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8 Podcasts You Really Must Listen To Right Now If You Want Some Good Laugh

Life is hard. The news is stressful. And sometimes you just need a break from everything. If you're looking for a bit of escapism of the madness of everyday life, we have two words for you: comedy podcasts. These will absolutely crack you up. 

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    My dad wrote a porno

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    Upon hearing that his father wrote an erotic novel, James Morton did something incredibly bold — especially considering that most of us would probably move to another country and pretend the book didn't exist. He decided to read the book, in its entirety, to his two friends, and record a podcast.


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    How did this get made?

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    Via Earwolf

    In this conversational podcast, three of the funniest actors and comedians working today — Jason Mantzoukas, June Diane Raphael, and Paul Scheer — go over the beats of some drastically bad movies with hilarious analysis, often with equally hilarious guests.


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    You Made It Weird With Pete Holmes

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    You know what's funny? Comedians talking to other comedians. And on You Made It Weird, you'll get hours and hours of just that. Pete Holmes sits down with his peers in comedy and talks about the business — though of course, the conversations end up devolving into jokes.


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    Conan O'Brien needs a friend

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    Imagine if all of your friends were celebrities and comedians. Conan O'Brien talks comedy, fame, and friendship with the A-listers who happen to be his closest buddies. The podcast, which began in 2019, already has episodes with Michelle Obama and Stephen Colbert.


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    With special guest Lauren Lapkus

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    Via earwolf

    where the guest is the host. Take a seat with Lauren as she passes off her hosting duties to a new funny friend every week. Lauren is always the guest, as an original character–or one her host holds secret until they've announced her. You never know who will show up. It's the host's show, Lauren's just along for the ride.


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    My brother, my brother and me

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    My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For roughly five-sixths of an hour each week, with new episodes dropping every Monday, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent our way, each fielding questions falling into our respective areas of expertise. We operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine. It's both terrifying and humbling to behold. If you're in desperate need of a bit of advice, don't be shy!


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    Hello From The Magic Tavern

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    Our adventures begin when Arnie falls through a dimensional rift behind a Burger King in Chicago, landing himself in the realm of Foon. In this wild weekly podcast, host Arnie Niekamp tracks his journey through this strange new world. Arnie has two co-hosts: a shape-shifter named Chunt (Adal Rifai) who takes the form of a badger, and a Wizard (Matt Young), who introduces himself as "Usidore, Wizard of the 12th Realm of Ephysiyies, Master of Light and Shadow, Manipulator of Magical Delights, Devourer of Chaos, Champion of the Great Halls of Terr'akkas." Each week, they interview a new person. Hello from the Magic Tavern is like Dungeons & Dragons meets fantasy novels meets improv comedy.


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    Punch Up The Jam

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    Every week, comedians/best friends Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe attempt to fix a popular song despite absolutely no qualifications. PUNCH UP THE JAM is a show cataloging their descent into madness as they review, rewrite, and remix all the hits you love to hate, or just love (until they ruin it for you.) It's a hoot. 

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