Is the Comedy Podcast Scene Too Incestuous?


“We’re all kind of using the same guests,” said Jimmy Pardo of comedy podcast hosts, before announcing an upcoming Never Not Funny with guests Marc Maron, Todd Glass, Adam Carolla and Chris Hardwick. Just kidding! Further opinions are aired in this article about the seriousness of comedy podcasts, from John Hodgman’s notion that podcasts can’t rightfully be called comedy “when you’re weeping” to Pete Holmes’ point that the vast array of content means that listeners can expect podcasts to suit their ever more specific needs. Now there’s a fun thought experiment: what is your specific, personal dream podcast? Mine would be the male trio of Stella plus the female trio of Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler performing comic readings of various Shakespeare plays.