For all the talk over the last several years about web series becoming the next big thing for new, creative content, there’s yet to be that huge push that signals a renaissance in the medium. But that all seems poised to change in 2014 as the web series genre appears to be maturing to a point that its ready for the majority of casual viewers to take a strong, hard look at some of the best creative content around.
While Netflix can probably take a lot of credit for further legitimizing web-based original content last year when House of Cards became the first ever recipient of a major Emmy for a web-based series, the truth is that web series have been getting better and better over the past several years — especially in the comedy genre, which better lends itself to the shorter offerings common in web-based content.
So, if you’ve been putting off taking a look at some of the many comedy web series available, or have avoided the medium altogether, it’s time to put aside what you think about web-based content and give it another try. To get you started, here are seven great comedy web series getting attention, but don’t hesitate to branch out from there, because there’s a ton of great content available and there will be even more as the year starts gaining steam.