Best Comedy Podcasts to Follow in 2021

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If laughter is the best medicine, comedy podcasts are the best delivery system. What better way to improve the morning commute or power through that sinkful of dishes than to simply press Play, listen, and laugh?

There’s more to a quality show than the jokes, though. Comedic timing, cohosts’ chemistry, and a distinctive tone are must-haves, with bonus points going to interesting topics that offer far more than a cheap laugh or two.

 

 

Comedy Bang Bang (2009 – Present)

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Hosted by: Scott Auckerman
Produced by: Earwolf & Scott Aukerman

The host of TV show Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC has been hosting this spin-off podcast since 2009. Join Aukerman as he interviews his myriad of guests, which often turns into competing in games and tackling very odd topics. And don’t forget the plugs.

Check it out here.

 

Anna Faris is Unqualified (2015 – Present)

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Hosted by: Anna Faris
Produced by: Unqualified Media

In this hilarious series, host and celebrity Anna Faris (Mom, Overboard, The House Bunny) brings in celebrity guest stars and takes phone calls. She, and oftentimes her guests, give out advice that they are totally unqualified to give.

Sit back and get ready to laugh as you listen to their failed attempts at dispensing wisdom.

Check it out here.

 

My Dad Wrote a Porno (2015 – Present)

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Hosted by: James Cooper, Jamie Morton & Alice Levine
Produced by: My Dad Wrote a Porno

Imagine finding out that your dad self-published a book.

Now imagine that book was an erotic fiction novel.

That’s exactly what happened to Jamie Cooper. Join Cooper and co-hosts as they create a hilarious podcast while reading excerpts from his father’s book.

Fair warning: this is definitely NSFW, so listen far away from coworkers and kids (or, at the very least, use earbuds).

Check it out here.

 

Spitballers Comedy Podcast (2018 – Present)

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Hosted by: Andy Holloway, Mike Wright, James Moore
Produced by: Comedy

Spitballers features three dads in this good-humored series that’s clean and funny, a combo that is almost extinct.

The hosts discuss life, give not-so-great advice, and have tons of fun with every new weekly episode.

Check it out here.

 

My Brother, My Brother and Me (2015 – Present)

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Hosted by: The McElory Brothers: Justin, Travis & Griffin
Produced by: The McElroys

Join three brothers, Justin, Travis, and Griffin, as they give comical, unsolicited advice to their listeners while discussing life in general. After a few episodes you’ll soon find yourself changing your vocabulary to include the “McElroy-ism” that you will come to love.

The family dynamic in this podcast definitely makes it one you don’t want to miss!

Check it out here.

 

No Such Thing as a Fish (2015 – Present)

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Hosted by: Dan Schreiber, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, & Anna Ptaszynski
Produced by: No Such Thing As A Fish

Join four writers of a hit BBC show as they discuss the best thing they discovered that week.

Covering topics from bacon-scented sleep masks to romantic lollipops, these fours hosts hit a homerun every single episode.

Another plus: with a larger-than-average hosting team, each person brings their own delightful spin to the series.

Check it out here.

 

Free to a Good Home (2014 – Present)

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Hosted by: Michael Hing & Ben Jenkins
Produced by: Michael Hing & Ben Jenkins

Buckle up for this funny podcast hosted by comedians Michael Hing and Ben Jenkins. Each week this duo and a special guest will take you on a wild ride through the Classified section, ripping on the most ridiculous and bizarre ads they can find.

Check it out here.

 

The Dollop (2016 – Present)

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Hosted by: Dave Anthony & Gareth Reynolds
Produced by: All Things Comedy

Hosted by comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds, The Dollop gets down and dirty with a new history topic each week, while putting a comedic twist on every subject.

It’s funny, interesting, and a little bit weird all at the same time: perfect for listeners who love to laugh while they learn.

Check it out here.

 

Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast (2018 – Present)

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Hosted by: Bill Burr
Produced by: All Things Comedy

In this series, standup comedian Bill Burr does a bi-weekly episode where he just…rants, really, about pretty much every topic under the sun.

Fans of Burr’s no-frills delivery in his standup specials will undoubtedly rank this show as one of the best comedy podcasts they’ve ever heard.

Check it out here.

 

Self-Helpless (2017 – Present)

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Hosted by: Delanie Fischer, Kelsey Cook & Taylor Tomlinson
Produced by: All Things Comedy

In this knee-slapping show, three type-A hosts cover all things self-help and self-improvement. They’ve all got different opinions, but eventually find a mutual understanding. The more you listen to this podcast, the more you feel like one of the gang.

Check it out here.

 

WTF with Marc Maron (2015 – Present)

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Hosted by: Marc Maron
Produced by: Marc Maron

In this podcast, actor and comedian Marc Maron (Glow, Stardust) interviews celebrity guests in a deeper way than most shows, allowing them to really speak their minds and express themselves. Somehow, it still remains hilarious.

Check it out here.

 

How Did This Get Made? (2010 – Present)

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Hosted by: Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael & Jason Mantzoukas
Produced by: Earwolf & Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael & Jason Mantzoukas

Actors and comedians Paul Scheer (The League), June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie), and Jason Mantzoukas (The Dictator) review awful movies—hence the show’s title. Think of it as the sarcastic spin-off to CliffsNotes: hilarious reviews of terrible films.

Oh, and in case you didn’t know: Paul and June are married. This kind of makes Jason a third wheel, a role he plays quite well.

Check it out here.

 

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The best comedy podcasts blend a little of everything: standup-style routines with off-the-cuff banter; hilarious topics that, in many cases, also spark genuine conversation; and hosts who don’t take themselves too seriously, but work tirelessly on their craft.

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