The Comedy Category is funny—pun intended—and not always in a good way. Some podcasts that don’t intend to be funny are funny naturally. Naturally, because they don’t take themselves too seriously and are sincerely having fun. Guilty Greenie featured in this issue and Fruitloops from July 2022 are perfect examples.
Logically, when a few comedians come together to host a show, we assume it will be hilarious. That’s what I thought when I came across Never Not Funny. Let ‘s just say that I felt the title was false advertising.
This is Jimmy Pardo’s podcast. Pardo is a legitimately funny guy. So, when I had to embark on a three-hour drive to see a client, I was excited to come across it. This was especially the case since most of the episodes are between two to three hours.
Unfortunately, I only needed one hand to count the laughs during that drive.
Now, as with all podcasts I cover, you can’t judge a show just by one episode… even if it was over two-and-a-half hours!
So, on my three-hour drive back home, I chose another episode. I deliberately picked the conversation with Paul Reiser, another legitimately funny guy.
Suffice it to say, I’m glad I had coffee with me to keep from falling asleep at the wheel.
Is the podcast interesting? Yes. But if you’re looking for laughs, you may want to listen to something else.
September 2022 Issue