It’s true that laughter is the best medicine, and what better way to lift your spirits during 2020 than by listening to some of the most refreshing and outrageous comedy podcasts available today?!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 10 months, you’ve likely felt the weight of 2020 resting heavily on your mental and emotional health. Since research proves that laughter strengthens immunity, relieves tension, and increases endorphins, it’s safe to say that this list of top comedy podcasts is exactly what the doctor ordered to get us all through the rest of 2020!
Comedy Bang Bang
Now in its eleventh year, Scott Aukerman hosts this hybrid talk show/improv podcast that features celebrity guests chatting with fictional characters! In production since 2009, Comedy Bang Bang is one of the best improv podcasts available today. During each episode, improv comedians perform hilarious characters at random, which results in consistently fresh material.
With over 600 episodes and a five-season Netflix TV series, this comedy podcast will keep you laughing well through the rest of 2020!
Anna Faris hosts this unique comedy podcast where highly unqualified celebrities give real-world advice to real-life situations. The podcast revolves around interviews and some improv sketches with comedic guests, followed by a series of questions relating to hypothetical dating and romantic situations.
With nearly 200 episodes, this comedy podcast is a great pick-me-up for all those low moments you might have toward the end of 2020!
No Such Thing as a Fish
Hosted by Dan Schreiber and co-starring James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, and Anna Ptaszynski, this refreshing comedy podcast focuses on all the fascinating facts the comedians have come across each week. They then discuss the information related to those facts and present some funny additional facts that will leave you feeling both enlightened and comically fulfilled!
Why Won’t You Date Me?
Comedian Nicole Byer discusses all the details involved in dating and asks many of her guests if they would date her. Guests include her own friends and exes, dating experts, and celebrities. Refreshingly honest, witty, and completely out there, Byer does an excellent job of bringing up those difficult-to-discuss topics that make everyone uncomfortable!
All of her 140+ episodes feature her unique personality and freewheeling interview style to form one the funniest comedy podcasts that tackles the stigma of being single and the complexities of relationships.
How Did This Get Made?
In each episode, Paul Scheer and wife June Diane Raphael rip apart a horrible movie with comedian Jason Mantzoukas and countless special guests. This comedy podcast is perfect for all those lovers of cult movies that were box office failures as well as all those who just need an explanation for why and how all these terrible movies are being made!
This foodie podcast stars Nick Wiger, Mike Mitchell, and comedic guests to passionately discuss and banter over all things related to chain fast food and sit-down restaurants! These comedians also review specific drinks and food items to determine whether or not they’re worth eating or recommending to their listeners.
If you’re a food lover, then Doughboys will definitely lift your spirits throughout the rest of 2020 and beyond!
Comedy podcast Office Ladies is the closest thing to an official reunion of The Office so far. Former costars and real-life friends Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey watch the show and offer their very own commentary on everything about shooting each episode! On each podcast episode, Fischer and Kinsey recap one episode of the show and chat with special guests.
If you’re a fan of The Office or just love hearing about what life is like on the set of a sitcom, then this podcast is definitely for you.
A great comedy podcast with minimal structure and a relaxed feel, Threedom stars good friends Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Scott Aukerman. These comedians tell stories, perform some hilarious improv warm-up games, and exchange some great banter that will make you feel like you’re right there with them!
This comedy podcast is an excellent example of a few friends just gathering to share some laughs without the pressure of meeting any objectives or specific criteria, which makes for an awesome and refreshing episode every time!
Costars of Desus & Mero Desus Nice and The Kid Mero put together their hilarious minds to bring this entertaining and unique comedy podcast that serves as an uncut version of their web and TV shows. The two comedians riff for up to two hours per podcast episode in a style that feels like a real conversation you might overhear at any random bodega!
My Dad Wrote a Porno
Hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine, this British comedy podcast involves a reading of a chapter in the erotic novel Belinda Blinked, which was written by Morton’s own father under the pen name Rocky Flintstone.
In this unique podcast, the trio reacts to the content and provides some hilarious commentary during their experience. While Morton has already read each chapter prior to each episode, the other two are reading it for the first time, which makes their reactions very authentic and even funnier!
Crissle West and Kid Fury host this comedy podcast where they discuss current events and pop culture, including the most recent antics of hip hop stars, celebrities, and politicians. West is an internet personality and Fury is a vlogger, and their on-air banter proves refreshing and comical every episode.
With more than 300 episodes, The Read can be tuned into daily and still spill over well into next year!
In Bed with Nick and Megan
In this intimate comedy podcast that is filmed in the actual bed of married actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, the couple and their invited celebrity guests get cozy in bed to talk about all the details of their marriage as well as life as a whole.
Fans of Parks and Recreation and Will & Grace will love this fun and often gritty podcast that will keep you laughing throughout the remainder of 2020!
Are these top comedy podcasts lifting your spirits in 2020? Comment your favorites below!
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Jamie graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is an aspiring writer, professional editor/proofreader, and piano player. In her free time, Jamie enjoys reading classic literary works, composing music, and playing Xbox with her husband!