I tend to lean toward podcasts that are really genuine conversations. Good One, hosted by senior editor Jesse David Fox of vulture.com, is literally about jokes, comedy show excerpts, or a funny bit played. Then, Jesse and his comedian guest break it down for you.
With over 1000 five-star reviews, I can tell you they’re well-deserved. I’ve become a big fan, and in full transparency, have subscribed. Here are a few of my favorite shows:
“Dan Harmons Community Payday Rap.” Dan Harmon is an actor, writer, producer, comedian, but he’s best known for creating and producing the NBC sitcom Community. He also co-created the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty.
Another episode I loved takes you back to the beginning of Howie Mandel’s career by showcasing his first appearance on The Tonight Show and how he sort of just stumbled into comedy after someone asked him to perform on stage during amateur night. It also covers how he lives his life by always saying “Yes.”
And the one on Margaret Cho—an amazing comedian/comedy legend who started her career at just 14 years old and has been doing it for over 40 years.
There are over 150 more episodes to choose from, and after binge-listening to a lot of them, I’m confident you will love them, too.
August 2021 Issue