The Absolute Funniest Podcasts You’ll Find
Looking for funny podcasts to listen to? Here are some of the best comedy podcasts you can check out today.
Comedy Bang Bang
It's been around since 2009, and Comedy Bang Bang is still delivering fresh comedy on its podcast. Existing in a strange space between a talk show and a sketch comedy series, the hilarious hybrid is a comedy podcast against which others are measured. Host Scott Aukerman welcomes a recurring roster of guests that includes Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, David Cross, John Mulaney, Jon Hamm, and many many more. Find the episodes on YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts.
Comedians, and yes, actual best friends Nicole Byer (host of Netflix's Nailed It!) and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), host Best Friends. Both are skilled at sketch comedy, but their podcast is more about banter, really funny banter that covers everything from sex and relationships to food and death, plus lots of weird everyday stuff that inevitably comes up.
My Brother, My Brother and Me
If you're looking for a good advice show—this one is not for you! Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy dish out absolutely horrendous advice on a whole host of topics they're not remotely qualified to weigh in on. They've been doing it since 2010, answering the questions of listeners and taking deep dives into the now-shuttered Yahoo Answers. The advice and the personal experiences that the brothers share on My Brother, My Brother and Me are guaranteed to make you smile.
Comedians Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live) and Matt Rogers (host of Quibi's Gayme Show) host this look at the weirder side of pop culture, which can include impromptu singing, sketch comedy, and strangeness galore, ending each week with their signature I Don't Think So Honey rants to top off every episode of Las Culturistas.
Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend
The original premise: after decades in showbiz Conan O’Brien has met scores of celebrities but made very few friends. So he struck off into the podcast world to see if he could make personal connections with his guests. That was in 2018. The Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast has evolved into a more traditional chatfest, with Conan doing in-depth, and always funny, interviews with A-listers such as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, and Michelle Obama, just to mention a few big names.
How Did This Get Made?
It's a question most of us have pondered, probably more than once. We see an absolutely awful movie and wonder How Did This Get Made? Well, three comedians, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas, analyze these terrible flicks and offer side-splitting commentary. From cult classics to blockbusters, the very worst Hollywood has to offer gets mercilessly skewered.
Can American history be hilarious? In the hand of comedians Gareth Reynolds and Dave Anthony it sure can! On The Dollop the two delve deep into true historical tales you may have never heard of, such as the very real Great New England Vampire Panic, the Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876, the freak-show performer Lobster Boy, and Mike the Headless Chicken.
WTF with Marc Maron
Begun in 2009, WTF with Marc Maron is one of the longest-running podcasts by a comedian out there and one that's maintained its popularity over the run. Mostly thanks to the enthusiasm and childlike wonder that host Marc Maron brings to a variety of diverse subjects, all with a comedian's eye for the absurd. Maron also has an uncanny ability to get his interview guests to open up and often reveal surprising things about themselves.
A Very Fatal Murder
Fans of the satirical newspaper The Onion, and there are lots of them, will almost certainly love this podcast, produced by "Onion Public Radio." A twisted take on true-crime podcasts, of which there are way too many these days, A Very Fatal Murder follows fictional correspondent David Pascall on his journey from New York City to the small town of Bluff Springs, Nebraska to investigate the mysterious death of a beloved teen.
The Doug Stanhope Podcast
Coming to you from his home in Bisbee, Arizona, The Doug Stanhope Podcast finds the veteran comedian chain-smoking his way through cocktail-fueled discussions that draw on his decades in the stand-up comedy world. Often called the "comedians' comedian" (so much so Stanhope has a special The Comedians' Comedian's Comedians), Stanhope can go dark and veer into acerbic rants over how much he loathes lots of folks in Hollywood. But if you want a window into the mind of a quick-witted comic, mix yourself up a stiff drink and tune in to join the party.
With COVID, most of us have had a pretty rough last year or so. And so we can really use some hilarious podcasts right now. So why not bring a little laughter into your life with some of the best funny podcasts around?
Written by William McCleary for Knockaround.