24 Funny English Videos for Learning While Giggling
Funny English videos are fun to watch, and they become popular quickly because so many people love them.
But did you know that watching funny videos can actually help you learn English better?
In this post, we’ve put together 12 funny English videos, so you can learn English while you laugh.
- Funny Commercials to Learn English
- Funny Movie Clips to Learn English
- Funny Rap Videos to Learn English
- Funny Skits to Learn English
- Funny Late Night Show Videos to Learn English
- Funny English Videos of Bad English
- Where to Find More Funny English Videos
- And One More Thing...
Funny Commercials to Learn English
When you watch videos online, you often skip the best parts—commercials! Many commercials use humor to sell a product, in a way that’s supposed to be clear for everyone watching.
Commercials are an important part of English-speaking culture. Many Americans look forward to watching new commercials that are shown during the Super Bowl (the yearly championship game for the National Football League). Some people even look forward to the commercials more than the actual football game!
1. “Top 10 Funniest Super Bowl Commercials”
Many Americans gather around their TVs every year to watch… commercials! Can you understand what makes these commercials funny?
2. “Want to Feel Rich?”
This ad pokes fun at the things rich people say and how they say them, like the word “endives” (which is a type of vegetable).
3. “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like”
This iconic Old Spice commercial features a suave spokesperson who delivers a rapid-fire monologue while effortlessly transitioning between scenes and props.
4. “Hump Day”
This Geico commercial features a talking camel walking through an office asking people what day it is, to the tune of “Guess what day it is? Hump Day!”
Funny Movie Clips to Learn English
Watching full funny movies is a great way to learn English. If you don’t have the time for a full movie, though, you can always just watch the funniest parts!
To learn English through comedy, you can choose a movie you’ve watched, and watch the funny parts again. That way, you already know and understand what the jokes are.
Comedy can be a little tricky to understand in English movies, but in this video from the FluentU English YouTube channel, we make it simple to learn:
You can also choose famous funny lines from movies you have not watched. This way, you can better understand references to them you might hear in conversation.
5. “The Pink Panther” Clip
In this video, you can watch the inspector from “The Pink Panther” try to learn proper English pronunciation. The exaggerated (overdone) movements of his lips and face make it easy to see why his pronunciation is incorrect. Seeing what not to do can help you with your own pronunciation!
6. “Airplane!” Clips
This video is made up of a lot of different clips from one movie. It has a lot of “gags” (obvious humor shown visually or said in just one line). Try to understand them all! (This video may contain inappropriate or “adult” humor.)
7. “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” Clip
In this scene from the comedy film “Anchorman,” the eccentric news anchor Ron Burgundy attempts to impress his date by trying out various activities. One of his ill-fated decisions is drinking cartons of milk on a hot day, leading to a hilarious, regretful exclamation: “Milk was a bad choice!”
8. The Big Lebowski” Clip
In this iconic introduction scene from the cult classic film “The Big Lebowski,” we’re introduced to the film’s laid-back and unconventional protagonist, “The Dude.” The scene showcases the Dude’s carefree attitude and his comical interactions with various characters, setting the tone for the rest of the movie.
Funny Rap Videos to Learn English
Even if you don’t listen to rap music, you can enjoy some of the funny rap videos found online. Rap is a great learning tool because it uses lots of vocabulary and phrases that might be used in everyday life. There are also many cultural and pop references you can learn through rap.
You’ll probably need to listen to rap videos more than once to understand them. Try writing down the words, and even rapping along once you know the song. This will help you improve your pronunciation. You’ll also learn where word and sentence stresses go.
9. “Romeo and Juliet vs. Bonnie and Clyde”
This rap battle puts two couples against each other. Romeo and Juliet speak in a very old-style, Shakespearean (from the time of the English writer William Shakespeare) way. Bonnie and Clyde—two American outlaws from the early 1900s—speak very differently. Notice how they pronounce things, and the type of language they use!
10. “The Parent Rap”
What’s it like to be a parent? These parents share their experience through a hilarious rap that any parent (or non-parent) can relate to.
11. Lonely Island Raps
The Lonely Island is a comedy trio known for their comedic rap songs. Their videos often feature high-profile guest artists and absurd scenarios.
12. “Nice Guys”
“Nice Guys” is a humorous rap music video created by popular YouTube personalities Nigahiga, Chester See, and KevJumba. The song satirizes the stereotypical behavior of “nice guys” who believe they deserve a romantic relationship for their perceived good behavior, while ignoring the actual needs and feelings of others.
Funny Skits to Learn English
Skits are like short funny plays. They usually focus on just one idea or joke, and play with it to make it as funny as possible. You may have seen skits before: “Saturday Night Live” is famous for their well-written ones, and “Monty Python” is a legendary (very famous and admired) British skit show.
13. “Silly Job Interview”
“Monty Python” has many famous skits. In this one, a man is having an interview for a job, but keeps getting interrupted by the interviewer’s strange manners. It’s a good thing real interviews aren’t like that!
14. “Scenes from a Hat”
This clip is from the show “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” A group of comedians are given some ideas, and they have to improvise (think of on the spot, without practicing ahead of time) very short funny reactions on the topic. (This clip may contain some rude language!)
15. “The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger”
This video is a comedic narration by Randall, where he provides a humorous commentary on footage of a honey badger. The over-the-top enthusiasm and wild descriptions make it a hilarious watch. (Warning: this video contains some explicit language.)
16. “The Expert”
This short film features a group of individuals in a meeting with a supposed “expert” who provides hilariously vague and irrelevant responses to their questions. It’s a humorous take on the frustrations of unhelpful meetings.
Funny Late Night Show Videos to Learn English
American television has a type of show called “late night shows.” These are shows that come on, as you might have guessed, late at night. They feature a host who gives funny talks about current events, then meets with celebrities and interviews them about their lives or current projects.
Most of these shows have a monologue in the beginning. This is a part where the host talks for a while on his own. These monologues are great for learning English, because they talk about culture and things that are happening right now, in a way that makes them fun and funny.
17. Ellen DeGeneres’ Monologue “Cher”
In this monologue, Ellen shares facts and jokes about the famous American musician Cher. If you don’t already know about Cher, this is like a crash course in American pop culture!
18. Craig Ferguson’s Monologue “Arnold Schwarzenegger”
Here, Craig talks a bit about Arnold Schwarzenegger and the way the actor-turned-politician pronounces things. Craig has his own interesting accent, so listen out for it! (This clip contains some rude language.)
19. Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue “#WorstFirstDate”
In this monologue, Jimmy reads and jokes about Twitter users’ worst first date experiences. The witty commentary and relatable stories make it a funny and engaging monologue.
20. Jimmy Kimmel’s Monologue “Kids Tell Dads the Worst Thing They’ve Ever Done”
Jimmy Kimmel often includes segments where he asks kids to confess their “crimes” to their fathers. In this monologue, Kimmel shares the hilarious and often outrageous confessions, leading to comedic reactions from the dads.
Funny English Videos of Bad English
You don’t just learn English from good examples—you can learn a lot from bad examples, too! Some videos use bad English on purpose, to make a joke or a point. One great exercise you can do with these is correct them. Can you fix the English until it’s not bad anymore?
21. “Funny English Learning Class”
There’s so much wrong here we don’t even know where to begin! Most of the speaking is done by an English teacher, who mixes up his sayings, uses the wrong words and uses literal statements that don’t actually make sense in English. For example, “again time” should be “next time.”
22. “Your Grammar Sucks”
Many comments online don’t use correct grammar or spelling. Here, Jack makes fun of comments with poor English by reading them out loud exactly the way they’re written—a great way to see why the English is incorrect. (May contain some rude language!)
In this video, the YouTuber Triggered Insaan explores various examples of “bad English.” The video features amusing and often unintentional linguistic mistakes in English.
Where to Find More Funny English Videos
Thanks to the Internet, it’s easier than ever to find the videos you want.
Here are a few great places to find funny English videos:
- YouTube and Vimeo: YouTube and Vimeo are two of the better-known websites for uploading your own videos. There are so many videos here that it can be easy to get distracted—so try focusing on just a few channels to start. Check out Ryan Higa’s channel for his funny takes on celebrities, how-to videos and his own life.
- TED: TED talks are known for being amazing inspirational talks about technology, science and the world around us. But inspiration doesn’t have to be serious. Many of the talks use humor to make their point. Here’s a list of some of the funniest TED talks.
- Subscription services: Monthly subscription services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime are great places to find English-language movies, TV comedies and even stand-up comedy shows. For instance, Hulu now streams all the episodes of “Seinfeld.” Netflix has great funny movies. Check out “The Trip” and learn English with humor while exploring British culture.
- FluentU: This video-based virtual immersion system has a large library of authentic English content, including funny videos.
Now that you know where to find funny videos, you can start looking for the kind of humor you enjoy. You won’t find everything funny! That’s because humor is cultural and personal.
Learning about a culture’s humor will make you better at talking to people casually and understanding people when they talk casually.
Funny videos make it fun to learn English, which will make you want to keep learning more.
Find the perfect combination of learning and having fun, and learning English will become much easier for you!
And One More Thing...
If you like learning English through movies and online media, you should also check out FluentU. FluentU lets you learn English from popular talk shows, catchy music videos and funny commercials, as you can see here:
The FluentU app and website makes it really easy to watch English videos. There are captions that are interactive. That means you can tap on any word to see an image, definition, and useful examples.
For example, when you tap on the word "searching," you see this:
Learn all the vocabulary in any video with quizzes. Swipe left or right to see more examples for the word you’re learning.
The best part? FluentU remembers the vocabulary that you’re learning. It gives you extra practice with difficult words—and reminds you when it’s time to review what you’ve learned. You have a truly personalized experience.
Start using FluentU on the website with your computer or tablet or, better yet, download the FluentU app from the iTunes or from the Google Play store.