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10 Adult-Humor TV Shows Like Archer

Updated on November 28, 2019
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Archer fans would surely approve when I say this TV show is one of the most amusing animated adult comedy series across the world. Created by Adam Reed, it has a great balance for matching every character and cast. It rebukes the adventures of Sterling Archer, a secret spy for MI5-type organization ISIS.

It's clever writing and exceptional approach made the Archer lure in the imagination of numerous viewers. There are no dull scenes here. Every episode is sure to bring a lot of fun with catchphrases, inside jokes, and improper governmentally unfitting statements. The voice cast is rich in heavy comedy weights including the likes of Jeffrey Tambor, Darren Criss, Jessica Walter, David Cross, Bryan Cranston, Burt Reynolds, Judy Greer, and Timothy Olyphant.

Still can't move on from the amazing adventures of Sterling Archer, the rapid-fire jokes about whore island, or the wisdom of stir Friday? Good thing there is plenty of TV shows you can depend on to return the thrill and fun vibe! And, lucky for you, we've listed top ten shows similar to Archer which you can start watching now. Check out the list of shows like Archer, they will not disappoint you!

TV Shows Similar to Archer

  1. Frisky Dingo
  2. Rick and Morty
  3. Bob's Burgers
  4. Bojack Horseman
  5. The Simpsons
  6. The Venture Bros
  7. Ugly Americans
  8. Sealab 2021
  9. Children's Hospital
  10. Harvey Birdman

#1 Frisky Dingo

It is an Adult Swim animated series created by Matt Thompson and Adam Reed. It depicts the conflict between the superhero Awesome X (alias billionaire Xander Crews) and the supervillain Killface. The humor focuses on parodying action-movie and superhero clichés. This popular TV series plays with audience expectations and tone at each turn. In some cases, the good guy becomes a horror, and the bad guy becomes attractive.

One thing viewers like about Frisky Dingo is that the violence makes the jokes more hilarious. It has a light touch of comic that expresses a few startling facts about the world of corporate, although you should not take it too seriously because it is merely about business. Every series is rich in fantasies, action, comedy, adventure, and animation. Definitely, worth to watch aside from the popular show Archer.

#2 Rick and Morty

This animated show from Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon (who also voices Rick and Morty) are also worth the time watching with someone or a group. The story of Rick and Morty centers in the adventures of Rick Sanchez, a mad scientist who returns after nearly twenty years living with his daughter, her husband and her children.

The premise of this series is a takeoff on the dynamic between Marty McFly and Doc Brown from the hit show Back to the Future. Mainly because the main characters navigate extents and realism, some may eventually find themselves easily sympathizing with Rick because they've been probably dealing with the same situation as his. It builds trust between consumer and creator.

#3 Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers became one of the most enjoyable TV shows, and we agree. It is an animated comedy series created by Loren Bouchard. There are lots of superficial similarities between The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers. The tone is what made these two series unite. If you mostly preferred a bizarre yet endearing for an animated TV, then this one is definitely for you.

It is about a family that operates a burger restaurant with an absurd and jittery vibe. However, the family is supportive and loving of one another. Bob Belcher is the main character who owns and runs a struggling burger joint with his wife, Linda. The show blends a loving, likable family, infrequent bad behavior, and edgy gags.

#4 Bojack Horseman

Since it was first shown in 2014, Bojack Horseman had received critical acclaim and a massive loyal following of viewers. It is an animated comedy series regarding the struggles of the former half-man, half-horse star Will while living a life in LA. Its combination of the human condition's earnest exploration and whimsical animation made the series more appealing. The show is set in a lustrously colored Hollywood version. Well praised for its accurate take on dealing with racism, self-destructive behavior, sexism, trauma, depression, addiction, and human experience.

Bojack Horseman has gained continuously positive reviews from critics across the world. It was ranked as the best Netflix original series of all time as well as named as the best animated series of all time. Great to watch if you want to kill time on the sofa with a bag of popcorn on your hand.

#5 The Simpsons

The longest-running TV series from 1989 up to the present. This only shows how reliable the show is both to the kids and adults. I've also watched The Simpsons, and I must tell that you'll easily entice with the content of the story along with the character's portrayal. Cartoonist Matt Groening originally made it.

It focuses on the daily adventures and antics of the Simpson family – Homer, Bart, Marge, Maggie, Lisa, and thousands of virtual casts. The Simpsons have already built a name in its bold spoof take about media, politics, and generally the life of Americans. The humor is amiable enough to lure you into watching the entire time rather than shutting off your television.

#6 The Venture Bros

First premiered in 2004, The Venture Bros is about boy adventurers, super science, and how David Bowie secretly operates a union for supervillains. It is a parody of Johnny Quest but later made a notable remark in the television series. The humor is commonly either explicitly absurdist or tongue-in-cheek with over the top situations and brilliant dialogue. One of the wittiest cartoons you should not miss watching other than Archer!

The story revolves around Dr. Venture (voiced by James Urbaniak), a world-renowned super scientist along with his sons (also called titular brothers) Dean and Hank Venture (Michael Sinterniklaas and Christopher McCulloch). You'd surely love the very mature tone as well as the furious, fast jokes.

#7 Ugly Americans

If you prefer an adult-oriented cartoon with outrageous gags and sexual humor, then Ugly Americans might be what you're looking for to kill that boredom. It is a horror-comedy series made by Devin Clark and developed by David Stern. It focuses on Mark Lily's life as a social worker under the Department of Integration’s employment.

From there, Lily starts the process of helping new citizens adapt to the Big Apple's life. These creatures he's helping include vampires, demons, werewolves, and zombies. He works things out together with his demon boss Callie and zombie roommate Randall while settling scores with a law enforcement officer. You'll likely love what the entire story depicts especially if you like hand-drawn details and have an inexplicable soft spot.

#8 Sealab 2021

It is an American animated TV show and one of the original Williams Streer series shown on Adult Swim. Written and created by Matt Thompson and Adam Reed. Sealab 2021 is ideally designed for adults and teens to watch. The story is based on Sealab 2020, following the odd and violent mishaps of misfits underwater crew. Features a mature and edgy content that is guaranteed to bring life lessons and a bit of humor.

Continuity and plot are sacrificed for clever with and insanity. It ran for 4 seasons and 52 episodes. Major characters include the deranged Sealab leader Captain Hazel "Hank" Murphy, former football coach Captain Bellerophon "Tornado" Shanks, and a black Token Minority scientist Quentin Quinn. They are packed with random twisting stories and fantastic humor.

#9 Children's Hospital

As the title itself, you might already have an idea of what this show is about. Yes, Children's Hospital focuses on a group of nurses, doctors, and other staffers at a hospital for little ones. Although in spite of the title, this medical television spoof is not generally suitable for children. The doctors may seem like very caring to their patients, but they are also narcissistic, clueless, and deranged that they are about the last persons you have to give your trust to with medical equipment.

While not specifically intended to patients, the hospital staffs take their love lives in a somber note. If you're tired of watching the same inter-hospital scenes all over again and want to jazz up your viewing experience, then Children's Hospital might be ideal for you.

#10 Harvey Birdman

Harvey Birdman is another cartoon series we recommend watching along with your family or friends. It was released in December 2000 starring Gary Cole, John Michael Higgins, Thomas Allen (II), and Stephen Colbert as the main characters. Created by Erik Richter and Michael Ouweleen for Adult Swim, which generally tackles actions and adventures. The story center the Sebben & Sebben law firm's activity, which is mostly supervised by superheroes and other interesting characters who had primarily been featured in the past cartoons of Hanna-Barbera.

Harvey handles cases that only a man in a business suit with big wings and a mask could. Phil Sebben, Potamus, Reducto, Gigi, Peanut, and many opposing lawyers are the regular characters also included in this series.

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Are you going to watch any of the shows recommended above? Let us know in the comments which one you've got your eye on. Likewise, if you know of any other tv shows like Archer that you think should be on the list, let us know too.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Harry Sheen


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