11 funny podcasts that comedy fans will love

13 November 2018, 09:32 | Updated: 29 November 2018, 12:11

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

From satire to pop culture and game show podcasts, here are 11 hilarious pods to check out if you're in the mood to laugh.

Your favourite podcasts are probably the ones that give you chills, help you learn, or make you laugh. Amusing podcasts almost always have three things in common: charismatic hosts, engaging topics, and sharp commentary.

If you're looking for hilarious and smart podcasts to add into your rotation, here are 11 pods to check out. Everything from satire to pop culture and game shows are represented. As are some of the most talented and well-rounded voices in podcasting.

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1) My Favorite Murder

Of course a show called My Favorite Murder doesn't exactly sound like a laugh riot but the two hosts, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstack, somehow manage to incorporate comedy into the true crime genre. The two friends are so fun to listen to you'll almost forget they're discussing some truly unspeakable horrors.

If you're squeamish or a bit sensitive about murder-y stuff, you might want to give this one a pass. Otherwise, the two hosts' stellar personalities make My Favorite Murder one to check out.

Type of podcast: True crime comedy

2) Troll Play

We all know the internet can be a toxic place. Why not laugh at the ridiculousness of it all? Alice Fraser, Cal Wilson and Sami Shah host Troll Play, a podcast where three friends get together to discuss their most hilarious and bizarre online interactions. You never realise how normal you are until you hear about how other people are apparently using the internet.

Type of podcast: Comedic conversation

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3) 2 Dope Queens

If you're in the mood to hear funny stand up from diverse voices, you'll love 2 Dope Queens. Brought to you by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, 2 Dope Queens' format makes for a really accessible and fun listen.

Type of podcast: Live stand up

4) Food 4 Thot

Food 4 Thot describes itself as "a roundtable discussion podcast wherein a multiracial mix of queer writers talk sex, relationships, race, identity, what we like to read, and who we like to read."

Food 4 Thot is so deeply funny, smart, and thought-provoking. It can go from talking about sex and hook-ups to seamlessly transitioning into a meaningful conversation about the human condition. You'll love Food 4 Thot if you enjoy conversations about sex, the internet, and popular culture.

Type of podcast: Comedy discussion

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5) My Dad Wrote A Porno

My Dad Wrote A Porno has been a sensation since its inception in 2015.The premise of the podcast is entirely in the title. Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine dissect the explicit and hilarious erotic series Belinda Blinked, an amateur work written by Morton's father. My Dad Wrote A Porno has exactly the perfect cringe to laugh ratio.

Type of podcast: Fiction

6) Keep It

Keep It describes itself as "a show about pop culture, politics, and what happens when they smack into each other at alarming speed." Ira Madison iii hosts alongside Kara Brown and Louis Virtel. Keep It is pop culture commentary done well and each episode will catch you up on the week's shenanigans while giving you 100 reasons to laugh alongside the show's hilarious hosts.

Type of podcast: Pop culture commentary/interview

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7) Gossip

Gossip is a fictional scripted comedy that is sharp, witty, and super accessible. It follows three fictional women who meet up at a coffee shop each week to discuss the hottest gossip in their town. As far as radio dramas go, Gossip is super modern, well produced, and engaging. There's even a segment at the end of each episode where different people talk about the most prolific Gossip they heard growing up. Gossip is a fantastic ride from start to finish.

Type of podcast: Scripted comedy

8) The Read

Kid Fury and Crissle have been doing some of the best and most consistent podcasting in the industry for years. They're both unbelievably funny, quick, and charismatic. The Read explores elements of black excellence and culture and offers advice to the messiest among us. The pièce de résistance comes at the end when Kid Fury and Crissle open up about their biggest gripes of the week. Pop culture and black culture obsessives will love The Read.

Type of podcast: Pop culture commentary/advice

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9) Uhh Yeah Dude

Uhh Yeah Dude offers a glimpse at "America through the eyes of two American Americans". UYD has existed for over a decade and is hosted by good friends, Seth Romatelli and Jonathan Larroquette. Their amusing and often irreverent discussions about popular culture, news events, and their real life experiences have made them comedic podcast mainstays since 2006.

Type of podcast: Pop culture commentary

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10) Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is a solid choice choice for news junkies. The live format is engaging and funny but also informative. The guests on the show will have you smiling from ear to ear as soon as they begin to offer up their unique and amusing perspectives on the week's news.

Type of podcast: Comedy game show

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11) The Reductress Minute

The Reductress Minute is everything you love about the popular website but in podcast form. The podcast is sharp and manages to touch on a lot of cultural nuances in a really funny way.

Type of podcast: Satirical

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