It is sad how today’s most comedy shows (like the Comedy Nights with Kapil, The Kapil Sharma Show, etc.) function on the problematic & regressive themes under the disguise of humor. These shows openly fat-shame people or indulge in sexist jokes to make their audience laugh. These shows rely massively on regressive, patriarchal, chauvinist, and obscene themes in the guise of humor.
In midst of regressive and vulgar comedy shows, here are these 10 shows that reveal one can be funny without being obscene or vulgar:
1. Panchayat – Amazon Prime Video
Starring Jeetendra Kumar, this TVF series won many hearts with its simplicity. Abhishek, an engineering graduate takes up the job of secretary at the Panchayat office. What ensues is a comedy-drama that will make you giggle and warm at the same time. You can watch it here.
2. Gullak – SonyLiv
The first on the list is Gullak – a refreshingly hilarious and undoubtedly nostalgic series. This heart-touching show was like peeking through your childhood album and revisiting the incidents that made up our childhood. All seasons of Gullak are available on Sony Liv. You can watch them here.
3. Yeh Meri Family – Netflix
The next web series on the list is Yeh Meri Family – a show full of sweet memories from childhood. Set in the summer of 1998, Yeh Meri Family is a story about different emotions towards family members from the eyes of a twelve-year-old, Harshu. Capturing the perfect vibe of the 90s, this series will leave you touched and smiling. You can watch it here.
4. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai – Disney+Hotstar
One of the classics ever screened on Indian TV – This family comedy show with power-packed performances and clean humour touched our hearts and made us fall in love. You can watch it here.
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5. Permanent Roommates – MX Player
Mikesh and Tanya, who have had a long-distance relationship, come together. What ensues is a fun riot. The funny and heart-warming love story captures how a couple, who were in a long-distance relationship for 3 years, face the prospect of getting married. You can watch it here.
6. TVF Tripling – MX Player
Divorced, jobless, hopeless. Three siblings plan a road trip together. Chandan, Chanchal & Chitvan. What happens on this road trip? Well they find themselves and how they love each other – all while making you laugh. You can watch it here.
7. The Aam Admi Family – Sony Liv
Another beautiful show that focuses on a typical middle-class family – notorious children, sweet but controlling parents, and everything in between. The show captures the hopes, disappointments, challenges, and happiness of this middle-class family in a very entertaining way! You can watch it here.
8. Adulting – YouTube
Adulting is the perfect blend of comedy and drama, reminding you of the pleasures and trials of moving away from home and discovering relatives in your flatmates. You can watch it here.
9. What The Folks – YouTube
Next on the list of best Hindi web series is the family comedy – What The Folks. With hilarious instances and emotional scenarios, ‘What The Folks’ is a journey of modern Indian families breaking stereotypes. What sets the show apart is the topics it takes upon, which are relevant for most married couples (and even single adults) living in India. You can watch it here.
10. Home Shanti – Disney + Hotstar
Home Shanti is the story of a middle-class family who is building their first house, after spending decades living in government-allocated quarters. With just 3 months left before they have to vacate their current quarter, the show is set to marry the chaos and comedy in a great manner. You can watch it here.
So, are you ready for binge-watching? While you giggle watching these series, don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite.