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Our Favorite Harris Wittels Podcast Appearances

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Last week, the comedy world lost one of its own when standup and Parks and Recreation writer/co-executive producer Harris Wittels tragically died at the age of 30. To celebrate [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jay Mohr Chats with J.B. Smoove

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Mohr Stories - J.B. Smoove

Pablo: It's strange to watch old episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm before Leon Black entered Larry David's life with the force of a hurricane (due to [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Horatio Sanz and Ben Schwartz Celebrate Secular Christmas

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

The Hooray Show with HoratioThe First Ever Very Special Secular February Christmas Episode

Elizabeth: Ben Schwartz joins Horatio Sanz for the third episode of The Hooray Show. [...]

Scott Aukerman on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Season 4 and Saying Goodbye to Reggie

The one thing we do know about Reggie Watts’ replacement on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is the new sidekick will be a human being.

That is all the offbeat talk show’s host and creator Scott Aukerman is willing to divulge in the wake of news that Watts, Comedy Bang! Bang!’s bandleader for the past three seasons, is leaving in March to become bandleader of the new Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS.

We’ll still have plenty of Watts and Aukerman’s hilariously awkward banter to enjoy in the first half of Comedy Bang! Bang! season 4, which premiered last week. And Aukerman promises a remarkable mid-season sendoff.

After that, [...]

'ANiMASHUPS': Exploring the Possibilities of the Animated Podcast

For my money, there are few things on this big, blue marble we call Earth more awe-inspiring and superlative than the amalgamation of comedy and animation. Screw off, peanut butter and chocolate. Hit the bricks, mortar and bricks! Take a breather, unstable sociopaths and boxes of abandoned puppies. The good folks from Jash and VPN obviously agree, which is where ANiMASHUPS, their series of animated podcasts, comes in.

ANiMASHUPS, which first appeared on Jash’s sister network the Video Podcast Network back in mid-February of 2013, has released over 58 videos to date and features material taken from over eight different partnered podcasts. We were lucky enough to speak with the [...]

Listen to the Final 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' with Harris Wittels

Scott Aukerman originally hadn't planned to release the latest episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring Adam Scott, Chelsea Peretti, and Harris Wittels, but with the encouragement of his friends and those who knew Wittels before his tragic death last week, Aukerman ultimately decided to share the final Wittels CBB today. Aukerman's intro to the episode is an especially tough listen; here's an excerpt from it:

So a few days ago I didn't know if I wanted to even put out a show this week or put out a show next week, or, you know, even why continue? Why keep doing this stupid show? But in the conversation [...]

The Wompler Files: A Guide to the Expanding Universe of Marissa Wompler and Friends

Many a character has been born and honed in the hallowed halls of Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast. Among the best are Don DiMello, Mike the Janitor, Cuban crooner Victor Diamond and his manager, Tiny. And of course who can forget the incest-prone music moguls knows as the Bachelor Brothers?

Hell, it’s quite clear that one of the most appealing aspects of the podcast, and to a larger degree, Scott Aukerman’s career, is his ability to nurture the inclinations of his comedian friends. Zach Galifianakis was quoted in The New York Times as saying Scott has been “kind of a den mother to comics for years.” But chief among [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Bill Burr Chats with Jeff Garlin

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

By The Way, In Conversation with Jeff GarlinBill Burr Pablo: Most astronomers hypothesize that the Moon was created when a planetary body smashed into Earth billions of [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Adam McKay Becomes '70s Movie Producer Alan Marlowe

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

The New Hollywood Podcast - Alan Marlowe & Adam McKay Marc: Podcasting once again shows off its prowess as a medium that’s versatile enough to pull off the unexpected without [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jenny Slate Delights On 'WTF'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

WTF with Marc Maron - Jenny Slate Leigh: This week's episode of WTF with Marc Maron is so good, I'm still coming down from a contact high, which can only be [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Aisha Tyler Chats with Dan St. Germain

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Girl on GuyDan St. Germain

Elizabeth: Aisha Tyler chats with Wikipedia page-less comedian Dan St. Germain on this week’s Girl on Guy. Recent LA transplant St. Germain talks [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: The Return of 'Call Chelsea Peretti'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Call Chelsea PerettiTyler the GR8 Call Creator

Leigh: It may have been a grey day in LA, but it's the first new episode of Call Chelsea Peretti [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland Stop by 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang!Nick Kroll, John Mulaney Rob: This week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! features guest Nick Kroll along with John Mulaney, and for veteran CBB listeners, and that [...]

The Year in Comedy Podcasts

2014. The year the podcast came back! What? Did it ever leave? Well, no. But with major ink from hoary old analog readers like New York Magazine and The Washington Post trumpeting “the return of the podcast!” it seems mainstream has finally figured out podcasting is a thing. Podcast impresario Kevin Smith even featured Justin Long portraying a podcaster who is transformed — painfully, and against his will — into a walrus in the feature film Tusk this year.

It seems that comedy isn’t the only main driver for the podcast medium any more. This year saw the rise of “must listen” shows like Startup, a podcast about a [...]