The arrival of podcasts revolutionized radio for many of us. Aspiring and even established comedians have created hundreds of free podcasts for their fans that breathed a new life in comedy radio online.
The rise of stand-up comedy began in the early 1980s and lasted till the early 1990s, but the trend has been revived in recent times.
New recording facilities and the proliferation of smartphones has enabled up-and-coming comedians to broadcast their own comedy radio shows without incurring any major costs. The small cost associated with these shows also allows the comedians to be free from all the advertising and sponsorship matters. This all means, most importantly, that they can their shows free for everyone.
Here is a careful assessment of online comedy shows that are worthy of your time:
To begin with, one must try out Bill Burr’s “Monday Morning Show,” which is frequently ranked among the top 10 iTunes shows. Unlike many others in the comedy game, Burr’s trademark style is his strictly solo monologue in which he shares his personal anecdotes along with his views on current affairs and the assessment of human psychology.
Another quality comedian is Doug Benson, whose self-explanatory show titled “Doug Loves Movies” features him engaging in movie-related banter with his friends. The material used in this comedy radio show is mostly quick-witted. A unique aspect of “Doug Loves Movies” is that they perform and record in front of a live audience.
If you’re a fan of comedy radio and morning shows, then Adam Carolla’s podcast is something you must follow.
Until 2009, Carolla’s show was on Los Angeles radio KLSX, but their decision to shift the station format to pop radio meant that the Carolla’s show was booted. However, Carolla wasn’t one to sit back and relax. He immediately started an internet podcast, which has now become one of the most downloaded comedy radio programs in the history of internet.
The show features other top comedians in the business and even celebrities who all enjoy Carolla’s famous rants and his unique opinions on current affairs. You can listen to his free podcast from his personal website, where you can also find links to other podcasts of the Ace Broadcasting network.
If you’re a fan of detailed one-on-one chats with comedy superstars, then you don’t want to miss out on Marc Maron’s “WTF Comedy Radio Show.” Mainstream comedians frequently attend his show, like Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, which results in a playful exchange of witty questions from both sides. Maron’s podcast was also lauded by the New York Times for developing a cult following and being the best in the business.
Whatever your taste is regarding comedy radio show, there is a good chance that you will find your match. Even if you can’t find your favorite stand-up comedian’s podcast, don’t fret because it’s only a matter of time before they start producing one. Until then, there are plenty of comedic options.Tags:comedy, comedy radio, online comedy