Comedy Central is a bit of a mystery network. Between stand-up specials and playing old Adam Sandler movies, much of the channel’s original programing gets lost.
Besides shows like Inside Amy Schumer and The Daily Show, Comedy Central actually features a lot of really fun shows that have a cult following. Some are scripted with storylines like Workaholics, while others are part game show, part late-night show, like @midnight.
Here are 5 hidden comedy gems that are worth the laugh:
The story of three friends with nothing to do but work and party. This show about a group of stoners who are always scheming seems simple on the surface, but the wacky storylines and borderline inappropriate catchphrases are what keep it interesting. And a little cringe-worthy.
2. Drunk History
Who would have thought that letting comedians get drunk and recount famous events in history would be such a hysterical hit? The show started as an Internet sensation and has now grown to land some pretty impressive celebrity guests. In fact, Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will be on the next season of the show to—what else—tell the story of Alexander Hamilton.
3. Broad City
Another comedy that started as a web series, Broad City follows Abbi and Llana, two best friends who are just trying to live and work in New York City. Of course, opposites attract in the show as the girls have nothing in common (Llana is an adventurous slacker, Abbi is more responsible and concerned about her career) but are still thick as thieves.
Chris Hardwick hosts this mash-up of a late-night comedy game show. Every night features three comedians competing in a game show setting, as they play and answer questions created from what’s trending that day on the Internet. The comedians improv everything making it a hilarious good time.
5. Another Period
Another Period is a scripted series that follows the hijinks of the Bellacourt sisters and their quest to be popular. The series is set during the early 1900s, but the sisters’ everyday struggles aren’t actually that different from issues that follow the modern day reality star. Think of it as a satirical look at what it would be like if the Kardashians lived during the turn of the century.