193 episodes

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play one of their jokes and then break it down with Vulture.com Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.6 • 1.3K Ratings

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play one of their jokes and then break it down with Vulture.com Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.

    Danny McBride's The Righteous Gemstones’s Opening Scene (Rerun)

    Danny McBride's The Righteous Gemstones’s Opening Scene (Rerun)

    Danny McBride walks Jesse through the opening scene of his new HBO series The Righteous Gemstones. Along the way, they also touch on the first scenes of his other series and films, including Eastbound & Down, The Foot Fist Way, and Vice Principals.
    Danny talks about where he wanted to go after Vice Principals ended, as well as the research that went into creating a show about Christian megachurches and superstar preachers. Jesse also asks Danny about how he constructs his antiheroes, and the different ways he utilizes the writers rooms on each of his projects.
    Also included: dick symbolism.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Search Party Season 5 (Vulture Fest Version)

    Search Party Season 5 (Vulture Fest Version)

    Happy New Year everyone! Here at Good One we're kicking off 2022 by throwing it back to 2021 and continuing our Vulture Fest series. This week, it's all about the fifth and final season of Search Party.
    If you were hoping Vulture Festival would offer you clues about the upcoming fifth season of HBO Max’s Search Party, you’re in luck! Cast members Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, John Early, and John Reynolds, as well as showrunners Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, join us for a special sneak peek at what’s to come next in the comedy series.
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    • 39 min
    Naomi Ekperigin's First Late Night Set (Rerun)

    Naomi Ekperigin's First Late Night Set (Rerun)

    New York based Naomi Ekperigin is quickly becoming an influential voice in modern comedy. She’s worked as a staff writer for Broad City and Great News, and was listed as one of the "20 Comedians You Should and Will Know" by Vulture. Jesse talks to Naomi about a joke from her most recent set on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Learn how Naomi crafted her tight 5 for late night, how she writes comedy conversationally, and the application process behind booking a spot on Seth Meyers.
    Watch Naomi Ekperigin on Netflix's The Standups. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Aida Rodriguez's Wokeness

    Aida Rodriguez's Wokeness

    This week, host Jesse David Fox brings you a gift fit for the holidays: a brand new episode of Good One with stand up comedian Aida Rodriguez!
    Aida Rodriguez is an American comedian of Puerto Rican/Dominican descent who is best known for her appearance as a contestant on the eighth season of Last Comic Standing and as a commentator on The Young Turks. Her debut special, Fighting Words, premiered earlier this year on HBO Max, and is featured in last week's Best Specials of 2021 episode with Kathryn VanArendonk.
    Watch They Ready on Netflix and Fighting Words on HBO Max. Follow Aida Rodriguez on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Best Specials of 2021 with Kathryn VanArendonk

    Best Specials of 2021 with Kathryn VanArendonk

    A second, full year into these unprecedented times means another Best Specials lists that looks a little different from lists past. Join host Jesse David Fox and frequent Good One guest & Vulture staff writer Kathryn VanArendonk as they discuss (and for the first time, argue!?) over Kathryn's annual list.
    List of specials mentioned:
    Aida Rodriguez, Fighting Words, (HBO Max)
    Nicole Byer, BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo), (Netflix)
    Vir Das, 10 on 10 (Youtube)
    Ricky Velez, Here's Everything, (HBO)
    James Acaster, Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, (self-released, jamesacaster.com)
    Josh Johnson, # (Hashtag), (Comedy Central)
    Tig Notaro, Drawn, (HBO)
    Roy Wood Jr., Imperfect Messenger, (Comedy Central)
    Jo Firestone, Good Timing with Jo Firestone, (Peacock)
    Bo Burnham, Inside (Netflix)

    Honorable Mention:
    Michael Che, Shame The Devil (Netflix)

    You can follow Kathryn VanArendonk on Twitter. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 2 hr 20 min
    The Insecure Pre-Union (Vulture Festival Version)

    The Insecure Pre-Union (Vulture Festival Version)

    We're back with another episode of Good One: Vulture Festival Version and this week we bring you the vibrant Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji!
    Before the curtain falls on the final season of HBO’s Insecure, we’re going to get one more wine-down with Issa and Molly. Join stars Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji for a little pre-union, which is what we call a reunion for a show that hasn’t ended yet and that we want to prolong as much as possible.
    You can follow Issa Rae on Twitter and Instagram. You can follow Yvonne on Twitter and Instagram. You can follow Alex Jung on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

JP Pullos ,

King of Comedy Nerds

I am a comedy nerd. I love comics’ comics. I love interviews with stand-up and improv comedians. I love the dissecting of a how comedy works. One of my proudest moments in life was when I waited on Drew Carey and I said something that made him laugh. So, already, this podcast is up my alley. I listened to about 20 episodes and had already decided this was one of my favorite podcasts and then I listened to the interview with Fortune Feimster, whom I love. Jesse David Fox asks her a question about the philosophy of Heidegger and how it relates to one of her jokes. You can tell Fortune, at first, is like “Where is this going?” but she’s along for the ride and her answer leads to her very movingly sharing about how her coming out story impacted the life of a straight man. In my book, Jesse is the King of Comedy Nerds. If you love comedy, you will love this podcast!

HiLoSF16 ,

I really want to love this podcast…

But I just can’t get into it. Jesse David Fox is one of the least engaging hosts, especially given the subject matter. I feel like he’s too academic with his line of questions and doesn’t dynamically respond to what the guests are saying and just plows through his list even if they’re non-sequiturs. I definitely prefer Comedian’s Comedian podcast over this one.

arthousecleaner ,

So funny laugh out loud!

I love this pod cast.
It's so fun and it feels so good just to laugh.
One of the best❤️❤️❤️❤️
Fantastic, Laugh out loud funny

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