168 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.

    Detroiters' "Sam the Man" (with Sam Richardson)

    Detroiters' "Sam the Man" (with Sam Richardson)

    In this episode of Good One, host Jesse David Fox sits down with the co-creator and co-star of one of his top two favorite shows of all times: Sam Richardson! And if you're wondering the show, it's Detroiters, and if you're wondering what joke Sam and Jesse are going to talk about, it's the episode of Detroiters where Sam accidentally becomes an escort.
    Together Sam and Jesse talk about playing genuinely nice guys, finding your comedy soulmate, and what it was like filming in the place your family also lives.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Tig Notaro's Sixth Grade Music Class

    Tig Notaro's Sixth Grade Music Class

    On this week's episode of Good One, we have the exciting return of the stand=up, writer, and actor Tig Notaro!
    Host Jesse David Fox sat down with Tig IRL to discuss her sixth grade music class joke, also known as the closer for her 2015 special Boyish Girl Interrupted. Then they discuss her newest special, Drawn, which is not only animated, but dropping via HBO Max later this month.
    Watch both seasons of Detroiters on Paramount Plus, The Tomorrow War on Prime Video, I Think You Should Leave on Netflix, and Werewolves Within on VOD.Follow Sam Richardson on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Dan Harmon's Community Payday Rap

    Dan Harmon's Community Payday Rap

    This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox had the absolute pleasure to travel to L.A. and sit down with the one and only Dan Harmon. Dan is an American writer, producer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing the NBC sitcom Community, an co-creating the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty and its subsequent franchise.
    The pair sat down and chatted about story structure, being a bad (and then better) boss, and what it might take to get a Community reunion.
    Watch Community on Hulu, Netflix, and Prime and Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Follow Dan Harmon on Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Best Specials of the Year So Far with Kathryn VanArendonk

    Best Specials of the Year So Far with Kathryn VanArendonk

    As we pass the midpoint in this our year of 2021, host Jesse David Fox and Vulture staff writer Kathryn VanArendonk review her rankings of the best comedy specials so far (yeah, it's a short list).
    The specials discussed, in alphabetical order:

    James Acaster, Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, (self-released, jamesacaster.com)

    Bo Burnham, Inside (Netflix)

    Vir Das, 10 on 10 (Youtube)

    Josh Johnson, # (Hashtag), (Comedy Central)


    You can follow Kathryn on Twitter. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Chris Gethard's Mother's Day (Rerun)

    Chris Gethard's Mother's Day (Rerun)

    Jesse and Chris Gethard discuss the transition from improviser to stand-up comedian, and then dissect the quintessential “Gethard Joke.” Chris recounts wrapping The Chris Gethard Show, his ambitious HBO special Career Suicide, and what’s problematic about applying the idea of “swim at your own risk” to live comedy.
    You can follow Chris Gethard on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Gina Yashere's Rules For Meeting Her Mother

    Gina Yashere's Rules For Meeting Her Mother

    This week, host Jesse David Fox zooms with legendary British comedian Gina Yashere!
    Gina was born and raised in the UK to Nigerian parents, an experience that's shaped a lot of her stand up. Gina moved to the U.S. 14 years ago when she hit a ceiling she says all Black British comedians hit in the U.K., and currently writes, produces, and acts in the CBS sitcom Bob hearts Abishola, which she co-created with Chuck Lorre.
    Watch Gina on Netflix! Two of her self-produced seasons are on the platform (Skinny Bitch and Laughing To America), and you can catch her on The Stand Ups season two.
    You can follow Gina Yashere on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Scrapyard ,

Super smart and funny

Jesse and his comedian guests make it clear how comedy is an art form. I love the vibe and always stay interested even when I’ve never heard of the guest.

hops9000 ,

Best comedy podcast out there.

Best comedy podcast out there. I look forward to every interview

gardnj ,

Good

Probably the best podcast on comedy (not just stand up) that I’ve heard.

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