Did you know laughter has positive effects such as strengthening your immune system as well as boosting your mood and makes your feel less stressed?
Perfect for these Covid times, here are my favourite comedy podcasts on Spotify that always make me laugh without fail.
Stand By Your Band
The funniest music podcast
Love a band people love to make fun of? Show me someone who doesn’t and I’ll show you a liar.
Tom Thakkar and Tommy McNamara invite comedians to defend their chosen band with a six song playlist, whilst the hosts relay cringy quotes and stories from the band that make them indefensible.
Listen to Blair Socci defend (and make a good argument somehow) Good Charlotte.
Never Seen It
The funniest film podcast
Kyle Ayers invites guests to rewrite a script for a film – they’ve never seen.
Cue hilarious film clichés and alternate takes on famous movie plotlines. There’s also a bunch of fun movie quizzes and games like guess the movie Kyle’s dad is describing from watching the trailer…
Listen to Andrew Collin rewrite A Star is Born (it’s certainly an alternate take on the modern version).
Wheel of Misfortune
The funniest podcast about embarrassing stories
Fern Brady and Alison Hagan spin the wheel of misfortune and tell personal and listener stories on a topic from tattoos to travel.
Listen to the Wheel of Misfortune episode on terrible holidays.
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Wolf and Owl
The funniest random podcast
The Wolf (Tom Davis) and Owl (Romesh Ranganathan) catch up with no real theme, but whatever they talk about it’s always funny. Unless the theme is Romesh making fun of Tom (which is always funny too. They also provide advice to listener emails.
In this episode, Tom and Rom talk about celebrities advertising products.
All Fantasy Everything
The funniest podcasts about best lists
Each episodes sees a rotating cast of comedians draft a pop culture list, from movies and music to fictional characters they’d want to fight.
Listen to this episode where they talk about movies/books/songs they would’ve written eventually.
The funniest gameshow
Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby and Tom Parry and guests battle it out playing nonsensical musical and word play games – around the theme of being housemates.
I saw this show live at Machynlleth Comedy Festival in Wales.
Don’t You Know Who I Am?
The funniest quiz show podcast
Hosted by Josh Earl, four guests battle it out to see who knows each other best through a series of Tweets and hilarious game of truth or lie.
Listen to this episode with Joel Kim Booster, Sean Patton, Deanne Smith and Alice Snedden.
Last Podcast on the Left
The funniest true crime podcast
Who knew true crime could be this funny?
Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski tell in-depth stories about macabre murders and mysteries, whilst poking fun at the killers.
That Peter Crouch Podcast
The funniest football podcast
Ever wondered what life would be like as a footballer?
Former England striker reveals all from training to matches to… the team bus. Peter Crouch has a funny story for every scenario.
Listen to this episode about nights out as a footballer.
The funniest gameshow podcast
Hosted by Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno play fun and original games – sent in by listeners.
Some are good, some are bad, but it’s worth it to hear Jo grow increasingly frustrated by rules which make no sense. Manolo singing on-the-spot songs also makes listening to Dr. Gameshow worth it too.
You could really pick any episode, they’re all unique.
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
The funniest food podcast
POPPADOMS OR BREAD!? is just one of the questions guests are asked on Off Menu (bread every time for me thanks).
The premise is simple, what would you have as your dream, starter, main course and dessert?
Listen to Joe Thomas discuss his favourite food.
My Mate Bought a Toaster
The funniest podcast about your purchase history
Who knew you could make a podcast about people’s Amazon purchase history interesting let alone funny?
Tom Price picks his guests weirdest and most mundane purchases to reveal funny stories behind them.
Listen to the time Danny Wallace bought pegs (I know what you’re thinking but it’s genuinely funny).
That’s a First!
The funniest podcast about stories of your first time
Maisie Adam and Tom Lucy invite guests to tell stories about their the first times in their life.
Listen to Romesh Ranganathan tell stories about shitting himself…
I Just Called to Tell You a Joke
The funniest one liner podcasts
Every day Josie Steele calls someone in her life to tell them a one liner joke.
Genuinely it’s been really nice hearing a joke a day guaranteed.