Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

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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June 23, 2022 86 min
This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox gets ahold of A Black Lady Sketch Show creator, writer, and actor Robin Thede! After three strong seasons and working on a fourth, Robin came on the show to nerd out about sketch comedy. From her passionate explanation of the difference between a sketch and a skit, to describing the "round robin" auditions for the ABLSS cast, this episode is, in Jesse's words, "Robin's...
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Hello and welcome to Good One: A Podcast About Jokes, on a Tuesday! This week in addition to our regularly scheduled Thursday programming, we're bringing you a special Tuesday bonus! If you're a Barry fan, you'll know the HBO Max show's season 3 finale aired last week, and it was nuts. Host Jesse David Fox sat down with Bill Hader for a very spoiler-heavy chat about what went down: Hader explained why it was time fo...
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This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox invites writer and TV showrunner Liz Meriwether to the mic! Liz is best known for writing the 2011 romantic comedy No Strings Attached and developing and writing the Zooey Deschanel-led hit sitcom New Girl. More recently, Liz took a break from comedy to create the Hulu drama The Dropout, based on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. Jesse and Liz chat Liz's ...
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Comedian Joel Kim Booster talks to Jesse about the evolution of his late night sets and career, focusing in partiuclar on his January 2019 performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Joel addresses Asian and gay stereotypes as they've appeared in comedy, as well as why he adopts a "hot idiot" persona onstage despite only being one of those two things. (He's hot, not an idiot.) Watch Fire Island on Hulu, Psy...
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This week's episode of Good One is a bit of a doozy: it was recorded when host Jesse David Fox was still on book leave, and so we booked the indescribable Ms. Pat to talk to her good friend and fellow podcaster/comedian Bert Kreischer about a joke from her new Netflix special, Y'all Wanna Hear Something Crazy? Ms. Pat is also the creator and star of The Ms. Pat Show (BET+), the host of hit podcast The Patdown, and is co...
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May 26, 2022 75 min
This week, host Jesse David Fox talks to the one and only, the legendary Katt Williams, who is promoting his TWELFTH stand-up special, World War III. They discuss how and why Williams doesn’t work in clubs, how he’s maintained a close relationship with his audience, the real story behind his name, and how he became the sex-joke master. Watch World War III on Netflix. Follow Katt on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on T...
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May 19, 2022 71 min
Celebrating the return of their beloved and influential sketch show, streaming now on Amazon Prime, this week’s guests are The Kids In The Hall… yes, seriously, we got all of them. Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson join Jesse David Fox for a hilarious (and at times somewhat chaotic) interview breaking down one of their favorite sketches from the new season, “Tart.” With a unique behind-...
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I know we say this a lot, but this week, host Jesse David Fox is bringing something a little different to the Good One feed: Instead of a comedian talking about a bit they wrote and love that explains what they're trying to do with their comedy, he brought two academics into the (digital) studio! Meet Matt Sienkiewicz and Nick Marx, authors of the new book That's Not Funny: How The Right Makes Comedy Work For Them. The book...
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Last year, Henry Winkler put on a virtual acting class for us that blew our minds. Lucky for us, the time for virtual learning is over, and Professor Winkler is here to teach us all a thing or two *in person*. Winkler’s approach to the craft has earned him a career that’s spanned almost 50 years as an actor, producer, and director. From his role as The Fonz in Happy Days, where he set a new standard for “cool,” to his heartbreaking...
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Vanessa Bayer stops in to discuss the creation of her character Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy. She talks about her formative years of comedy, Judaism, and how the process of writing a subtle and specific character evolved each time Jacob returned. Watch I Love that For You, Fridays, on Showtime. Listen to Vanessa's podcast HOW DID WE GET WEIRD? wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow Vanessa on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse D...
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April 21, 2022 85 min
This week, host Jesse David Fox is not only back in the hosting seat, but he's back in the studio, too! Recorded live and edited later in New York, Jesse is joined by musical comedian Craig Robinson. Known for his roles on The Office, Eastbound and Down, and more, Craig made his mark in stand up with his trademark suits, keyboard, and deadpan delivery. Now he's the star of the new Peacock Original series, Killing It: a come...
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This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox is pleased to present another episode from his Patreon podcast, The Specials! Do you ever think to yourself, "hmmm, I wonder what Nanette discourse sounds like four years post-Nanette?" Well then you're in luck! Because today's episode is all about Nanette; Nanette then, Nanette now, Nanette forever!!! Listen in as hosts Jesse David Fox, Kathryn VanArendonk, producer Jess...
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This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox passes the mic to guest host Dulce Sloan and guest Solomon Georgio. Solomon is a stand up comedian who flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. Solomon made his television debut as a featured comedian on CONAN and in 2017, Comedy Central released Solomon’s first televised special for Comedy Central Standup Presents. Now, ...
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This week, Good One has a new interview for you! Since host Jesse David Fox is still on book leave, he proudly presents to you, our faithful listener, a conversation between Chris Redd and Moses Storm. Former guest Moses Storm (Trash White, HBO Max) interviews his friend and collaborator Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live, Kenan, Bust Down) about all the stuff he's been putting out into the world recently: from his first big polit...
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This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox is doing something a little different. Instead of interviewing a successful comedian about one of their bits and how it fits into their comedy, Jesse sat down with fellow comedy journalist Jason Zinoman of the New York Times! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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This week, we have another favorite we wanted to rerun: host Jesse David Fox sat down with Nick Kroll to discuss the difference between shame and guilt and how both concepts factor into writing a show like Big Mouth. Stream Big Mouth and Human Resources on Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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This week, we're rerunning the time host Jesse David Fox spoke to Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the creators and co-writers of the tv-show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Despite the titular Mrs. Maisel being a fictional comedian, Jesse wants to know where she might draw her material from, and how she might write and perform comedy within the context of the show. Jesse asks Amy and Daniel about Mrs. Maisel's creati...
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March 3, 2022 69 min
On this week’s episode, standup comedian wunderkind Taylor Tomlinson (Self-Helpless podcast) talks about becoming one of the youngest comics ever to have their own Netflix one-hour stand-up special. Her path to taping her hilarious Quarter-Life Crisis at the age of 25 is an extremely nontraditional one: she started as a teenage Christian comedian, after taking a stand-up class with her father. This meant to fully become the comedia...
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February 24, 2022 121 min
This week, Good One features Drew Michael and is hosted by the one and only Jesse David Fox! Drew is a writer and stand-up, known for writing on Saturday Night Live and for his two HBO Max specials, Drew Michael (2018) and Red Blue Green (2021). Drew spoke with Jesse about growing up hard of hearing, directing his new special himself, and why he dislikes social media so much. Watch Drew Michael and Red Blue Green on HBO Max. Follow...
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February 17, 2022 72 min
Good One turns five today, and to celebrate host Jesse David Fox is giving you THE Laughning-Palooza: an amalgamation of all our favorite Laughning Round moments over the years. We combed through our repertoire to bring you the best of the best, all wrapped up together in a neat little podcast episode, with love. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Thank you to all our listeners, old and new; here's ...
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