In our culture of on-demand and streaming entertainment, podcasts have taken over for broadcast radio in a big way. All of the best comedians working today either have their own show or have been featured on one. Now that all of the funniest comedians have a creative outlet for all the silliest ideas in their head, it leads to some really funny stuff. With so many shows available, sometimes it's tough to figure out what to listen to. If you're wondering what the best podcasts are, we've got you covered.
Including Comedy Bang Bang with Scott Aukerman, The Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr, and How Did This Get Made? with Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas, this list of the funniest podcasts currently airing new episodes features some of the best comedy podcasts of all time.
These 10 podcasts are the funniest from 2014, guaranteed to make that commute to work a whole lot more enjoyable. Warning: if you're listening to these in public, you will end up laughing out loud.
Undoubtedly, the simplest podcast on this list is "The Monday Morning Podcast" with Bill Burr. Every Monday morning, brilliant and perpetually-angry comedian Bill Burr sits in front of his computer and rants about sports, news, and listener emails. Harkening back to the days of old-school talk radio, this is simply a man and a microphone - and it couldn't be funnier.
Burr's inability to correctly read the advertising copy for the show is a recurring joke amongst the fans and Bill himself. Some of the advertisements have reached such ridiculous levels that the advertisers have dropped out, which leaves Burr completely unphased. Check out the clip where he gets a severe case of the giggles while reading advertising for "Sherri's Berries."
In "How Did This Get Made?" comedian Paul Scheer and his co-hosts June Diane-Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas showcase their deep appreciation for the art of bad movies. Every other week, they choose a movie to pull apart scene by scene in an attempt to find out how millions of dollars are spent on these movies that simply make no sense.
In this animated clip from the show, Jason Manzoukas tries (and fails) to explain the opening scene of the incomprehensible 1980s horror film "Sleepaway Camp." The arguments and discussions they get in while trying to describe even the basic plot of these terrible movies are often laugh-out-loud hilarious.
"Comedy Bang Bang" is consistently one of the most ridiculous weekly podcasts available on the web. Each episode features the host Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show With Bob and David) talking to a comedian or celebrity guest while another comedian plays some sort of character. These characters include spot-on impersonations of celebrities, bizarre alternate versions of pop culture figures, and a wide range of bizarre original creations.
In the clip, comedian Paul F. Tompkins plays his version of "Cake Boss," the reality TV chef who is famous for elaborate cakes and a thick Jersey accent. Tompkins' version is unconventional (possibly an alien) and ends almost every sentence by yelling out his own name.
"Doug Loves Movies" is a film nerd's dream podcast. Stoner comedian Doug Benson (Super High Me) hosts a live gameshow-style movie trivia show at the UCB theater in Los Angeles. The episodes are short and sweet compared to the other entries on this list, but they are the perfect length to stay fresh every week without overstaying their welcome.
Each week, Doug brings three of his comedian friends on stage to discuss what movies they have seen lately. He makes his weekly recommendations and then launches into his bizarre yet genius trivia game "The Leonard Maltin Game."
In the clip from LA Podfest, Doug plays the final round of the game to see which audience member will win the mixed bag of weird and awesome prizes.