13 Comedy Sequels That Up the Funny

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When it comes to sequels, oftentimes the second film is not as good as the first. With comedies, that ratio is even worse.

We found 13 comedy sequels that are as funny as the first -- and many are even funnier than the original. 

Click through and discover our 13 comedy sequels that work. 

1. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Mike Myers knows a thing or two about minefields to avoid with comedy sequels. And he managed to avoid many of them with his follow-up to Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. With The Spy Who Shagged Me, he kept the lampooning of the Bond franchise fierce, sharp and might we say -- even funnier than the first.

2. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
For the sequel to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, talk about taking a comedic risk -- they have the character of death himself added into the mix... and it works! And as is the rule for sequels, they upped the ante in a number of other ways too, and the payoff was huge.

3. Next Friday

Next Friday
What a great concept for the sequel to Friday! Ice Cube takes his pot-centric stoner comedy and moves the action from the 'hood to the 'burbs and in the proccess shows that more money equals more whacked-ness!

4. The Great Muppet Caper

The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper followed The Muppet Movie and upped the ante by adding a fantastic mystery to the mix, all the while never forgetting to bring the funny. And The Muppets brought that in droves.

5. A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark
A Shot in the Dark is the sequel to the wildly successful The Pink Panther. And dare we say, Peter Sellers is even funnier in the role that he made famous the first time around.

6. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay took the silliness that was ever present in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, increased the humor and even added a sprinkle of political comedy for their sequel. And boy, did it add up to something special.

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