Flowchart: Which Comedy Should You Be Watching?

The beauty of comedy is that there’s something for everyone. People have been making comedy films since at least 1895, when the Lumière brothers made Watering the Gardener. With so many fine selections available, choosing a comedy to watch is a daunting task. To help you in the process, I’ve created a handy, dandy comedy flowchart, which should point you in the right direction. Enjoy!

This flowchart is rather large, so you’ll definitely want to click on the image to enlarge.


Filed under Humor, Movies

17 responses to “Flowchart: Which Comedy Should You Be Watching?

  1. I got The General, which is excellent because not only have I already seen that film, it’s one of my all-time favourite comedies. So your flowchart is working! Great stuff!

    • What’s funny about this whole thing is you could almost choose the specific directors, actors and actresses involved, and give them their own flowchart. Chaplin, Keaton, Hepburn, the SNL guys, the Python guys and British humor in general, Woody Allen, Mel and Albert Brooks… It was almost impossible to represent as much as I wanted to given the time constraints.

  2. Holy shit, this is an amazing flow-chart. I’m still reading through the whole thing.

  3. These flowcharts look easy to make, but I’ll bet they’re not. What, may I ask, is your secret?

    • It kind of depends on how I’m making them. They’re sort of difficult in Photoshop because you end up with loads and loads of layers, and it gets really cumbersome to move them all around. This particular one, I made in InDesign, which is much, much easier and more suited for something like this. The horror flowchart I made was created using a 2 week free trial of OmniGraffle, which is a software specifically aimed at making flowcharts and org charts and the like. The chart itself was made in OmniGraffle, and then I imported it into Photoshop and added the design elements (the bats, the orange gradient background, the font/header). But… the 2 week trial crapped out, and I’m too cheap to buy the full software.

      I guess I’d say that if you can, if it’s available to you, InDesign is the way to go.

  4. Vladdy

    These always seem to work. (The General, of course.) So now I am waiting for those others you mentioned, especially Woody Allen and Chaplin.

  5. Wait, does redhead even matter in a black and white film? Wouldn’t it just end up looking like brown hair?

    And I ended up with The Kid, which is a comedy I like quite a bit. I am a bit more of a Keaton fan, though.

  6. Amazing flowchart, man! I tried it once going in both directions and ended up with Borat and Dr. Strangelove. Awesome!

  7. Nice, my first pass took me to Blues Brothers, and my second pass took me to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Both two of my favorites.

    • Excellent. I always want to know where people end up on these things.

      Also, I applaud that you think fat guys are funny. Because they are.

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  9. goregirl

    Love these flowcharts…they are eerily accurate..I ended up at all of my favourite comedies. You rock!

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