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When things are heavy, nothing lifts your mood like laughter. Here are our favourite places to turn when we need a good giggle.

FOR THE KIDS… 

Buddy Thunderstruck
Follow badass racer dog Buddy, his sidekick-slash-ferret mechanic Darnell and the rest of the hilarious residents of Greasepit in this hilarious kids’ show. Seriously, you’ll like it as much as they do – or maybe more.
Watch it on Netflix

Warner Bros. YouTube channel
Ever wonder what happened to all of those great cartoons you watched as a kid? We’re talking Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo? They’re all alive and well, only now you can watch them on YouTube Kids!
Watch it on YouTube Kids

Gravity Falls
What would you get if you crossed Twin Peaks, The X-Files and Cartoon Network? The endlessly clever, always charming Gravity Falls. The show follows twins Dipper and Mabel through the summer they spend with their Grunkle Stan in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls.
Watch it on Disney+

HiHo Kids
HiHo Kids takes YouTube’s hottest trends and adapts them for YouTube Kids. From taste tests with foods from different countries and cultures (outer space included!) to challenges and even show and tell, there’s no stopping this adorable group of kids.
Watch it on YouTube Kids

React
The React channel (brought to you by the Fine Brothers) has gone from a small internet trend to a full on entertainment company, churning out countless variations on the same simple concept: having people of all ages and job descriptions react to different things. Their Kids React series is perfect for the whole family.
Watch it on YouTube Kids

FOR THE GROWN-UPS…

John Mulaney’s ‘Comeback Kid’ and ‘Kid Gorgeous’ comedy specials
Whether you’re a long-time fan of stand up or have never watched a comedy special, you will love the ernest, and downright hilarious comedic stylings of John Mulaney. A former writer on Saturday Night Live!, Mulaney riffs on writing with Mick Jagger, primary school ‘Stranger Danger’ and life as the owner of a French bulldog.
Watch it on Netflix

Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts
If you’ve never watched a clip from this ‘Late Late Show with James Corden’ segment, you’ve no doubt read about one of the many celebrity secrets it’s made public. The premise is simple: a celebrity is put in the hot seat and asked a series of uncomfortable questions. If they don’t answer, they have to eat something disgusting: bird spit, thousand-year-old egg and ant yoghurt.
Watch it on YouTube

My Dad Wrote a Porno
What happens when your retired father comes to you asking if you can read the erotic literature he’s written? You grab your two best friends and turn it into a podcast. While it’s totally not safe for work OR for kids, we promised you’ve never laughed harder at porn (if you can even call it that).
Listen to it here

The Betoota Advocate
If you’re sick of reading the news but still want to stay informed, you might want to give the Betoota Advocate a try. This satirical newspaper has been thriving on Instagram for years, and has since launched its own beer, a book and a national tour. They make astute observations and turn current affairs on their heads, with both laugh- and cringe-worthy results.
Find it on Instagram

Overheard
Ever been out in public and heard something so ridiculous you just need to tell someone? That’s what the ‘Overheard’ Instagram accounts were made for. Whether it’s @overheardla, @overheardlondon or @overhearduniversity, you’ll get lost scrolling through one of the many ‘Overheard’ feeds for hours, giggling to yourself the whole time.
Find them on Instagram

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