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Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play a joke of their's and then break it down with Vulture.com Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play a joke of their's and then break it down with Vulture.com Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.
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Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play a joke of their's and then break it down with Vulture.com Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.

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English


Episodes

Pete Holmes’s Green Eggs and Ham

1/22/2018
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Jesse David Fox talks to Pete Holmes about a joke from his 2016 special Faces & Sounds. They talk about Pete's "spidey sense" as a comedian, why anger can be a great cue, and more.

Duration:00:59:02

Wyatt Cenac's Black History Month

1/15/2018
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In this live taped episode of Good One, Jesse talks to Wyatt Cenac about his Black History Month joke, which appears on his last album, Furry Dumb Fighter. Hear about Wyatt's writing process, why he often uses comic books as a source of material, and how he feels about including the n-word in his work.

Duration:00:44:12

Natasha Leggero’s Burning Man

1/8/2018
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In this episode, Jesse David Fox and Natasha Leggero deconstruct a joke from her 2015 Comedy Central special. They talk about Burning Man, her process of trial and error, and how her persona has evolved over time.

Duration:00:42:01

Bill Burr's Definition of Bravery

1/1/2018
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In this live taped episode of Good One, Jesse talks to Bill Burr about a joke from his most recent special Walk Your Way Out. Hear how a trip to India helped shape that joke, what Bill thinks about doing characters, and how he manages his relationship with offended audience members.

Duration:00:42:54

Eugene Mirman's Portsmouth, New Hampshire Complaint Letter

12/18/2017
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In this live taped episode of Good One from the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Jesse speaks with Eugene Mirman about his joke -- which is a real letter published in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire summer guide.

Duration:00:57:45

Paul Feig's Spy Knife Fight

12/11/2017
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In this live episode of Good One from Vulture Festival LA, Jesse speaks with Paul Feig about a fight scene from his movie Spy, why he works best with women and the trials of editing a film.

Duration:00:58:50

Saturday Night Live's "Wells for Boys"

12/4/2017
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Jesse David Fox talks to Julio Torres and Jeremy Beiler, the writers behind the Saturday Night Live sketch “Wells for Boys.” In this episode, you'll hear how it came together, how it was received in the studio, and whether political art is the only art that matters.

Duration:00:46:51

Jeff Garlin Refuses to Pick a Joke

11/27/2017
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Jesse sits with Jeff Garlin for a somewhat flipped version of Good One. Jeff didn’t feel he’d be a right fit for the show as he's not one for dissecting his process. Hear why that is, why he thinks Eddie Murphy is the Babe Ruth of standup, and about making the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Duration:00:51:39

Roy Wood Jr.'s Black Patriotism

11/20/2017
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In this live taped episode of Good One, Jesse speaks with Roy Wood Jr. about his joke about black patriotism and his deliberate style.

Duration:01:02:22

Will Forte's MacGruber Sex Scenes

11/13/2017
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Jesse speaks with Will Forte about what it was like to make the sex scenes in MacGruber (the SNL Macgyver parody turned '80s action movie) movie.

Duration:00:52:53

Why Thor: Ragnorok Is So Damn Funny

11/6/2017
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Jesse David Fox talks to Taika Waititi about making Thor: Ragnorak and how a $200 million budget couldn't stop him from embracing his inner six-year-old.

Duration:00:53:43

Maria Bamford Wants You to Know How Much Money She Makes

10/23/2017
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Jesse David Fox talks to Maria Bamford about the commencement speech she gave at her alma mater the University of Minnesota. And about money, a lot about money.

Duration:00:53:37

Tim Minchin's "Stuck"

6/5/2017
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Tim Minchin created the music for the musical Groundhog Day. He joins Jesse David Fox to talk about the musical and about one song in particular called "Stuck." Plus he plays a us little keyboard.

Duration:00:56:12

Jerry Seinfeld's Donut Holes

5/15/2017
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In this proto-episode of Good One, hear the interview with Jerry Seinfeld that inspired this whole thing.

Duration:00:50:06

John Early's Wedding Toast

5/1/2017
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Jesse David Fox and John Early recorded a special, live episode of Good One during SXSW at TBS's In Search Of Pop-Up. John picked a scene from his episode of Characters on Netflix, in which he is giving a wedding toast and hijacks the room for way too long. He breaks down why he chose to play this type of character, why he loves upstate New York, and closes with he next best impersonation. (His best is Britney.)

Duration:00:34:22

Dear White People's Shonda Rhimes Parody

4/24/2017
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Jesse David Fox sits down with Justin Simien, the director of the movie Dear White People and creator of the new TV show premiering on Netflix this month. They talk about a scene from the first episode in which a group of students are gathering to watch Defamation a parody of Shonda Rhimes' Scandal. Simien offers thoughts on his process, the benefits of adapting the movie to television and how the show fits into today's political landscape.

Duration:00:48:52

What It's Like to Write Jokes for Barack Obama

4/17/2017
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David Litt is the former senior presidential speechwriter for President Obama and he wrote his jokes, too. On this Good One, Litt shares about what it's like to write for the former president, why Obama is pretty good at delivering jokes and how they finally managed to incorporate Keegan-Michael Key's character of Luther, Obama's anger translater, into the White House Correspondence dinner.

Duration:00:59:48

Kyle Kinane Wakes Up in the Morning and Believes in Himself

4/3/2017
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Jesse David Fox and Kyle Kinane talk about a joke from Kyle's 2010 special Death of the Party and how it was so pivotal in his stand-up career. And we highly recommend staying for this laughning round.

Duration:00:46:51

Jen Kirkman's Street Harassment Closer

3/27/2017
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Jen Kirkman closes her Netflix special Just Keep Livin' with a joke about street harassment. She and Jesse David Fox talk about how she conceived and composed this multi-layered piece.

Duration:00:44:56

Tig Notaro's Taylor Dayne Story

3/20/2017
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Jesse David Fox and Tig Notaro sit down at her house to talk about her Taylor Dayne story, her noteworthy performances of it, including on Conan andThis American Life, and her many run-ins with Taylor Dayne.

Duration:00:51:54

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