8498B84C-A924-47CE-AFD6-AF7163DF51AD photo-camera@2x 63BF245D-94BB-4D4F-9C44-0CF6893226C4 2E9F7E9B-E91F-4AAF-A2EE-59EFD6F157E3 clock@2x man-user Shape 96D769C5-8E6F-47DD-977D-E80CD1773342 Shape Shape Copy

400,000

Podcasts on iTunes

Help uncover the best

Become a reviewer.

Rogan. Carolla. Maron. We count down the 38 best comedy podcasts ever!

Best comedy podcasts — Blog banner

Don't be a heckler — share the love

COMEDIANS have the toughest job on the planet. I mean neurosurgeons, astronauts, leaders of countries and Youtubers have it pretty tough too, but their daily grind is a walk in the park compared to the torture comedians endure to earn a buck. Endless binge drinking. Eternal roadtripping. Angry, unsatisfied audiences. Tough.

To share their pain, several comedians have hit the mics to record podcasts about the struggles of their work and the nuances of the dark arts they practice. And we listened to them all, filtered down the best ones, and put them into a list. This is that list.

Featuring the podcasts of 38 emerging and seasoned comics, this list profiles the best comedy podcasts of all time, with a special focus on the art of comedy, the lives of those who practice it, and the stories they have to share.

Special note — this list only features shows by comics, mostly about comedy. If you want to see our countdown of funny shows not by comedians and not about comedy, visit our list of 64 funny podcasts that’ll have you in stitches.

Are you following us on social media yet? We live here on Twitter and here on Facebook.

Join WhatPods

38. Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

Top comedy Podcasts — Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

From Jim Gaffigan’s gag about good-looking newscasters, to the parody process of Weird Al Yankovic, Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a show about comedians and the jokes they tell. In each episode, host Jesse David Fox interviews a fresh comedian about their jokes and pries them to break them down from a technical joke-telling point of view.

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes comes in at number 38 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

37. The Todd Glass Show

Top comedy Podcasts — The Todd Glass Show

Todd Glass is a seasoned comedian who spent the ‘90s riffing comedy on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and as a guest and performer on the various late night shows. The Todd Glass Show is an extension of his stand-up, which sees him ad lib his way through monologues and guest interviews.

The Todd Glass Show comes in at number 37 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

36. The Hooray Show

Top comedy Podcasts — The Hooray Show

Horatio Sanz got his start as a performing comic on Saturday Night Live! and was one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade improv group. With Chad Krueger, The Hooray Show involves Sanz interviewing his comic friends and performing sketch comedy.

The Hooray Show comes in at number 36 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

35. Hot Breath! Podcast

Top comedy Podcasts — Hot Breath! Podcast

Joel Byar is a young, hard-working, and baby-faced comic from Atlanta. His show, the Hot Breath! Podcast drops weekly episodes and is dedicated to him interviewing emerging comedians, actors and other artists about the mechanics of their craft. Unlike some other comedy podcasts, Byar doesn’t awkwardly over-insert his own jokes into the subject matter at every opportunity, but rather sticks to drawing out the absorbing anecdotes of his guests.

Hot Breath! Podcast comes in at number 35 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

34. The Doug Stanhope Podcast

Top comedy Podcasts — The Doug Stanhope Podcast

If you’re a fan of Doug Stanhope, or you love cynical, black and controversial comedy in general, you’ll enjoy the The Doug Stanhope PodcastIn gruff Stanhope style, he insults and cusses his way through each episode and shares his thoughts on everything from Harvey Weinstein to what it’s like to be a touring comedian.

The Doug Stanhope Podcast comes in at number 34 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

33. The Chick McGee Show

Top comedy Podcasts — The Chick McGee Show

Chick McGee is a radio personality and comedian who got his start on The Bob and Tom Show. His own podcastlaunched in 2012 and sees McGee and his co-hosts, Jessica Hooker and Kaitlyn Kopetski, discuss current events, McGee’s life as a comedian and anything else that takes the trio’s fancy.

The Chick McGee Show comes in at number 33 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

32. Improv4humans with Matt Besser

Top comedy Podcasts — Improv4humans with Matt Besser

Matt Besser shot to comedy fame for his role in founding the sketch comedy group, the Upright Citizens Brigade, in the late ‘90s. The Improv4humans with Matt Besser podcast is a show dedicated to improv comedy where Besser, his co-hosts, and the show’s guests ad lib their way through each episode. You’ll dig it if you’re a fan of improv. Or Matt Besser. Or both.

Improv4humans with Matt Besser comes in at number 32 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

31. The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

Top comedy Podcasts — The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

“Three hours of mirth, music, and mayhem.” That’s the tagline for The Best Show with Tom Scharplingwhich used to syndicate on New Jersey radio station WFMU, but is now independently produced and released by Scharpling and his partner, Jon WursterThe comedian takes call-ins, interviews guests and covers everything from music to comedy.

The Best Show with Tom Scharpling comes in at number 31 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

30. The Ricky Gervais Podcast

Top comedy Podcasts — The Ricky Gervais Podcast

Ricky Gervais was one of the first comedians to distribute his craft through the podcast airwaves. The polarising British comedian’s currently listed show is The Ricky Gervais Podcastwhich spurts out episodes like an old man with an enlarged prostate spurts out urine: sporadically. Granted, if you are a rusted-on Gervais fan you’ll probably wet yourself over the 20-or-so episodes that have been released since 2008.

The Ricky Gervais Podcast comes in at number 30 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

29. TOFOP

Top comedy Podcasts — TOFOP

Australian comedians Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen have a weekly podcast where they have “conversations of little or no consequence.” The show is TOFOP and there’s not much more we can say about it than they already have. Two comedians, catching up over the mics weekly, trading chat over any and every topic that crosses their mind. Enough said.

TOFOP comes in at number 29 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

28. Put Your Hands Together With Cam And Rhea

Top comedy Podcasts — Put Your Hands Together With Cam And Rhea

The powerhouse married comedy duo, Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, got their start in stand up and on the late night shows. Their podcast, Put Your Hands Together With Cam And Rhearecords live from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles where the pair do live comedy and interview other up-and-coming comedians loitering backstage.

Put Your Hands Together With Cam And Rhea comes in at number 28 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

27. The Dana Gould hour

Top comedy Podcasts — The Dana Gould hour

Dana Gould is a standup comic and writer best known for his work as a producer and writer on The Simpsons. His show, The Dana Gould Hour sees him interview other comedians, notable entertainers and thought leaders for our inevitable amusement and comedic enlightenment.

The Dana Gould hour comes in at number 27 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

26. Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Top comedy Podcasts — Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

It’s difficult to summarize Shaffir’s show, Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tankbetter than he has with his own show tagline – A comedy podcast to better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes. A regular contributor to The Joe Rogan Experience, on his own highly-rated show, Shaffir riffs on everything from comedy to yoga to his time in High School.

Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank comes in at number 26 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

25. No Such Thing As A Fish

Top comedy Podcasts — No Such Thing As A Fish

No Such Thing As A Fish is a podcast produced and presented by the contributing researchers of the hit British comedy TV show, QI. If you’re a fan of the show, I dare say you’ll be a fan of the podcast. With each new episode, the researchers bring to the table an interesting factoid or tidbit that they stumbled across during their weekly research for the group to dissect and discuss.

No Such Thing As A Fish comes in at number 25 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

24. Bertcast’s podcast

Top comedy Podcasts — Bertcast’s podcast

If you don’t know who Bert Kreischer is, you’re in for a treat. In 1997, Rolling Stone magazine named him as America’s #1 partyer at the leading party college in the country. The honor inspired the making of the film, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder. On his Bertcast’s podcastKreischer discusses the world and everything in it with anyone willing to discuss it with him.

Bertcast’s podcast comes in at number 24 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

23. Sawbones: A Martial Tour of Misguided Medicine

Top comedy Podcasts — Sawbones: A Martial Tour of Misguided Medicine

Unique comedy podcasts make the world go round and Sawbones is definitely one of those. Two hosts bring you all the weird and wacky ways medical practitioners have tried to cure people’s ailments through history. From the the Presidential fitness test to the medical history of coffee, no wayward cure is safe from the mics of Sydnee and Justin McElroy.

Sawbones: A Martial Tour of Misguided Medicine comes in at number 23 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

22. Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

Top comedy Podcasts — Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

If you couldn’t guess from its title, Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins is an entirely ad libbed podcast by comedian Paul F. Tompkins (serial comedian, actor, podcaster). Each episode sees him gasp and gag his way through improvised monologues, narrative sketches and off-the-rails guest interviews with people who do what he does and make others laugh.

Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins comes in at number 22 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

21. You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

Top comedy Podcasts — You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

From musician Jack Johnson to Hangover star Ed Helms, no celebrity is safe from scrutiny by comedian Pete Holmes on the You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes podcastEven if you’re not a fan of Holmes’ comedy or every guest he has on the show, you’re guaranteed to enjoy at least a handful of episodes if you’re selective with your choosing.

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes comes in at number 21 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

20. The Smartest Man in the World

Top comedy Podcasts — The Smartest Man in the World

Greg Proops is an actor and comedian best known for his improvised comedy work on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, his comedy podcast, The Smartest Man in the Worldis his self-built outlet to continue to bring his ad libbed thoughts, ideas and comedy to the world. With his wit and comedic creativity driving each episode, it’s no wonder the show continues to hit it out of the park.

The Smartest Man in the World comes in at number 20 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

19. Hold On with Eugene Mirman

Top comedy Podcasts — Hold On with Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman is a comedian, writer and voiceover actor who launched the Hold On with Eugene Mirmanpodcast in June, 2017. The show sees Mirman interject snippets of his comic guests’ stand up into his interviews with them, prying further into the stories and bits they tell live. Short, punchy episodes and organic humor make this one a must-listen.

Hold On with Eugene Mirman comes in at number 19 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

18. The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast

Top comedy Podcasts — The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast

Hosted by comedian Stuart Goldsmith, The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast is a an absolute gem for any emerging comedians or, really, anyone interested in the art of comedy. In each new episode Goldsmith brings on a new comedian guest and they discuss the profession, how they approach comedy, and how to “make it in the biz”.

The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast comes in at number 18 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

17. Fitzdog Radio

Top comedy Podcasts — Fitzdog Radio

Greg Fitzsimmons spends his time on the Fitzdog Radio podcast hanging out with all of his comedian friends— the likes of Judd Apatow (who happens to be Greg’s boss), Adam Carolla and Joe Rogan. The show is an extension of Fitzsimmons’ radio show on Howard 101, The Greg Fitzsimmons Show.

Fitzdog Radio comes in at number 17 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

16. Come to Papa With Tom Papa

Top comedy Podcasts — Come to Papa With Tom Papa

What do you get when you listen to the back catalogue of stand-up comedian Tom Papa’s radio-show-turned podcast, Come to Papa With Tom Papa? Interviews with comedy giants such as Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, Jim Gaffigan, Ray Romano, Weird Al Yankovic, Alec Baldwin and a whole lot more. Love comedy? Come to Papa.

Come to Papa With Tom Papa comes in at number 16 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

15. Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr

Top comedy Podcasts — Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr is an American actor and comedian best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, and his roles in Ghost WhispererGary Unmarried, and Jerry Maguire. His show, Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr sees him interview other comedians and celebrities, from Perez Hilton to Jay Leno from his garage recording studio.

Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr comes in at number 15 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

14. Stop Podcasting Yourself

Top comedy Podcasts — Stop Podcasting Yourself

Billed as Canada’s top comedy podcast, Stop Podcasting Yourself is hosted by comedians Graham Clark and Dave Shumka. With an episode catalogue dating back to 2012, the show sees the pair interview hundreds of comedian friends, from Rory Scovel to Dana Gould.

Stop Podcasting Yourself comes in at number 14 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

13. Robert Kelly's 'You Know What Dude!'

Top comedy Podcasts — Robert Kelly's 'You Know What Dude!'

Comedian Robert Kelly knows how to make a hit comedy podcast. The stand-up, who got his start touring with the likes of Dane Cook in the mid-2000s, follows a simple premise for his show, Robert Kelly’s ‘You Know What Dude!’: Fill a room with comedians, put some mics under their noses, and let the madness ensue. It’s gold.

Robert Kelly’s ‘You Know What Dude!’ comes in at number 13 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

12. The Hilarious World of Depression

Top comedy Podcasts — The Hilarious World of Depression

Don’t let the title mislead you: The Hilarious World of Depression is a deeply moving, compassionate and often amusing show. With the goal to break down the stigma attached to people who suffer from mental health conditions, John Moe interviews comedians and celebrities who have and continue to suffer from depression. Moe’s candid interviews blend the live introspection of his guests with snippets of their comedy.

The Hilarious World of Depression comes in at number 12 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

11. Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Top comedy Podcasts — Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Comedian and actor Russell Brand has a podcast. It’s called Under The Skin with Russell Brand and it’s unexpectedly rich in substance. We’ve included it on this list because Brand shot to fame as a comedian, but his show is less comedy and more a deeply insightful discovery of the world around him. Interviewing guests from the realms of politics, pop culture, academia and more, you may not laugh out loud, but you’ll learn a thing or two.

Under The Skin with Russell Brand comes in at number 11 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

10. Norm MacDonald Live

Top comedy Podcasts — Norm MacDonald Live

Norm MacDonald is a Canadian stand-up who got his start on Saturday Night Live and appeared as a guest on a litany of sitcoms throughout the ’90s and ’00s. His live Internet talk show, Norm Macdonald Live airs on Amazon Video and is later released on Youtube and as a podcast. The show’s power comes from its incredible line-up of guest interviewees, including Jim Carrey, Tim Allen, Caitlyn Jenner, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and Mike Tyson.

Norm MacDonald Live comes in at number 10 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

9. The Adam Buxton Podcast

Top comedy Podcasts — The Adam Buxton Podcast

Adam Buxton is a British comedian, actor and TV/radio personality who’s appeared in movies like Hot Fuzzand Son of Rambow. His podcast, The Adam Buxton Podcast, sees him interview fellow comedic podcasters and actors like Bill Burr and Marc Maron. The presumably self-written songs and ditties that appear throughout Buxton’s show are freaking hilarious.

The Adam Buxton Podcast comes in at number 9 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

8. Duncan Trussell Family Hour

Top comedy Podcasts — Duncan Trussell Family Hour

Duncan Trussell is a dynamic and captivating podcaster who has seemed to emanate from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. The actor, stand-up comic and writer hits the mic with a new special guest once a week on his own show, Duncan Trussell Family Hour, to delve into a new guest-driven topic of art, religion, politics and more.

Duncan Trussell Family Hour comes in at number 8 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

7. Congratulations With Chris D'Elia

Top comedy Podcasts — Congratulations With Chris D'Elia

Comedian Chris D’Elia is best known for his NBC roles as Alex Miller on Whitney and Danny Burton on Undateable. His solo podcast show, Congratulations With Chris D’Eliasees him riff on whatever topic crosses his comedic mind, from the annoying way people discuss food to the importance of drooling during sex.

Congratulations With Chris D’Elia comes in at number 7 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

6. 2 Dope Queens

Top comedy Podcasts — 2 Dope Queens

From the podcasting juggernaut WNYC Studios, comes a podcast about 2 Dope QueensPhoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are two friends and comedians who host a live show out of a comedy house in Brooklyn. They package up each live show and distribute it as individual podcast episodes that traverse all topics of life, comedy, relationships, race, pop culture, and a whole lot more.

2 Dope Queens comes in at number 6 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

5. Monday Morning Podcast

Top comedy Podcasts — Monday Morning Podcast

A long line of comedians have jumped on board the podcasting train over the past five years or so, but having hosted his show, the Monday Morning Podcastsince 2007, Bill Burr is not one of the Johnny-come-latelies. The single biggest factor for determining whether you’ll enjoy this one is whether you like Burr and you think you can tolerate his off-the-cuff ramblings for hours and episodes on end. We can.

Monday Morning Podcast comes in at number 5 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

4. Comedy Bang Bang

Top comedy Podcasts — Comedy Bang Bang

The show where we talk to interesting people. That’s the tagline for the hit comedy podcast, Comedy Bang BangFrom comedian Patton Oswalt to actor Neil Patrick Harris, host and fellow comedian Scott Aukerman does what he promises and talks to interesting people in every one of the show’s more than 500 episodes.

Comedy Bang Bang comes in at number 4 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

3. WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

Top comedy Podcasts — WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

The WTF with Marc Maron Podcast is a behemoth of the comedy podcast genre. Comedian, Marc Maron, launched the show out of his garage in 2009 and has since recorded more than 800 episodes. Having won several accolades, recognitions and awards over the years, Maron has recorded some of the most landmark interviews in podcasting history, including his episodes with Barack Obama, d, Louis C.K., Kathy Bates, Al Gore and James Franco.

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast comes in at number 3 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

2. Adam Carolla Show

Top comedy Podcasts — Adam Carolla Show

The oft-controversial comedian and radio broadcast, Adam Carolla, has a podcast. The Californian funnyman known for his contentious asides and boundary-pushing social commentary has headed the Adam Carolla Show since 2009 when it first launched. The conversational-style show, which drops daily episodes, features anecdotes from Carolla’s life and recurring comedians and other guests.

Adam Carolla Show comes in at number 2 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

1. The Joe Rogan Experience

Join WhatPods
Top comedy Podcasts — The Joe Rogan Experience

Having racked up more than 1,000 episodes, a swag of awards, and millions of listeners since it launched in December 2009, The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the juggernauts of the comedy podcast genre. Its host, American comedian and actor Joe Rogan, has featured hundreds of guests on the long-running show, including Kid Cudi, Lance Armstrong, Amy Schumer, and Judd Apatow, and is downloaded almost 20 million times per month.

The Joe Rogan Experience comes in at number 1 as one of our top comedy podcasts. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.

That awkward point in the list…

We’ve reached that awkward point that inevitably comes in all our lists where you as the reader realize we’ve reached the end of our countdown and haven’t included a show that should’ve made a list of the top comedy podcasts. It’s a challenging point in one’s life, but we’ll get through it together.

To alleviate the pain, we make it super easy for you to tell us how badly we messed up. To notify us of a podcast you think we overlooked, simply search for the show below and hit submit. That’ll send off an email to our staff and if they listen to your recommendation and think you’re right, and that we missed a doozy, we’ll add the show in and reshare it.

Otherwise, you can share your opinion on the discussion thread, Did we get the list of the best comedy podcasts right?

Join WhatPods
Thanks for your suggestion!