If you're a commuter, you know there's only so many times you can listen to the same songs over and over again before it starts to get pretty dull. So in search of light-hearted listening that would make a commute more enjoyable, we culled Apple Podcasts to find the best comedy podcasts worth a subscription.
After streaming dozens of top-rated shows, we're recommending the 15 comedy podcasts everyone should download when they need a laugh. Ranging from a darkly comedic true-crime podcast that's garnered over 99,000 ratings and an impressive 4.7 stars, to a quirky, under-the-radar podcast in which a comedian slash judge settles everyday squabbles for ordinary people, these are the side-splittingly hilarious, laugh-out-loud funny podcasts that stand out from the rest.
Here are our picks for the best comedy podcasts you need to try.
2 Dope Queens
With over 11,000 ratings and a solid 4.8 stars, 2 Dope Queens is one of the top-rated comedy podcasts on Apple Podcasts. In each episode, hilarious hosts Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams discuss everything from sex and relationships to race and hair journeys.
My Favorite Murder
The hilariously morbid My Favorite Murder has garnered something of a cult following with over 99,000 ratings and an impressive 4.7 stars on Apple Podcasts. As the podcast's name suggests, hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark discuss their favorite murders each week.
Judge John Hodgman
Comedian John Hodgman of The Daily Show presides over everyday squabbles in this side-splittingly hilarious podcast. With over 5,000 ratings and 4.8 stars on Apple Podcasts, Judge John Hodgman is the under-the-radar comedy podcast you're not listening to (but should).
Boasting more than 19,000 ratings and 4.9 stars on Apple Podcasts, The Read is a must-listen for anyone looking to laugh. Hosts Kid Fury and Crissle weigh in on the latest happenings in pop culture with their sharp wit.
Lovett or Leave It
Jon Lovett, a former Obama speechwriter, hosts this hilarious, yet informative, political podcast. In each episode of Lovett or Leave It, Lovett recaps the week's political news alongside a rotating panel of guests, including comedians, journalists, and activists.
Relevant and entertaining, Keep It examines the intersection of politics and pop culture through a humorous lens. Host Ira Madison III, a columnist for The Daily Beast, tackles everything from the controversy behind Nicki Minaj's latest album release to the president's tweets about Lebron James.
Another under-the-radar comedy podcast, Who? Weekly, divides pop culture's best-known (and least-known) stars into "whos" and "thems." With a 4.9 rating on Apple Podcasts, Who? Weekly deserves a spot in your weekly lineup.
Anna Faris is Unqualified
Comedian Anna Faris and her rotating roster of Hollywood guests (Kelly Ripa, Logan Browning, and Heather Graham, to name a few) offer up relationship advice on the hilarious, yet heartfelt, podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified.
Consider Bubble the dark-horse comedy podcast on this list. This scripted series about a group of monsters trying to make it in gig economy stars some of your favorite characters from beloved sitcoms like Parks & Recreation and 30 Rock. Trust us—it's definitely worth a listen.
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
If you're a Conan O'Brien fan, you need this podcast in your life immediately. Realizing that the only people at his holiday party are the people who work for him, O'Brien started a podcast to finally form lasting friendships. With guests such as Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Obama, this podcast is one that'll hold your interest (and have you laughing) the whole way through.
My Dad Wrote A Porno
If the name didn't already intrigue you, the description surely will. Host Jamie Morton's dad wrote a dirty book, and rather than ignoring it and pretending it never happened, he decided to start a podcast to read it out loud to the world. In this award-winning podcast, he reads a chapter a week, and you will actually die with laughter.
The Joe Rogan Experience
This podcast has a whopping 120,000+ reviews on Apple Podcasts, so if you haven't already checked it out, you might want to consider it. Comedian Joe Rogan brings in guests from many different worlds, including comedy, sports, science, and more, and has in-depth conversations with them. Rogan is hilarious, opinionated, and open-minded, and provides comedic relief when he has more serious guests on.
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
Get ready to laugh with NPR's weekly current events quiz. See if you know what's actually up with the world, and what's just fake news. You might be surprised what you really know, and you'll definitely have some chuckles along the way.
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Dax Shepard's podcast is a must listen. Armchair Expert explore's other peoples stories and the "messiness of being human," aiming to celebrate the challenges and setbacks that lead to human growth. The podcast is insightful and introspective, but also a riot. Guests include everyone from Shepard's wife Kristen Bell to Dog the Bounty Hunter.
VIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason Nash
Ever wondered what being a YouTuber is actually like? David Dobrik, a 23-year-old millionaire YouTuber, and Jason Nash, a single vlogging dad, take you behind-the-scenes of the "YouTube life" in this podcast. With over 50,000 reviews and 4.9 stars, this podcast definitely delivers.
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