Whether you drive or take public transit, those hours spent on your way to work or any other destination don't have to be a bore. We've got you covered with this curated list of the absolute funniest podcasts!
1. Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
These weekly podcast series premiered on November 18, 2018. After a long hiatus, Conan realized that people want to listen to his voice more rather than see him, plus he has never made a real friendship with his celebrity guests and he decided to launch Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend podcast. He had Adam Sandler, Kristen Bell, Will Ferrell, Dax Shepard, and others on his podcast. This funny podcast ranks among the top popular comedy podcasts on Apple and it has gotten a lot of positive reviews from its listeners. Fans enjoy O'Brien's self-deprecating humor.
2. The Dollop
The Dollop is a bi-weekly history comedy podcast hosted by comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds. Episodes are not based on dry historical facts, and they feature historical events or individuals that have been selected for their humor or uniqueness, bringing those to life through comedy. In each episode, Anthony brings an entirely new topic to the table, which Reynold doesn't know about ahead of time. Since it was released in 2014, The Dollop has consistently ranked among the top-best comedies.
SmartLess is a comedy podcast starring the dynamic trio of Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett. Each episode features celebrity guests, gigantic stars like Maya Rudolph, Clayton Kershaw, Stacey Abrams, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks and more.
4. On Brand
What do Converse, Kellogg's, CostCo and Taylor Swift have in common? They've all been the subject of this podcast that delves into the weird and wonderful histories by different brands. Jon Glover and Marisa Pinson share their feelings and experiences with some of the world's best known brands and the human stories behind the companies.
5. Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long comedy quiz podcast hosted by Peter Sagal, an American humorist, and writer. Each week listeners can sharpen their trivia skills, test their knowledge against some of the best and brightest, and get a good laugh about pop culture. This weekly podcast features celebrities trying to figure out what pop culture event actually happened and which of the others were made up.
6. The Doughboys
Do you like fast food franchises and incredibly elaborate in-jokes? Then you'll love The Doughboys! Each week Nick "Burger Boy" Wiger and Mike "Spoonman" Mitchell are joined by a different comedian each week to review restaurant chains and give their ratings (out of 5 forks of course).
7. The Sloppy Boys
Do you like cocktails? Doesn't matter! You don't even need to drink to listen to this hilarious weekly show that makes a different cocktail each week, reviews its history and gives a taste test. Birthday Boys members Mike Hanford, Jeff Dutton, and Tim Kalpakis are the funny trio behind the show and their chemistry is what carries it.
8. U Talkin' U2 To Me?
Technically three different podcasts in one, 1) U Talkin' U2 to Me?, 2) RU Talkin REM RE: ME? and now 3) U Springin' Springsteen on my Bean?
Confused? You should be. Podcasting legend Scott Aukerman is joined by actor Adam Scott to talk about some of their favorite bands. The show started out as an REM podcast, before switching to U2 and now Bruce Springsteen.
The pair go through albums and singles in a bizarre and hilarious show.
9. Behind the Bastards
Behind the Bastards takes a deep dive into the worst people in history! From dictators to serial killers to greedy industrialists, host Robert Evans is joined by a different guest each time to take a hilarious look at the bad side of human nature. Definitely a show for those that appreciate a darker sense of humor.
10. WTF With Marc Maron
WTF with Marc Maron is one of the most favorite comedy podcasts since its release in 2009. This bi-weekly show is hosted by stand-up comedian Marc Maron. He welcomes numerous well-known personalities, celebrity guests to his show, including Robin Williams, Jenifer Hudson, George Clooney, David Change and many others, having honest, funny, and thought-provoking conversations with them. It has more than six-million monthly downloads.
11. Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang! is a weekly podcast hosted by comedian Scott Aukerman. The podcast was released in 2009, offering a mix of conversation and character work from nowadays' most popular comedians. A lot of well-known guests have been welcomed on this podcast, such as David Cross, Andy Daly, Danielle Koenig, Michael Cera, and more. Listeners love this podcast for its hilariousness and unpredictability. The podcast's format includes game segments, such as guests playing characters or posing certain celebrities.
12. The Comedian's Comedian
The Comedian's Comedian is a weekly interview-style podcast hosted by Stuart Goldsmith. During each episode, Goldsmith interviews comedians about their process of writing and performing comedies. There were some notable interviewees to date include Jimmy Carr, Russell Brand, Stewart Lee, Sarah Millican, Patton Oswalt, and more.
13. Fake the Nation
Fake the Nation is a political comedy podcast hosted by Negin Farsad. In this weekly podcast, Negin talks about current events and what is going on in the news along with her politically savvy friends, making their listeners laugh and think simultaneously.
14. Ask Me Another
Ask Me Another is another comedy/trivia podcast hosted by Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton. It is packed with trivia, comedy, and celebrity guests. The show was one of the top comedy podcasts for years until it's final episode in 2022.
15. Podcast: The Ride
This podcast is a comedic exploration of theme park attractions hosted by Scott Gairdner, Jason Sheridan, and Mike Carlson. They discuss the history, stories, and experiences of various rides and attractions in a humorous and entertaining way.
16. The Bugle
This satirical news podcast is hosted by Andy Zaltzman and a rotating cast of co-hosts. They cover current events and news stories with a humorous and often absurd twist.
17. The Mortified Podcast
The bad news is... this podcast ended in January 2023, the good news is... they have a back catalogue of 250 episodes for you to binge on! The show features adults sharing their most embarrassing childhood artefacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art) with others in order to reveal stories about their lives. Hosted by Dave Nadelberg.
18. The Flop House
You ever see a movie so bad you couldn't help but laught? Well this comedic review of bad movies hosted by Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, and Elliott Kalan does just that.
19. Help I Sexted My Boss
This podcast is hosted by Jordan North and William Hanson. They offer advice on modern-day dilemmas and answer listener questions in a humorous and lighthearted way.
20. Off Menu
British comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite on celebrity guests to discuss their dream menu items and engage in the most humorous of banter. The contrast between down-to-earth James and posh boy Ed adds another layer to the proceedings.
21. Why Won't You Date Me?
One of the funniest women in the world Nicole Byer invites guests to discuss their dating experiences and offers humorous insights and commentary on romance in the 2020s.
22. The Scummy Mummies Podcast
Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson discuss the ups and downs of parenting and what it's like to be a BAD MOTHER. Expect frank and funny chat as well as wine, laughter and more.
23. A Funny Feeling
Comedians and paranormal enthusiasts Betsy Sodaro and Marcy Jarreau speak to comedian friends and celebrity guests, diving into their paranormal experiences, as well as reading out submissions from fans.
24. Who Shat on the Floor at My Wedding?
A true story involving a heinous act the wedding of Helen McLaughlin and Karen Whitehouse. Part mystery, part comedy, their friend Lauren Kilby plays detective to try and determine which of their wedding guests commited the foulest of deeds. Murder on the dancefloor? More like turd here on the dancefloor.
25. Where There's a Will, There's a Wake
Comedian Kathy Burke hosts this show were celebrity guests plan their perfect death. Morbid? Yes. Funny? Also yes! Guests include James Blunt, Danny Dyer, Jennifer Saunders and Jamie Demetriou.
Best Comedy Podcasts on Spotify
- Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
- The Dollop
- On Brand
- Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
- The Doughboys
- The Sloppy Boys
- U Talkin' U2 To Me?
- Behind the Bastards
- WTF With Marc Maron
- Comedy Bang! Bang!
- The Comedian's Comedian
- Fake the Nation
- Ask Me Another
- Podcast: The Ride
- The Bugle
- The Mortified Podcast
- The Flop House
- Help I Sexted My Boss
- Off Menu
- Why Won't You Date Me?
- The Scummy Mummies Podcast
- A Funny Feeling
- Who Shat on the Floor at My Wedding?
- Where There's a Will, There's a Wake
Bonus Podcast Jokes
Who says blog posts can't be funny? (You after reading these...)
How many podcasters does it take to change a lightbulb?
Two. One to change the bulb and one to read a message from their official podcast lightbulb sponsor.
Why do podcasters spend so much time cheering up fictional monsters?
Because they all have blue yetis.
Why is it so hard to keep podcasters dry?
Because they stream on demand.