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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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@WAILPod

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English


Episodes

Episode 20 | Why is Monty Python and the Holy Grail Funny?

1/25/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Monty Python and The Holy Grail; the legendary comedy that is undoubtedly one of the funniest movies of all time. So grab your coconut halves, bring out your dead, don’t forget the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow; this podcast farts in your general direction. 1:50 - Netflix: Jerry Seinfeld signed on for MEGA DEAL 4:57 - Television: Life on The Road aka The Return of David Brent from The Office UK 7:53 - Monty Python and The Holy...

Duration:00:57:13

Episode 19 | Why is Jim Gaffigan Funny?

1/18/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Jim Gaffigan; he’s pale, he’s lazy, he’s the standup comedian who will make you laugh til it hurts. So grab your hot pockets and lather up your SPF 5000: this podcast is beyond the pale. 1:31 - Movies: Dying Laughing, standup documentary. 3:00 - Stand-Up Specials: Pete Holmes, Faces and Sounds. Jim Gaffigan, Cinco. 6:43 - Jim Gaffigan (A Brief History) 8:39 - Why is Jim Gaffigan Funny? 35:20 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 40:20 -...

Duration:00:46:53

Episode 18 | Why is Ben's Birthday Funny?

1/11/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben has full creative control over the weekly topic and things get wacky. Grab some birthday cake, get one of those birthday-kazoo-whistle thingys and strap in for a very ridiculous episode, this podcast is painfully silly. 2:38 -Television: Conan could be a once a week show. 7:06 - Internetz: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Kristen Wiig (Link Below) 10:27 - Birthday Topic (A Brief History) 33:33 - Why is Nostalgia Funny? Are we all impervious to rose...

Duration:00:50:20

Episode 17 | Why is Improv Funny?

1/4/2017
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Improvisational Comedy! Improv is basically just a fancy way of saying “making it up on the spot”. So set your brain to shuffle and trust your instincts: this podcast doesn’t think twice. 1:17 - Netflix: Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special and Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry 4:10 - Television: Felicity Jones will host SNL on Jan 14th! 8:15 - Improvisational Comedy 8:58 - Why is Improv Funny? 11:00 -...

Duration:00:52:38

Episode 16 | Why was 2016 Funny?

12/28/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the Top 5 and Bottom 5 Comedies of 2016! We did the research for you and sifted through all the passable worthless films to give you only films that will make you cry tears of laughter or tears of pure anger. 3:07 - Top 5 Comedies of 2016 4:35 - Deadpool 14:00 - PopStar: Never Stop Never Stop Stopping 18:55 - Don’t Think Twice 22:30 - Hail Caesar 26:10 - Nice Guys 36:15 - Bottom 5 Comedies of 2016 Want us to read your email on next...

Duration:00:49:22

Episode 15 | Why is Christmas Vacation Funny?

12/21/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about National Lampoon’s: Christmas Vacation; the 1989 christmas comedy that has found it’s way into the club of Christmas Classics. So chop down a tree, invite your whole family over, and subscribe to the jelly of the month club, this podcast is anything but a vacation. 1:15 - Standup Comedy: Grammy Nominations for the comedy albums of Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro, Margaret Cho, Amy Schumer, and David Cross! 2:20 - Musicals: Will Ferrell and...

Duration:00:53:54

Episode 14 | Why is Scrubs Funny?

12/14/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Scrubs; the medical-comedy-drama-tv show! So get your PhD and scooter on over to Sacred Heart Hospital; this podcast might be the best daydream you have all day. 0:48 - WAIL Pod iTunes Rating T-Shirt Giveaway 2016 Spectacular 2:38 - Award News: Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds win Critic’s Choice Award, nominated for Golden Globes! 4:12 - Television: Dave Letterman interviews Tina Fey after her acceptance of the Sherry Lansing Award! 7:36 -...

Duration:00:50:20

Episode 13 | Why is Robin Williams Funny?

12/7/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the legendary Robin Williams. Robin is no longer with us, but his contagious comedic spirit will live on. So put on your fat suit, grab your rainbow suspenders, and stand on top of your desk; you ain't never heard a podcast like this. *Applause* 3:20 - Box Office: Potential Barbie movie starring Amy Schumer 4:35 - Television: Emma Stone hosts SNL for her third time, now among the ranks of Will Ferrell, Lilly Tomlin, Martin Short, and...

Duration:00:58:13

Episode 12 | Why is Music Funny?

11/30/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about music in comedy! Comedy and Music go hand in hand, and we get to showcase some of the most musically hilarious songs and artists of all time. So grab your saxophone and/or whoopie cushion and get ready for the silliest sing-a-long of your life. 2:01 - Netflix: Michael Che’s standup special: Michael Che Matters! Also Gilmore Girls is a thing you can watch. 6:15 - Movie News: The Nice Guys! Very Funny! Not too late to see it before your...

Duration:00:57:52

Episode 11 | Why is Arrested Development Funny?

11/23/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Arrested Development; the ahead-of-its-time sitcom with the world’s worst/most hilarious family. So hop on your segway and head on down to the banana stand because we have a favor to ask of you! 0:58 - Netflix: Dave Chapelle lands Netflix Deal. 2:03 - Television: Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow’s new show Crashing! Check out the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjyY4SjaG00 3:10 - Arrested Development (A Brief History) 4:25 - Why is...

Duration:00:56:29

Episode 10 | Why is Space Jam Funny?

11/16/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Space Jam! Twenty years ago Warner Brothers and Michael Jordan decided to cash in on the most bizarre film possible, a live action animated sports comedy, for kids! So grab your 90’s nostalgia, forget everything you love about Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan, and welcome to the Space Jam. 1:19 - Television: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg working on two new TV Shows! 5:09 - Box Office/Movie News: Willy Wonka Prequel in talks with producer...

Duration:00:51:51

Episode 9 | Why is Jack Black Funny?

11/9/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Jack Black; the musical comedian with a flair for slapstick and the ridiculous. So grow out your hair and grab your acoustic guitar: this is the greatest podcast in the world (It’s just a tribute). 1:12 - Box Office: Drew Goddard to direct Deadpool 2, but will he be funny enough? 4:35 - Television: Dave Chappelle will host SNL for the first time ever! 6:56 - Jack Black (A Brief History) 8:28 - Why is Jack Black Funny? 41:01 - Ben’s...

Duration:00:50:45

Episode 8 | Why is Halloween Funny?

11/2/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about some of the best Halloween TV Specials! From The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, to Saturday Night Live Sketches, we take some time to laugh about why the spooky-funny genre works. So get some leftover candy, and be prepared to be scared, but not really, but maybe! 1:25 - Netflix: Hot Fuzz, Spooky Classic! Edgar Wright! Simon Pegg! Nick Frost! 2:56 - Box Office: Boo! A Madea Halloween & Inferno! 4:33 - TV: David S. Pumpkins on SNL! 5:34 -...

Duration:00:52:19

Episode 7 | Why is Napoleon Dynamite Funny?

10/26/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the independent film turned cultural phenomenon, Napoleon Dynamite. So put on your roller blades and get pulled into Preston, Idaho for the dryest, squintiest, freakin sweetest film around. 1:00 - Netflix: Demitri Martin Live (At the Time) - Netflix adds $800 in debt 5:50 - Box Office: Director Tim Miller drops out of Deadpool Sequel, Tarantino petitioned - Space Jam 20th anniversary theatre screenings 10:25 - Napoleon Dynamite (A Brief...

Duration:00:53:14

Episode 6 | Why is The Office Funny?

10/19/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the America’s favorite workplace sitcom, The Office! Dunder Mifflin is hiring; so jump in your Sebring and head over to Scranton, Pennsylvania for the zaniest, funniest, most uncomfortable job of your life. 1:10 - Netflix: Chris Rock Netflix Deal 4:21 - Box Office: Masterminds is a movie that you can see 6:32 - The Office (A Brief History) 10:43 - Why is The Office Funny? 34:50 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 46:23 - #WAILMAILoftheWeek Want us to...

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 5 | Why is Tina Fey Funny?

10/12/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the comical genius, Tina Fey! Put on your bossy pants and grab your meatball sub, we're talking about one of the funniest women of our time. 00:42 - Box Office News: Bad Moms, Bad Dads (Not Baghdad) and more coming soon! 04:22 - Television News: Brooklyn 99 and New Girl crossover episode on Fox! 09:45 - Why is Tina Fey Funny? 11:30 - Saturday Night Live 17:40 - 30 Rock 25:20 - Mean Girls 28:41 - Date Night 29:50 - Megamind 30:01 - Baby...

Duration:00:47:39

Episode 4 | Why are Jokes Funny?

10/5/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the anatomy of jokes. Why are jokes funny? What makes them funny? What does “funny” even mean? From brain function to dysfunction, we discuss the true nature of why we are laughing. 00:49 - Box Office: MacGruber 2 film in the works. 4:05 - Television: “What We Do In The Shadows” creators greenlit for a TV show about paranormal activity in New Zealand 7:05 -Why Are Jokes Funny? 9:34 - What is “Funny” 17:30 - The Anatomy of a Joke 19:40 -...

Duration:00:47:59

Episode 3 | Why is Dumb and Dumber Funny?

9/28/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about one of the staple comedies of the 90's, Dumb and Dumber. So put on your Cardigan and hop on your mini bike, we're going to Aspen! 1:15 - Netflix, Patton Oswalt's Comedy Special "Talking for Clapping" 5:10 - TV, Brooklyn 99 Season 4 Premiere 7:15: Dumb and Dumber 33:18 Ben's Wacky Facts 41:05 W.A.I.L. Mail of the Week! Want us to read your email on next week's show? Send your words to whyamIlaughingpod@gmail.com You can always find our...

Duration:00:45:01

Episode 2 | Why is Seinfeld Funny?

9/21/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ explore one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld. It's a podcast about nothing! 0:53 - Netflix, John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid 2:28 - Television: Emmy News Roundup, Big Congrats to Julia Louis Dreyfus! 5 consecutive wins! 4:53 - Topic of the Week, Seinfeld: Why is it Funny? Well written, cohesive stories with themes that were relatable. A cast of incredibly dynamic yet relatable characters. A masterful blend of fiction and reality....

Duration:00:47:49

Episode 1 | Why is Will Ferrell Funny?

9/13/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, we explore the comedic genius of Will Ferrell; why he's funny, what he does best, and how he became the comedic icon he is today. 1:00- Netflix 5:00- Television 7:12- Box Office 13:40- Will Ferrell 46:42- Ben's "Wacky" "Facts" Send us an email! whyamIlaughingpod@gmail.com You can always find our podcast on: iTunes Podcast app : goo.gl/p8BOlU Google Play : goo.gl/rsldp9 Stitcher : goo.gl/mtIGvk TuneInRadio: goo.gl/XkpKdr Twitter: @WAILPod...

Duration:00:55:59