Intelligent comedy podcasts?
July 9, 2005 10:30 AM   Subscribe

I recently discovered Podcasts (well I knew of them, but never listened to any). Can anyone recommend any good, intelligent comedy Podcasts to make me smile instead of cry when I'm stuck at my desk all day?

There seem to be alot to choose from in iTunes (which is what I'll be using), but I've never heard of any of them.
posted by lemonfridge to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have yet to listen to it, but John Safran has a podcast now, and everything he does is hilarious. So I would assume the podcast is worth listening to.
posted by Jairus at 11:19 AM on July 9, 2005

Can't answer your question, but as well as iTunes, there's Odeo, a tag-based podcasting site that launched just this week. They have a comedy category.
posted by gentle at 4:57 PM on July 9, 2005

I'll plug my friends' podcasts of the Little Gray Books Lecture Series - funny stuff.
posted by tristeza at 5:33 PM on July 9, 2005

Best answer: Keith and The Girl.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:11 PM on July 9, 2005 [1 favorite]

I like the Dawn and Drew show. I'm guessing that nobody has mentioned it because it's so well known, you'll have heard of it anyway, but I suppose it should be mentioned and in my opinion it's funny as all hell.
posted by seanyboy at 3:55 AM on July 10, 2005

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posted by at 3:01 PM on July 10, 2005

Response by poster: balls, i clicked the wrong thing to mark your answer as best answer seanyboy. sorry.
posted by lemonfridge at 3:12 AM on July 11, 2005

Dawn and Drew are an acquire taste. They have a huge following for having been around since nearly the beginning, but also for a peculiar brand of "TMI" humor. Don't get me wrong, I listen to them, but they're not my first recommendation depending on the listener.

My wife likes movie podcasts. Reel Reviews in particular. There's also a great, legal (i.e. RIAA/ASCAP licensed) music podcast called Coverville -- all covers, all the time. For web geeks, The Gillmor Gang (on the excellent IT Conversations site) is quite popular. And for better or worse, there's always Adam Curry. If you're into podcasting, you have to listen to him, simply because he's the closest thing to a podcasting "hub" out there.

I know, I know, these aren't "comedy." But they still brighten my days!
posted by pzarquon at 10:36 PM on July 16, 2005

I completely agree with the Little Grey Book Lectures. I'd also reccomend The Sound of Young America, which is a comic interview show, sort of like a funny Fresh Air, and The Best Show on WFMU, a talk show on which many of the guests are fake.
posted by YoungAmerican at 11:32 PM on February 25, 2006

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