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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 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...

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 -...

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

Episode 31 | Why is Pineapple Express Funny?

4/12/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the action-adventure stoner-comedy, Pineapple Express! So go find your weed dealer, stock up on fruit roll ups, and run for your lives. ***Please don’t smoke and drive*** 4:04 - Netflix: Brian Regan gets stand up special! 6:08 - Television: Hulu orders new show from Sarah Silverman, “I Love You, America” and Rick and Morty Season 3 Premieres! 12:31 - Pineapple Express (A Brief History) 14:44 - Why is Pineapple Express Funny? 45:55 -...

Duration:00:59:50

Episode 30 | Why is Rick and Morty Funny?

4/5/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Rick and Morty, the animated sci-fi sitcom for geeks and comedy nerds alike! So grab your portal gun, avoid the Galactic Federation, and get ready for a multi-dimensional adventure: this is the schwiftiest podcast around. 3:20 - Netflix: Adam Sandler gets four more films! 6:27 - Television: Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler on The Handmade Project and Rick and Morty Season 3 rumors! (We had no idea the first episode would air shortly after...

Duration:00:58:31

Episode 29 | Why is Cosmo Kramer Funny?

3/29/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Cosmo Kramer! The loathsome, offensive brute gets his own character study this week! So grab your Coffee Table Book, light up a Cuban cigar, and burst right through the front door; this podcast is feelin’ good all the time. 5:10 - Netflix: Dave Chapelle Special, good! Kevin James Special, good? 8:10 - Television: New AARP production studio launching new Don Rickles show! 11:01 - Cosmo Kramer (A Brief History) 12:58 - Why is Cosmo Kramer...

Duration:00:56:07

Episode 28 | Why is Bill Murray Funny?

3/22/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Bill Murray; the man, the myth, the legend, (also prolific comedic actor). So grab your proton pack, hop aboard the Belafonte, and head to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania; this podcast’s only regret is Garfield, maybe. 2:22 - Netflix: Tracy Morgan’s new standup special “Stayin Alive” coming in May! 3:56 - Television: Crashing renewed for Second Season and CBS green-lighting a Big Bang Theory spinoff show. 8:10 - Bill Murray (A Brief History)...

Duration:01:02:39

Episode 27 | Why is Ferris Bueller's Day Off Funny?

3/15/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; the 1986 cult classic about America’s spirit animal. So lie to your parents, steal a Ferrari, and hijack your local parade float; all donations to this podcast will go towards the Save Ferris fund. 2:09 - Netflix: Amy Schumer’s The Leather Special now streaming. 4:14 - Box Office: Rough Night trailer drop! 6:14 - TV: Netflix looking into “Choose Your Own Adventure” style of programming. 8:11 - Ferris Bueller’s...

Duration:01:00:29

Episode 26 | Why is Bob's Burgers Funny?

3/8/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Bob’s Burgers; the animated sitcom that serves it jokes WELL DONE. So grab your Casio keyboard and farting megaphone, and head on down to your favorite burger joint; this podcast will give you dinner and a show. 1:37 - Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes. 4:10 - Television: Jim Jeffries new show and SNL Weekend Update could be a standalone show! 12:18 -Bob’s Burgers (A Brief History) 14:42 - Why is Bob’s Burgers Funny? 43:06 - Ben’s...

Duration:01:03:11

Episode 25 | Why is Shaun of the Dead Funny?

3/1/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Shaun of the Dead! The head-busting thriller-comedy that keeps us coming back for more! So grab your cricket bat, get your disposable camera, and head to the Winchester; this podcast isn't dead yet! 2:40 -Netflix: Trevor Noah’s new standup special Afraid of the Dark and Louis CK has two new specials on the way! 9:30 -Shaun of the Dead (A Brief History) 12:14 - Why is Shaun of the Dead Funny? 45:28 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 53:05 -...

Duration:00:59:59

Episode 24 | Offensive Comedy: Don't feel bad for laughing

2/22/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Offensive Comedy! Are there types of jokes you can’t say? Is anything off limits? How far is too far? So grab your headphones, make sure you aren’t at work, and whatever you do, don’t laugh. Spoiler Alert: This podcast will offend you. 2:30 - Netflix: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3 3:54 - Box Office: The House Trailer and The Last Laugh trailer drop 9:33 - Offensive Comedy Categories 35:55 - When is offensive comedy funny? 46:56 -...

Duration:01:00:09

Episode 23 | Why is Amy Poehler Funny?

2/15/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Amy Poehler, the deadly comedian who slays crowds with her delivery and wit. So put on your pant suit and hop on down to Pawnee, Indiana; this podcast only has one leg. Jealous?!?! 1:35 - HBO: Crashing Premiere and Girls Season 6 Premiere! 2:29 - Stand Up: Patton Oswalt's “Talking for Clapping” wins Grammy! 2:58 - Netflix: Grace and Frankie Season 3 premieres next month! 5:00 - Television: NBC orders 3 pilots from Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey,...

Duration:00:53:39

Episode 22 | Why is Dodgeball Funny?

2/8/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Dodgeball, the ridiculous sports comedy that rivals the World Cup, World Series, and World War II combined! So dodge some wrenches, head to Vegas, and get ready to win $50,000; this podcast is now airing on ESPN 8 “The Ocho”. 1:49 - Films: Ben Stiller and Workaholics gang working on “Eggplant Emoji”. 4:30 - Television: Amy Poehler creating sitcom starring Carol Burnett. 8:40 - Dodgeball (A Brief History) 11:57 - Why is Dodgeball Funny?...

Duration:00:51:41

Episode 21 | Why is Michael Scott Funny?

2/1/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Michael Scott! This character study goes deep into the mind of television's best/worst boss and all his ridiculous antics. So hop in your Sebring, burn your foot on a George Foreman grill, and get ready to host the Dundies; this podcast will be extremely uncomfortable but you will thank us later. (That’s what she said) 2:03 - Shows: Jim Belushi Improv at the Irvine Comedy Club 4:26 - Television: Arrested Development Season 5 Rumors! 8:09...

Duration:00:44:46