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 are 10 funny podcasts available right now, and they are guaranteed to make that commute to work every morning a whole lot more enjoyable. Warning: if you're listening to these in public, you will end up laughing out loud.
The Monday Morning Podcast
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 reccuring 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 above clip where he gets a severe case of the giggles while reading advertising for "Sherri's Berries."
Comedy Bang Bang
Comedy Bang Bang is consistently one of the most insane 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 above 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 mentally ill (possibly an alien) and ends almost every sentence by yelling out his own name.
How Did This Get Made?
Comedian Paul Scheer and his co-hosts June Diane-Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas have a 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 the above 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 is often laugh-out-loud hysterical.
#10 on The Best Comedy Podcasts
Whether you love or hate his movies, there is no denying that filmmaker Kevin Smith is a master storyteller. Smodcast is his podcast collaboration with his long-time friend and colleague Scott Mosier. Mosier and Smith talk about weird news stories and current events, often spiraling into bizarre skits and characters. The chemistry between the two hosts is something that could truly only come from people who have known each other for 20+ years and their shared wavelength makes for some classic comedic moments. Just hearing Smith's infectious laughter and marijuana-induced coughing fits is enough to tickle anyone's funnybone.In the attached clip, Smith tells Mosier a true story about a British man who put out a classified ad looking for a roommate who could live with him for free as long as he agrees to wear a custom-made walrus suit around the house for at least two hours a day. Smith comes to the conclusion that this would make a truly twisted horror film, and as the discussion goes on they actually come up with an intriguing plot. In fact, the episode was so well-received that Smith decided to actually make the film. "Tusk" will be released later this year and stars Justin Long and Michael Parks.