A web series starring one, funny protagonist is great, but when you add a second person to the mix, it ups the comedic ante. Watch some stellar duos banter in these laugh-out-loud web series.
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These well (at least eccentrically) dressed, Los Angeles-based best friends would be hugely annoying to know in real life, but in the context of a web series, they’re entertaining, vibrant, and kind of special. Their over dramatic tendencies make for entertaining “TV,” and each dumb scenario they get themselves into makes you hate-love them a little bit more.
This Adult Swim web series stars Tim Heidecker of “Tim and Eric” and Gregg Turkington as they engage in dry banter about various “classics.” They sit an empty cinema, or at least a set that looks like one, and they rate each movie on a scale of popcorns and sodas. Hearing Heidecker stumble through the credits is almost as endearing as staring into Turkington’s eyes as he breaks the third wall over and over again.
The sketches performed by this duo, made up of Mike O’Gorman and Jessie Cantrell, are genuinely funny and always take a turn for the unexpected. It sounds like they’re improvising most of their lines, which, in this case, is a very good thing. You’ll see.
If you’ve ever looked up funny videos on the internet, you’ve likely run into “Jake and Amir” on CollegeHumor. Their web series specializes in punch lines, and the formula of having a voice of reason to balance out a voice or deranged insanity suits the pair well.
Reminiscent of “Broad City,” this web series is created by and stars two women who met at an Upright Citizens Brigade improv class. They live in New York, convince each other to do things that they likely wouldn’t get to on their own, and are fiercely devoted to each other. The awkwardness of all the peripheral characters in the series is spot on. It’s still no “Broad City,” of course, but if you’re a fan of Abbi and Ilana you might find a soft spot for Jessie Jolles and Tracy Soren.