The 16 Funniest Podcasts of 2020

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Comedy podcasts are a great way to keep yourself and others entertained at parties and gatherings at home or while traveling by car or plane. They can be downloaded onto a smartphone, tablet, iPod, or computer for listening when offline and can also be streamed on-demand via a popular podcast service such as Stitcher and iTunes.

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Here are our 16 favorite comedy podcasts that we think are some of the funniest series online.

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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 in length which means that it will dominate your podcast listening time.

  • 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 even the most-mundane advertisement.

  • A good variety of guests from different walks of life that always bring something interesting to the table.

What We Don't Like

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 for 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
  • The hosts don't shy away from talking about sex which means you'll have to wait until the kids are away before listening to it.

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 as to what is happening in each episode however only a basic understanding of the game is needed.

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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The Afternoons With Josh & Ken: A Fun Conversational Podcast

The Afternoons with Josh & Ken comedy podcast

The Afternoons

What We Like
  • Macuga and Napzok play off of each other very well, frequently with humorous results.

  • Lots of geek culture references for fans of comic books and movies.

  • Lots of places to listen to the podcast.

What We Don't Like
  • The hosts can sometimes fall into the trap of being a little too self-promotional by talking about their other projects too much.

The Afternoons with Josh & Ken is a casual sit-down between experienced media personalities, Josh Macuga and Ken Napzok, who run through the latest news and happenings in their personal and professional lives

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BBC Comedy of the Week: British Comedy in Podcast Form

BBC Comedy of the Week podcasts

BBC

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 with frequent changing of the comedians and show format. One episode could be standup while the next could be a radio show.

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 are much louder than they should be and 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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Wilosophy With Will Anderson: A Podcasts With Deep Thoughts and Big Laughs

Wilosophy with Wil Anderson comedy podcast

Wil Anderson

What We Like
  • Anderson manages to get guests to open up about their personal history and background.

  • The comedy comes naturally through the conversations and never feels forced.

What We Don't Like
  • Release of episodes can be irregular.

Famous comedian Wil Anderson heads his own podcast where he sits down with a different guest every episode and interviews them about their life and current opinion on issues.

A rare example of a podcast that can be equally thought-provoking and funny.

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Joe Rogan Experience

Joe Rogan Experience podcast

 Joe Rogan

What We Like
  • From martial artists to scientists, the variety in guests is impressive.

  • Tons of episodes to choose from.

What We Don't Like
  • Promotionals can be very long.

  • Episodes can be incredibly long with some running as long as three hours.

  • There's frequent course language which rules out listening to this with young family members.

The Joe Rogan Experience is the official podcast for comedian, Joe Rogan. Every episode consists of long-form interviews with different guests that talk about their life experience and share personal advice.

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Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Anna Faris Is Unqualified podcast

Unqualified

What We Like
  • Anna Faris manages to get a lot of popular actors on her show that feel comfortable enough to reveal personal anecdotes.

  • 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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Ask Me Another: A Live Comedy Podcast for LOLs

Ask Me Another comedy podcast

 NPR

What We Like
  • A variety of games and bits that keep the podcast fresh throughout its 50 minutes runtime.

  • Some brilliant trivia relating to science, pop culture, and more.

  • Guests that have no problem having a fun time in front of an audience.

What We Don't Like
  • Frequent advertising during the podcast often ruins the flow of the episode.

Ask me Another is a recording of a weekly live comedy show that involves guests, trivia, and games. Lots of laughs to be had and tidbits to be learned.

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No Such Thing as a Fish: Humorous Trivia and Facts

No Such Thing as a Fish comedy podcast

QI

What We Like
  • Experienced hosts who know how to make an audience laugh and keep them engaged with the subject at hand.

  • 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 of No Such Thing as a Fish is completely free to download and listen to 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 what 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

 NPR

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)

Drunks and Dragons logo with a drunken dragon.
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 nerd or geek 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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My Dad Wrote a Porno

Homepage of My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast.
What We Like
  • Naughty humor is the foundation of this podcast.

  • Great chemistry between hosts.

What We Don't Like
  • With adult topics, language, and themes, this is definitely not for younger audiences.

  • Ads in the podcast interrupt the flow of the episodes.

A hilarious podcast hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine. Jamie reads excerpts from his father's self-published erotica. The commentary from him and his friends as they review and criticize the various chapters. Illicit topics and language is definitely not for the faint of heart or children.