Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
Vulture
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.
Best Specials of the Year So Far
As we do every June, host Jesse David Fox brings Vulture critic Kathryn VanArendonk review on the podcast to share her list of the best comedy specials of the year so far (yeah, it's a short list). The specials discussed: Alex Edelman, Just for Us (HBO/Max) Nikki Glaser, Someday You’ll Die (HBO/Max) Kyle Kinane, Dirt Nap (YouTube) Jacqueline Novak, Get on Your Knees (Netflix) Ali Siddiq, The Domino Effect Part 3 and 4 (YouTube) Taylor Tomlinson, Have it All (Netflix) Ramy Youssef, More Feeling (HBO/Max) Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18
1 hr 19 min
Tig Notaro, Joke Superlatives
This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox welcomes Tig Notaro back to the podcast. Tig walks through her entire career via her best jokes with a new format called “Joke Superlatives.” Tig newest special, Hello Again, is out now on Prime Video. The film she co-wrote and co-directed, Am I Ok? is out now on Max. Stream her podcast, Handsome, wherever you get your podcasts. Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11
1 hr 9 min
Ego Nwodim’s “Lisa from Temecula”
Before this most recent season, Ego Nwodim had already found a place for herself at Saturday Night Live. But it was this year, where she really making the show her own, getting on some of the silliest characters in the shows long history. On this week’s Good One, Nwodim talks with host Jesse David Fox about the characters that got her there. Sketches/Clips Mentioned: Pasta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwzdTW0pJXk Entre Clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XadmCTKTibQ Cat clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIRRmzc1TOI SECOND LISA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY_DeNYWtIo THIRD LISA CLIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDzrvVYgkgQ LOKO Clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk7jW7qRZYM Dionne CLip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHQbl3byYiY RICH AUNTIE CLIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0VtbXLPjBY&t=168s STINGRAY CLIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UlWbT3owys Nat Geo Clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UlWbT3owys Father lawrence clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjBrLbOJXHA Mid-Day clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGqtZmShIkw Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 4
1 hr 30 min
John Early’s “After the Gold Rush”
This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox welcomes John Early back to the podcast. John talks about his 2023 HBO special, Now More Than Ever, and specifically a 20-minute section on millennials, modern life, and the internet that Jesse has been obsessed with for a year. They have so much fun! Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28
2 hr 11 min
Mike Birbiglia’s “No Breath Holding” Sign
This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox welcomes Mike Birbiglia back to the podcast. Mike walks Jesse through the joke at the climax of his most recent Netflix special, The Old Man and the Pool. The two also discuss making Good One: A Show About Jokes, the Peacock documentary special adaptation of this podcast, of which Mike was the subject of. Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14
1 hr 3 min
Alex Edelman’s Christmas Story
This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox welcomes Alex Edelman podcast to talk about his special, Just For Us, which premiered on Max earlier this year. Alex walks Jesse through incarnations of the same story about the time his Orthodox Jewish family celebrated Christmas. Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30
2 hr 7 min
Kyle Kinane's Dirt Nap
This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox welcomes Kyle Kinane back to the podcast to talk about his sixth stand-up special, Dirt Nap, which is currently available on YouTube. Kyle discusses putting together the incredible, nearly 50-minute story that he closes the special with me. Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16
1 hr 40 min
Ramy Youssef's Phone Call
This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox welcomes Ramy star/co-creator Ramy Youssef to the podcast to discuss his newest stand-up HBO special, More Feelings. Ramy had been touring his hour for years, but the set really came to focus in the weeks following October 7. This episode they discuss the first joke he wrote about what is happening in Gaza. Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 2
1 hr 32 min
How Good One Became a TV Show
On a special bonus episode of Good One: A Podcast About Jokes, Host Jesse David Fox is talking about the creation of Good One: A Show About Jokes, the docu-special currently airing on Peacock about Mike Birbiglia’s search for his next hour. Jesse invites on Eddie Schmidt, the special’s director, to discuss how they went about adapting this very podcast for television. Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26
1 hr 4 min
Judd Apatow’s 2024 DGA Awards Monologue
This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox welcomes Judd Apatow back to the pod. While last time Apatow spoke about The King of Staten Island and his movie making process, this time he talks about his approach to hosting an award show. Specifically, how he’s approached the five times he’s hosted the Directors Guild of America Awards. Recorded live at SXSW in Austin on March 8, 2024, Apatow and Fox use the DGA monologue as a jumping-off point for a wide-ranging conversation about the state of comedy and the film industry. Order Jesse's book (out now!), Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374604714/comedybook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19
1 hr 4 min
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