10 Sidesplitting Comedy Podcasts To Get You Grinning


Cheerful couple enjoying movie

Cheerful couple enjoying movie

Feeling a tickle in your throat? A general sense of ennui? Just burnt out from the stresses of life? Well, you know what they say: Laughter is the best medicine, so turn to these ten comedy podcasts to get your daily dose! These podcasts, including everything from improvised movies and prime pop-culture shade to candid celebrity interviews and uproarious comedy fails, will have you back to your best in no time. Side effects may include face-stretching grins, uncontrollable giggling, rolling-on-the-floor lint, upchuckling, and a sense of wellbeing that could be off-putting to your more serious colleagues. Though if that’s the case, you can simply introduce them to this list and call them in the morning for their heartfelt thanks. Congratulations! You’re a doctor now!

Every comedian ever has bombed terribly onstage and still had to pick themselves up and get back up there. On Comedy Bombcast, comically cringe-worthy moments abound as comedians like Hal Sparks, Sam Tripoli, and Brad Williams come clean about their worst nights: jokes that didn’t land, people talking over the punchline, and how they won their audience back, in the ultimate collection of “one day, we’ll laugh about this” stories.

Atlanta comedians Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean host the raucous and hilarious 85 South Show, visiting cities all over the nation to roast their audiences (and each other), drop freestyles, sing parodies, and take you on a raunchy, rowdy ride that’ll keep you kiki-ing as loudly as DC himself.

Marc Maron tries to answer the deepest philosophical question of our time: WTF? Surprisingly in-depth, candid, and hilarious interviews follow from Marc’s comedy friends and celebrity guests like Lily Tomlin, Cedric the Entertainer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, John Goodman, Rachel Maddow, and many more as they try to come up with a halfway satisfactory answer to WTF With Marc Maron.

On You’re Welcome, Hollywood, improvisers Tom, Ed, and Reuben ask their friends and fans for fake movie titles, then spend each episode making up the script. The result? Hilarious movie premises that will never get made, no matter how much you might wish for it. Heavens to Betsy is about a woman who dies and finds that heaven isn’t all it’s cracked up to be; Vampire Campfire puts us in the middle of a vampire’s family vacation that gets ruined by horny humans. Dare you not to laugh.

Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, 2 Dope Queens, host this live comedy show where they have sidesplitting conversations with comedians, politicians, and celebrities about race, sex, hair, gender, Billy Joel, karaoke, and so much more. Everyone from Tig Notaro and Vanessa Bayer to Jon Stewart and Michelle Obama have sat down to quip with the Queens – now it’s your turn!

Jamie Morton’s dad wrote a dirty book. But instead of hiding it away and never speaking of it, like many of us would, Jamie decided to read it out loud to anyone who cared to listen. Join Jamie and his hysterical co-hosts Alice Levin and James Cooper as they read out chapters of the book and critique the writing, the characters, and of course the hilariously awkward sex, in My Dad Wrote a Porno.

Comedians – and lifelong true crime fans – Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark regale each other, and us, with their favorite murder or true crime story, hear from fans about their own true crime experiences, and tell some killer jokes in between. Take Monty Python’s great advice (RIP, Terry Jones) and always look on the bright side of death with My Favorite Murder.

“Shade connoisseur” Kid Fury and writer Crissle throw deserved shade on various pop culture happenings of the day, sit down with celebrities like Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, and Lena Waithe for Q&As about their current projects, and revel in all things Beyoncé. Get tickled by the tea on The Read.

Scott Aukerman hosts Comedy Bang Bang, where he tries to conduct traditional interviews with other comedians, but their open-door policy means that various oddballs show up out of nowhere to disrupt the conversation in hilarious ways. Guests like Parks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz, Saturday Night Live’s Ego Nwodim, Wet Hot American Summer’s David Wain, GLOW’s Horatio Sanz, and many more will keep you ROFLing for hours.

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are essentially comedy royalty, and their passionate marriage has been the sexy butt of plenty of jokes (shout-out to fellow fans of “Tammy 2!”). On their podcast, they invite their funny friends to join them in the place they’re most comfortable: their bed at home. Their cozy, pajama-clad interviews with comedy cut-ups like Retta, Bill Hader, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and many more will make you wish – probably not for the first time – that you were also In Bed With Nick And Megan

If you want to be sure you're listening to the podcasts everyone else is checking out, iHeartRadio has you covered. Every Monday, iHeartRadio releases a chart showing the most popular podcasts of the week. Stay up to date on what's trending by checking out the chart here. There's even a chart just for radio podcasts here, featuring all your favorite iHeartRadio personalities like Bobby Bones, Elvis Duran, Steve Harvey and dozens of others.

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