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101+ Comedic Musicals – The Full List of Shows

Whether you’re a musical theatre producer or simply looking for the funniest musicals ever, it’s good to get familiar with what’s out there. Comedy is an art form and there are loads of funny musicals to choose from. And that’s why we’ve put together this list of comedic musicals for you below, sorted by time period.

And here’s Theatre Trip’s matching Spotify playlist – “Laugh Out Loud Musicals”➝.


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Contents:

Comedic Pre-Jazz Age Musicals

Comedic Jazz Age Musicals

Comedic Golden Age Musicals

Comedic 1960s Musicals

Comedic 1970s Musicals

Comedic 1980s Musicals

Comedic 1990s Musicals

Comedic 2000s Musicals

Comedic 2010s Musicals

Comedic 2020s Musicals


Comedic Pre-Jazz Age Musicals

Leave It to Jane

Music: Jerome Kern  Lyrics/Book:  Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse

Musical Type: Pre-Jazz Age (1917)

Genre: Comedy


The Pirates of Penzance

Music: Arthur Sullivan  Lyrics: W.S. Gilbert

Musical Type: Opera (1879)

Genre: Comedy


Comedic Jazz Age Musicals

A Connecticut Yankee

Music: Richard Rodgers  Lyrics: Lorenz Hart  Book: Herbert Fields

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1927)

Genre: Comedy


Babes in Arms

Music/Book: Richard Rodgers  Lyrics/Book: Lorenz Hart

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1937)

Genre: Comedy


Good News!

Music: Ray Henderson  Lyrics/Book: B.G. DeSylva  Lyrics: Lew Brown  Book: Laurence Schwab

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1927)

Genre: Comedy


Lady, Be Good!

Music: George Gershwin  Lyrics: Ira Gershwin  Book: Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1924)

Genre: Comedy


Mr Cinders

Music: Vivian Ellis, Richard Myers  Lyrics/Book: Clifford Grey, Greatrex Newman

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1928)

Genre: Comedy


No, No, Nanette

Music: Vincent Youmans  Lyrics: Irving Caesar  Lyrics/Book: Otto Harbach  Book: Frank Mandel

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1925)

Genre: Comedy


Shuffle Along

Music/Lyrics: Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle  Book: F.E. Miller, Aubrey Lyles, George C. Wolfe

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1921)

Genre: Comedy


The Boys from Syracuse

Music: Richard Rodgers  Lyrics: Lorenz Hart  Book: George Abbott

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1938)

Genre: Comedy


The Cabaret Girl

Music: Jerome Kern  Lyrics/Book: George Grossmith, P.G. Wodehouse

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1922)

Genre: Comedy


Very Good Eddie

Music: Jerome Kern  Lyrics: Schuyler Green  Book: Philip Bartholomae, Guy Bolton

Musical Type: Pre-Jazz Age (1915)

Genre: Comedy


Comedic Golden Age Musicals

Ankles Aweigh

Music: Sammy Fain  Lyrics: Dan Shapiro  Book: Guy Bolton, Eddie Davis

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

Genre: Comedy


Best Foot Forward

Music/Lyrics: Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane  Book: John Cecil Holm

Musical Type: Golden Age (1941)

Genre: Comedy


By Jupiter

Music/Book: Richard Rodgers  Lyrics/Book: Lorenz Hart

Musical Type: Golden Age (1942)

Genre: Comedy


Can-Can

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Abe Burrows

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Genre: Comedy


Damn Yankees

Music/Lyrics: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross  Book: George Abbott, Douglass Wallop

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

Genre: Comedy / Fantasy


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics: Leo Robin  Book: Joseph Fields, Anita Loos

Musical Type: Golden Age (1949)

Genre: Comedy


Goldilocks

Music: Leroy Anderson  Lyrics: Joan Ford  Lyrics/Book: Jean Kerr, Walter Kerr

Musical Type: Golden Age (1958)

Genre: Comedy


Guys and Dolls

Music/Lyrics: Frank Loesser  Book: Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows

Musical Type: Golden Age (1950)

Genre: Comedy


Hazel Flagg

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics: Bob Hilliard  Book: Ben Hecht

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Genre: Comedy


High Button Shoes

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics: Sammy Cahn  Book: Stephen Longstreet

Musical Type: Golden Age (1947)

Genre: Comedy


Little Mary Sunshine

Music/Lyrics/Book: Rick Besoyan

Musical Type: Golden Age (1959)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof / Western


Mexican Hayride

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields

Musical Type: Golden Age (1944)

Genre: Comedy


Mr. Wonderful

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George Weiss  Book: Joseph Stein, Will Glickman

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

Genre: Comedy


Oh, Captain!

Music/Lyrics: Jay Livingston, Ray Evans  Book: Al Morgan, José Ferrer

Musical Type: Golden Age (1958)

Genre: Comedy


On the Town

Music: Leonard Bernstein  Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Musical Type: Golden Age (1944)

Genre: Comedy


Once Upon a Mattress

Music: Mary Rodgers  Lyrics/Book: Marshall Barer  Book: Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller

Musical Type: Golden Age (1959)

Genre: Comedy / Fairy Tale


Paint Your Wagon

Music: Frederick Loewe  Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Musical Type: Golden Age (1951)

Genre: Comedy / Western


Plain and Fancy

Music: Albert Hague  Lyrics: Arnold Horwitt  Book: Joseph Stein, Will Glickman

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

Genre: Comedy


Something for the Boys

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields

Musical Type: Golden Age (1943)

Genre: Comedy


The Boy Friend

Music/Lyrics/Book: Sandy Wilson

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


The Girl in Pink Tights

Music: Sigmund Romberg  Lyrics: Leo Robin  Book: Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Fields

Musical Type: Golden Age (1954)

Genre: Comedy


The Music Man

Music/Lyrics/Book: Meredith Willson

Musical Type: Golden Age (1957)

Genre: Comedy


Top Banana

Music/Lyrics: Johnny Mercer  Book: Hy Kraft

Musical Type: Golden Age (1951)

Genre: Comedy


Two on the Aisle

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Musical Type: Golden Age (1951)

Genre: Comedy / Revue


Wonderful Town

Music: Leonard Bernstein  Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green  Book: Joseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Genre: Comedy


Comedic 1960s Musicals

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim  Book: Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1962)

Genre: Comedy


All American

Music: Charles Strouse  Lyrics: Lee Adams  Book: Mel Brooks

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1962)

Genre: Comedy


Bravo Giovanni

Music: Milton Schafer  Lyrics: Ronny Graham  Book: A.J. Russell

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1962)

Genre: Comedy


Charlie Girl

Music/Lyrics: David Heneker, John Taylor  Book: Hugh Williams, Margaret Vyner, Ray Cooney

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1965)

Genre: Comedy


Dames at Sea

Music: Jim Wise  Lyrics/Book: George Haimsohn, Robin Miller

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


Divorce Me, Darling!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Sandy Wilson

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1965)

Genre: Comedy


Do Re Mi

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green  Book: Garson Kanin

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

Genre: Comedy


Ernest in Love

Music: Lee Pockriss  Lyrics/Book: Anne Croswell

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

Genre: Comedy


Fade Out – Fade In

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

Genre: Comedy


How Now, Dow Jones

Music: Elmer Bernstein  Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh  Book: Max Shulman

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

Genre: Comedy


Let It Ride!

Music/Lyrics: Jay Livingston, Ray Evans  Book: Abram S. Ginnes

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Genre: Comedy


Little Me

Music: Cy Coleman  Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh  Book: Neil Simon

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1962)

Genre: Comedy


Sail Away

Music/Lyrics/Book: Noël Coward

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Genre: Comedy


Skyscraper

Music: James Van Heusen  Lyrics: Sammy Cahn  Book: Peter Stone

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1965)

Genre: Comedy


Subways Are For Sleeping

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Genre: Comedy


The Mad Show

Music: Mary Rodgers  Lyrics/Book: Larry Siegel  Lyrics: Marshall Barer, Steven Vinaver  Book: Stan Hart  Additional Song: Stephen Sondheim

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

Genre: Comedy / Revue


Tovarich

Music: Lee Pockriss  Lyrics: Anne Croswell  Book: David Shaw

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1963)

Genre: Comedy


Walking Happy

Music: James Van Heusen  Lyrics: Sammy Cahn  Book: Roger O. Hirson, Ketti Frings

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

Genre: Comedy


Your Own Thing

Music/Lyrics: Hal Hester, Danny Apolinar  Book: Donald Driver

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1968)

Genre: Comedy


Comedic 1970s Musicals

70, Girls, 70

Music: John Kander  Lyrics: Fred Ebb  Book: David Thompson, Norman L. Martin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1971)

Genre: Comedy


A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine

Music: Frank Lazarus, Various  Lyrics/Book: Dick Vosburgh

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1979)

Genre: Comedy / Revue


Bugsy Malone

Music/Lyrics: Paul Williams  Book: Alan Parker

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

Genre: Comedy


By Jeeves

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics/Book: Alan Ayckbourn

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

Genre: Comedy


I Love My Wife

Music: Cy Coleman  Lyrics/Book: Michael Stewart

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1977)

Genre: Comedy


Lorelei

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics: Leo Robin, Adolph Green, Betty Comden  Book: Anita Loos, Joseph Fields, Kenny Solms, Gail Parent

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1974)

Genre: Comedy


On the Twentieth Century

Music: Cy Coleman  Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

Genre: Comedy


Prettybelle

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics/Book: Bob Merrill

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1971)

Genre: Dark Comedy


Snoopy!!!

Music: Larry Grossman  Lyrics: Hal Hackady  Book: Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw, Michael Grace

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

Genre: Comedy


Something’s Afoot

Music/Lyrics/Book: James McDonald, David Vos, Robert Gerlach  Music: Ed Linderman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1972)

Genre: Comedy / Mystery / Spoof


Sugar

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics: Bob Merrill  Book: Peter Stone

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1972)

Genre: Comedy


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Music/Lyrics: Carol Hall  Book: Larry L. King, Peter Masterson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

Genre: Comedy


The Rocky Horror Show

Music/Lyrics/Book: Richard O’Brien

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1973)

Genre: Comedic Horror / Spoof


Two Gentlemen of Verona

Music: Galt MacDermot  Lyrics/Book: John Guare  Book: Mel Shapiro

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1971)

Genre: Comedy


Comedic 1980s Musicals

3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down

Music: Michael Rupert  Lyrics/Book: Jerry Colker

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Genre: Comedy


42nd Street

Music: Harry Warren  Lyrics: Al Dubin, Johnny Mercer  Book: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble

Musical Type: 1933 Film/Pre-Contemporary Musical (1980)

Genre: Comedy


Doonesbury

Music: Elizabeth Swados  Lyrics/Book: Garry Trudeau

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

Genre: Comedy/ Satire


Forbidden Broadway

Music: Various  Lyrics/Book: Gerard Alessandrini

Musical Type: Series (1980s-2020s)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


Hot Mikado

Music: Rob Bowman  Lyrics/Book: David H. Bell

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)

Genre: Comedy


Little Shop of Horrors

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics/Book: Howard Ashman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1982)

Genre: Comedic Horror


Nunsense

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Genre: Comedy


Oh, Brother!

Music: Michael Valenti  Lyrics/Book: Donald Driver

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

Genre: Comedy


Tomfoolery

Music/Lyrics: Tom Lehrer  Adaptation: Cameron Mackintosh, Robin Ray

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1980)

Genre: Comedy / Revue


Comedic 1990s Musicals

Bat Boy

Music/Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe  Book: Keythe Farley, Brian Flemming

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

Genre: Comedic Horror


Hot Shoe Shuffle

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Larry Buttrose, Kathryn Riding

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Genre: Comedy


I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Music: Jimmy Roberts  Lyrics/Book: Joe DiPietro

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

Genre: Comedy


Moby Dick

Music/Lyrics/Book: Robert Longden, Hereward Kaye

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1990)

Genre: Comedy


My Favorite Year

Music: Stephen Flaherty  Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens  Book: Joseph Dougherty

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Genre: Comedy


Naked Boys Singing!

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Robert Schrock

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1999)

Genre: Comedy


Nuncrackers

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Genre: Comedy


Nunsense II

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Genre: Comedy


Nunsense A-Men!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Genre: Comedy


Nunsense Jamboree

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1995)

Genre: Comedy


Ruthless!

Music: Marvin Laird  Lyrics/Book: Joel Paley

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Genre: Dark Comedy


Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: George Keating, Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)

Genre: Comedy


The Drowsy Chaperone

Music/Lyrics: Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison  Book: Bob Martin, Don McKellar

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


The Marvelous Wonderettes

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Roger Bean

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1999)

Genre: Comedy


The Will Rogers Follies

Music: Cy Coleman  Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green  Book: Peter Stone

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1991)

Genre: Comedy


When Pigs Fly

Music: Dick Gallagher  Book/Lyrics/Concept: Mark Waldrop  Concept: Howard Crabtree

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

Genre: Comedy / Revue


Zombie Prom

Music: Dana P. Rowe  Lyrics/Book: John Dempsey

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)

Genre: Comedy


Comedic 2000s Musicals

9 to 5

Music/Lyrics: Dolly Parton  Book: Patricia Resnick

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Genre: Comedy


Avenue Q

Music/Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx  Book: Jeff Whitty

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)

Genre: Comedy / Parody


Bubble Boy

Music/Lyrics/Book: Cinco Paul  Book: Ken Daurio

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Genre: Comedy


Cry-Baby

Music/Lyrics: Adam Schlesinger, David Javerbaum  Book: Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Genre: Comedy


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Music/Lyrics: David Yazbek  Book: Jeffrey Lane

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

Genre: Comedy


Evil Dead

Music/Lyrics/Book: George Reinblatt  Music: Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)

Genre: Comedic Horror / Parody


Fame Becomes Me

Music/Lyrics: Marc Shaiman  Lyrics: Scott Wittman  Book: Martin Short, Daniel Goldfarb

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Genre: Comedy / Semi-Autobiography / Spoof


Gutenberg! The Musical!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Scott Brown, Anthony King

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


Happy Days

Music/Lyrics: Paul Williams  Book: Garry Marshall

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Genre: Comedy


Legally Blonde

Music/Lyrics: Nell Benjamin, Laurence O’Keefe  Book: Heather Hach

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Genre: Comedy


Meshuggah-Nuns!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

Genre: Comedy


Nunsensations!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Genre: Comedy


Nunset Boulevard

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Genre: Comedy


Shane Warne

Music/Lyrics/Book: Eddie Perfect

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Genre: Biography / Comedy


Silence!

Music/Lyrics: Jon Kaplan, Al Kaplan  Book: Hunter Bell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Genre: Comedy / Horror / Parody


Spamalot

Music: John Du Prez  Music/Lyrics/Book: Eric Idle

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


The Addams Family

Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa  Book: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Genre: Comedy


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music/Lyrics: William Finn  Book: Rachel Sheinkin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Genre: Comedy


The Full Monty

Music/Lyrics: David Yazbek  Book: Terrence McNally

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Genre: Comedy


The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Music/Lyrics: David Nehls  Book: Betsy Kelso

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Genre: Comedy


The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Music/Book: Eric Rockwell  Lyrics/Book: Joanne Bogart

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


The Producers

Music/Lyrics/Book: Mel Brooks  Book: Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)

Genre: Comedy


The Toxic Avenger

Music/Lyrics: David Bryan  Lyrics/Book: Joe DiPietro

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Genre: Comedic Horror


The Wedding Singer

Music: Matthew Sklar  Lyrics/Book: Chad Beguelin  Book: Tim Herlihy

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Genre: Comedy


[title of show]

Music/Lyrics: Jeff Bowen  Book: Hunter Bell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Genre: Comedy


Urinetown

Music/Lyrics: Mark Hollmann  Lyrics/Book: Greg Kotis

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)

Genre: Comedy / Satire


Young Frankenstein

Music/Lyrics/Book: Mel Brooks  Book: Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Genre: Comedy


Comedic 2010s Musicals

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Music/Lyrics: Steven Lutvak  Lyrics/Book: Robert L. Freedman

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

Genre: Comedy


Beetlejuice

Music/Lyrics: Eddie Perfect  Book: Scott Brown, Anthony King

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

Genre: Comedic Horror


Betty Blue Eyes

Music: George Stiles  Lyrics: Anthony Drewe  Book: Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Genre: Comedy


Black Friday

Music/Lyrics: Jeff Blim  Book: Matt Lang, Nick Lang

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Genre: Comedic Horror


Broadway Bounty Hunter

Music/Lyrics/Book: Joe Iconis  Book: Lance Rubin, Jason SweetTooth Williams

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Genre: Comedy


Bullets Over Broadway

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Woody Allen

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

Genre: Comedy


Disaster!

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Jack Plotnick, Seth Rudetsky

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


Elf

Music: Matthew Sklar  Lyrics: Chad Beguelin  Book: Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

Genre: Comedy / Fantasy


Escape to Margaritaville

Music/Lyrics: Jimmy Buffett  Book: Greg Garcia, Mike O’Malley

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Genre: Comedy


Fly By Night

Music/Lyrics/Book: Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

Genre: Dark Comedy


Head Over Heels

Music/Lyrics: The Go-Go’s  Book: Jeff Whitty, James Magruder

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Genre: Comedy


Heathers

Music/Lyrics/Book: Laurence O’Keefe, Kevin Murphy

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

Genre: Dark Comedy


Honeymoon in Vegas

Music/Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown  Book: Andrew Bergman

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Genre: Comedy


Lend Me a Tenor

Music: Brad Carroll  Lyrics/Book: Peter Sham

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

Genre: Comedy


Lysistrata Jones

Music/Lyrics: Lewis Flinn  Book: Douglas Carter Beane

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Genre: Comedy


Mean Girls

Music: Jeff Richmond  Lyrics: Nell Benjamin  Book: Tina Fey

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Genre: Comedy


Nativity!

Music/Lyrics: Nicky Ager  Lyrics/Book: Debbie Isitt

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Genre: Comedy


Only Fools and Horses

Music/Lyrics/Book: Paul Whitehouse, Jim Sullivan  Music: John Sullivan, Chas Hodges

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Genre: Comedy


Operation Mincemeat

Music/Lyrics/Book: David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson, Zoë Roberts

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Genre: Comedy


Ride the Cyclone

Music/Lyrics/Book: Brooke Maxwell, Jacob Richmond

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Genre: Dark Comedy


School of Rock

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Glenn Slater  Book: Julian Fellowes

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Genre: Comedy


Something Rotten!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Karey Kirkpatrick  Music/Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick  Book: John O’Farrell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Genre: Comedy


Spamilton

Music: Various  Lyrics/Book: Gerard Alessandrini

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Genre: Comedy / Parody


Spies Are Forever

Music/Lyrics: Clark Baxtresser, Pierce Siebers  Book: Corey Lubowich, Joey Richter, Brian Rosenthal

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


The Book of Mormon

Music/Lyrics/Book: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Genre: Comedy / Satire


The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals

Music/Lyrics: Jeff Blim  Book: Nick Lang, Matt Lang

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

Genre: Comedic Horror


The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Roger Bean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Genre: Comedy


The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Roger Bean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Genre: Comedy


The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes

Music: Michael Kooman  Lyrics/Book: Christopher Dimond

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

Genre: Comedy / Spoof


The SpongeBob Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Kyle Jarrow

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Genre: Comedy


The Trail to Oregon!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jeff Blim  Book: Matt Lang, Nick Lang

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

Genre: Comedy / Parody / Western


Tootsie

Music/Lyrics: David Yazbek  Book: Robert Horn

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

Genre: Comedy


Twisted

Music: A.J. Holmes  Lyrics: Kaley McMahon  Book: Matt Lang, Nick Lang, Eric Kahn Gale

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Genre: Comedy / Parody


Winter Wonderettes

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Roger Bean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Genre: Comedy


Comedic 2020s Musicals

A VHS Christmas Carol

Music/Lyrics: Clark Baxtresser

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)

Genre: Comedy


Back to the Future

Music/Lyrics: Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard  Book: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)

Genre: Comedy / Fantasy


Dreamland

Music/Lyrics/Book: Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)

Genre: Comedy / Fantasy


Emojiland

Music/Lyrics/Book: Keith Harrison, Laura Schein

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)

Genre: Comedy


Mrs. Doubtfire

Music/Lyrics/Book: Karey Kirkpatrick  Music/Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick  Book: John O’Farrell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Genre: Comedy


Shucked

Music/Lyrics: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally  Book: Robert Horn

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Genre: Comedy


Some Like It Hot

Music/Lyrics: Marc Shaiman  Lyrics: Scott Wittman  Book: Matthew López, Amber Ruffin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Genre: Comedy


The Great British Bake Off Musical

Music/Lyrics: Pippa Cleary  Lyrics/Book: Jake Brunger

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Genre: Comedy


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Stacy Karyn, Author of Comedic Musicals.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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