21 Best Comedy Podcasts of 2019 So Far

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When the going gets tough, the tough turn on a funny podcast and get to grinning. The best comedy podcasts are perfect for when you need a moment of levity while commuting, at your desk during a slow time at work, on the treadmill, while cleaning, or really any time you want to pop on your headphones and escape the real world. Some of the funny podcasts we can't stop listening to are hosted by comedians you may already know. The likes of Sasheer Zamata, Marc Maron, Nicole Byer and Jason Mantzoukas all have their own podcasts and invite their funny friends to join them. Other comedy podcasts sound like audio versions of your favorite funny TV shows. There's also a whole slew of podcasts that cover funny material or heavier topics in more lighthearted ways so you can even learn something while you laugh. We all have our own unique senses of humor, so we found a well-rounded selection of hilarious podcasts to choose from. You're bound to find at least one that tickles your funny bone.

comedy podcasts - Best Friends
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Best Friends

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You'll start missing your girlfriends when you tune in to this podcast by best friends and comedians Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata. This hilarious podcast features the pair giving their best advice about life, love, food, and a whole lot more.

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comedy podcasts - Lauren Lapkus
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With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus

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In this hilarious interview podcast, comedian Lauren Lapkus plays the role of the guest, forcing her actual guests to host the show. She mixes it up frequently, sometimes playing a made-up character, sometimes riffing on familiar figures.

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comedy podcasts - Comedy Bang Bang
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Comedy Bang Bang

Comedy podcast newbies may want to kick off their introduction with this oldie but goodie. Host Scott Aukerman and a veritable who's who of of comedians and special guests have wide-ranging conversations that often turn into sketch comedy. Pro tip: Don't drink anything while listening, unless you're a fan of the spit-take.

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comedy podcasts - How Did This Get Made
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How Did This Get Made

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We've all got those movies we love, even though we know they're actually terrible. This podcast is all about those flicks. Comedians Jason Mantzoukas, Paul Scheer, and June Diane Raphael pick apart movies that are bad, corny, or just don't make sense. Even if you're no film buff, the hosts' banter makes tuning it totally worth it.

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comedy podcasts - Terrible, Thanks for Asking
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Terrible, Thanks for Asking

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Host Nora McInerny turned to humor as a means of survival when she lost her father, husband, and unborn child within a month. On this cathartic podcast, McInerny and her guests have empathetic, real, and often funny conversations about life after grief that may make you feel better about your own losses.

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comedy podcasts - Fall of the House of Sunshine
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Fall of the House of Sunshine

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Fall of the House of Sunshine will appeal to fans of musical comedy TV shows like Crazy Ex Girlfriend and Glee. The serial podcast has fascinating storylines, deeply built worlds, and catchy songs that will keep you listening episode after episode.

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comedy podcasts - Anna Faris
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Anna Faris is Unqualified

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Drawing from her decades of life experience and the (sometimes questionable) expertise of celebrity guests, Anna offers listeners advice on love, life, and relationships. Her hilarious insight often comes out actually helpful.

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comedy podcasts - Doughboys
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Doughboys

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Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger visit fast food and chain restaurants with their friends and guests, then share their feedback in each episode. The hosts and guests make fun of each other, banter about the restaurants and other topics, and generally have a great time together. You'll soon find yourself sucked in, and a little hungry.

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comedy podcasts - Keep It
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Keep It

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With social media and the 24-hour news cycle, it can be hard to disentangle politics and pop culture. In this podcast, host Ira Madison III brings on special guests to discuss the news and society, in a friendly and funny way that might even make you feel a little better about the world.

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comedy podcasts- Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
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Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend

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Thanks to his late night TV run, Conan O'Brien really needs no introduction. His new podcast is just as funny as his show, and you'll hear a lot of familiar voices there. He sits down with guests who appeared on the show to talk about their lives and whether they could ever be friends in real life. Conan has friendly banter down, and it shows on his podcast.

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comedy podcasts - WTF
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WTF with Marc Maron

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On this long-running comedy show, host Marc Maron conducts in-depth interviews with pretty much everyone who's anyone. Guests have included President Barack Obama, Anthony Bourdain, Sara Jessica Parker, and so many more. A database of his many guests means you can find and listen to your favorite celebrity's episode easily.

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comedy podcasts - Sip on This
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Sip on This

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Grab a tall glass of your favorite beverage and get ready to sip some tea with Ashley Nicole Black. In this versatile podcast, the comedian provides hot takes on society, friendship, dealing with parents, and many other relatable topics. You'll be snickering and nodding along the whole way through.

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comedy podcasts - My Brother, My Brother and Me
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My Brother, My Brother and Me

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The tagline for this offbeat podcast says "The McElroy brothers are not experts and their advice should never be followed." While definitely more comedy than legitimate advice, sometimes the brothers have some pearls of wisdom. The three brothers answer questions they find on Yahoo, others sent in by listeners, and other sources. They pepper those with lots of brotherly ribbing and jokes.

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comedy podcasts - A Very Fatal Murder
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A Very Fatal Murder

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True crime aficionados and podcast obsessives will relate to this podcast that makes fun of both the specific genre and the podcast industry. Because each episode is also relatively short, it fits into those little blocks of time that are too small for longer content like a quick drive to the store or a mindless chore.

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comedy podcasts - Forever 35
Forever 35
Forever 35

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Authors and journalists Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer didn't see themselves represented much in the mainstream media, as women over 30. They found themselves having enriching conversations about style and beauty, wellness, and their lives and decided more women could benefit from hearing them. That birthed this podcast, which may help you feel validated, too.

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comedy podcasts - Cool Playlist
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Cool Playlist

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If you used to love making playlists for your crushes back in middle school or just have to have a particular playlist on while you do certain tasks, you'll also enjoy this unusual podcast hosted by comedian Eliza Skinner. Each episode, she and celebrity guests share a playlist for a particular moment, including relationships and the sudden development of superhuman strength.

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comedy podcasts - No Such Thing as a Fish
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No Such Thing as a Fish

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The writers of the BBC quiz show Qi discuss random trivia and facts they've learned during research for their show in this equally fun podcast. Plenty of lively banter keeps things interesting and you may even learn something new while you're giggling along.

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comedy podcasts - The Read
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The Read

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If there's one thing that's more interesting than pop culture, it's the personalities involved. Kid Fury and Crissle delve deep into pop culture's most challenging stars' shenanigans. And if you're not a culture fanatic, the hosts also spend plenty of time talking out the trials of living in New York City and anything else that comes to mind during their open conversations.

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comedy podcasts - Bubble
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Bubble

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Transport yourself to a dystopian near-future with this fantasy and science fiction podcast, in which humans live under a corporate-controlled bubble to protect themselves from the brush and the monsters that live there. Life gets complicated when those same monsters breach the bubble and certain people start hunting them.

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comedy podcasts - Citation Needed
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Citation Needed

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We all know Wikipedia isn't the most reliable source, but it sure is fun to read. On this zany podcast, hosts Cecil, Eli, Heath, Noah, and Tom read a Wikipedia article and then dissect it together. As pretend experts on the subject, no fake fact is safe and the results are hysterical.

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comedy podcasts - You Made it Weird
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You Made it Weird

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Pete Holmes is very good at what he does, and so are the comedian guests he invites on his show. Each week, they talk over the ins and outs of the comedy business, or at least it starts off that way. Things usually devolve into hilarity, as they just can't help making wisecracks.

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