As a classic character once sang, “Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?” The best comedies of the 2010s answer that question through their excellence. Comedies thrived in the 2010s, from the arthouse hits of films by people like Wes Anderson and the Coen brothers to the animated comedies that keep kids rolling in the aisles. All in all, Roger Ebert and the staff blessed to keep his site going after his passing, laughed through films they liked over 200 times this decade, reviewing 11 pages below of films deemed comedies and giving them 3.5-4 stars. The best comedies of the 2010s prove that excellence in this genre isn’t as uncommon as those who lazily produce them might have you believe. They also put an end to the silly belief that comedy is harder now than it used to be. Go ask Jason Reitman, Paul Feig, Alexander Payne, Bo Burnham, Greta Gerwig, and the other great directors whose films are included in this collection of the best comedies of the 2010s.