Whether you listen in the car, on the bus, while walking, or when you clean the house (like me), podcasts are having a moment right now--especially comedy podcasts.
Most people think of the documentary-style podcasts like “Serial” or the podcasts for their favorite NPR shows like “Fresh Air” and “This American Life,” but podcasts are so much more than that. From TV show wrap-up shows like the “Better Call Saul Insider Podcast” (which is awesome, by the way) to dramatic works of fiction like “Tanis” (which is reminiscent of “Twin Peaks”), and so much more in between, there are many listen-worthy podcasts and so little time to get them all in. If you can imagine it, there’s likely already a podcast for it.
By far my favorite category for podcast listening is comedy podcasts. From the silly to the irreverent, passing away the commute listening to one of my favorite comedy podcasts is my way of making the best of a not-so-great situation. Laughter is the best way I know how to make anything better!
Get your dose of deep belly laughs by listening to one of these great comedy podcasts.
Comedy Podcasts to Add to Your Queue
1. "Comedy Bang Bang" - The program is a weekly podcast, hosted by Scott Aukerman (“Comedy Bang! Bang!” on IFC and “Mr. Show”) that blends interview, conversation, and comedy from some of today’s funniest people. Each podcast begins with an interview, but you never know who else might show up to join on the conversation, to compete in games, and engage in the general comedic fun.
2. "WTF with Marc Maron" - The program, hosted by standup comedian Marc Maron, mostly consists of interviews with comedians, actors, and other entertainment and public figures (even including President Obama). The show is produced in Marc Maron’s garage, which fits in completely with Maron’s self-deprecating brand of humor.
3. "2 Dope Queens" - 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, is a relatively new program that features the duo talking with their favorite comedians about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and more.
4. "The Nerdist" - The Nerdist is so nerdy that it’s totally cool. The program features Chris Hardwick and his two nerdy friends, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, and usually someone else more famous than all three of them talking about TV, culture, and everything nerdy.
5. "Guys We F****d" - Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson are two New York-based stand-up comedians, both in their mid-20s, who talk about sex and interview men with whom they have sex. The discussions are no-holds-barred and completely hysterical--and that’s not to mention the awesomeness of women totally owning their sexuality without shame.
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