We all love a good true crime podcast and inspiring Ted Talks. But with the way that 2020 has unfolded, most of us really just need a good laugh (and a good wine).
Luckily, most of today's funniest comedians have a weekly podcast where they basically hang out with other fellow comedians and let the conversation take on its own path. Other hilarious podcast series mostly just have funny people dissecting pop culture for the entire episode.
No matter the type of funny podcast you're looking for, these are sure to make you laugh.
I Love It But I Hate It
Kat Angus and Jocelyn Geddie break down all the pop culture treasures you love to hate with this hilarious podcast. Calling themselves hateful optimists and loving pessimists, the dynamic duo covers everything from Tom Hanks movies to eighties classics and Hollywood hits. Ringing with nostalgia, brimming with hilarious discourse, and at times downright bonkers, the podcast feels a bit like getting drunk with friends and having a good giggle about all your guilty movie faves.
Why Won’t You Date Me?
Nicole Byer pulls no punches as she candidly discusses everything to do with sex and single life on this comedy podcast. Bringing in a range of guests, the conversations are served with plenty of humor and cover everything from pornography to polyamory. From discussing fatphobia with special guest Roxanne Gay to Emojis as Red Flags, there’s no better way to while away the afternoon and keep gloom at bay than with podcast host Nicole Byer.
My Favorite Murder
While murder most definitely isn’t funny, somehow hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark manage to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside even when discussing a host of heinous things. Witty and full of spark, both hosts are sassy and smart and even crack the lid open on their own mental health issues, somehow making women talking about murder seem a lot more empowering. And for listeners who want to experience this true crime podcast IRL, Karen and Georgia regularly host live shows where they host their engaging podcast in front of a live audience. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait for COVID to simmer down before you can join them on their next live show.
How Did This Get Made?
Another great podcast that dissects the ridiculous nature of pop culture, How Did This Get Made sees Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and comedian Jason Mantzoukas come together for a deep tongue-in-cheek mockery sesh of all the truly goddam awful films out there. From Ninja III to The Room and The Boyfriend School, odds are you won’t know half the films but hey, it's still fun to trash talk.
Sooo Many White Guys
For those of you who adored the funny podcast 2 Dope Queens, this is the spinoff you have been waiting for since 2 Dope Queens stopped making new episodes back in 2019. Phoebe Robinson was done with being the token black girl in the white male-centric world of comedy so she decided to make a podcast celebrating all those people slaying it in their fields who aren’t white dudes. This hilarious podcast regularly hosts women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community, making each interview an illuminating yet entertaining conversation about what it's like to work in a WASPy world. From musicians to actors, writers, and fellow comedians, it’s a great resource for listening to intimate, honest, and funny conversations about what it's like to work in a white male-centric industry.
Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
The popular talk show host has always made people laugh, but for those who want to listen to Conan step it up a notch and go full-scale snark, Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend is a tried and tested format that is sure to entertain. Just like his talk show, where he interviews celebrities and makes the live audience laugh at his sketch, so too does his funny podcast. From celebrity guest Bruce Springsteen to major political player Hillary Clinton, this engaging podcast with a roster of famously funny guests keeps things ticking nicely and the banter is always brilliant.
My Dad Wrote A Porno
One of the funniest podcasts of all time came about from a peculiar discovery that Jamie Morton made about his father. Jamie's dad wrote a cringe-worthy porno titled Belinda Blinked and Jamie reads a chapter each week to two of his friends, James Cooper and Alice Levine. Every new episode released on this weekly podcast explores another chapter in Belinda's story, which apparently includes a whole host of male suitors (and sometimes female) who are absolutely and inexplicably beguiled by Belinda. The podcast host can barely make it through an episode without stopping for a fit of laughter, thanks to the awkward and live experience of reading through his father's fantasy. It's the perfect podcast to listen to with a glass of wine at the end of a very long, laugh-deprived day.
Duncan Trussell Family Hour
Duncan Trussell is an American comedian, writer, and actor whose brain works a lot like your favorite conspiracy theory friend who just smoked a fat doobie. In a quirky mix between interesting Ted Talks and absolute debauchery, he explores topics both big and small from Black Holes and the science of crows to Big Foot and threesomes. This podcaster is good friends with Joe Rogan and other fellow comedians who all make an appearance on the show every few months.
But be warned: this hilarious podcast is not for the faint of heart.
Listeners can expect to be wowed and baffled by Duncan Trussell's super engaging podcast.
Jordana Abraham, co-founder of Betches digital media company, and comedian Jared Freid came together for a podcast series all about dating in the modern world. They take questions and cringe-worthy stories from their listeners and discuss them on air. From breaking down social media etiquette to burning a desperate Hinge dating profile, Jared and Jordana offer a balanced perspective of what it's like to date in the 21st century.
The best part?
For every what-does-this-mean submission, Jared offers a guy's perspective on what it really means when a guy uses too many emojis in a conversation or likes a bunch of your social media pictures all at once. If you want to laugh at the dating scene instead of cry because of it, then you'd love this funny weekly podcast.
Anna Faris Is Unqualified
Anna Faris is known and loved in pop culture for her hilarious renditions of ditzy, clumsy characters in all of our favorite Hollywood comedies. Now, she hosts a podcast that brings in a celebrity guest each week to share their experience living in this world. Bringing in big names like Malcolm Gladwell and Elizabeth Banks, each new episode is both enlightening and entertaining.
Which laugh out loud podcasts are making your list? Share your own favorite funnies with us in the comments and let’s build a rosta of pick me up podcasts to give everyone a go-to collection when they need to smile.
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