Joy, a Podcast. Hosted by Craig Ferguson

Joy, a Podcast. Hosted by Craig Ferguson

Storied late-night talk host Craig Ferguson brings his interview talents and singular world view to a discussion of the modern state of JOY, sitting down with notable guests from the worlds of entertainment, science, government, and more. How's our Joy doing? Bridled? On life support? Where do we find joy in a world that seems by any rational measure to be collapsing around us?

Episodes

June 11, 2024 68 mins

Meet Dave Foley, a Canadian-American actor, stand-up comedian, director, producer and writer. He is best known as a co-founder of the comedy group The Kids in the Hall. Listen to Craig and Dave catch up and talk Hollywood, religion and UFOs. EnJOY!

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In Craig’s words "Aisha Tyler is so cool I’m always aghast that she agrees to hang out with me. Come share her elegance, poise and intelligence and my (a)ghastliness on this weeks Joy.”  Check out Aisha’s new cocktail company losophe and catch her on new season of Criminal Minds premiering June 6th. EnJOY! 

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May 28, 2024 60 mins

"This week on Joy - Justin Willman - who for my money is the most entertaining practitioner of craft since Houdini - explains why magic makes you cynical and I tell him how to meet a ghost. Top notch episode," Craig Ferguson says. Willman is best known for hosting and executive producing the Netflix series Magic for Humans — showcasing a diverse array of tricks, from mind-bending mentalism to classic sleight of hand. His new Netfli...

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May 21, 2024 52 mins

Meet Craig’s friend Ariel Tweto, Ariel was a frequent guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has a recurring voice role on the Fox animated sitcom The Great North, playing a teenage girl named Kima Evanoff and is best known for TV show called Flying Wild Alaska that features the Tweto family from Unalakleet, Alaska who run the Alaska airline Era Alaska. EnJOY this conversation about psychology, flying planes and friendshi...

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May 14, 2024 49 mins

Meet Craig’s friend Tom Straw. Straw published his first mystery novel, The Trigger Episode, in 2007. Subsequently, writing as Richard Castle, he authored seven more crime novels, all of which became New York Times Bestsellers. Buzz Killer is Tom Straw’s first book under his own name since that blockbuster Nikki Heat series. He is also an Emmy- and Writer’s Guild of America-nominated TV writer and producer having written and produc...

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May 7, 2024 53 mins

Please Meet Craig’s long time friend John Henson, an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He was the co-host of ABC's Wipeout with John Anderson. Sit back and listen to two friends in an engaging conversation, catching up and bringing jokes and joy to you today, enJOY! 

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April 30, 2024 52 mins

Meet Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme, two fifths of the funniest comedy troupe in America called Broken Lizard! They are responsible for hilarious films such as Beerfest, Super Troopers, Super Troopers 2 and the tv show Tacoma FD. Don’t miss Craig, Kevin and Steve just straight up riffing for an hour, laughs guaranteed, EnJOY! 

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April 23, 2024 55 mins

Meet Matt Walsh, an American comedian and actor. He is best known for his role as Mike McLintock in Veep and for being one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Listen to Craig and Matt discuss Hollywood, improv, family and much more. Matt is one of the best out there. EnJOY! 

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April 16, 2024 47 mins

Meet Matt Williams, the creator of hit shows Roseanne and Home Improvement among many other successful projects. Matt never focused on red carpets and glitzy parties during his lengthy and successful career in the entertainment industry. Rather, he says, what sustained him, guided him, and inspired him were divine glimpses of goodness and grace. Listen to Matt talk about that and so much more in this interview. Matt’s new book Glim...

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April 9, 2024 52 mins

Meet Sung Kang, an American actor best known for his role as Han Lue in the Fast & Furious franchise. Tune in this week and listen to Sung talk about his time growing up in the American south, his enthusiasm for cars and his love for acting and directing. Listen to his podcast Car Stories with co-host Emelia Hartford wherever you get your podcasts. EnJOY! 

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April 2, 2024 52 mins

Meet Bishop Briggs, a British-American singer and songwriter. Her single "River" peaked at number 3 on the US Alternative Chart and has been streamed more than 485 million times on Spotify. Listen to Bishop Briggs and Craig discuss her musical career, having kids and their special Scottish connection. This one is not to be missed. EnJOY and go listen her music now! 

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March 26, 2024 51 mins

Meet Phil Rosenthal, everybody’s favorite foodie. Phil is known as the creator of EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND and he has garnered a cult like following for his Netflix series SOMEBODY FEED PHIL, which just released its 7th season. Go to Netflix to check it out! Phil also has a new children’s book out he created with his daughter, Lily, called: JUST TRY IT: A Phil and Lil Book, a hilarious picture book geared towards young children abou...

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March 19, 2024 49 mins

Meet Jesse Tyler Ferguson, a Tony-Award winning actor, author, producer, and host known not only for his creative work but, for his ongoing advocacy in the LGBTQIA+ community. Ferguson starred as the widely beloved character “Mitchell Pritchett” on the Award-winning ABC comedy MODERN FAMILY, which ran for an impressive 11 seasons. Check out his new podcast call Dinner’s On Me here. EnJOY! 

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March 12, 2024 55 mins

Meet Taylor Williamson, a super funny American comic and Craig’s friend. He is known for finishing as the runner-up on the eighth season of America's Got Talent and as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. Check out his new stand-up special called Live At The Comedy Store here. EnJOY!

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March 5, 2024 55 mins

Meet Shadoe Stevens, who amongst many many things was the announcer on Craig’s old late night show. You can’t mistake his iconic voice for anybody else in the business. Listen to him talk about his career, drugs and his new endeavor mental radio! EnJOY! 

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February 27, 2024 56 mins

Meet Thomas Lennon, an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, director, novelist and Craig’s good friend. He plays Lieutenant Jim Dangle on the series Reno 911!

Lennon is also an accomplished screenwriter of several major studio comedies, he wrote the Night at the Museum films, The PacifierBalls of Fury, and Baywatch. EnJOY! 

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February 20, 2024 55 mins

Meet Yvette Nicole Brown,  an American actress and Craig’s long time friend. She starred as Shirley Bennett on the NBC sitcom Community, as Dani in the 2015 reboot of The Odd Couple on CBS and as Dina Rose on the ABC sitcom The Mayor. In this episode Yvette and Craig talk about religion, life, politics and why Craig thinks Yvette is the right person to run for the office! EnJOY! 

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February 13, 2024 57 mins

Meet "Weird Al” Yankovic , an American treasure and best known for creating comedy songs that make light of pop culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musicians. Al and Craig are good friends in real life and the conversation shows! Al recently picked up his very first Emmy for being one of the producers of WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, which also won the award for Outstanding Television Movie at the Creative Arts ...

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February 6, 2024 69 mins

Illeana Douglas is an American actress, filmmaker, and writer. Listen to Craig and Illeana chat about movies, her life in Connecticut and LA, and bunch more. Her new book called Connecticut In The Movies is out now and available here for purchase: http://tinyurl.com/3ep2ejw5, EnJOY! 

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January 30, 2024 55 mins

Meet Ronny Chieng, a stand up comedian, actor and Correspondent on "The Daily Show". In addition to two Netflix stand-up comedy specials, Ronny has starred in "Crazy Rich Asians", Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings", "M3GAN", "American Born Chinese", "Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.", "Vacation Friends 2", "Joy Ride" and will star in the upcoming Hulu series "Interior Chinatown”. Catch Ronny on his stand up tour named Love ...

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