The 25 Best Comedy Podcasts of 2023
If you’re bored on your morning commute or just looking for a laugh, it may be time for you to add a comedy podcast to the mix. There’s nothing like a fun podcast to put you in a good mood and help pass the time. Whether you’re interested in comedy actors interviewing their peers; stand-up comedians discussing their jokes; or hearing about dating, life, and entertainment through your favorite funny person’s perspective, we have a list of podcasts you’ll love.
There are recap podcasts, like “Welcome to Our Show,” where Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, and Lamorne Morris talk all about “New Girl.” Some podcasts share the best celebrity news, like “Who? Weekly,” while others recap more mundane gossip, like “Normal Gossip.” If you’re obsessed with scammers, download a couple of episodes of “Scam Goddess,” and if you want to hear more from some of your favorite comedians, you’ll want to try out Vulture’s “Good One.” Some of our favorite celebrities, like Bowen Yang, Nicole Byer, Jason Mantzoukas, Kate Berlant, Natasha Leggero, and Moshe Kasher, all have funny podcasts that you can add to your weekly listening rotation right now.
So pop in your headphones, grab a snack, and get ready to laugh out loud with these funny podcasts!
“Las Culturistas” is the long-running projected hosted by friends Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers. Together – and with the help of their celebrity guests — they dive into all the hottest moments in culture and everything they love about movies, music, TV, and more.
Sometimes the best gossip is about people you don’t know at all. That’s the premise behind “Normal Gossip,” where host Kelsey McKinney and producer Alex Sujong Laughlin share juicy, anonymized gossip with guests and listeners. From engagement snafus to MBA drama, girls trips gone wrong to failed knitting groups, there’s enough low-key drama to go around.
Laci Mosley is the titular scam goddess who introduces her listeners and guests to a new scam each week. Some are recent, some are historical, and all of them are incredibly juicy.
“Who? Weekly,” hosted by Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber, is a primer into — in their words — “everything you need to know about the celebrities you don’t.” Superstars like George Clooney, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé? They’re “Thems” in the podcast’s parlance. Celebrities that make your parents say, “Who is that?” They’re the “Whos” this podcast is dedicated to.
In “StraightioLab” — a play on the long-running podcast “RadioLab” — comedians and hosts George Civeris and Sam Taggart unpack the wonders of straight culture alongside their different guests. They cover topics like golf, date night, and Greek life as they try to grasp how straight people live.
"The JTrain Podcast"
“The JTrain Podcast,” hosted by comedian Jared Freid, is basically two shows in one. Twice a week, Freid invites a guest on to answer listener questions about dating, relationships, and “luxury issues” (for example, overenthusiastic coffeeshop goers and restaurant splitting fees). “The JTrain Podcast” always features fast-moving conversations, sage advice, and, of course, many laughs!
"Fly on the Wall With Dana Carvey and David Spade"
Comedy legends Dana Carvey and David Spade dominated the TV and film world, and now they’re conquering the podcast space! Each week on the podcast, the “Saturday Night Live” alums interview a celebrity friend, all while cracking hilarious jokes. Past guests include Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, Ben Stiller, and more.
"Welcome to Our Show"
If “New Girl” is your favorite TV comedy, “Welcome to Our Show” is the podcast for you! Each episode, hosts and “New Girl” stars Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, and Lamorne Morris take listeners behind the scenes of filming the show and share funny memories and interesting anecdotes from their experience working together. The team will often invite a crew or cast member from “New Girl” to join in on the conversation, and for some laughs.
"Netflix Is a Daily Joke"
If you’re looking for laughs, this Netflix-original podcast is literally one joke per episode. Featuring bits from comics with Netflix comedy specials, this podcast offers bite-size and bingeable episodes from your favorite comedians like Ali Wong, Pete Davidson, and more.
"Punch Up the Jam"
Each episode, Andrew and Evan Gregory and their guest of the week review a song. The twist: at the end of the episode, they rework the song to make it better . . . and funnier! Songs featured in past episodes include Olivia Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You.”
On each episode of “Good One,” Jesse David Fox has a comedian on to break down one of their funniest jokes or bits! From Bo Burnham discussing the closing joke in his Netflix special to Chris Redd chatting about one of his most popular “Saturday Night Live” bits, there’s never a dull moment on this podcast.
"Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byer"
As a comedian and vivid storyteller, host Nicole Byer is naturally funny, but the premise of her podcast is what takes everything to a new level of entertaining! Each week, Byer invites on an ex or a funny friend to share wild dating stories and to dissect Byer’s love life. Past guests include Trixie Mattel, Sasheer Zamata, and more.
"How Did This Get Made?"
Each week, comedy actors June Diane Raphael, Paul Scheer, and Jason Mantzoukas pick a movie to discuss. The trio have undeniable chemistry, and they always bring absurdly hilarious perspectives and personal anecdotes into the conversation. Often, you’ll find them joined by a Hollywood star as they review films like “Grease 2,” “Fast and Furious,” and more on this podcast.
"Poog With Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak"
Hosts Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak share everything from candid wellness experiences to personal insecurities on this honest and raw podcast. Topics on each episode range from relaxation apps to chin hair and even diets like keto. Prepare to feel like you’re chatting with your two funniest friends when you tune into this podcast every week.
"The Cover to Cover Podcast With Chris Franjola"
Each episode, comedian Chris Franjola chats about the biggest headlines of the week — whether that be politics, entertainment, celebrity news, or sports! The former “Chelsea Lately” star often brings on a comedian friend to dish on the topics with him. Beyond just getting a news roundup, you’re always in for funny takes and witty quips when you tune into this enjoyable podcast.
"Off Menu With Ed Gamble and James Acaster"
There’s no better combo than laughs and food, and that’s exactly what comedians James Acaster and Ed Gamble bring to “Off Menu.” Each week, the pair invites a new foodie on to discuss their dream meal and restaurant vibe. With guests ranging from Hollywood directors to stand-up comics and even award-winning TV chefs, you can imagine the fun, absurd, and imaginative ideas that get brought up during these conversations.
"Your Mom's House With Christina P. and Tom Segura"
Comedians and married couple Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura talk about everything and anything that they have a juicy and funny take on. From funny anecdotes about their relationship to açai bowls, no topic is off limits in this side-splitting podcast.
"High School Sucked"
High school may have been the worst, but it also gave comedians and “High School Sucked” podcast hosts Darcy Michael and Jane Stanton funny memories to share! Each week, the best-friend duo invites a comedy legend, social media personality, or actor to share silly anecdotes from their glory days and dish on their career. Past guests include Jordan Connor from “Riverdale” and stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser.
"Wheel of Misfortune"
Each week, comedians Alison Spittle and Fern Brady recount real-life stories based on a preselected theme. Both the hosts and guests are great storytellers, so no matter if they’re chatting about pets or the dentist, you’re guaranteed to chuckle as you listen!
"The Endless Honeymoon Podcast"
This endlessly entertaining podcast is hosted by married comedy legends Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher. Each episode, the couple dishes out relationship advice to listeners writing and calling in. While their guidance is always rooted in wisdom, it’s also wrapped in quick wit and funny takes. The podcast also includes special “secret dump” episodes in which a listener calls in and gets an embarrassing (but entertaining) secret off their chest.
"Taste of Taylor"
Morning radio host Taylor Strecker dishes on her relationships, pop culture, and everything in between on her weekly podcast “Taste of Taylor.” From animated stories about her current and past marriage to memories about her time touring with reality TV star Stassi Schroeder, Strecker will make you giggle multiple times an episode.
"Juicy Scoop With Heather McDonald"
“Juicy Scoop With Heather McDonald” is a comedian’s take on everything pop culture, entertainment, and celebrity gossip! Each episode, McDonald breaks down the biggest news stories of the week, often with a comedian or reality TV star guest. On special episodes, McDonald also adds an interview to the mix — past interviewees include “Real Housewives of New York” star Lala Kent, “Vanderpump Rules” star Jill Zarin, and more.
"The Comment Section With Drew Afualo"
Influencer Drew Afualo and her social-media-savvy guest of the week dig into the comment sections of TikTok and read them out loud. TikTok comments can be entertaining in themselves, but Afualo’s commentary and added personal stories about beauty, dating, and more make the listening experience all that more colorful!
"Entry Level With Brooks Wheelan"
Brooks Wheelan knows that entry-level jobs come with their own bag of absurd stories and wacky experiences, which is why he created a podcast to talk about just that. Each week, a special guest joins Wheelan to chat about entry-level job experiences that left them dumbfounded, appalled, and every emotion in between. Often joined by a guest who works in comedy, you’ll never be bored during these episodes.
"The Nateland Podcast"
Stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze chats with a guest each episode about anything and everything! From the Olympics and the royal family to conspiracy theories and more, nothing is off limits for Bargatze and his comedian guests.