Vulture, New York magazine’s entertainment platform, debuted a new podcast series today that’s all about jokes.
Jesse David Fox hosts Good One: A Podcast About Jokes.
Fox’s first guest, Jim Gaffigan, talked with him about a specific bit in Gaffigan’s newest Netflix stand-up special, Cinco, that jokes about how good-looking yet vapid TV newscasters are. We hear the bit in question, and then they discuss how and why Gaffigan wrote the bit, what he left out for the Netflix audience, and how he writes bits in general. If you enjoyed Vulture’s two annual installments of historical comedy, “The 100 Jokes That Inspired Modern Comedy,” and “100 More Jokes That Shaped Comedy,” then you’ll most likely enjoy these deep dives into specific bits and jokes.
Good One will go for 10 weeks, with future guests including “Weird Al” Yankovic, Neal Brennan and Kristen Schaal. It’s the first limited-run podcast series from New York Media, and produced in partnership with the Slate Group’s Panoply network.
“Jesse’s writing has become must-read for comedy fans, so we’re excited to have him apply the same sensibility to this new medium,” says Vulture editorial director Neil Janowitz. “His encyclopedic knowledge of comedy history and deep ties to the community make him the ideal host.”