With a lot of funny people making funny podcasts, finding the ones that best fit you can be daunting. But fear not. Experience the euphoria of listening to the best comedy podcasts out there right now.
I’ve included a diverse list of funny podcasts, all worthy of multitudes of love and admiration.
1. Punch Up The Jam
The concept of this show alone is brilliant beyond words. Each week comedians Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe choose a different popular song to dissect. After going hilariously in depth into lyrics of the hits we love but never fully paid attention to, they make the song “better” by changing it or “punching it up” somehow. They deliver every week with a remixed song full of pure creativity and fun. The episode where Demi changes “Welcome to The Jungle” by Guns N Roses to be about going through puberty warrants particular noteworthiness. Also, I will never think of “Crash Into Me” by The Dave Matthews Band the same way again.
2. How Did This Get Made?
We all love to enjoy a “so bad it’s good” movie, and comedians Paul Scheer (The League, Human Giant), June Diane Raphael (Burning Love, Grace and Frankie) and Jason Mantzoukas (The League, and probably your favorite recent comedy TV show) are especially obsessed with them. The extremely funny comedy trio usually has a comedian guest join them in diving into bad films. They marvel in their outlandishness with a great amount of humor and surprising amount of sincerity. Their episode on The Room seems like an obvious choice because it’s the most iconic best-worst film of all time. The commentary piled in with The Room expert and journalist Steve Heisler and Mark himself, Greg Sestero joining in on the action make for a sublime hour listen.
3. Las Culturistas
Matt Rodgers and Bowen Yang—true comedy gifts to this world. Each episode acts as a purely fun and enjoyable experience as the two discuss the latest pop–culture moments and cultural experiences that formed their cultural capital and turned them into Culturistas. Their energy is so genuine and fun that you can’t help but laugh along. Everyone should get the privilege of hearing an “I don’t think so, honey” segment—it entails Matt and Bowen ranting about something in pop culture they just can’t get behind while claiming, “I don’t think so, honey!” It has become so popular that they bring on comedians to compete for the best “I don’t think so, honey” rant, and even got to do it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
4. My Favorite Murder
Where true crime and comedy meet…comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share a genuine obsession with both topics. It may seem a little strange that a podcast about death can be funny, but it is respectful yet humorous in its examination of the intricacies of murder. Karen and Georgia add a level of humanity and comfort to the stories that make it extremely interesting and entertaining. If you’re a true crime fan and haven’t checked this one out yet, please do yourself a kind service and look it up now.
5. Seek Treatment
It’s the podcast by Catherine Cohen and Pat Regan about sex, f–king, dating and love. This playful podcast focuses less on structure and more on fun banter with their guest, discussing the hilariously weird ins and outs of life, sex and romantic relationships. Its honesty and embrace of weird life dilemmas feels deeply relatable and refreshing. One of the best parts of the podcast includes the segment where the friends ask “Are you mad at me?” It reminds us of the importance of checking in with your friends and making sure even the smallest amount of resentment doesn’t build up.
6. Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
You know how the news can be bad sometimes? Well NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! approaches the week’s news and entertainment through fun quizzes that test your knowledge. This classic podcast is a fun way to refresh on the week’s events while laughing at its craziness. There is something about getting quizzed on your knowledge in a way that isn’t boring or stressful that is addictive.
7. Comedy Bang! Bang!
Another comedy podcast staple, host Scott Aukerman welcomes really interesting guests like Michael Cera and David Cross. Aukerman creates a blend an interview-style format and everything you love about comedy: guests doing characters or impersonations, game segments, and fun random conversation. The style of humor feels deeply resonant and accessible for everyone everyone to enjoy.
8. Dynamic Banter
Mike Falzone and Steve Zaragoza are comedians who lean on the absurd. Dynamic Banter plays as a conversational podcast where Mike and Steve talk about whatever they want, and the humor is infectious. Just expect things to get extra weird and to look like a laughing maniac at all times while listening. If you like off-beat humor, weird tangents or bits or people just talking about thing that they love, this podcast is for you.
9. Doug Loves Movies
This movie podcast from comedian Doug Benson always features an array of fun interesting guests. It’s an impressive line-up, too—Jon Hamm, Kumail Nanjiani and Sarah Silverman have all been guests. They talk about the movies they love or hate and have consistently awesome segments. You can extend your movie knowledge while still being thoroughly entertained. Doug hosts with such poise and hilarity, and always has fun yet intelligent discussion with his guests.
10. Why Won’t You Date Me?
The undeniably smart, funny and charming Nicole Byer has a podcast and everyone needs to know about it. Each episode she explores and questions her perpetual singleness with a guest while also discussing love, life and sex. Nicole is a bright presence and her discussion is always amazingly truthful and witty. The honesty in the conversation with Miel Bredouw about online harassment, being women in comedy, the brutal truth of their personal experiences of romantic relationships and what kind of sex their parents would have liked elicits pure delight. You will listen to Nicole and say, “Why isn’t she more famous?”