Web Series Wednesday: Meet Some Hilarious, Badass Women

/ Sep 10, 2014


This week’s Web Series Wednesday focuses on women who will (most likely) make you laugh. Antics range from thrift-store rejections to a middle-school pubes crisis in shows that feature more than one comedian who’s passed through “SNL” and multiple women who will show you that it’s okay (or at least hilarious) to be yourself and make out-of-the-box life choices.

If you can think of any web series that are as good as, if not better than, the following, feel free to let us know by emailing [email protected].

Pursuit of Sexiness

This hilarious series on UCB Comedy’s YouTube home stars Sasheer Zamata of “SNL” (she also created the show with co-star, Nicole Byer, from MTV’s “Girl Code”). The brand of humor is reminiscent of “SNL” but superior, just as the protagonists’ adventures are reminiscent of mundane life struggles but somehow out of this world. Sasheer and Nicole make annoying problems endearing on this show about finding love (okay, that might be a stretch) and money.


Animated by Bento Box (of “Bob’s Burgers”) and picked by Comedy Central, this web series is appropriately inappropriate for a cartoon. It explores girls “coming of age” in a way that’s crude…because girls in junior high can be incredibly crude. Regular characters include a male classmate with lesbian moms who seems to be constantly naked on the toilet and former “SNL” cast member Horatio Sanchez as the girls’ black, Jewish special education teacher. The main characters share the first names of the shows’ creators, Dina Min Goodman and Julia Wolov.


You wouldn’t think a series that centers on two characters with such little intelligence would produce such genuine laughs. The female co-stars here play characters Casey Anthony (I know what you’re thinking, and yes, they do acknowledge it) and Tuna Cannes, wanna-be rock stars who can’t actually play any instruments. Catchy music marks the transitions between a Brooklyn apartment and an LA stoop as the women (loosely) seek out musical fame. Great editing, spot-on joke set-ups, and the fact that the Funny or Die series is shot in black and white takes “SpaceCatCasio” (the nonexistent band’s name) to the next level.

Adult Wednesday Addams

The costumes are a little over the top, but so is Wednesday Addams — in a great way. Melissa Hunter created the adult version of this “Addams Family” member and plays her in the show with deadpan spirit that captures the attitude of the show from which this web series spawned. As Wednesday wows potential roommates and aces job interviews, you’ll wonder why no one perfected this concept the way that Hunter did sooner.

Famous Farrah

When a 26-year-old infectious disease researcher gets bored with her job — but mostly her laughably intolerable colleagues and painfully obnoxious boyfriend — she decides to take a chance working with a couple of rappers. The female characters somehow manage to fall outside of the typical girlfriend clichés, and the protagonist does “nerdy researcher” in a way that makes her relatable even if you don’t have a PhD. Plus, the series’ plotline provides a fresh take on the current idea of “quarter-life crisis.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Facebook Says It’s Sorry It Vastly Overestimated Video...


Pilgrim Media Group CEO Craig Piligian (‘The...


Heroes or Rats?: YouTube Unveils New Program for Creators Who...

Vessel says it's doing well in its first month

Why Verizon is Pursuing Vessel, the...

Industry Tickets Selling Fast!
Click above to lock in your registration for VidCon 2015!

How Canvs Media is Harvesting Emotional Insights on YouTube,...


Marlon Wayans Getting ‘Naked’ for Netflix with Regina Hall


HuffPost RYOT Launching Virtual Reality Comedy Series and News...


YouTube Launches #voteIRL Campaign Targeting Digital-First Generation


How Top YouTubers (incl. Tyler Oakley & Meghan Rienks)...


Charlie Sheen to Star in Crackle Feature ‘Mad Families’


Gunpowder & Sky Buys Distributor FilmBuff As Vision for...


Toy Freaks Top Viewed YouTube Channel in August According to...


Emmy Wrap-Up 2016: Jeffrey Tambor (‘Transparent’)...


Twitter Scores 2.1 Million Viewers for Thursday Night Footall Kickoff


Vloggers Not Unique Snowflakes: 90 Million Flag YouTube Videos...

Mode Media

‘Billion Dollar Startup’ Mode Media Shuts Down


Who Is Winning The Marketing Revolution And Why?


Netflix Orders ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series...


What Is ‘Swedish Dicks’ and Who Is Selling It?


How GMC is Using the AOL Series ‘Seamlessly She’...


Liberty Global to Put Netflix on Set-Top Boxes in 30 Countries


Getting to the Spine of VR’s Monetization Challenges with...


Meredith Hosted Its Own “Front” Stacked with 20 New Series


Verizon and Hearst Move RatedRed.com and Seriously.TV Under...


Twitter Launches Live Streaming Apps for Amazon Fire, Apple TV...

YouTube Community

YouTube Fights Back Against Social Media Rivals with Community Feature

Casual Hulu

Vimeo Opening Television Store with Lionsgate Content, Launching...

A Perfect Day in LA Tastemade Jaunt VR Virtual Reality

From Donuts to Malibu, Tastemade and Jaunt Get Immersive in...

Defy Media

Defy Media Close $70 Million Series B Funding Round

YouTube Space LA Halloween Set 2016

YouTube Spaces Team with Jason Blum (‘The Purge’)...

Yahoo Esports

‘Yahoo Esports Live’ Serves Up Reeses Puffs with...


Univision and Lionsgate Team for SVOD Movie Service for U.S. Hispanics

People Entertainment Weekly PEN

People/Entertainment Weekly Ad-Supported OTT Service Preps for Launch

George_Kliavkoff Jaunt VR

Jaunt VR Hires Hearst Exec George Kliavkoff as CEO

Making a Murderer Netflix

‘Making a Murderer’ Scores for Netflix at Creative...

Future Man Hulu Josh Hutcherson

Hulu Orders ‘Future Man’ Series Starring Josh...

Heirloom Paten Hughes Tom Wopat Vimeo

How an Actress’ Real-Life Tomato Farm Inspired the New...

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Electric Horseman

Netflix Rolls Camera on Robert Redford & Jane Fonda...


Amazon Greenlights Docu-Series on Tennis Star Novak Djokovic

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler 2-4-15

It’s Apps or Else: FCC Chairman Wheeler Clarifies Rule...