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To Pod or Not to Pod?

That really is the question.

Let’s be honest, comedy podcasts have taken the entertainment industry by storm. In this article, we’ll examine some of our favourites and explore what it takes to succeed in this new audio landscape.

Best Comedy Podcasts in the Industry

There are countless comedy podcasts out there, but here are some of the best ones in the industry (not to mention, a few personal favourites):

  1. My Brother, My Brother and Me

    This hilarious podcast is hosted by three brothers who offer advice on everything from relationships to pet ownership. Their banter and quick wit make for a highly entertaining listen.


  2. How Did This Get Made?

    Hosts Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas dissect some of the worst movies ever made in this hilarious podcast. Their commentary is both insightful and straight up funny.


  3. Comedy Bang Bang

    Host Scott Aukerman interviews comedians and celebrities in this irreverent and unpredictable podcast. With a rotating cast of characters and plenty of improv, “Comedy Bang Bang” is always a wild ride.


  4. Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

    Late-night talk show host and GGG (Ginger Gentle Giant) Conan O’Brien interviews other famous celebs. With a mix of humor and genuine curiosity, O’Brien and his guests have in-depth conversations that ensue quite a bit of knee slapping.


  5. My Dad Wrote a Porno

    This wildly popular podcast is hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine. In each episode, Morton reads a chapter from a book his father wrote, which is filled with hilariously bad erotic fiction. The hosts provide commentary and reactions, making for a side-splitting listen.

  6. Off Menu

    Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite a guest to their virtual restaurant, where they ask them about their dream menu. The show is a perfect blend of food talk and comedy, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns.


  7. Shagged Married Annoyed

    A UK-based comedy podcast hosted by married couple Chris and Rosie Ramsey. The couple discusses their lives, relationships, and parenthood, while also bringing on guests and interacting with their listeners in a hilarious and relatable way.


How to Start a Comedy Podcast:

Now that we know what is topping the charts, let’s chat about how to get there. Starting a comedy podcast may seem like a daunting task, but with the right preparation and approach, anyone can do it. Here are some tips for getting started:

  1. Choose a concept:

    This might sound obvious– but what’s it going to be about?? Some popular concepts include interviews with other comedians, discussions about current events, or just a casual (and hopefully funny?) conversation between friends. Whatever concept you choose, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about and can sustain over the long term.

  2. Invest in quality equipment:

    For the love of all things good in this world: don’t use your Iphone to record. Investing in some basic audio equipment can go a long way in improving the quality of your podcast. You’ll need a good microphone, headphones, and editing software to get started. You have to spend money to make money, right?

  3. Find your voice:

    Yeah yeah I know this sounds lame, but it’s actually super important. We want to see your unique humour and personality. Don’t try to be Conan. None of us will ever be Conan. Be yourself and let your personality shine through. Okay, enough of that.

  4. Be consistent:

    Consistency is key when it comes to podcasting. Decide on a regular release schedule and stick to it. This will help you build a loyal audience and keep them coming back every week.

  5. Promote, Promote, Promote!

    Once you’ve recorded a few episodes, it’s time to get it out there. Blast it on social media and plan some cross-promotion with other comedians/podcasters. Have your friends and family spread the word. The more people talking about your podcast, the better.

    Comedy podcasts have emerged as one of the most popular forms of entertainment that offer a platform for comedians to showcase their talents and engage with audiences across the world. There are endless opportunities to create unique and engaging content, and this medium offers a world of possibilities for both listeners and creators alike. Now get out there and start podding. Casting? Podding.

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