Comedy Podcasts: your suggestions please

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It seems like there's been an explosion in great comedy podcasts(on iTunes or elsewhere) in the last year. Which ones are worth listening to?

My faves so far:

-Nerdist (Chris Hardwick interviews comedians and nerd icons)

-Comedy Death Ray (Scott Aukerman's convos and improv stuff with comedians)

-Doug Loves Movies (Doug Benson's tuesday night game show)

-SklarBro Country (which is better than I expected) (the Sklar Brothers endlessly riff, only with sports as their source of pop culture references)

-the Film Vault (Anderson & Bald Brian from the Loveline/Adam Carolla crew argue about movies and at each other for an hour each week)

Pretty much, all of these(except for the Film Vault) can be found in the Top 10 section of comedy on iTunes.

What are your faves?

Jaw dropping, thong dropping monster (kingfish), Thursday, 9 September 2010 23:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

people here don't seem to like the sound of young america guy but he's got some good interviews with many comics.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 9 September 2010 23:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

bugle

avinha, Thursday, 9 September 2010 23:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

WTF with Marc Maron

amazing, personal, anguished interviews with all sorts of comedians. the robin williams one is awesome. and the two-part mencia one, about joke-stealing, is epic!

snrub-n-tug (s1ocki), Thursday, 9 September 2010 23:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling is available in podcast form and is pretty unfuckwithable as far as these things go. The most recent episode was pretty depressing though, so maybe start with the Best Show Gems podcast if you're uninitiated.

Also, even though there's only been a couple of 'em so far, I have to recommend Paul F. Tompkins' Pod F. Tomcast.

methanietanner, Friday, 10 September 2010 00:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

dunno if ricky gervais show is admissible but if it is i'd like to admiss it

k¸ (darraghmac), Friday, 10 September 2010 00:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wiretap with Jonathan Goldstein is pretty lovely, if not always laugh out loud stuff.

ENERGY FOOD (en i see kay), Friday, 10 September 2010 00:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Love, and am totally obsessed with WTF with Marc Maron. The recent Apatow two-parter is worth a listen.

Bugle is excellent.

Just started on Nerdist today. I didn't like it at first bc I thought it was too chatty but i am not very smart and have poor judgement.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 10 September 2010 04:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank.

banjoboy, Friday, 10 September 2010 04:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Thirding Marc Maron's WTF. Great stuff.

Also subscribe to:
-Nerdist
-Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters (amazingly surreal street interviews from early 60s SF! Please subscribe to this one)
-Never Not Funny
-Pod F. Tomcast
-Best Show On WFMU

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 10 September 2010 06:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Nerdist doesn't do it for me. Don't like Hardwick as an interviewer.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Friday, 10 September 2010 06:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Nerdist could do with editing - Hardwick definitely goes for lols too often, and could trim the failures in favour of more useful interview.

This is what makes WTF so successful - Maron started out trying to do a multi-format show with a monologue, interview that's light & funny, sketches and whatnot, but as it's become apparent that his informal one-on-one style gets actually considered, reflective and profound conversations out of people, he's happily let the format switch to focus on those at length. (And his skill as an interviewer also makes the "funny" ones work too, as where the UCB Live episodes have become more him bantering with a growing stage of folk, rather than four comedians doing a tight ten and getting off.)

Teddybears.SHTML (sic), Friday, 10 September 2010 09:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Maron's been one of my favorite stand-ups for close to ten years, so it makes me feel all warm inside that he's finally starting to get some recognition. Yeah, he was on Air America for a while and appeared on Conan's Late Night show about a zillion times, but he's clearly gaining more traction now.

If you haven't heard his album Not Sold Out from 2002, get thee to it. No shit, it might be my favorite comedy album.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 10 September 2010 09:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think most bros here would be into Uhh Yeah Dude

its the only podcast i listen to basically.

gr8080, Friday, 24 September 2010 01:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

comedy death ray radio, especially when the character "Bob Ducca" is on

harbl madness (latebloomer), Friday, 24 September 2010 01:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

some of the best Uhh Yeah Dude material is str8 dudes looking for str8 dudes on craigslist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frqUgIQ8b7g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbgVFy41reM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3m_x8sMY2w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xluqh7SdMLc

gr8080, Friday, 24 September 2010 02:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

I listen to

Nerdist
Doug Loves Movies
Never not Funny
WTF
and
Pod F. Tomcast

which are apparently the same things that everyone else is listening to too! ha.

btw going to see Mr. Tomkins in a couple weeks. V excited.

master of retardment (ENBB), Friday, 24 September 2010 03:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh and Comedy Death Radio

master of retardment (ENBB), Friday, 24 September 2010 03:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIGiw-PL9Bs&feature=related

gr8080, Friday, 24 September 2010 03:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol soup kitchen jerk

master of retardment (ENBB), Friday, 24 September 2010 03:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

Both of those dudes are WSes btw but the one is a little too skinny.

master of retardment (ENBB), Friday, 24 September 2010 03:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

hairy guy = jon laroquette's son

gr8080, Friday, 24 September 2010 03:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahahahahaha seriously?

master of retardment (ENBB), Friday, 24 September 2010 03:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

seriously

and he's in a chillwave (kind of) band
http://www.myspace.com/joggermusic

gr8080, Friday, 24 September 2010 03:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

I can sorta see it actually. I have to admit that I'm sorta feeling him although I think he would look better with short hair.

master of retardment (ENBB), Friday, 24 September 2010 03:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

OK these two are great. Watching from last to first on "Men Looking for Women". Dying right now.

master of retardment (ENBB), Friday, 24 September 2010 03:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

omg guycunt

master of retardment (ENBB), Friday, 24 September 2010 03:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

"who's parenting harder?" is a good segment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UoR1dUm9dE

dirk funk (gr8080), Friday, 24 September 2010 03:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

johnathan's dad drives around town in a white mercedes with the license plate that reads "uyd". he also wore a uyd tshirt when he was on craig furgeson awhile back.

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 27 September 2010 03:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

awwww that's cute!

master of retardment (ENBB), Monday, 27 September 2010 03:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Bugle
Best Show Gems

I've tried listening to some the others mentioned (Comedy Death Ray & WTF) but I have a hard time getting into listening to comedians just chatting.

Drastic times require what? Drastic measures! Who said that? T (President Keyes), Monday, 27 September 2010 13:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I like Wiretap too.

Drastic times require what? Drastic measures! Who said that? T (President Keyes), Monday, 27 September 2010 13:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

just starting with WTF (Patrice O'Neal episode) it's great, thanks s1ocki!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

That Partrice O'Neal ep was pretty O_o

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

have listened to 15 more mins now and the O_o has begun to flow

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 21:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Like, there's honesty, and then there's, um...okay you have to be quiet now.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 21:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Recently downloaded a load of Sound of Young America shit to listen to at the gym, and I like it! He's a non-obtrusive interviewer, occasionally offers up a genuinely insightful question (and at the very least you can tell he does his homework before having a guest on), and (most importantly for me) has John Hodgman on the show all the goddamn time. I have a huge sloppy mancrush on John Hodgman, and I am only slightly ashamed to admit this.

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 21:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Jesse Thorn is great!! <3 <3 Love Sound of Young America. Something about his voice and manner reminds me of a laidback Weird Al for some reason. Just seems like an all round lovely guy.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 21:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

not a comedy podcast, but Thorn also does http://putthison.com

markers, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 21:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

well i tried out the mark maron thing and boy does that guy like to hear himself talk. he's obviously doing something right cause so many people dig it but i just don't have the patience to listen to a 20-minute improv ramble before a 40-minute interview. hack down the intro to 5 minutes and the interview to 15 and i'd listen every day. maybe.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 21:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

as for me it's really

-bugle

tom scharpling's stuff is obviously fucking transcendent at times, he's a good straight man with some unbelievably awesome collaborators

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 21:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tracer Hand I skip the intro a lot.

The episode of Doug Loves Movies with John Lithgow, Jimmy Pardo, and Paul F Tompkins was terrific.

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 21:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

re: jesse thorn, i thought people didn't like him here? haha maybe the haters have been worn away by the sands of time.
i'll cop to not having the patience for scharpling, but i did manage to make it through a half hour of his re-dubbing of Mr. Brooks.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 21:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

look up the phoner with "mr loophole"

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 22:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

bugle i liked a lot but then sort of like... didnt have the energy for

cathy: ACK-er (s1ocki), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 22:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

and i like maron's shtick, his manic self-doubt and depression are kind of works of art in and of themselves

cathy: ACK-er (s1ocki), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 22:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

exactly. I would find it annoying or offputting in most ppl, even comedians, but he's really good at finding those, um, notes, that have a universal truth to them. So even when he's bitching about his cats or his parents, there's usually some bait on the hook that takes me along for the ride, where I can say, well I know THAT feeling, or ugh omg I know someone who does that. And it's not that it's always relatable, but I think the fact that it's true is probably what it is. It's just truth. Truth is funny.

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 23:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm surprised there isn't a podcast of bootlegged routines of comedians, which seem like natural podcast material.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 7 October 2010 00:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like the Adam Carolla show, Doug Loves Movies, Best Show Gems.

Carolla is pretty funny almost every day (although his politics are often lame).

WTF is sometimes good, but Marc Maron is soooo needy and bitter that the podcast sometimes comes off as sort-of pathetic.

Greg Fitzsimmons can be pretty good, but I haven't listened to a whole lot of his stuff, so I'm reserving judgment for now.

Bill Simmons' podcast is funny whenever they don't talk about sports. He did a two-parter on BH90210 a few weeks ago that was awesome.

schwantz, Thursday, 7 October 2010 00:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

“What a glorious way to prepare for fighting”

“Yeah it’s cool, it’s alright”

Blandford Forum, Thursday, 18 October 2018 22:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Flagrant Ones is great fun

Blandford Forum, Thursday, 18 October 2018 22:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project is now out from behind the paywall on Earwolf. Only episode that's really scaled the heights of the first season has been the Dalton Wilcox Bonanza one.

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 26 October 2018 06:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

I got Stitcher Premium to catch up on the HH back catalogue.

Also: Threedom with Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins and Scott Aukerman is a delight.

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Friday, 26 October 2018 07:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

Threedom's out from behind the paywall too.

Eight-Tenths Bigamy (sic), Friday, 26 October 2018 09:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

yea luv 3dom

johnny crunch, Friday, 26 October 2018 22:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tracer I'm annoyed at Dear Joan & Jericha without listening again because the episodes are all called things like WjxcRae2TQGe2IRQC8M8_DJJ_S001_E001_FINAL_001 with no metadata at all

High Tint Megabytes (sic), Monday, 29 October 2018 18:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

huh

mine has metadata like the below. are you using a podcast app or just downloading the mp3s?

Ep One

Dear Joan and Jericha (Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine)

25 April 2018
18 minutes

Joan & Jericha is a Hush Ho, Pepperdine Productions and Dot Dot Dot Production, produced by Joel Porter.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 29 October 2018 23:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

downloading the mp3s

Sing The Mighty Beat (sic), Monday, 29 October 2018 23:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

pvmic

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 29 October 2018 23:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

"nothing sexier on a man than a really good pair of jumbo-cords"

brokenshire (jed_), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

ok the Andy Daly Serial-style episode has a great dumb bit in the shrimp sheller guy talking to the cop

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 19 November 2018 08:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

silby the boys are coming to the crocodile!
https://image-ticketfly.imgix.net/00/03/08/37/93-og.jpg

alomar lines, Sunday, 2 December 2018 00:18 (six months ago) Permalink

Beyond Yacht Rock!

calstars, Sunday, 2 December 2018 00:40 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh shit I gotta go to that

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Done. Perfect way to spend the last evening of my 20s.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:40 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I’m freshly obsessed with The Podcast for Laundry. Recommended if you like Hollywood Handbook but wish it were more alienating and hostile

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 3 January 2019 15:21 (five months ago) Permalink

Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster is quality stuff, the UK's very own Doughboys.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 4 January 2019 10:09 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Hollywod Handbook today is a fucking journey

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:45 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm going to the early and late shows next Thursday; there may be nothing I love more right now in my life than Hollywood Handbook

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:46 (five months ago) Permalink

Reveal at the end was pretty fucking euphoric assuming you’ve spent about 300 hours of your life listening to this podcast

Blandford Forum, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:53 (five months ago) Permalink

Which we all should have

Blandford Forum, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:54 (five months ago) Permalink

haven't listened to the newest one yet but i enjoyed the choose-your-own-adventure episode, particularly hayes' commitment to (kind of) trying to make the timing work

na (NA), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:17 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah "the masked engineer" episode is unreal. my weice, my nitness

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 02:02 (five months ago) Permalink

I was briefly onstage with the boys tonight in Seattle! I also got to chat with them after and they were very sweet.

Norm’s Superego (silby), Friday, 1 February 2019 06:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Whoa silbs! I hope it gets broadcast. Was there a guest?

Portland tomorrow for me and the boys, deeply sad i couldn’t make it tonight

alomar lines, Friday, 1 February 2019 07:47 (four months ago) Permalink

walked past and waved at you both through the wall a couple of hours ago, half a wave rescinded now

sans lep (sic), Friday, 1 February 2019 08:08 (four months ago) Permalink

not comedy per se, this is me reading Henri Bergson's "Laughter: An Essay On The Meaning Of The Comic"

part 4 coming this weekend!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 February 2019 12:51 (four months ago) Permalink

xps no guests just extensive clowning with audience members

Norm’s Superego (silby), Friday, 1 February 2019 15:56 (four months ago) Permalink

this is the hollywood handbook thread now

love the HH/scharpling/hamburger men dynamic on last week's ep. i do wonder what regular HH listeners who don't listen to the best show think of tom scharpling.

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 19:56 (four months ago) Permalink

if there was like a 10-ep primer that would work, that would be cool, but I really don't have the patience to listen to like 60 hours of pod to get a joke

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, 4 February 2019 19:58 (four months ago) Permalink

i don't think you need to know the best show to enjoy scharpling on HH but he is playing more of a character (or at least an exaggerated version of himself) on HH

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 20:17 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah Scharpling has his own character arc on Hollywood Handbook, I'm not a Best Show person.

I should make a list of ten episodes from the archive to give people a fighting chance of getting into the show. You'd need to fire up a stitcher premium trial.

Norm’s Superego (silby), Monday, 4 February 2019 20:22 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

You know, where in the world did Jason Mantzoukas come from? He's almost 50, but he seems to have hit his stride only in the past 10 years or so. I want to know about Mantzoukas, the missing years. Like, I learned he dated Connie Britton!

Google around and you can even find him without a beard, which is a trip.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I know he went to high school with Jessica St. Clair and they both came out to make it in Hollywood at the same time

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:11 (one month ago) Permalink

or maybe it was college who knows

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:13 (one month ago) Permalink

so comedy bang bang 10th anniversary ep is 10 hours long

Mordy, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:28 (one month ago) Permalink

only if you pay for stitcher

na (NA), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes, it's five hours and fifteen minutes with the ads in

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:32 (one month ago) Permalink

5 hr part 1 and 5 hr part 2 if you don't

Mordy, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:32 (one month ago) Permalink

gah TEN hours and fifteen minutes

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:32 (one month ago) Permalink

i like this:
https://www.plosive.co.uk/why-is-your-bottom-so-dirty

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 10:48 (one month ago) Permalink

lol. The latest Hollywood Handbook pro-version is 11 hours long.

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 11:53 (one month ago) Permalink

omg

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:21 (one month ago) Permalink

ha ha ha amazing

na (NA), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:31 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm afraid to ask but is there actually 11 hours of content?

na (NA), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:35 (one month ago) Permalink

don't want to spoil anything but the episode may or not be a normal 30 min pro-version followed by 10 and a half hours of snoring/ambient music.

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 17:01 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Anyone hear today's ep yet?

https://www.earwolf.com/episode/stephen-malkmus-our-pavement-friend/

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

of Hollywood Handbook

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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