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What's funny? Why is it funny? Ben and RJ are your in-house comedy gurus who talk about all things comedy, laughter, and side-splitting goodness. Tune in every Wednesday as we discuss comedians, tv shows, and the movies that make us laugh the most. You can also play the podcast on the iTunes Podcast app, Google Play, and Stitcher!

What's funny? Why is it funny? Ben and RJ are your in-house comedy gurus who talk about all things comedy, laughter, and side-splitting goodness. Tune in every Wednesday as we discuss comedians, tv shows, and the movies that make us laugh the most. You can also play the podcast on the iTunes Podcast app, Google Play, and Stitcher!
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What's funny? Why is it funny? Ben and RJ are your in-house comedy gurus who talk about all things comedy, laughter, and side-splitting goodness. Tune in every Wednesday as we discuss comedians, tv shows, and the movies that make us laugh the most. You can also play the podcast on the iTunes Podcast app, Google Play, and Stitcher!

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English


Episodes

Episode 48 | Why is Rick Sanchez (From Rick and Morty) Funny?

11/1/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Rick Sanchez, the funniest, drunkest, most narcissistic scientist in the galaxy who is always ready to party. So grab your portal gun, turn yourself into a pickle, and don’t forget to SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT. This podcast is about to get shwifty! 2:10 - Netflix: Jim Carrey documentary “Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond” 8:10 - Rick Sanchez (A Brief History) 12:53- Why is Rick Funny? 40:30- Ben’s Wacky Facts 46:15 - #WAILMAILoftheWeek Want us to...

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 47 | Why is Stand Up Funny?

10/25/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Stand-Up Comedy! So sit down and shut up as we talk about America’s heart and soul! This podcast may be new at Stand-Up, but we did our homework! 2:35 - TV: Amy Poehler’s new show may or may not be about a Russian! 5:45 - Stand-Up Comedy (A Brief History) 9:55 - Why is Stand Up Funny? 43:38 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 50:39 - #WAILMAILoftheWeek Want us to read your email on next week's show? Send your words to whyamIlaughingpod@gmail.com You can...

Duration:00:55:30

Episode 46 | Why is Charlie Chaplin Funny?

10/18/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Charlie Chaplin, the man behind comedies beginnings in America! So grab your cane, put on your bowler hat, and draw on a tiny little mustache, this podcast is the loudest silent film out there. 2:35 - TV: Nice Girls is a spin-off of Nice Guys! 5:14 -Charlie Chaplin (A Brief History) 9:33 - Why is Charlie Chaplin Funny? 48:50 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 1:00:39 - #WAILMAILoftheWeek Want us to read your email on next week's show? Send your words to...

Duration:01:11:12

Episode 45 | Why is Saturday Night Live Funny?

10/11/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Saturday Night Live, the acronym that’s also an amazing TV show! So prep your costumes, practice your presidential impersonations, don’t forget your lines, and don’t mess up! This podcast is LIVE. 1:45 - TV: SNL’s David S. Pumpkins Animated Halloween Special? 7:40 - SNL (A Brief History) 10:18 - Why is SNL Funny? 41:40 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 46:35 - #WAILMAILoftheWeek Want us to read your email on next week's show? Send your words to...

Duration:00:51:33

Episode 44 | Why is Judd Apatow Funny?

10/4/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Judd Apatow, the man behind some of the best comedies in the 21st century! (40 Year Old Virgin, Anchorman, Bridesmaids, & so many more.) So take a ride on the Superbad Pineapple Express for the Trainwreck with a 100% chance of Crashing with Funny People. This podcast writes all it’s own puns. 2:15- TV: Mike Schur have two new comedies in development at NBC! 6:20 - Judd Apatow (A Brief History) 11:108 - Why is Judd Apatow Funny? 39:03 -...

Duration:00:52:39

Episode 43 | Why are Impressions Funny?

9/27/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Impressions! You know, that thing where you sound like another person but you aren't that person? Yeah, that thing. So gargle some salt water, sit up straight, and prep your vocal chords for some new techniques, this podcast has too many voices in its head. 1:46 - TV: NBC looks to bring back more TV revivals, WHYYYYYY?!?! 6:36 - Impressionism (A Brief History) 10:28 - Why is Comedic Impressionism Funny? 39:36 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 45:43 -...

Duration:00:49:53

Episode 42 | Why is Spaceballs Funny?

9/20/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the Star Wars spoof spectacular, Spaceballs! So brush up on your Star Wars trivia, set aside your sensitivity, and prepare for a semi-galactic adventure loaded with sophomoric puns and wordplay that will make you forget everything you love about Sci-Fi. This podcast is just doing this for the merchandising rights.) 1:12 - Rick and Morty: Jokes per minute & the success of Season 3. 4:39 - Spaceballs (A Brief History) 7:05 - Why is...

Duration:00:50:50

Episode 41 | Why is Brooklyn Nine-Nine Funny?

9/13/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the cop comedy that serves and protects with a smile. So get your best disguise, blend in, and don't forget your badge; this undercover podcast will arrest you for not laughing. That's a crime, right? 2:25 - TV: Final seasons of Portlandia, Veep, and The Monday Project. 5:15 - Brooklyn Nine Nine (A Brief History) 8:17 - Why is Brooklyn Nine Nine Funny? 44:20 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 49:20 - #WAILMAILoftheWeek Want us to...

Duration:00:53:34

Episode 40 | Why is John Mulaney Funny?

9/7/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about John Mulaney! Who? Either the funniest guy you’ve heard of and love, or never heard of but probably love the comedy he has created without knowing it was him. So put on your first communion suit, leave the Upper West Side, and get ready for some stand up comedy; this podcast isn’t necessarily new in town, but it’s the comeback kid you want to root for. 3:05 - Netflix: Patton Oswalt “Annihilation” will premier October 17th 6:00 - John...

Duration:00:56:20

Episode 39 | Why are Comedy Sequels Funny?

8/30/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk all about Comedy Sequels! Sometimes they satisfy our thirst for an encore and sometimes people walk out of the film even if it was showing on a plane! We break down lots of the successful sequels as well as the trainwrecks in our world of comedy. So throw away your original ideas, rush through the creative process, and drop everything to satisfy studio execs; you better believe this podcast will sell out for a paycheck. 1:35 - Television:...

Duration:00:54:19

Episode 38 | Why is Conan O'Brien Funny?

8/23/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the hero of late night, Conan O’Brien! You can’t keep a good comedian down, and we explore what makes this foofy-haired giant so timelessly funny. So grab your jeggings, your gibson les paul, and avoid any and all contracts with NBC: this podcast is with Coco. 3:45 - TV: Kenan Thompson developing sketch comedy for kids! 6:30 - Conan O’Brien (A Brief History) 8:39 - Why is Conan O’Brien Funny? 41:08 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 46:05 -...

Duration:00:51:38

Episode 37 | Why is Blades of Glory Funny?

8/16/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the sex on ice comedy, Blades of Glory! This movie may be overshadowed by other hits, but we’re giving it the respect it deserves. So lace up your skates, grab your shimmery neon spandex suit, and prepre to be wayyyyyy to close to another man’s body: this podcast skates to one song and one song only. (Lady Humps by The Black Eyed Peas) 2:17 - Emmy Noms and Bombs! Except not really any bombs. 4:41 - Blades of Glory (A Brief History) 6:25 -...

Duration:00:46:22

Episode 36 | Why is Jerry Seinfeld Funny?

8/9/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the man with more problems than most, Jerry Seinfeld. So grab your coffee, hop in a fancy car and be prepared to hear questions like “What's the deal with podcasts?”. Don't worry, this pod is fluent in Sein-language. 1:55 - Stand Up: “Rory Scovel Tries Stand Up for the First Time” now on Netflix! 5:22 - Jerry Seinfeld (A Brief History) 7:02 - Why is Jerry Seinfeld Funny? 32:30 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 39:15 - #WAILMAILoftheWeek Want us to read...

Duration:00:44:36

Episode 35 | Why is Mean Girls Funny?

8/2/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the non-fiction self-help book turned cult comedy gold, Mean Girls. So get in loser we're going shopping! And by shopping I mean laughing. Leave your homeschooled tendencies behind, grab your favorite sexualized animal costume and get to the mathlete state championships; this podcast has no limits. (They don't exist, duh) 1:42 - Comedy News Lightning Round! 4:45 - Mean Girls (A Brief History) 7:02 - Why is Mean Girls Funny? 36:40 - Ben’s...

Duration:00:54:10

Episode 34 | Why is Guardians of the Galaxy Funny?

5/3/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the hit superhero blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy! (Wait, whaaaaaaat?) So grab your Walkman, channel your inner Kevin Bacon, and get ready for an inter-galactic musical adventure; I am Groot! 3:06 - Box Office: Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner in talks for roles as Timon and Pumba! 5:09 - Television: Moshe Kasher’s “Problematic”! 8:26 - Guardians of the Galaxy (A Brief History) 9:16 - Why is Guardians of the Galaxy Funny? (Yes, that’s...

Duration:00:54:06

Episode 33 | Why is Dry Comedy Funny?

4/26/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Dry Comedy! If you don't know what Dry Comedy is, then read a book dummy! Nah, we’ll tell you all about it, friend. So wipe that smile off your face, stare blankly into the abyss, and get comfortable with awkward silence: this podcast does not have a laugh track. 2:38 -Netflix: Maria Bamford, Norm Macdonald, and Sarah Silverman get stand up specials! 5:13 - Books: Judd Apatow’s Sicker in the Head. 6:50 - Movie Rumor: Will Smith up for...

Duration:00:53:50

Episode 32 | Why is Don Rickles a Comedy Legend?

4/19/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ pay homage to the late, great, comedy legend; Mr. Don Rickles. As sad as it is to see one of the greats go, it's important to remember all the laughs he left us with. So brush up on your ethnic slurs, head to Las Vegas, and try not to take anything too personally; this podcast isn't pulling its punches. 1:58 - Patreon Launch: check out Patreon.com/WAILPod 3:53 - HBO: TJ Miller Stand Up Special “Meticulously Ridiculous” announced 5:46 - Netflix:...

Duration:00:53:07