These days we almost always have headphones in our ears, and when not chilling to tunes, we’re feeding our brains with the latest podcasts. News and motivational podcasts are great, but what we sometimes need to lift our mood is just a little bit of fun! Tuning into funny podcasts while on our commute or throughout the day can help make us happier people.
There are literally thousands of comedy podcasts currently on the airwaves. If you are looking for something new, here are our top picks for 2019.
In this weekly podcast Any Zaltzman keeps us updated on the latest news, picking it apart to find the hidden funny side with a panel of comedians. This podcast is surprisingly useful for keeping u to date on the news, s well as having a few good laughs.
Host Scott Aukerman takes to the air on this weekly podcast to chat with some hilarious comedians and interesting celebrities. While the podcast claims to be interviewing a selected special guest, it has an open door policy and a lot of great character actors, so you never know what eccentric oddball will pop through the door and throw everything into disarray.
Imagine yourself as a fly on the wall as a group of comedian friends get together to play a game of Dungeons and Dragons. You pretty much have this podcast in mind. Each episode builds on the story, and you will laugh out loud at some of the ridiculous choices made during magical life-and-death situation.
The basic premise of this podcast is that reading the classifieds is funny. Led by Australian comedians Michael Hing and Ben Jenkins, they go even further by imagining background stories for the people who have placed the ads, and making predictions about who will respond.
Ever thought that being a game reviewer would be one of the coolest jobs ever? Well they seem to think that having a podcast is a pretty cool gig. On this show a panel of several ex-video game journalists discuss whatever is on their minds, including the latest Marvel movies and disastrous first days. While the premise is simple and open, the chemistry between the team means that it works.
We have all seen movies that are so bad that they are almost good, and have asked ourselves, how did this actually get made? Who approved the script, who paid for it, and who read the script and thought, yeah, I’ll act in that. Well, in this podcast Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas answer those questions for some of the best worst movies ever made.
On this long running and regular podcast that comes out about three times per week, stand up comedian Joe Rogan takes on politics and tries to make the dire humorous. He deep dives into the root of various topics, which proves both informative and well worth a chuckle.
Want to up your trivial knowledge while getting in a few giggles? This podcast is made by the writes of the popular BBC show Qi, and shares weird and wonderful trivia that you would never imagine was true. A panel discusses the information in front of a live studio audience, which keeps them on topic for a show with little downtime.
Will Ferrell takes to the airways reprising his role as news anchor Ron Burgundy. Each episode is themed, for example Stuck in an Elevator, and Ron will engage in conversation with a notable guest, tricking them into saying some strange things with his outrageous character.
On this hilarious podcast, four Toronto based improvisers and group of best friends use improv to try and recreate classic movies, to the best of their memories. Their memories are terrible! But their sense of humour and chemistry mean that they come up with some interesting and hilarious plots that may even be better than the original.
Each week host Dan Cummins will take on a topic based on listener suggestions. He will then deep dive into the topic discovering all the weird and wacky information he can about it, in the kind of way that time is sucked away when you start Googling. He has covered topics from Charles Manson to the Lizard Illuminati, uncovering the interesting and the absurd.
The funny and always endearing actress Anna Faris manages to get many of her celebrity friends on the air with her weekly podcast. She gets them to open up about their personal lives and take on the role of relationship advice gurus, even though it is apparent that they are completely unqualified and should not be let loose on the world.
This weekly one-hour quiz is full of giggles as you pit your wits against some of the best and brightest from the world of news and entertainment. The key is to separate the fake news from the strange and fantastical things that really happened in the world this week.
With his podcast, comedian Wil Anderson delivers both laughs and thought-provoking life insights. In each episode of the show he sits down with a different guest and interviews them about their lives and their opinion on the important issues of the day. It is always like listening in on a humorous conversation between friends and the laughs never feel forced.
Hosted by New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt, it started when the two had the worst idea of all time, to watch Grown Ups 2 every week for a year. They then watched Sex and the City 2 52 times, and are currently watching We Are Your Friends. We get the eavesdrop on the two as they watch, but rather than talking about the film, the process seems to lead to the mental unravelling of two grown men.