Hilarious Adult Animated Shows
Cartoons are no longer just for the kids. The world of animation has extended its reach to all ages, including adult comedy series. Animation allows for tons of flexibility in terms of building characters and settings, lending itself to some hilariously unrealistic scenarios. If you’re in the mood for some side-splitting laughter, here are the shows you need to check out.
Bojack Horseman – Netflix
Entering its fifth season, Bojack Horseman is about a depressed celebrity horse struggling with fame and addiction. The show is set in a world where animals and humans live side-by-side. Bojack is a washed-up star from a 90s sitcom that is trying to regain his former glory. It is a wonderful satire of Hollywood culture, filled with sharp writing, layered jokes, and plenty of hilarious situations.
Rick and Morty – Adult Swim, Hulu
Follow the insane adventure of the diminutive and shy Morty joined by his genius mad scientist grandpa Rick, as they traverse the multiverse and get into all sorts of trouble. Rick and Morty is a dream for any sci-fi fan and is created with slick animation reminiscent of the golden age of cartoons in the ’90s. The characters are fully fleshed out, with each season managing to outdo itself.
Big Mouth – Netflix
A coming-of-age comedy that is, to put it mildly, disgusting but oddly charming at the same time. Big Mouth centers around a pair of friends named Nick and Andrew, as they experience the troubled and tribulations of growing up and going through puberty. For all the embarrassing issues the boys go through, they are haunted by the ‘Hormone Monster,’ a creature that takes joy in abusing the poor kids. The show is a painfully accurate depiction of growing up, and despite it being gross at times, it has plenty of laughs.
Bob’s Burgers – Netflix
Bob Belcher, along with his wife and three kids, works his hardest to keep his family together as he runs their family restaurant. The show is practically the king of offbeat comedy, featuring smart class commentary and charming family warmth that is rare for an adult cartoon. The show has developed a strong cult following over the years and continues to be a crowd-pleaser.
Disenchantment – Netflix
A fantasy-focused series similar to that of Futurama, Disenchantment is a stellar show that has an off-kilter brand of humor. Each episode is full of superb comedic timing and characters that are far from the status quo. The animation is similar to Rick and Morty but manages to have its own unique style that mirrors a depiction of a storybook fantasy world.