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 Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h5m. Bisher sind 176 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 7 hours 36 minutes


episode 74: Tig Notaro's Sixth Grade Music Class

On this week's episode of Good One, we have the exciting return of the stand=up, writer, and actor Tig Notaro! Host Jesse David Fox sat down with Tig IRL to discuss her sixth grade music class joke, also known as the closer for her 2015 special Boyish Girl Interrupted. Then they discuss her newest special, Drawn, which is not only animated, but dropping via HBO Max later this month. Watch Boyish Girl Interrupted and Drawn on HBO Max. Follow Tig Notaro on Instagram...



episode 73: Dan Harmon's Community Payday Rap

This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox had the absolute pleasure to travel to L.A. and sit down with the one and only Dan Harmon. Dan is an American writer, producer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing the NBC sitcom Community, an co-creating the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty and its subsequent franchise. The pair sat down and chatted about story structure, being a bad (and then better) boss, and what it might take to get a Community reunion...



episode 72: Best Specials of the Year So Far with Kathryn VanArendonk

As we pass the midpoint in this our year of 2021, host Jesse David Fox and Vulture staff writer Kathryn VanArendonk review her rankings of the best comedy specials so far (yeah, it's a short list). The specials discussed, in alphabetical order: James Acaster, Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, (self-released, Bo Burnham, Inside (Netflix) Vir Das, 10 on 10 (Youtube) Josh Johnson, # (Hashtag), (Comedy Central) You can follow Kathryn on Twitter...



episode 71: Chris Gethard's Mother's Day (Rerun)

Jesse and Chris Gethard discuss the transition from improviser to stand-up comedian, and then dissect the quintessential “Gethard Joke.” Chris recounts wrapping The Chris Gethard Show, his ambitious HBO special Career Suicide, and what’s problematic about applying the idea of “swim at your own risk” to live comedy. You can follow Chris Gethard on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit



episode 70: Gina Yashere's Rules For Meeting Her Mother

This week, host Jesse David Fox zooms with legendary British comedian Gina Yashere! Gina was born and raised in the UK to Nigerian parents, an experience that's shaped a lot of her stand up. Gina moved to the U.S. 14 years ago when she hit a ceiling she says all Black British comedians hit in the U.K., and currently writes, produces, and acts in the CBS sitcom Bob hearts Abishola, which she co-created with Chuck Lorre...


 2021-06-24  1h29m

episode 69: Samantha Bee Wants to Take Your Guns

This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox sits down with Samantha Bee! You know, longest running Daily Show correspondent (12 years!) and current host and Executive Producer of her own Emmy-award winning show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. The pair spoke about her show's recent special, Full Frontal Wants to Take Your Guns; specifically about the process of buying a car and converting it into a death machine...


 2021-06-17  1h26m

episode 68: Fran Lebowitz

This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox has a different kind of guest on the show: American author and public speaker Fran Lebowitz! Fran is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities. She is known for her books Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, and is the subject of two projects directed by Martin Scorsese, the HBO documentary film Public Speaking, and the Netflix docu-series Pretend It's a City...


 2021-06-10  1h3m

episode 67: Mae Martin's Susan Sarandon Sex Scene

This week on Good One, host Jesse David Fox welcomes Canadian-born, UK-based comedian, actor and writer Mae Martin! Mae started their stand up career in Toronto at the age of 13, moved to the UK at age 24, and has been living there as a "UK comic" for the past decade. On today's episode, the pair talk about a scene from Feel Good, Mae's semi-autobiographical Netflix series. You can watch Feel Good and Mae’s DOPE as part of the Comedians of the World specials on Netflix...


 2021-06-03  1h18m

episode 66: The History of Stand-Up with Wayne Federman

This week, we decided to do something a little bit different. Instead of sitting down with a comedian and talking about one of their jokes, host Jesse David Fox decided bring writer, podcaster, comedian, and professor Wayne Federman into the (virtual) studio to help walk us through the history of stand-up. Follow Wayne on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2021-05-27  1h47m

episode 65: Bo Burnham's Can't Handle This (Rerun)

This week, Jesse David Fox talks to Bo Burnham, comedian and writer/director of the critically acclaimed Eight Grade, about the closing number from Burnham's Netflix special titled 'Make Happy.' Recorded live at Vulture Festival, they dissect Bo's relationship to the audience, comedy, authenticity, and performance- and how that informed his vision as he makes his directorial debut. Follow Bo on social media @BoBurnham. Follow Jesse David Fox on Twitter and Instagram...


 2021-05-20  1h5m