Adult Animated Comedy Seriesby SondheimTheGuineaPig | created - 31 May 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Cartoons aren't just for kids... or breakfast.
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1. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Bob Belcher, along with his wife and 3 children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob's dream restaurant.
2. Ugly Americans (2010–2012)
TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror
Take New York City, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction freak, and fantasy faerie, shake thoroughly, and you've got Ugly Americans.
A series cancelled in its prime.
3. The Life & Times of Tim (2008–2012)
900 min | Animation, Comedy
Watch as Tim finds himself in several awkward situations in this HBO cartoon comedy.
Awkward. Memorable. Genius.
4. The Venture Bros. (2003– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons.
Just keeps getting better and better.
5. Futurama (1999–2013)
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out on New Year's Eve 2999.
Matt Groening's best work.
6. Rick and Morty (2013– )
TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
A new favourite.
7. Jeff & Some Aliens (2017)
TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Jeff, a normal guy, has three aliens living with him. These aliens were sent to evaluate the entire human race by what they learn from Jeff.
8. Animals. (2016– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
Whether it's lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.
Absorbing vignettes. Earlier seasons are better.
9. China, IL (2008–2015)
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Steve and Frank Smith are brothers who teach the history department in the worst university in America.
Who says Americans can't do magic realism? I wish there were more than 3 seasons.
10. Monkey Dust (2003–2005)
29 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror
A definitely-not-for-children animated series with each episode made up of an array of perverse skits.
Dark. Very, very dark.
11. Home Movies (1999–2004)
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships.
Coach McGurk is probably one of the greatest cartoon characters ever created.
12. Metalocalypse (2006–2013)
TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music
The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.
13. Squidbillies (2005– )
TV-14 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy
Follows the adventures of the Cuylers, an impoverished and dysfunctional family of anthropomorphic, air-breathing, redneck squids who live in a rural Appalachian community in the state of Georgia.
Unlike many other series, the later seasons are better.
14. The Oblongs (2001–2002)
TV-14 | 284 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.
Cutesy but still funny.
15. Mission Hill (1999–2002)
TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
The misadventures of a group of disparate roomates who live in a hip neighbourhood in a major city.
Great characters, with a theme by Cake!
16. The Simpsons (1989– )
TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
A cultural icon. Earlier seasons are the best.
17. Golan the Insatiable (2013–2015)
TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Golan is the dark lord of an alternate universe that comes to our world and is befriended by a little goth girl and her family. Buffoonery ensues as he deals with everyday life.
The pilot series is better, but too short. Great concept.
18. Chozen (2014)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Comedy
Chozen is an animated comedy about its title character, "Chozen," a gay white rapper fresh out of prison. Armed with a new message, Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim his ... See full summary »
Cancelled just as it was finding its feet.
19. Mike Tyson Mysteries (2014– )
TV-14 | 12 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In this macabre comedy, retired boxing champion Mike Tyson, his brainy adopted Asian-American daughter, a friendly but wimpy gay gentleman ghost and a cursed perverse mean-spirited talking pigeon solve weird mysteries together.
I only wish episodes were longer!
20. TripTank (2014–2016)
TV-MA | Animation, Comedy
The sickest, most twisted animated shorts ever put on television.
Hit and miss, but mostly hit.
21. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)
TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy
The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey.
Ridiculous, but addictive.
22. Clone High (2002–2003)
TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Family
The greatest minds of the world have been cloned, and are now attending high school together.
23. Daria (1997–2001)
TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A smart and cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic adolescents and condescending adults.
24. Gary and His Demons (2018– )
TV-MA | 12 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Burdened by his "Chosen One" status and backed by a team of specialists he can't relate to, Gary the demon hunter struggles to keep interest in the Earth-saving duty he never asked for and doesn't want.
25. Moonbeam City (2015)
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Mystery
The show follows the exploits of Dazzle Novak, an idiotic detective who commits more crimes than the criminals he tries to lock up. With the glamorous, tyrannical, chief Pizzaz Miller ... See full summary »
Cancelled before it had a chance to fully develop.
26. The New V.I.P.'s (2017 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy
A group of low-level employees take control of a major corporation after accidentally killing their boss.
Plenty of promise. Let's hope Amazon picks up the series.
27. Vermin (2018– )
TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Crime
A naive bug joins a corrupt police force that patrols a vast garbage dump.
A French series. Pretty intense and surreal.
28. Apollo Gauntlet (2017– )
TV-14 | 11 min | Animation, Adventure
Paul Cassidy, a police officer on Earth who gets sent to a futuristic feudal society by Dr. Benign. Now known as Apollo Gauntlet, the former cop fights evil and tries to take out Dr. Benign... See full summary »
29. BoJack Horseman (2014–2020)
TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" in the '80s and '90s, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.
A slow boil.
30. Big Mouth (2017– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance
Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.
31. Sealab 2021 (2000–2005)
TV-14 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other.
32. Disenchantment (2018– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Princess Tiabeanie, 'Bean', is annoyed at her imminent arranged marriage to Prince Merkimer. Then she meets Luci, a demon, and Elfo, an elf, and things get rather exciting, and dangerous.
A promising start.
33. Out There (2013)
TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Out There chronicles the coming-of-age misadventures of socially awkward Chad, his little brother Jay, and his best friend Chris. Living in the small town of Holford, the boys wander its ... See full summary »
35. Xavier: Renegade Angel (2007–2009)
TV-MA | 12 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Xavier is a faun-like wanderer/seeker who is traveling across the land to find out the truth about his mysterious origin. Facing rednecks, inflicting righteousness and preaching about the 'strong, silent types' and morality, this hero has his work cut out for him.
Certainly not for everyone. Frittata!