Podcasts, especially podcasts created by comedians, used to be my favorite way to kill time on a long drive. Now that no one is really driving anywhere, it’s a great way to kill time while baking cookies or cleaning the house, or you know, just sitting. Listening to funny people talk is a great way to fill up an afternoon and make your day just a little bit happier.
Here are some of the best podcasts by comedians to listen to if you need some laughter in your life right now.
Whitney Cummings’ Good For You is engaging, funny, and sometimes even informative. Cummings runs the podcast with her former assistant, Benton Ray, and their dynamic and bickering is absolutely hilarious. The duo hosts a wide range of guests, mostly other comedians but sometimes actors, writers, and other entertainers in the business.
These interviews are always long, but they never drag. Instead, at the end of the two-ish hours, the listener is left wanting more. During the quarantine, Cummings has been doing bonus episodes by herself for her listeners so there are extra episodes after you’re caught up binging. You can also watch her comedy special Can I Touch It? on Netflix.
This Past Weekend With Theo Von is another entertaining comedy podcast that will add a little laughter to your life. Podcasts are all about stories and opinions, and the people with the best stories and the most interesting opinions are those with colorful lives and big personalities. Theo Von checks both boxes, with some to spare. His podcast also features mostly other comedians, making it double the personality for your time.
TigerBelly created by Bobby Lee is a no-holds-barred honesty extravaganza. It can be a little much at times, I’ll be honest, but there’s no doubt that the podcast is both funny and one-of-a-kind. Lee’s girlfriend, Khalyla Kuhn co-hosts the podcast. The two often discuss events in their personal lives, sex, and race, especially the issues facing the Asian-American community.
Whiskey Ginger with Andrew Santino branches out beyond comedy to include stories of the past with all kinds of guests. There’s also whiskey involved. It’s pretty great. Santino’s guests include other comedians, figures in the entertainment industry, and others. The broad scope of guests makes for endlessly interesting material and informative and funny conversations.
Congratulations by Chris D’Elia is filled with his upbeat and silly personality. This is the perfect podcast to listen to if you’ve been feeling down and you just need some genuine old-fashioned belly laughing to brighten things up. Chris D’Elia also has a special out on Netflix that just dropped this week called No Pain.