Spotify Spotlight: Humour Podcasts That Will Have You In Stitches
STORY: Farhan Shafie
04 June 2021
Humour is subjective. One man's funny might be another man's cringe. So we've taken the liberty to assemble a most eclectic playlist of comedy podcasts to tickle your funny bones.
From local comedians, bad movie reviews to hilarious interviews, there's a podcast for everyone to enjoy. So fire up your Spotify, sit back and have a roaring good time.
The Podcast by Lepak One Korner
Get your LOL fix through: Cultural observations, hilarious characters, skits
Why we love it: Lepak One Korner is a dynamic self-deprecating comedy duo (made up of Hafidz Rahman and Zuhairi Idris) that celebrates everything Malay. You might have seen them on Instagram with their hilarious Tudung Makcik impersonations that have, unsurprisingly, gone viral.
They're big on character comedy, creating memorable personas such as Bonda Bedah, Mak Temah, Kiki and Shasha as they unravel the Malay identity, warts and all.
Your Tata's House
Get your LOL fix through: Shock humour and observational, blue comedy
Why we love it: If you're looking for something unfiltered and edgy, then this podcast is for you. Hosts Shafyq and Jaarvis boldly discuss controversial topics which are the bane of social issues, sharing their point of view on anything and everything online.
Jaarvis, especially, has garnered a huge social media following for his riotous brand of shock comedy, poking fun at uptight aspects of our culture and giving his hot takes on the news of the day.
Yah Lah BUT...
Get your LOL fix through: Conversation, interviews, topical observations
Why we love it: Hosted by Haresh and Terence from comedy house Ministry of Funny, this duo dives into uncensored conversations on the local hot topics of the day.
Always opinionated and never without a humourous anecdote, they - and the awesome chemistry between them - are a breath of fresh air.
The More Better Podcast
Get your LOL fix through: Interviews, anecdotes
Why we love it: Fakkah Fuzz is one of the most popular comedians in Singapore and is the first to have his own stand-up special on Netflix. While we love his online skits and social media comedy, this podcast allows us to get to know him on a more personal level.
From in-depth conversations with his celebrity friends to discussions on mental health and even Malay history, the podcast lets us experience a rare, more thoughtful side to his personality. His signature comedy still permeates the dialogue and gives levity to some of the deep topics.
The Vada Poche Tamil Podcast
Get your LOL fix through: Cultural observations and anecdotes
Why we love it: What makes this podcast unique is that it is conducted mostly in Tanglish (a mixture of Tamil and English). Four good friends come together to share a few laughs while discussing relatable topics.
Covering everything from relationships and male vs female perspectives to cultural expectations, the discussions are both profound and nonsensical at the same time.
Not Again Podcast
Get your LOL fix through: Interviews, satire
Why we love it: Stand up comic Gary Tan chats with his contemporaries and other improv comedians. These dialogues can be at times serious and sometimes personal, but mostly contain lots of wittiness and interesting stories. What else do you expect when you bring comedians together?
How Did This Get Made?
Get your LOL fix through: Movie reviews, topical discussions
Why we love it: Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it's amazing? Comedian hosts Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas (of "Brooklyn-99" fame) attempt to unscramble some really outlandishly bad films and give their own movie recommendations.
If you love movies and making fun of bad movies, you will have a great time with this one.
Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend
Get your LOL fix through: Interviews, and a heavy dose of surrealism
Why we love it: Conan O'Brien is one of my favourite American talk show hosts of all time. He is charming, witty, great at physical comedy and plays up the creepy old man trope really well (very sus indeed).
When he decided to go into the podcast genre, it was a no-brainer that it would end up being a comedy smash hit. In each episode, Conan professes that he has a lot of famous friends and invites them over to the show to hang out. The irony is that most of the guests don't really know him but he acts like they're already besties. Some of them actually are but play along to hilarious results.
The recent Obama episode is a highly enjoyable one and definitely worth checking out.