From shows dissecting terrible movies to others joined by mystery guests

Whether you’re having a bad day or just looking to unwind, comedy podcasts are your best bet when it comes to getting in a good laugh. Below, we list four chart-topping podcasts, bound to tickle your fancy.

Comedy Bang! Bang!

Originally a US radio show, Comedy Bang! Bang! has come a long way, even spawning its own television show which ran for five seasons from 2012-2016. Still a weekly comedy podcast today, join host Scott Aukerman as he speaks with celebrities, host hilarious game segments and introduce parodies to keep listeners entertained. Famous guests include rapper Ice-T and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, while actress Kelly Marie Tran and actor Adam Brody have most recently appeared on the show.

Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend

One of the top podcasts globally, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly podcast show hosted by late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien. But he’s not alone in his quest for friendship; joined by co-hosts Sona Movsesian and Matt Gourley, the trio regularly engages in casual interview sessions with celebrities while joking about lighthearted topics including listeners’ messages and workplace squabbles. So just give the show a listen; thanks to the unstructured and approachable format, you’ll feel as if you’re actually in on a conversation with old pals.

How Did This Get Made?

Inspired by awful movies, How Did This Get Made? is a podcast hosted by Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas; and in each episode, the hosts and guests dissect (and mock) outlandishly bad movies. It’s as simple as that. Got a movie request? Send them a tweet online and perhaps they’ll get back to you with an all-new episode.


Helmed by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, SmartLess is a lighthearted comedy podcast hoping to unite people from all walks of life through discussions about shared life experiences. But here’s where things get interesting: in each episode, one of the hosts will bring on a mystery guest, only to be revealed to the rest of the crew upon recording. If you were wondering, those mystery guests have included the likes of Billie Eilish, Awkwafina, Jimmy Kimmel and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Have fun!