I’ve been watching a lot of Genuine Jerks on YouTube lately. This is their most popular video, but their other videos with far less views are also great.

    I’ve been watching a lot of Genuine Jerks on YouTube lately. This is their most popular video, but their other videos with far less views are also great.

    1 vote
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    Kuromantis
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    Jreg for a twisted permutation of political humor and what I call memetic sadness. YouTube reccomendations for community tab posts. r/historymemes for the named purpose r/bootoobig for rhyming...

    Jreg for a twisted permutation of political humor and what I call memetic sadness.

    YouTube reccomendations for community tab posts.

    r/historymemes for the named purpose

    r/bootoobig for rhyming memes

    r/PoliticalCompassMemes, r/wojakcompass and r/polcompmemes for shock value memes and big brain takes from right-wingers I find amusing but would never touch if I was any minority group, alongside the occasional moment of self-awareness/anti-conservatism.

    OldMemeArchive technically counts when it's funny but it's more of an exhibit of the early 2010s than anything else.

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    1. nukeman
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      Not even a minority, but... yeah PCM is not a great place.

      Not even a minority, but... yeah PCM is not a great place.

      3 votes