Humor is very personal, but there are some things that are just universally funny. We’re sure that you have your favorite YouTube videos for turning a frown upside down, but these are ours. Some of them are insanely popular, while others have dropped beneath the radar, but all of them are subjectively hilarious.
Note: While all of the below videos are found on YouTube and meet YouTube’s accepted standards for content, some of them do contain adult language, and so they may not be considered safe for work.
Buzz and the dandelions
A baby’s laugh is as infectious as it gets. There are plenty of laughing baby videos out there, but this is one of our favorites.
There are great singers and then there are great singers. This excerpt from Kirin J Callinan’s Big Enough really makes that distinction clear.
Indoor plant serial killer
These days everyone is super into plants right? But what if you have the opposite of a green thumb? Then you’ll probably relate to YouTuber Natalie Tran, a self-described “indoor plant serial killer.” Laugh about your botany issues as you watch this funny skit in which Tran lets her imagination run wild on this seemingly mundane problem.
The crazy nastyass honey badger
What’s not to love about someone affectionately describing the thoroughly impressive and aggressive antics of one of nature’s biggest badasses? The humble honey badger.
Laughing Chewbacca mask lady
Toys aren’t just for kids. And when you’re a parent, it’s important to have a few just for yourself. Just ask Chewbacca Mask Lady. Her joy in this video is palpable from the first second. You won’t be able to stop yourself from laughing along with her.
Talking twin babies
Linguists around the world continue to work on deciphering this long dead language that even the speakers couldn’t translate for us now they’ve come of age. We may never know what they said, but it was clearly important and worth remembering fondly.
Key & Peele – Gideon’s kitchen
If you love those cooking competition shows, you’ll love this bite-sized parody of Gordon Ramsay’s hit “Hell’s Kitchen.” Does the chef actually like the dish? Who knows?
Henri 2, paw de deux
We take a moment from our collection to address a serious issue. Cat mental health. If you know a cat who is suffering, be sure to contact your local help center.
Grape Lady falls
It’s not polite to laugh at others’ misfortune, but is it anyone’s fault that this poor lady moans in such a funny way?
Joaquin Phoenix’s forehead
Who’d have thought that the forehead of an actor could enjoy as much praise as his entire body of work? Well maybe not, but it’s certainly good enough for a laugh.
Farting is objectively funny. Fake farting in public places to the disgusted looks of the general public? Even more so.
Drunk History – The mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie
History giggles and stumbles to life with Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.” In this clip from the popular show, Alison Rich drunkenly narrates the story of famous author Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance. While Rich narrates, the audience is treated to a hilarious reenactment of the story in which actors like Kirsten Dunst lip sync along to the drunk narrator’s speech.
History of the entire world, i guess
It’s rare to find 20 minutes of anything that will make you laugh consistently, especially on YouTube. But this one had us tittering throughout much of its lengthy length.
Taylor Swift – I knew you were trouble ft. screaming goat
The punchline’s really in the title for this one, but the timing is still good enough that it’s worth a watch and a giggle. Bonus points for Katy Perry also teaming up with our goat pals.
Ron sneezes and scares deer
This is one of those that gets better each time you loop it. It’s not the deer that’s great, but Ron’s poor wife’s disappointment and his indignation.
If Google took over Microsoft
This one might be funnier to us because we cover people like this for a living… but come on. They all sound like this, don’t they?
BBC Breakfast – Mike Bushell falls into a pool
Poor Mike. Just trying to keep his mic dry. He failed.
Boom boom boom let me hear you say way oh
Maybe this video betrays our age, or penchant for 90s dance music, but this young lady murdering a classic still makes us giggle almost a decade on from its first appearance.
I can’t believe you’ve done this
And neither can we.
My heart will go on (terrible recorder meme)
You don’t need to watch the whole video (we won’t judge you if you do). This one is all about that sweet, flutey drop near the start.
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