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Listen up: Here are the best comedy podcasts of 2020

Need a laugh? Check out our picks for the best comedy podcasts around!

Published onFebruary 25, 2020

Best comedy podcasts: headphones on table

While some people want to learn new things by listening to podcasts, others are just in it for the laughs. Comedy podcasts have been around since the very beginning, and you could easily fill your feed with months-worth of funny podcasts without even touching shows that launched in the past five years.

Read also: Best podcasts from all genres to fill your feed in 2020

We’ve rummaged through the funniest podcasts, new and old, and come up with a list of ten of the best comedy podcasts you can listen to today. Be sure to read to the honorable mentions at the bottom if you’re looking for even more podcast hilarity!

Best comedy podcasts

How Did This Get Made?

how did this get made podcast

Topic: Comedy, Film

Frequency: Bi-weekly

Length: 90 minutes

For anyone with even a passing interest in movies, How Did This Get Made? is a must-listen comedy podcast. In each episode the three hosts deconstruct (and mercilessly mock) a terrible box office film. If that sounds like your jam, there’s also funny spinoff podcast about video games called How Did This Get Played?

Listen on Pocket Casts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

Wait wait dont tell me podcast

Topic: News, Comedy, Game show

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 60 minutes

This long running NPR podcast is one of the best ways to keep up with the news in a hilarious way. The weekly quiz show is filmed in front of a live audience, and panelists consist of some of the funniest comedians and humorists out there. NPR has another funny quiz podcast called Ask Me Another, which airs one day before Wait Wait.. Don’t Tell Me!

Listen on Pocket Casts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts

WTF with Marc Maron

wtf with marc maron podcast

Topic: Comedy, Interviews

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 60-120 minutes

WTF with Marc Maron is one of the longest running comedy podcasts around. It already sports more than 1000 episodes, most of which were recorded in Maron’s garage studio. Don’t let the humble studio fool you though, as he’s had incredibly prestigious guests like former POTUS Barack Obama and a host of A-list celebrities. For more long-form conversational interviews, check out another incredibly popular (and funny) podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.

Listen on Pocket Casts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts

Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

Conan obrien needs a friend podcast

Topic: Comedy, Interview

Frequency: Weekly (Seasonal)

Length: 60 minutes

Continuing the theme of funny interview podcasts hosted by comedians, the next entry on the list is newer series from talk show host Conan O’Brien. In a major departure from the heavily choreographed interviews he typically does on TV, the podcast is more of a real conversation between two people. Conan doesn’t entirely escape his “dancing monkey” persona (none of us ever really do), but there are some touching moments that make this one of the best new comedy podcasts around.

Listen on Pocket Casts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts

Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata

best friends podcast

Topic: Comedy

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 45 minutes

If you’re not interested in interviews and would rather listen to two best friends shoot the breeze about everyday stuff, this is the comedy podcast for you. Hosts Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata share the type of deep friendship that all of us aspire to have. The chemistry between the two is incredible, and listening to their hilarious conversations will leave you smiling for the rest of the day.

Listen on Pocket Casts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts

Yo, Is This Racist?

yo is this racist podcast

Topic: Comedy

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 60 minutes

Looking for a sterile discussion about racism? This isn’t the podcast for that. Instead, it’s a comedy podcast hosted by Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome, where each week they answer questions posed by listeners at the Yo, Is This Racist? blog with the help of a special guest. It’s both funny and insightful, making it a great addition to your podcast repertoire.

Listen on Pocket Casts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts

No Such Thing as a Fish

No such thing as a fish podcast

Topic: Comedy, Variety

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 40 minutes

Fans of the British comedy quiz show should be familiar with this one. No Such Thing as a Fish is a comedy podcast where the researchers of the show discuss the strange and hilarious tidbits they learn while doing research for the show. Sure, it’s technically educational, but like QI, it’s also hugely entertaining.

Listen on Pocket CastsSpotify, or Apple Podcasts

Friday Night Comedy

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 podcast

Topic: Comedy

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 30 minutes

Friday Night Comedy, as the name implies, is a weekly comedy podcast released every Friday. Rather than sticking to the same formula every week, this BBC podcast rotates between the longstanding comedy programs The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers, and Lobby Land. Make sure to pick up new episodes quickly, because they only remain available for two weeks after broadcast.

Listen on Pocket CastsSpotify, or Apple Podcasts

My Dad Wrote a P*rno

My dad wrote a

Topic: Comedy

Frequency: Weekly (seasonal)

Length: 30 minutes

The title might put off some listeners, but make no mistake about it: this is easily one of the best comedy podcasts out there. Each episode features host Jamie Morton reading a chapter from a series of (extremely unerotic) erotic novels written by his father, a retired Irish builder. Co-hosts James Cooper and Alice Levine serve to point out and mock every plot hole, ridiculous character choice, and questionable reference to female anatomy. It should go without saying that this funny podcast is not safe for work.

Listen on Pocket Casts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts

My Brother, My Brother and Me

my brother my brother and me podcast

Topic: Comedy, Advice

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 60 minutes

My Brother, My Brother and Me, or MBMBaM, is a comedy and advice podcast hosted by McElroy brothers Justin, Travis, and Griffin. Starting way back in 2010, the brothers pull questions from Yahoo answers (or other sources) and attempt to provide answer and advice, frequently launching into long, hilarious discussions. The McElroy podcast empire now includes a number of other shows, including The Adventure Zone, an extremely popular (and hilarious) actual play podcast.

Listen on Pocket Casts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts

Best comedy podcasts: honorable mentions

  • Comedy Bang! Bang! — One of the oldest comedy podcasts around, Comedy Bang! Bang! features weekly interviews, games, and improv segments with some of the funniest comedians around.
  • Dunktown — Dunktown is a different kind of sports podcast. Instead of analyzing NBA stats and league standings, hosts Agata and Anastasia are comedians with barely a passing knowledge of the sport. Whether you’re a hardcore sports fan or just like funny podcasts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Office Ladies — For fans of the hit series The Office, this is the perfect funny podcast. Hosts Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey (Pam and Angela from the show) rewatch an episode and provide hilarious commentary and behind-the-scenes details.
  • Las Culturistas — For humorous commentary on the latest pop-culture phenomena, Las Culturistas is one of the best comedy podcasts you can find. Bowen Yang (of Saturday Night Live fame) and comedian Matt Rogers are your guides, with help from a variety of special guests.

Hopefully you’ve found a great new comedy podcast from the list above, but if you have any more funny podcasts to recommend let us know in the comments below!

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