134 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 • 1.2K 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.

    Natalie Palamides's Nate

    Natalie Palamides's Nate

    This week, host Jesse David Fox sits down with comedian, writer, and voice actor Natalie Palamides! Natalie is known for voicing Buttercup in the most recent Powerpuff Girls iteration, and for winning Best Newcomer at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

    In today’s episode, Natalie joins Jesse to chat about her new special, Nate, which premieres *today* on Netflix! In the one-woman show, Natalie Palamides plays Nate Palamino, a lovable idiot trying to figure out dating and overcome toxic masculinity in the post- MeToo era. In addition to breaking down what it’s like to wrestle men shirtless on stage, the pair also chat about fearlessness, consent, and clowning.

    You can watch Nate on Netflix. Follow Natalie on Twitter and on Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Hannibal Buress's Asthma

    Hannibal Buress's Asthma

    This week, host Jesse David Fox talks to one of his favorite comedians, Chicago-native stand up, actor, and producer Hannibal Buress!

    Hannibal has racked up a myriad of credits ranging from his Comedy Central show Why? With Hannibal Buress, to the 2018 Baywatch reboot, and many more. In this episode, Jesse and Hannibal chat about his 2020 special Miami Nights, which comes after a four year gap after his last special, Comedy Camisado. The two talk about asthma, a late in life ADHD diagnosis, and his 2017 run in with the Miami PD.

    You can watch Miami Nights on Youtube. Follow Hannibal Buress on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Colin Quinn's Coronavirus Drive-In Special

    Colin Quinn's Coronavirus Drive-In Special

    This week, host Jesse David Fox sits down with the Comics’ Comic, Colin Quinn. Colin is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He’s best known for being an SNL cast member in the late 90s where he also anchored Weekend Update, with other credits including roles in the films Trainwreck and Grown Ups. 

    In today’s episode, Jesse and Colin break down a joke from Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Show, which is exactly what it sounds like: a comedy show in a parking lot, as part of our new normal. It’s part stand up special and part documentary, about shooting a special during a pandemic. They also chat about Colin’s new book Overstated, in which he roasts each and everyone one of the 50 united states.

    You can watch Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Show on HBO Max. You can watch Colin’s last three standup specials on Netflix. Buy Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States, wherever you buy books. Follow Colin on twitter and instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr
    Bert Kreischer's The Machine

    Bert Kreischer's The Machine

    This week, host Jesse David Fox sat down with The Machine himself, Bert Kreischer, to find out the story behind the infamous story.

    Bert Kreischer is a legendary human: he got his start when he was profiled by Rolling Stone Magazine as the Top Partyer at the Top Party School in the nation, FSU. Soon after he moved to NYC, where six months in he was discovered by Will Smith, and started developing shows with him. For the next decade, he was a road comedian and a Travel Channel host. And then, his story The Machine went viral, and his life and career changed forever.

    You watch The Machine, The Cabin, and Bert’s last two specials on Netflix. Listen to The Bert Cast where you listen to podcasts. Follow Bert on social media on twitter and instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Lauren Lapkus's Pamela from Big Bear

    Lauren Lapkus's Pamela from Big Bear

    This week, we’re bringing you an extra fun episode in hopes it’ll help distract you, from, ehh, you know... And so with that in mind, host Jesse David Fox sat down with improviser and actor Lauren Lapkus, star of the Netflix comedy The Wrong Missy, part of Netflix’s The Characters special, and a comedy podcast icon (Comedy Bang Bang, With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, Threedom, and The Newcomers).
    The two discuss her character Pamela from Big Bear, a character Lauren first performed on a With Special Guest episode with James Adomian, and which later became a beloved staple of Comedy Bang Bang live shows. Here, they dissect a clip of Pamela from Lauren’s Netflix The Characters special.
    You can watch The Characters and The Wrong Missy on Netflix. Listen to Threedom and The Newcomers where you listen to podcasts. Listen to old episodes of With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus and the Comedy Bang Bang tour shows on Stitcher Premium. Follow Lauren on social media on twitter and instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Gary Gulman's Trader Joe's

    Gary Gulman's Trader Joe's

    In this rerun, host Jesse David Fox sits down with Gary Gulman to talk about a joke from his 2016 special It’s About Time.
    The joke is about an experience Gary had at Trader Joe’s, but it’s way, waaaaaaaay bigger than that. Gary takes his audience through TJ’s snack selection and into Narnia, making companions of old women on the Upper West Side, finally culminating in a rumination on the nature of New Yorkers and taking a stand when injustice rears its ugly head.
    Jesse and Gary dissect this joke from start to finish, picking apart word choice down to the syllable. Gary reflects on the inciting incident, as well as how his mental illness plays a part in the whole thing.
    You can watch The Great Depresh Tour on HBO Max. For all of Gary’s tips, follow Gary on Twitter. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

THEDavetor ,

Home run

The Machine- best comedy investigation podcast analyzing the best story joke. Like he said “Comedy orgasm”

Zelma Yvette ,

Bert the machine!

Great interview

Dec's Dad ,

I LOVE this Podcast.

I’ve really enjoyed this podcast. Have only heard the Marc Maron, Taylor Tomlinson and Michelle Wolf episodes. All great, but the Michelle Wolf episode was so funny. I was already a big fan, but love her more now.

Update - I feel like this podcast was made for me. I really enjoy how most comedians truly appreciate the analysis and time that Jesse David Fox puts into each interview. It has also introduced me to new comedians that I hadn’t been aware of.

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