When you’re busy working, taking care of your family, and holding your social life together, apps can make certain tasks in your day just a little bit easier. They let you order food for delivery when you want to stay in, and messaging apps make it fun to stay in touch with family and friends. They make travel planning easy. Some enable you to see a doctor without leaving your house, or to change the way you work out. Other apps make email more useful, and some enable you to send free text messages. But funny apps are a different animal altogether. These apps exist solely to offer you a laugh — which might be just what you’re looking for after a long day.
While you might try meditating or whipping up a green smoothie or watching a sad movie when you’re feeling down, laughter is a pretty good way to deal with an off day (or off week) too. Looking for something to make you laugh without having to scroll through Facebook or Twitter to get it? Then read on and check out our favorite funny apps for Android and iOS. Whether they offer lots of funny content to scroll through or just a silly trick or two, they’re sure to brighten your day or help you stave off boredom.
9GAG, available for Android, gives you quick access to thousands of jokes and memes posted to the accompanying image-sharing site. People love 9GAG not only for the images and videos, which are divided into distinct and easy-to-navigate categories, but also for the community and the hilarious comments.
2. Best Vines
Best Vines, available for Android, is the best way to find the funniest Vines, or short, six-second video clips, without having to scroll through a social network that most of your friends have probably abandoned. You can look at the best Vines in a number of categories, which makes finding the best funny Vines quick and easy.
BuzzFeed, available for Android or iOS, is pretty ubiquitous online, but it makes a great addition to your lineup of funny apps. Whether you want hilarious videos to watch, funny articles to read, or entertaining quizzes to take, you’ll find what you’re looking for on BuzzFeed.
4. Comedy Central
Comedy Central, available on Android or iOS, is the perfect destination if you want to tune out the real world with a funny show or two. You can watch full episodes from your favorite series any time and day of the week, and you can sign in with your cable provider to unlock even more episodes from shows like South Park, Inside Amy Schumer, and Broad City.
5. Funny or Die
Funny or Die, available on Android or iOS, is the kind of app that can entertain you for hours. The idea behind the app is that the funniest content on the internet is collected and sent straight to your phone, so you don’t have to do any searching of your own. Whether you want funny news stories, celebrity videos, or political satire, Funny or Die has it.
Hyper, available on iOS, delivers one hand-picked video every hour. The videos chosen include trending comedy, mini documentaries, explainers, and entertaining videos. It’s a great place to find a funny video if you need a pick-me-up, and you can even create your own playlists to return to on a rainy day.
Imgur, available on Android and iOS, is known as one of the best ways to procrastinate on the web and is no different as an addition to your arsenal of funny apps. The app enables you to scroll through tons of hilarious images and GIFs. Even better? You can quickly and easily share something via social media.
8. LOL Pics
LOL Pics, available on Android, is one of the best funny apps if hilarious pictures are what really get you laughing. The app lets you scroll through GIFs, pictures, jokes, Tumblr posts, tweets, quotes, and memes. It offers something to cater to everybody’s sense of humor — plus, you can post and vote on content to see if it makes it to the Main Feed.
Reddit, available on Android and iOS, is another name that you likely know well if you like procrastinating online. Reddit gives you a practically endless array of topics to read about, but it’s also a great destination if you’re looking for something funny. Jokes, viral photos, fun memes, hilarious articles, and great videos will all be right at your fingertips.