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15 Raunchy Sitcoms Like Broad City That Fans Should Check Out Next

How do you deal with an allergic reaction at a fancy restaurant? Stab the wrong person with an EpiPen before being dramatically carried out, like everyone else. Regardless of what they were doing, the "Broad City" girls were doing it like no other. Created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the show was a televised parody of their real-life friendship and experience of living in New York City in their 20s. The "kweens" are known for many things — including memes that are never too far from the Twitter feed — but their raunchiness sets them apart from the rest.

When it comes to sitcoms, raunchy can mean many things. Whether it's the OG seductiveness of "The Golden Girls," or the whip-smart parody of years gone by in "PEN15," the "Broad City" spirit of telling it how it is lives on. Although we said goodbye back in 2019, there's plenty of raunchy drama to delve into in shows you might not have ticked off your watchlist. Once you've binged "Broad City," here are 15 other raunchy sitcoms you need to check out.

2 Broke Girls

As "Broad City" shows, nothing says "make social commentary funny" like two girls never trying too hard to keep it real. Armed with sex appeal and lashings of mindful ignorance, "2 Broke Girls" follows classic opposites, Max and Caroline, as they try to navigate life together while waitressing at a nearby diner. So what makes it different from "Broad City" at all? Before you think you've seen two girls navigating life in New York before, "2 Broke Girls" takes on the form of a more traditional sitcom. Through awkward bedroom scenes and hot dates, the girls keep the laughs coming exactly where you'd expect them. On the other hand, nothing is too raunchy to be considered off-limits, with the show having numerous instances of scenes that were quite near the knuckle (gag reflex jokes, anyone?).

That being said, "2 Broke Girls" is undeniably a sitcom that amped up the raunchiness. In some episodes, Caroline learns to be open about her potential STIs, while Max stays true to her brash style by talking about anything and everything while she works. Add Jennifer Coolidge into the equation and you've got a slick comedy that you just can't miss.

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

Ah, the short-lived comedy — gone too soon, but never forgotten. While the legacy of "Broad City" lives on, "Don't Trust the B" is an out-there sitcom that totally flew under the radar. Krysten Ritter stars front and center as Chloe, making life a misery for small-town roommate June with her hard-partying lifestyle. Like "Broad City," it's a show that never takes itself too seriously. Chloe is able to swan into a random office and take over as boss for a day, living up to the strategy she always knew would work. She's got plenty of hot takes about girls, dating advice, and the rest of the world, while June quietly learns to hit her stride.

Unlike other traditionally filmed sitcoms, "Don't Trust the B" never strays into being comedically cringing. By being able to laugh at its characters and the world it inhabits, its sense of raunchiness flows effortlessly through every move Chloe and June make. To add to its kitsch, James Van Der Beek is cast to play ... James Van Der Beek. It shouldn't work, but it does.

Chewing Gum

Possibly a more unknown choice for international audiences, Michaela Coel's "Chewing Gum" was an unsung hit on Channel 4 in the U.K. when it first aired in 2015. Tracey Gordon is 24-years-old, yet has lived a wildly-sheltered life when it comes to the world of love and sex. Woefully misguided by over-friendly neighbors Esther, Kirsty, and Karly, Tracey finally leaves her sense of adolescence in hot pursuit of womanhood. It's a more awkward take on raunchy — with Tracey's clueless nature and enthusiastic attitude meaning she tries her best in all the wrong ways. Unlike the more relaxed sense of humor that comes from "Broad City," "Chewing Gum" verges on the slapstick, with sloppy face kisses and threesomes gone wrong, spearheading its physical comedy.

In terms of content, "Chewing Gum" might be the best international match for "Broad City." Neither are afraid to get down and dirty to tell it how it is, making a hilarious mockery of what it means to be a young woman today. Just like Abbi and Ilana, Tracey is essentially a parodied version of the real thing — only add in an oddly-religious boyfriend, dysfunctional family, and epic fail of a Beyoncé makeover. When it comes to raunchy, you won't know where to look first.


Can contemporary raunchiness get any more infamous than the hit comedy "Fleabag?" We think not. Similar in style to the quick, dry wit of the "Broad City" girls, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's gritty take on millennial life in the U.K. is 2016 raunch at its finest. Following self-named Fleabag through the grief of losing her best friend, we meet a host of eccentric faces who each have their own unique take on life and sexuality. Fleabag's sister, Claire (yes, she looks like a pencil), is stand-offish in her efforts to leave her husband, Martin, and pursue her hot Nordic love interest, while their stepmother is all too intimate with the artistic worth of her genitals. If all that sexual energy wasn't enough, Fleabag can often be found in strange dating circumstances, including an awkward sex shop conversation about a fake vagina.

It's the blunt nature of "Fleabag" that makes its raunchiness so refreshing. In the same way fans love to quote the "child bride" line of "Broad City," the show produces one-liner gems that sum up an entire generation of experiences. That's before we get to Andrew Scott's hot priest, who brings an entirely new sense of religious worship to the show's second season. Whether she thinks her period is coming or gets weirdly turned on by U.S. politicians, it's safe to say no one does raunch quite like Fleabag.

Jane the Virgin

Virginity is a subject we're all too obsessed with — just ask "Broad City" star Ilana Glazer. Doubling down on the trope of telling the story of an accidental artificial insemination, "Jane the Virgin" is full of the raunchiness we didn't know we needed. Choosing to carry the baby for someone else only to end up developing feelings for them, 23-year-old Jane is the modern embodiment of messy chaos. From classic girl gang dancing to 2000s club anthems to classic catfights she has to keep on the down-low because children are present, Jane's sense of raunchiness is one we've all experienced.

Perhaps her lovable charm and down-to-earth personality are exactly what makes the raunch in "Jane the Virgin" so accessible. Speaking to Deadline, show creator Jennie Snyder Urman said: "It is such a fraught time when you're defining yourself and deciding who you want to be personally, professionally, and in the world. The decisions that you make are very vital and scary. With Jane, I get that period in her life, but I also get to explore the next stage, which is how to retain your identity as a woman, a professional, and a mother." In between the moments of utter chaos, Jane bares all in the face of getting emotionally hurt, or the show goes completely into telenovela mode when a beloved character gets killed off. They even have Britney Spears as a guest star — comedic raunch doesn't get more iconic than that.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

What happens when a successful woman uproots her life to try and win a guy back? Answer: the continued chaos of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Swapping the "Broad City" similarities of New York for the west coast, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of a smorgasbord of raunch — complete with musical numbers. Who doesn't like raunchiness when it's set to toe-tapping showstoppers? From fan favorite hits like "Let's Generalize About Men" to the emotional gut-punch in "Don't Settle For Me," the show manages to bridge the spectacle of yesteryear TV with current millennial crises, and the results couldn't be better. Even Broadway legend Patti LuPone has cashed in on the action.

It could be said that there's always a need for a musical number where the singer is flipping the bird to the characters around her. Rebecca's erratic-yet-lovable personality is not only what likens her to the girls of "Broad City," but it's what puts her type of raunchy comedy in a league of its own. Challenging topics like BPD and the Hollywood version of romance, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" is a sexy musical comedy that's always serving us the cold, hard truth.


Just like "Broad City," Issa Rae's "Insecure" initially started out as a web series before it hit the small screen. Cited by some fans as one of the most overlooked comedies in recent years, there's plenty of action — raunchy and otherwise — to catch up on in this showcase of Black excellence. The show centers around Issa's experience of being an African-American woman in daily life, and the awkward and racy encounters that come with that. Priding itself on its sense of real talk and internal reflection, it's often a show that's likened to "Fleabag" as well as "Broad City" for its comment on millennial life.

Fans can rest assured that there are steamy scenes that lie ahead, as Issa gets to grips with the men that enter and leave her life. The mirror motivations are the jewel in the crown of each episode, with Issa rapping to herself to be the hype girl all of us wish we had in our corner. While there are laughs and drama aplenty, the raunchiness also makes itself known in touching emotional scenes — Issa and Nathan getting together in Season 5 is a great example.

Big Mouth

Watching animated genitals talk to each other — what could be funnier? If Ilana and Abbi aren't shy of saying how they really feel, the cast of "Big Mouth" makes them look like saints. Following a group of pre-pubescent teens as they discover changes in their bodies, the sitcom hits the nail on the head when it comes to a new kind of raunchy. Simultaneously innocent and dirty in its thinking, the show delivers a healthy dose of the content you'd expect, from characters coming out to getting their first periods. Even so, "Big Mouth" looks teenage horniness straight in the face thanks to talking pillows, erratic musical numbers, and the all-important hormone monsters.

It might seem crass and pretty filthy, but "Big Mouth" is the fresh take on teenage urges that the world has needed to see. There's a fair chance that the cast of kids could well grow up to be the next "Broad City" generation, likely to be found blackout drunk on a street corner or indulging heavily as a marijuana enthusiast. Being horny is the show's gift that keeps on giving — something that Ilana particularly knows all too well.


Sometimes when you want some comedic raunchiness, you've gotta approach it full pelt. Taking the sexual undertones of "Broad City" and running with them, "Bonding" follows grad student, Tiff, who moonlights as a dominatrix while she studies. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, there's a lot of raunchiness at play here. Tiff is constantly navigating a world full of playrooms, latex, and pleasing women's husbands, while her best friend, Pete, provides the comedic punch that lifts the show's mood. Just like Abbi and Ilana, the two are a tight-knit double act, taking on the mean streets of New York in a truly unique way.

While leather and lace are all well and good, the raunchy side of "Bonding" also mirrors the emotional depth present in "Broad City." Tiff is a psychology student, meaning she can understand the complexities of human sexuality through her work. Just like we see with the infamous "Broad City" sex therapy scene, raunchy comedy doesn't have to be face value — and both Tiff and Pete learn that there is more to them than they first thought. A sex slave might not have been the punchline of a joke before, but "Bonding" brings sexy comedy into the 21st century.

The Sex Lives of College Girls

Anything that has Mindy Kaling attached to it is always worth a watch. "Broad City" is all about championing womanhood and calling out what life is really like, and Kaling's "The Sex Lives of College Girls" carries on the good work. Honing in on four 18-year-olds as they navigate their newly-found freedom at university, the show can certainly call itself outrageous. As the group steals food from sorority parties, discuss their one-night stands, and use makeup to enhance their bodies before attending a naked party, raunchiness is at the center of everything the cast do. There are only so many shows that can get away with using the word "a** meat" over dinner and make it not seem like the weirdest thing in the world.

It would be easy for "The Sexy Lives of College Girls" to be branded as "Girls" for the next generation, but it's a lot more than that. Tonally similar to "Broad City," the show takes the best of teenage trauma seen in the likes of "Euphoria" and gives it its own humorous spin. Season 2 is set to drop in the next few months — complete with an underwear party in the snow and plenty of first-time flings. "Excuse us for being messy b**ches who love drama" has never been a more truthful statement.


If "Broad City" is a sitcom that started from humble beginnings, "Skins" was a show that nobody expected to take off. Following a group of wayward teenagers as they get to grips with everything life has to throw at them, it is just as well known for its laughs as it is for its raunchiness. If the infamous naked body bedsheets weren't obscene enough on their own, "Skins" touched on everything from affairs to blossoming same-sex relationships. Not a typical sitcom, the show often left jaws on the floor during its original run from 2007-2013, echoing the harder-hitting undertones that "Broad City" is well loved for.

Just like Abbi and Ilana, "Skins" gave birth to a host of lovable characters, quickly wrapped up in crazy antics. From Emily and Naomi's turbulent relationship to Chris hiding his inappropriate relationship with one of the teachers, nothing is off the table when it comes to the raunchier side of the show. If you think you recognize a face or two among the different generations of its cast, you probably do — huge Hollywood players like Dev Patel and Kaya Scodelario all got their big break here.


Yes, you read that correctly — and this show does exactly what it says on the tin. Created by and starring Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, this streaming TV series follows two 31-year-old women playing versions of their teenage selves. It's a concept that sounds like it shouldn't work, but elicits plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. From trying a thong on for the first time to the joys of gossiping on a three-way call, "PEN15" is exactly what anyone would want if they were allowed to relive their teenage years again. The fact that our two leading ladies are adults in a world of children allowed for some cutting social commentary, as well as perhaps the most realistic take on what teen life was like in the '90s.

It's a risk to bring raunchy back to the 1990s — it's a sub-genre we've seen plenty of times before. If you're gonna do it, you've gotta go big, and "PEN15" never misses the obscene laughs from full-body shaves, pool parties, and making out with the reflection in the mirror as practice. A particular shoutout must be made to a scene where Anna's breath smells so bad, Maya gags into her mouth.


It will surprise no one that "Girls" pioneered what a comedy-drama could mean to an entirely new generation. Under Lena Dunham's creative thumb, a group of girls in their early 20s figure out their lives in the city. Sound familiar? Though there are stark contrasts to "Broad City," plenty of the show's most enjoyable themes can be seen and explored through the 62 episodes of "Girls." It's a must-watch, giving fans plenty of painstaking group meetings, awkward sofa sex, and car ride sing-alongs to Maroon 5. Other sitcoms may have been and gone, but the legacy of "Girls" has spoken for itself. When you want to feel better about your sex life, rental situation or just to let out some visceral emotions, you know where to go.

What sets "Girls" apart from other comedies is the fact it was the first show of its kind to properly tap into what it means to be a woman today. Whether they are tripping in the middle of the club wearing nothing but a string vest or waking up in bed with the wrong person, each of the four girls represents a side of the millennial generation of women. The show has taken some heat in recent years, and while it's not perfect, "Girls" is a fantastic ode to a truly-raunchy mess.

Freaks and Geeks

Though it only existed for one season (we're shocked too), "Freaks and Geeks" is an essential look at what it meant to come of age in the '80s. We've never been short of high school dramas, but few have managed to combine the delicate sexuality of teenagers with out-and-out laughs. Featuring a young Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Seth Rogen, and James Segel, a motley crew of teen outcasts experience the highs and lows of teenage life together. There's the classic mean girls and burnouts, with Lindsay sitting somewhere on the fringes of tomboy and new kid. Her new best friend, Kim, takes the "Broad City" spirit to heart by saying exactly how she feels, while trying to keep a more complicated personal life at a distance.

As far as raunchiness goes, it's framed as typical teenage horniness. From first kisses to passionate fights and makeups, there's enough drama to go around for the entire '80s decade. Things really heat up at the season's halfway point in Episode 5, "Tests and Breasts," where Sam starts his journey to figuring out the basics of human sexuality. When you think of it like that, how different is a biology class from dating life in "Broad City" anyway?

The Golden Girls

Before Ilana and Abbi, there was Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia. As the precursor to raunchy shows like "Sex And The City," "The Golden Girls" was the first of its kind to tell how it was for women in the real world. Following the lives of four 50-somethings living together in Miami, "The Golden Girls" was a no-holds-barred take on everything from sex and love to illness and housing worries. Just like Abbi, Dorothy takes on the role of being the more responsible of the quartet, while Ilana's non-committal spirit is seen alive and well in Blanche's risque reputation. To balance out the serious and the coquettish, Rose has the fun, lovable energy of an innocent child, while Sophia's dry, quick wit is the gang's backbone of aging wisdom.

Though "The Golden Girls" is a far cry from the streets of New York City, their escapades in Miami were some of the first on TV to challenge what life was really like. Alongside the raunchiness and sexy stories, the show was a social commentary on taboo subjects such as HIV, interracial relationships, and homosexuality. Also making the mundane hysterical, "Broad City" fans will find the blueprint for raunchy, out-of-the-box sitcoms stemming from this awesome foursome.