It is no longer a secret that podcasts are the future of consuming information. From brief breakdowns of concepts to Rogan-style long-form content, there’s something that can fit into whatever amount of time you have. Fortunately, we’ve taken upon a new project to explore genre-less frequented – comedy podcasts. They’ve been around for some time, and we’re sure they’re here to stay because we need all the laughs we can get. We’ve focused on putting together this list of the best comedy podcasts so that you won’t have to spend time making your own. Bookmark this list because once you start checking out the first podcast, you’re going to come back for the second, then the third...
My Dad Wrote A Porno
This is sure to sound weird, but the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast and had Jamie Morton reading a chapter out of an erotic novel his dad wrote. This can seem a little disturbing because Jamie and his guests then dissect the chapter. You might even think this is unreal, but apparently, it isn’t so. Look at the reviews, and you’ll see how people love it for its hilarious material. In addition to the material, the theme and the format are equally appealing to the audience. If you think it's time to spice up your podcast routine, you should check out this podcast.
Be warned – you may just snort out loud with laughter in a public place if you are listening to The Dollop then. Featuring comedians Gareth Reynolds and Dave Anthony, each episode follows a subject in history as these two try to understand it. In addition to being funny, the show is also information-dense, and we don’t know another way to remember the history that wouldn’t have us falling asleep in 5 minutes. If you’re looking for infotainment on your way to work, The Dollop is a fine choice.
2 Dope Queens
Two Black women talking about their favorite comedians, sex, romance and living in New York. How can this be made more interesting? Mention that the two women are Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, and you’ll have a guaranteed audience. As cohosts, these two carry the show well, and their guest lists are refreshing. We found ourselves revisiting the episodes from the first one because we just loved the way these episodes are carried forward. Some of their guests include Chris Garcia and even Michelle Obama, so you can imagine that this show is already going places.
The Joe Rogan Experience
If there is one podcast that even those who don’t listen to podcasts know about, it is The Joe Rogan Experience. Hosted by Joe Rogan, who is a comedian, MMA commentator, and world-class conversation starter, this podcast features people from all walks of life – academicians, sports personalities, actors, and ultra-endurance athletes. If there is one thing we can guarantee, it is that you will not walk away without learning something from each episode. Furthermore, the guests come from all fields, which means you’re sure to find something that suits your taste. His shows frequently rank among the top shows in the US, so you will agree that he’s doing something right.
Stevie Martin and Tessa Coates enter our list with the Nobody Panic podcast, the audio guide about how to function as an adult without screaming your lungs out. Formerly known as The Debrief Podcast, the duo host domain experts on their podcast to help the rest of us answer the questions we knew we wanted to be answered. If you are thinking about how this can be made funny, tune in and find out. If you’re still on the fence, just look at the rave reviews they get on all the platforms – you cannot miss the signs that this is a podcast to tune into.
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
The hosts of this podcast could seem a bit odd, but the combination of uncommon elements becomes a highlight in Morbid: A True Crime Podcast. The humor dashed out by Alaina and Ash, helps us find the good in the worst of days. The podcast talks about everything spooky and creepy, done with heavy research so that the hosts - a hairstylist and an autopsy technician - can squeeze the last drops of humor out of it. If you’re looking for something to keep you awake and entertained during your daily commute, we think Morbid: A True Crime Podcast is a good one to tune into.
Comedy Bang Bang
Scott Aukerman takes improv to the next level and promises to have you cry while laughing when you tune into Comedy Bang Bang. The show has crossed over 1100 episodes, so you know that there is something that resonates with the audience. Scott invites comedians to explore comedy together while giving us a look at the work that goes into the making of each improv. Comedy Bang Bang can be seen as synonymous with a paid therapy session, and isn’t that the objective of comedy at the end of the day?
Adam Carolla Show
Adam Carolla Show features Adam’s ravings about the world and its affairs. It tops the list for the most daily downloaded podcast in the world. His uncensored worldview is complemented by the range of guests he has on his show. Now you could be thinking that listening to a man complain about air is a tad too much but wait until you tune in and find out just what a breath of fresh air his content feels like. But it isn’t a mindless comedy, it’ll make you think about the state of affairs when it comes to politics, money, relationships, or whatever the man wants to complain about that day.
Storytime with Seth Rogen
Storytime with Seth Rogen is just that – Seth Rogen having people on his podcast and discussing their memorable stories for the rest of us tuning in. But if you expect it to be filled with scripted punchlines and jokes, you’re bound to be disappointed. What we liked about this podcast is the introductions given to each guest, which consists of an audio documentary, a feature presentation, and interviews from the archives all edited together in a truly enjoyable format. You’re also never sure of where the story will land up because the stories range from discovering family secrets to near-death experiences in Nature - which just goes to show that Seth Rogen’s curiosity about people and the world cannot be directed down a straight path.
Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
If you’ve been anywhere near a television, there’s a good chance you know about Conan O’Brien. The former host of the Late Night Show with Conan O’Brien and Conan, for a quarter of a century, put together this podcast and invites the celebrities he had on guests during his time in television. Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is just that – he’s trying to tap into his contacts to find the bestie he never had over the years. Tune in for some hilarious moments with his celebrity friends and a nostalgic trip back into his days of hosting the show.
How Did This Get Made?
We’ve all gotten our hopes up about at least one movie where it turned out to be nothing like what was promised during the hype. June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas take up the responsibility of questioning the movies that look so bad that they’re amazing, albeit with a humorous touch. How Did This Get Made is guaranteed to have you remember the bad movies in a better way, maybe even attempt to watch it again. The beauty about this podcast is that you feel like you’re in the room with the folks, because they voice thoughts similar to yours about the movies - but even funnier.
The Office fans' cult is real. In fact the Office Ladies podcast, brought to you by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, began on the final days on the set of the show! “We should start a podcast!" their conversation began, and we’re glad it came into being. The podcast focuses on breaking down each episode of The Office and brings to light some hilarious insights and behind-the-scenes activities. Office Ladies is an engaging listen, and it will soon become a regular listen for you. Whether you’re a fan of The Office or not, this is a great way to get started.
WTF with Marc Maron
WTF with Marc Maron brings some WTF conversations to your ears, with Marc Maron as the host to creators of all kinds – comedians, directors, writers, musicians, actors, you name it. What results are honest conversations that you never could have imagined, about topics that everyone needs to know about? Marc Maron is a great interviewer with an affable personality, with a dependable knack for bringing out the best in his guests with his curious nature. It’s almost as if Marc’s true calling is that of a podcaster than of a comedian. We think he brings together podcasting in its best format, and you should definitely dip in for a taste.
2 Bears, 1 Cave with Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer
Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer are long-time best friends, and 2 Bears, 1 Cave by Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer, comes to us in this weekly podcast with one objective – to make each other laugh. Now, we admit that this podcast uses some unconventional humor tactics to bring out our laughter, and there is no standard format in how the episodes proceed, but the raw conversation injected with R-rated humor is definitely worth listening to. If comedy podcasts are a new field you want to explore, then you should definitely consider this series to tune into, with all its distractions and inappropriate comedy.
SmartLess is a comedy podcast that rose to fame much faster than usual podcasts (23rd-most-listened-to podcast in less than 2 years and expected to be valued at $80 million), and naturally, we were curious to know why. Hosted by the celebrity power team of Sean Hayes, Jason Bateman, and Will Arnett, they would tell you the same - that it made no sense how quickly they grew. Structured like a group interview, the trio hosts a well-versed person and interviews him, inviting us to explore a broad range of topics. An uncomplicated podcast with the motive to make you relax, SmartLess is definitely at the top of our lists.
The Always Sunny Podcast
Another podcast based on a hit show, The Always Sunny Podcast stars Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton as hosts. They take us all the way back in time to the first episode of the show and give us their stories of building the sitcom together. Great shows have a way of bringing people together, and these three formed a lasting partnership that led to the initiation of this podcast, which we will always be thankful for. What we happened to enjoy even more than the revisits is the talks surrounding the episodes – the hilarity is dumbfounding. Tune in to listen to three men who found their greatest friends on the sets of one of the greatest TV shows of all time, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
What happens when you combine news with the funniest comedians on the planet? You get NPR’s weekly news quiz Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! The guests on the show come from all walks of life, but the funny parts of them come out as they test their knowledge amidst the weird stories put on the table. The show is so good, people willingly give money to NPR to have a clear cut that doesn’t interrupt the funny throwaway lines. There really isn’t a more hilarious way to get your crazy news delivered to you than through WWDTM.