217 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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    • 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.

    A Black Lady Sketch Show's "What Up? I'm Three" (with Robin Thede)

    A Black Lady Sketch Show's "What Up? I'm Three" (with Robin Thede)

    This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox gets ahold of A Black Lady Sketch Show creator, writer, and actor Robin Thede! After three strong seasons and working on a fourth, Robin came on the show to nerd out about sketch comedy. From her passionate explanation of the difference between a sketch and a skit, to describing the "round robin" auditions for the ABLSS cast, this episode is, in Jesse's words, "Robin's Masterclass."
    Watch A Black Lady Sketch Show on HBO Max. Follow Robin Thede on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Bill Hader's Barry Season 3 Finale (Bonus Episode!)

    Bill Hader's Barry Season 3 Finale (Bonus Episode!)

    Hello and welcome to Good One: A Podcast About Jokes, on a Tuesday! This week in addition to our regularly scheduled Thursday programming, we're bringing you a special Tuesday bonus!
    If you're a Barry fan, you'll know the HBO Max show's season 3 finale aired last week, and it was nuts. Host Jesse David Fox sat down with Bill Hader for a very spoiler-heavy chat about what went down: Hader explained why it was time for Barry to get caught, how Cousineau found the courage to give the best performance of his life, and what season three is saying about forgiveness, love, and existence.
    Here is a link to Jesse's article about the finale on Vulture.
    Watch Barry on HBO Max. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 49 min
    Liz Meriwether’s Evolution from New Girl to The Dropout

    Liz Meriwether’s Evolution from New Girl to The Dropout

    This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox invites writer and TV showrunner Liz Meriwether to the mic! Liz is best known for writing the 2011 romantic comedy No Strings Attached and developing and writing the Zooey Deschanel-led hit sitcom New Girl. More recently, Liz took a break from comedy to create the Hulu drama The Dropout, based on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. Jesse and Liz chat Liz's evolution from New Girl to The Dropout, discuss how being a professional comedy writer can be key for writing a drama, and more.
    Watch The Dropout on Hulu and New Girl on Netflix. Follow Liz Meriwether on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Joel Kim Booster's Gay Dads (rerun)

    Joel Kim Booster's Gay Dads (rerun)

    Comedian Joel Kim Booster talks to Jesse about the evolution of his late night sets and career, focusing in partiuclar on his January 2019 performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Joel addresses Asian and gay stereotypes as they've appeared in comedy, as well as why he adopts a "hot idiot" persona onstage despite only being one of those two things. (He's hot, not an idiot.)
    Watch Fire Island on Hulu, Psychosexual on Netflix, and Loot on Apple TV+
    Follow Joel Kim Booster on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
    Read Alex Jung's profile of Joel Kim Booster on Vulture.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ms. Pat's Momma's Neck (featuring Bert Kreischer)

    Ms. Pat's Momma's Neck (featuring Bert Kreischer)

    This week's episode of Good One is a bit of a doozy: it was recorded when host Jesse David Fox was still on book leave, and so we booked the indescribable Ms. Pat to talk to her good friend and fellow podcaster/comedian Bert Kreischer about a joke from her new Netflix special, Y'all Wanna Hear Something Crazy?
    Ms. Pat is also the creator and star of The Ms. Pat Show (BET+), the host of hit podcast The Patdown, and is co-host of Atlanta’s V-103’s 'The Big Tigger Morning Show.' Follow Ms. Pat on twitter and instagram. Follow Bert Kreischer on twitter and instagram.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Katt Williams's Chicken

    Katt Williams's Chicken

    This week, host Jesse David Fox talks to the one and only, the legendary Katt Williams, who is promoting his TWELFTH stand-up special, World War III. They discuss how and why Williams doesn’t work in clubs, how he’s maintained a close relationship with his audience, the real story behind his name, and how he became the sex-joke master.
    Watch World War III on Netflix. Follow Katt on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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great conversations about the craft of comedy

I’ve been listening to good one since almost the first episode. One of the things that impresses me over and over again is how much the comedians seem to appreciate the in depth, specific questions about their art. Perfect example from a recent episode: “I don’t give many interviews, and this was a pleasure. You were prepared and thorough…I would want you to interview somebody that I would want to know something about, especially comedians.” - Katt Williams
Start with an episode with a comedian who makes YOU laugh. Then listen to another, and another….

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Bring Roy Wood Jr. back for more!!

Have loved this podcast for years. Jesse brings it every time with his skilled interviewing style, excellent curation of guests and their bits, and moreover, his dedication to learning about the guests and their material prior to their appearance on the show. All of that said, having the opportunity to listen to Roy Wood Jr. interview Moses Storm was such a gift. Roy’s ability to leverage his own skill at comedic devices such as transforming personal tragedy and complicated family history to produce a funny, compelling stand up act paid dividends as he thoughtfully and expertly interviewed Moses on some of these same methods. Bravo! And, more please…

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