As streaming platforms continue their rise, web series and films are fast becoming a staple in many households. Amid the vast options we have today, comedy web series have always been a favourite among viewers.

They entertain you, make you laugh and maybe even help you forget all those worries for a split moment. No matter how much the medium changes, from theatres to television to streaming, comedy will never go out of fashion.

The Viral Fever (TVF) dominates the space in India with their speciality in ‘slice of life’ web series. While other platforms have tried their hand at the genre, few have gotten the execution correct.

Here’s our list of Indian comedy web series (in Hindi) that did succeed in being high on humour:

Available on: TVFPlay

Seasons: 2

Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo, Amol Parashar, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Nidhi Bisht

Meet dysfunctional siblings Chandan (Vyas), Chanchal (Gagroo) and Chitwan (Parashar). Having grown apart over the years, they finally meet, except things are far from smooth and their issues are at the brim. What will it take to reunite them for real? A road trip like you’ve never seen before, of course.

Available on: TVFPlay

Seasons: 2

Cast: Vipul Goyal, Rasika Dugal and Abhishek Banerjee. It includes cameos from a number of comedians, including Tanmay Bhat, Kanan Gill and Kenny Sebastian

Ever wondered what really goes on in the life of a comedian? Well, it’s not all smiles for sure. Vipul Goyal takes you on a journey which reveals the trials and tribulations a stand-up comic faces. Make sure you’re also ready for “the drama behind the comedy”, though.

Available on: Eros Now

Seasons: 1

Cast: Ranvir Shorey, Purbi Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Vega Tamotia and Pitobash

Kalpesh (Shorey) and Payal Patel (Joshi) live in Metro Park in the United States along with their children. Although the Patel family is technically NRI, they’re still inherently Gujurati. Join them as they introduce you to the various quirks of Indian families living abroad.

Available on: TVFPlay

Seasons: 1

Cast: Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Ranjan Raj, Alam Khan, Revathi Pillai and Ahsaas Channa

Vaibhav Pandey (More) is hell-bent on getting into the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He’s travelled to Kota, the hub of engineering coaching centres in India. After multiple rejections, he finally finds a centre which admits him. What’s in store for him? A rat race where only the absolutely determined come out on top. Good thing that he has Jeetu sir (Kumar) to guide him. Kota Factory is India’s first black and white web series.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Seasons: 1

Cast: Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav, Chandan Roy, Neena Gupta and Faisal Malik.

Abhishek Tripathi (Kumar), an engineering graduate, has hardly landed his dream job when the lack of a better alternative forces him to take up the role of a Panchayat office’s secretary. As he struggles to adjust, his only way out is seems to be clearing the Common Admission Test (CAT).

6Pitchers

Available on: TVFPlay

Seasons: 1

Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Abhay Mahajan, Akanksha Thakur and Abhay Mahajan

Naveen Bansal (Kasturia) has finally gathered the courage to build a startup. His friends/co-founders, Yogi (Arunabh Kumar), Jeetu (Jitendra Kumar) and Mandal (Mahajan) are on board. But the path to a successful company is often without hurdles and that’s exactly what our four would-be founders are about to realise. Will the struggles get the better of them?

7Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Seasons: 1

Cast: Zakir Khan, Alka Amin, Pritha Bakshi and Zakir Hussain

Ronny (Khan) goes around proclaiming to the world that his uncle is an MLA and solves people’s problems. One small problem for Ronny himself, this whole act is a facade. With no MLA relative in reality, many misadventures await Ronny as his lie keeps dragging him into difficult situations.

8Permanent Roommates

Available on: TVFPlay

Seasons: 2

Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh, Deepak Kumar Mishra, Shishir Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Darshan Jariwala and Anandeshwar Dwivedi

Mikesh (Vyas) and Tanya (Singh) have been in a long-distance relationship for three years. Everything’s going smoothly until Mikesh has a brilliant idea, a surprise visit. Shocked, Tanya doesn’t exactly react the way he expected. With the whole equation now changed, can their relationship endure this, or is this the end of the road for them as a couple? 

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Seasons: 2

Cast: Tanmay Bhat, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Zakir Khan, Kanan Gill, Kenny Sebastian, Kanel Surka, Naveen Richard, Sapan Verma, Neeti Palta, Sumukhi Suresh, Abish Mathew and Urooj Ashfaq

Unlike other comedy web series on this list, Comicstaan is a reality stand-up hunt with judges and contestants. Each week, all participants perform according to different genres of comedy, improv and sketches for example, in a bid to come out on top. Judged by some of the biggest names in the stand-up comedy industry, the web series is considered a surefire way to make one’s presence in the industry.

10Gullak

Available on: SonyLIV

Seasons: 1

Cast: Jameel Khan, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Vaibhav Raj Gupta, Harsh Mayar and Shivankit Singh Parihar (Narrator)

Santosh (Khan) & Shanti Mishra (Kulkarni), and their sons Annu (Gupta) and Ama (Mayar), are settled in the by-lanes of a small town in north India. Get ready for a string of relatable tales as the Mishra Family shows exactly how the lives of a middle class household might be ordinary yet eventful and special in their own right.

During this time of lockdown, fear of the pandemic and restriction of staying indoors is on everyone’s mind. Let these comedy web series make you chuckle during this tough phase.

Don’t forget to comment if we missed out on your favourite web series.


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