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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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This month, host Jesse David Fox dives into a world he’s never been before… Youtube. More specifically, Youtube drama/tea channels.  So to help, Jesse sits down with stand up, sketch, and improv comedian Dennis Feitosa. In addition to giving Jesse a quick Youtube explainer, Dennis breaks down his successful parody Youtube commentary/drama/news/tea channel, and the character he created at the center of it all: a UCLA student and/or cat called Def Noodles. You can watch Def Noodles on Youtube. Follow Dennis on Twitter and on Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Brian Regan's Reading

Brian Regan's Reading

2021-02-2501:28:21

This week, host Jesse David Fox sits down with stand-up comedian Brian Regan. In the business for 40 years, Brian is known for his observational & squeaky clean comedy. Jesse and Brian chat about "dumb" comedy, connecting with audiences right away, and OCD. You can listen to the Epitome of Hyperbole wherever you stream music, or rent it on VOD. You can stream On the Rocks on Netflix. Follow Brian on Twitter and on Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tony Woods's Travels

Tony Woods's Travels

2021-02-1601:15:04

This week, host Jesse David Fox sits down with legendary Washington, D.C. comedian Tony Woods. In 2019, when Dave Chappelle won the Mark Twain Prize, the first person he thanked was Tony, saying where when Miles Davis was coming up he tried to play like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, “I was trying to play like you.” Chappelle added, “You were the first person I ever saw do it absolutely right.” Jesse and Tony talk about his influential style, playing all around the world, Def Comedy Jam, and his comeback of sorts, as part of Tiffany Haddish’s They Ready series. You can watch They Ready on Netflix. Follow Tony on Twitter and on Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, Good One revisits one of our favorite interviews: the Lucas Brothers! Kenny and Keith Lucas, aka comedy duo The Lucas Brothers, sit down with Jesse to discuss a joke-in-progress about Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy. The two reflect on their relationship as brothers, identical twins, writing partners, travel companions, and performers while musing on the intersection of comedy and philosophy. Watch the Lucas Brothers' special on Netflix, and watch Judas and the Black Messiah on HBO Max. Follow the Lucas Brothers on Twitter and on Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, host Jesse David Fox sits down with British stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and host London Hughes! In 2019, London performed her stand-up show “To Catch a Dick” at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Festival, where she was the first British Black woman to be nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy ‘Best Show’ Award. In early 2020, London moved to L.A. and recorded the show as her debut comedy special. Jesse and London chat double standards for dating male and female comedians, a failed run at Edinburgh, and genuinely wanting to be famous. You can watch To Catch a Dick and The Netflix Afterparty on Netflix. Follow London on Twitter and on Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, host Jesse David Fox is joined by Borat Subsequent Moviefilm's director, Jason Woliner!  Jason is a comedy director and writer, known for his work on MTV's Human Giant and Adult Swim's Eagleheart, to name a few; but today, he sat down with Jesse to chat about all the crazy things that go into making a film like Borat. From disguises to off camera improvising, Jason takes Jesse through them all!  Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm on Amazon. Follow Jason Woliner on Twitter. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this bonus episode of Good One, host Jesse David Fox sits down to talk to Hollywood Handbook podcast host and former comedy writer Hayes Davenport about pivoting from a career as a sitcom show runner to working in local politics. Listen to Hollywood Handbook wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Hayes Davenport on Twitter. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How Comedy Survived Trump

How Comedy Survived Trump

2021-01-1901:28:251

This week is President-Elect Joe Biden's Inauguration! And President Donald Trump's final days in office. In honor of this presidential transition, host Jesse David Fox sat down with five different comedians to discuss how Trump changed the nature of comedy—for better or for worse. Guests featured by order of appearance: Jenny Hagel: twitter Sarah Cooper: twitter & instagram Anthony Atamanuik: twitter & instagram Roy Wood Jr.: twitter & instagram Ayo Edebiri: twitter & instagram Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, host Jesse David Fox sits. down with former SNL cast member, Bobby Moynihan. Bobby started out in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC, and spent 9 seasons on SNL. In addition to being a prolific voice actor, Bobby also stars in the new Tina Fey and Robert Carlock NBC sitcom, Mr. Mayor. Bobby and Jesse unpack his Janet Peckinpaugh sketches, chat about some highs and lows of working at SNL, and more. You can watch Mr. Mayor on NBC Thursday nights, and Saturday Night Live on NBC Saturday Night. Follow Bobby on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, host Jesse David Fox previews his new Patreon podcast, The Specials. Along with his co-host, Dave Schilling, and producer, Jessamine Molli, each episode they watch a noteworthy stand-up special from the history of comedy and have as much fun as possible analyzing it as deeply as they can. The first episode, which we are sharing here, is a breakdown of Dave Chappelle's 2000 HBO special, Killin' Them Softly. In between discussions of some of the best jokes of the 21st century, Fox, Schilling, and Molli reckon with the mythology that has been created around Chappelle over the last decade. To subscribe to The Specials go to Patreon.com/TheSpecials. Follow Dave Schilling on Twitter @Dave_Schilling Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter @JesseDavidFox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Best Comedy Specials of 2020

Best Comedy Specials of 2020

2020-12-2201:38:241

As this crazy year comes to a close, host Jesse David Fox and Vulture staff writer Kathryn VanArendonk review her rankings of the best comedy specials of 2020.  The specials discussed, in order of Kathryn's ranking: 10. Taylor Tomlinson, Quarter-Life Crisis (Netflix) 9. Hannah Gadsby, Douglas (Netflix) 8. Leslie Jones, Time Machine (Netflix) 7. Patton Oswalt, I Love Everything (Netflix) 6. Hannibal Buress, Miami Nights (Youtube) 5. Kevin Hart, 0 F**ks Given (Netflix) 4. Maria Bamford, Weakness Is the Brand (Amazon Prime / VOD)  3. Yvonne Orji, Momma, I Made It (HBO) 2. Natalie Palamides, Nate - A One Man Show (Netflix) 1. Marc Maron, End Times Fun (Netflix)   You can follow Kathryn VanArendonk on Twitter. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, for part two of Good One's series on comedy in book form, host Jesse David Fox sits down with beloved blogger and personal friend, Kelly Conaboy! Kelly is a Brooklyn-based writer who most recently was writer-at-large at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Before that, she was a writer at the Hairpin, Gawker, and Videogum. If you remember these now-defunct websites for being staples in the golden blogging era that was the 2010s, then you'll love today's episode as Jesse and Kelly take a trip down memory lane and relive their blogging glory days. She also have a dog named Peter, and they wrote a book together called The Particulars of Peter! It's out now, so you should go ahead and get it (wherever books are sold). Follow Kelly on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Sedaris's Best

David Sedaris's Best

2020-12-0801:30:52

This week is part one of Good One’s two-part series on written comedy, you know, comedy in ~book form~ Host Jesse David Fox’s guest this week is humorist David Sedaris, the bestselling author of the books Calypso, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and many more. He is also a regular contributor to The New Yorker. The pair sit down and chat about how David’s writing process compares to that of a stand up’s, what type of person makes a good character, and where to find the best public bathrooms in New York City, especially during Covid Times. You can buy David’s newest book, The Best of Me, wherever books are sold. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Natalie Palamides's Nate

Natalie Palamides's Nate

2020-12-0101:26:011

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hannibal Buress's Asthma

Hannibal Buress's Asthma

2020-11-2401:27:26

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bert Kreischer's The Machine

Bert Kreischer's The Machine

2020-11-1001:59:401

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gary Gulman's Trader Joe's

Gary Gulman's Trader Joe's

2020-10-2701:34:081

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shane Torres's Guy Fieri

Shane Torres's Guy Fieri

2020-10-2001:11:15

This week, host Jesse David Fox sits down with New York stand-up comedian Shane Torres to discuss one of the greatest jokes of the last decade - Torres’s now legendary defense of Guy Fieri.  Torres started working on the joke in 2016, after seeing Fieri used as a cliche example of someone who sucked. Quickly he realized he was onto something special and that there was room to build on it. A year later, the result was both hilarious and surprisingly poignant. After going viral in the summer of 2017, the joke forever changed the perception of Guy Fieri in our culture, revealing the power of comedy. You can listen to Shane Torres’s album, Established 1981, wherever you stream music. Follow Shane Torres on Twitter @ShaneTorres and Instagram at @SyrupMountain. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram @JesseDavidFox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (11)

Bridget Cooley

Cuomo's nipples won the quarantine - that image will be giving my nightmares.

Jun 17th
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Lyon Kawundula

The sad moment you realize that Dave Chappelle wasn't listed.

Dec 11th
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Pal Oma

Yet when she imitates those catcalling her in NY she clearly tries to imitate a Latino accent. Which btw, she fails at doing bc she sounds like a champ or Cali Mex, not Caribbean which is the background of list Latinos in NY. She needs to check herself.

Sep 26th
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Shaylin Terrin

I have been craving a show like this- thank you for using your abilities and connections and making this happen

Mar 12th
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Alex Bennett

this show is pretty good but this episode isnt funny. also randomly gets political for a second for no real reason 1/10

Feb 11th
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Maria Jouravleva

Beautiful quote about art at 46:00 if anyone else is looking for it (Mike is attributing it to Daniil Kharms).

Jan 6th
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Igor Vander

Nikki Glaser is amazing, and the Cosby joke totally works.

Nov 20th
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Nathan Miller

Jimmy Carr co-wrote a book about jokes and has said "Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog- few people are interested, and the frog dies." If you're one of us who is interested as to how the frog dies, this is a good podcast for you. If you're interested in comedy for more than just laughs, then listen. I can't explain it better, but these comedians can.

Aug 6th
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