The 11 Funniest Podcasts of 2023

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Comedy podcasts are a great way to keep yourself and others entertained. Here are our favorite comedy podcasts that can be downloaded for offline listening or streamed on-demand via popular podcast services like Stitcher and iTunes.

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Comedy Bang! Bang!: A Funny Podcasts With Special Guests

Comedy Bang! Bang!

Comedy Bang! Bang!

What We Like
  • An impressive list of special guests in each episode.

What We Don't Like
  • Episodes can run well over 90 minutes.

  • Archives are available through Stitcher Premium only.

Comedy Bang! Bang! is a long-running weekly podcast that mixes casual conversation and amusing observations with entertaining interviews with guests.

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Free to a Good Home: Comedy Podcast About Classified Ads

Free to a Good Home artwork

Free to a Good Home

What We Like
  • Hing and Jenkins know how to build a hilarious tale from mundane ads.

  • A good variety of guests from different walks of life.

What We Don't Like
  • Not available on Stitcher.

Free to a Good Home is a comedy podcast with a basic premise; reading funny classified ads. Professional Australian comedians Michael Hing and Ben Jenkins take the idea to the next level though by creating fictitious backgrounds for the people that wrote the ads and making amusing predictions about who would respond to them.

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La Culturistas: A Fun Coversation Podcast About Everything

La Culturistas comedy podcast

Forever Dog Productions

What We Like
  • Fantastic chemistry between the hosts and guest.

  • Great variety of conversation topics.

What We Don't Like
  • You'll want to wait until the kids are away before listening.

La Culturistas is a roundtable conversation podcast hosted by Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang. While the official theme of the podcast is culture, the duo and their guests really do talk about anything that crosses their minds from childhood memories to dating and current events.

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The Dragon Friends: A Dungeons & Dragons Comedy Podcast

The Dragon Friends dungeons and dragons comedy podcast

The Dragon Friends

What We Like
  • The podcast hosts know how to make even basic plot points a hilarious punchline.

What We Don't Like
  • Those who have never played Dungeons and Dragons may be confused.

The Dragon Friends is a very popular podcast about a group of comedians who get together once a month to play a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Each episode continues the story progression of the previous entry and the ridiculous choices made during magical life-and-death situations will have you laughing out loud.

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BBC Comedy of the Week: British Comedy in Podcast Form

BBC Comedy of the Week podcasts


What We Like
  • A convenient way to gain exposure to comedy across the pond.

What We Don't Like
  • It can be difficult to know what to expect from one episode to the next.

Comedy of the Week is an official podcast from the BBC which collects a variety of audio recordings from different television and radio programs.

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The Bugle: A News Podcast for Laughing at Current Events

The Bugle podcast artwork

The Bugle

What We Like
  • A surprisingly good podcast for catching up on the latest news.

  • A fun revolving door of guest comedians every week that keep the show fresh.

What We Don't Like
  • The sound effects and music can make hearing the hosts difficult.

The Bugle is a weekly podcast led by Andy Zaltzman and company that reports on the latest news happening around the world before picking it apart with a panel of comedians. Even serious stories get a laugh in this podcast.

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The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

The Daily Show WitTrevor Noah: Ears Edition comedy podcast

Comedy Central

What We Like
  • Genuinely interesting interviews that will make you laugh and think.

  • New podcast episodes five days a week.

What We Don't Like
  • Noah can resort to cheap jokes about the way people talk every now and then.

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition is an official audio version of the popular TV show that airs on Comedy Central. Noah covers the latest breaking news with a humorous take and frequently interviews actors, musicians, politicians, and authors.

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Anna Faris Is Unqualified: Funniest Celebrity Stories

Anna Faris Is Unqualified podcast


What We Like
  • Anna Faris manages to get a lot of popular actors.

  • She has a very soothing and pleasant voice.

What We Don't Like
  • A little too much talk of sponsors and supporting the podcast.

  • Episodes can take a while to get started.

Likable actress Anna Faris heads her own podcast where she interviews celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Jonas, and Elizabeth Olsen.

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No Such Thing as a Fish: Humorous Trivia and Facts

No Such Thing as a Fish comedy podcast


What We Like
  • Experienced hosts who know how to make an audience laugh.

  • Great fun for the whole family to listen to.

  • Can listen to podcast with a variety of apps and websites.

What We Don't Like
  • The current season is completely free, but past seasons need to be purchased.

No Such Thing as a Fish is a hilarious podcast made by the writers of the popular BBC show, Qi. Every week, the hosts share new things they've learned or trivia they've been told and they discuss it as a group, often in front of a live audience.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!: A Podcast With News and Laughs

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! comedy podcast


What We Like
  • Fast pace and high energy.

  • Works just as well as a news podcast as it does comedy.

  • Available in a variety of formats.

What We Don't Like
  • 50 minutes does feel a bit too long for this show format.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is a rather clever format for a podcast that combines a sort of game show about current events with a panel of comedians who know how to make their audience laugh.

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Greetings Adventurers! (Formerly Drunks and Dragons): Board Games and Belly Laughs

Drunks and Dragons logo with a drunken dragon.

 Geekly Inc.

What We Like
  • Plenty of episodes to listen to.

  • Mostly unscripted broadcasts provide spontaneous entertainment.

  • Can listen on their website or on Spotify.

What We Don't Like
  • Sometimes contains coarse language not suitable for younger audiences.

  • Many of the jokes may go over your head if you're not savvy to niche topics.

  • Involves quite a bit of drinking, so not suitable for little ones.

Broadcasting since 2012, this geeky podcast features a group of nerdy friends playing Dungeons and Dragons while inebriated, most of the time. It's popularity has even spawned a card game based on the hosts characters, Drinks & Daggers, that is much like a drunken Magic the Gathering.

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