Did you laugh at ‘Community’? Tune into these hilarious comedy TV shows
You’ve just finished bingeing your way through Community, and now you’re looking for another TV show to satisfy your need for top-tier comedy. Community was one of the best comedy shows ever created, so anything that follows it up will have a tough job competing. Luckily, when Community ended, its cast poured their talents into a wide variety of great projects.
Here’s a look at some of the best comedy shows that you can check out after Community.
This Netflix original TV show stars Community cast member Alison Brie. BoJack Horseman was one of Netflix’s first attempts at creating original content, and it’s still one of the best shows the streaming giant has ever created. It ran from 2014 to 2020 and received rave reviews from critics & audiences. IndieWire named BoJack Horseman the greatest animated show of all time.
The series is filled with anthropomorphic animals and hilarious visual gags. Its titular character, voiced by Will Arnett, is a washed-up star of a 90s sitcom. In order to make ends meet, he decides to have a ghostwriter, played by Alison Brie, help him create a memoir. BoJack Horseman is consistently funny and surprisingly heartfelt.
Love is a romantic comedy series starring Paul Rust and Community’s Gillian Jacobs. The show, from creator Judd Apatow, was billed as a “down-to-earth look at dating”. It aired for three seasons from 2016 to 2018.
Audiences adored Love, which illuminated the highs & lows of building a modern relationship. Critics praised the writing & performances, especially Jacobs’s. The Hollywood Reporter said the Community star carried the show with “a great, uncompromising performance”. If you’re a fan of rom-coms, all thirty-four episodes of Love await you on Netflix.
Here’s a TV show written & created by Community star Donald Glover. Community put Glover on the map, but since leaving the show he’s become one of the most prolific creators in the entire entertainment industry. He’s toured the world as rapper Childish Gambino, delivered comedy specials to packed theaters, and starred in a Star Wars film and Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King.
Atlanta has aired two seasons on FX, and two more are set to arrive in the coming years. The show follows Earn, played by Glover, as he tries to raise his daughter and make ends meet by managing his cousin’s rap career. Its first season won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Catch up on Atlanta now before the third season airs early next year.
If you couldn’t get enough of Danny Pudi in Community, you’ll absolutely want to take a look at his newest TV show. Mythic Quest was created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz, who are some of the creative powerhouses behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Apple TV ordered the show direct-to-series back in 2018, and it’s currently airing its second season.
Mythic Quest takes place in the offices of the world’s most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Pudi plays the game’s cutthroat head of monetization. Mythic Quest is one of the funniest sitcoms that’s currently running, and its focus on characterization & development rivals that of Community. This should be a top contender for your attention.
Rick and Morty
Chances are you’re well aware of Rick and Morty, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention it here. Community creator Dan Harmon co-created the Adult Swim hit with Justin Roiland. The two of them continue to write & produce the show’s new seasons. The fifth season of the science fiction comedy series will air this June, and Adult Swim has already renewed the show for sixty more episodes.
Rick and Morty follows the misadventures of Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith. Rick is a genius, dimension-hopping scientist with a stunning – and frequently hilarious – lack of empathy. Morty is a not-so-bright fourteen-year-old who’s just happy to tag along with his grandfather. Rick and Morty continues many of the trends that made Community such a fantastic comedy.
Those are our picks for a Community follow-up binge. Which show will you be throwing on tonight? Let us know in the comments!