Need a Laugh? Listen to These Comedy Podcasts

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You’ve heard the expression “Laughter is the best medicine,” – but what do you do when you are in need of a good laugh? Do you watch a sitcom or your favorite funny film? There are certainly some funny television shows and movies.

But you could check out a podcast! Yes, a podcast – because there are lots of funny ones out there, too. 

Here are a few to get you started!

  • Anna Faris Is Unqualified: You probably know her from her various movie and television roles, but she’s also got a really popular podcast – which is quite funny! Apple says: Join host Anna Faris, in an ongoing weekly experiment where she attempts to gain insights into the world by talking to celebrity guests and by giving out completely unqualified advice to callers, often with the help of much more qualified expert guests.
  • Comedy Bang! Bang!: With the word “comedy” in the name, Comedy Bang! Bang! aims to deliver. The Apple summary says: Join host Scott Aukerman (“Comedy Bang! Bang!” on IFC, “Mr. Show”) for a weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today’s funniest comedians. While Scott begins by traditionally interviewing the celebrities, the open-door policy means an assortment of eccentric oddballs can pop by at any moment to chat, compete in games, and engage in comic revelry. With all that, and regular bonus episodes, we bet your favorite part will still be the plugs!
  • Best Friends: Get ready to laugh out loud when you listen to these two best friends talk. Apple says: Gayle & Oprah. Bonnie & Clyde. Nicole & Sasheer. Enter the pantheon of best friendship. When you’re forced to change your number, are sick of being single, or want to take a pole-dancing class, you’re going to need a best friend…and if you don’t, you can still have this podcast.
  • Doughboys: Yes, this podcast is about chain restaurants, but when you let two comedians talk about food, it just naturally becomes a comedy podcast. Apple shares this: The podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything.
  • Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend: If you watched Conan when he was doing the late-night talk show gig, then you need to give this podcast a listen. He talks with some great people, and Apple says this about his podcast: After 25 years at the Late Night desk, Conan realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that. Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way.
  • How Did This Get Made?: Bad movies seem to take on a life of their own – especially when Paul, June, and Jason of “How Did This Get Made” start talking about them. Apple says: Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it’s amazing? Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas want to hear about it! We’ll watch it with our funniest friends, and report back to you with the results.
  • I Said No Gifts!: Bridger Winegar is a writer and producer – and he’s extremely funny! The Apple description of his podcast reads: Host Bridger Winegar invites friends, loved ones, and people he’s secretly trying to destroy to join him in conversation. He only has one request: No gifts! Naturally, every guest disobeys, meaning their chat will eventually turn to whatever object lies beneath the wrapping paper.

When you need a laugh – give one of these podcasts a try! They are perfect for the ride home and are sure to make you laugh after a stressful day.

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