5 Funniest Types of Videos Ever

By DJ Miller
DJ Miller
DJ Miller
DJ Miller is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. He's an avid gadget geek and spends most of his time reading or writing. He is a huge fantasy sports fan and even runs his own advice site for Fantasy Help.
August 13, 2013 Updated: April 24, 2016

Looking for funny videos online? Here are some of the best types of videos you’ll find to make you guffaw, even if you are in the worst of moods.

Cute Kids

Nathaniel the Face-Maker

Image via Flickr by Tobyotter

Best reason to have kids, by far, is for a source of entertainment. If you don’t have any, don’t worry — there are plenty of kids you can borrow from nieces and nephews to your cousin’s kids. Just keep the camera rolling because you don’t know when these kids are gonna do stuff to crack you up.

Funny kid videos usually fall into a few categories. There are the ones about kids who think they’re funny, kids who make you laugh because they’re so cute, and kids that do unexpected things. One great series of videos is Kid President, which features funny kid Robby Novak.

Pets

cute dog

Image via Flickr by Celine.Q

Some of the best smiles come from our loving pets. They can be trained to do hilarious things like the dog trained to ride a skateboard or the cat trained to play dead. (What?! A cat actually doing a trick on command?) Sometimes the things they do are purely of their own making. Like dogs that pull toddlers around by their diapers or cats that attack toddlers knocking them over.

Practical Jokes

One of the best ways to guarantee laughs is recording a practical joke. One pretty funny example is the live Christian TV show that was sent emails about how the viewer, before he converted, grew up in West Philadelphia where he played basketball, but after getting in a fight, was sent off to live with his uncle and aunt in Bel-Air. It took the host a second to realize that it was a reference to the ’90s sitcom.

Another great practical joke is the invisible driver bit where the maker of the video created a car seat costume and then proceeded to go through fast food drive-thrus recording the reaction of the workers when they realized that the car drove up was empty and without a driver.

Comedy

No matter how funny it is when people make mistakes, whether intentional or otherwise, the best videos by far are ones that are made to be funny. Created by funny people who have visions of comedy dance in their heads, these funny videos make you LOL, literally. 

There are some great options for videos, including one about how animals eat their food or a recent series of videos called Convos with My 2-Year-Old, where the creator takes real conversations he’s had with his two-year-old daughter and acts them out with another full grown man. The first video, posted May 2013, already has over 7.5 million hits.

Stand-Up Comedians

Jim Gaffigan 7/26/2010

Image via Flickr by rcarbonxx

If you’re looking for the most laughs, try videos of stand-up comedians. These routines are made for laughs and it’s a great way to get a comedy break throughout your day. Who could forget Achmed, the dead terrorist. If you haven’t been introduced, now’s your chance. Of course this is just one of the many you can find from Jim Gaffigan to Jim Carrey.

What’s your favorite type of video found online?

DJ Miller
DJ Miller
DJ Miller is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. He's an avid gadget geek and spends most of his time reading or writing. He is a huge fantasy sports fan and even runs his own advice site for Fantasy Help.