Why Am I Laughing?

Why Am I Laughing?

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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 ?


51 | Why is Curb Your Enthusiasm Funny?
Nov 30, 2017 • 54 min
50 | Why is Martin Short Funny?
Nov 15, 2017 • 52 min
49 | Why is Forgetting Sarah Marshall Funny?
Nov 8, 2017 • 45 min
48 | Why is Rick Sanchez (From Rick and Morty) Funny?
Nov 1, 2017 • 52 min
Wubba-Lubba Dub-Dub! Let’s get riggity riggity wrecked with this episode all about Rick Sanchez!
47 | Why is Stand Up Funny?
Oct 25, 2017 • 55 min
It’s the kind of comedy that may or may not involve standing.
46 | Why is Charlie Chaplin Funny?
Oct 18, 2017 • 71 min
This week we talk about Charlie Chaplin!
45 | Why is Saturday Night Live Funny?
Oct 11, 2017 • 51 min
This week we talk all about Saturday Night Live!
44 | Why is Judd Apatow Funny?
Oct 4, 2017 • 52 min
This week we talk all about Judd Apatow!
43 | Why are Impressions Funny?
Sep 27, 2017 • 49 min
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 ne…
42 | Why is Spaceballs Funny?
Sep 20, 2017 • 50 min
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…
41 | Why is Brooklyn Nine-Nine Funny?
Sep 13, 2017 • 53 min
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. …
40 | Why is John Mulaney Funny?
Sep 7, 2017 • 56 min
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, le…
39 | Why are Comedy Sequels Funny?
Aug 30, 2017 • 54 min
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 …
38 | Why is Conan O’Brien Funny?
Aug 23, 2017 • 51 min
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 av…
37 | Why is Blades of Glory Funny?
Aug 16, 2017 • 46 min
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 p…
36 | Why is Jerry Seinfeld Funny?
Aug 9, 2017 • 44 min
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…
35 | Why is Mean Girls Funny?
Aug 2, 2017 • 54 min
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 favori…
34 | Why is Guardians of the Galaxy Funny?
May 3, 2017 • 54 min
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! …
33 | Why is Dry Comedy Funny?
Apr 26, 2017 • 53 min
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 comfortabl…
32 | Why is Don Rickles a Comedy Legend?
Apr 19, 2017 • 53 min
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 …
31 | Why is Pineapple Express Funny?
Apr 12, 2017 • 59 min
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 Re…
30 | Why is Rick and Morty Funny?
Apr 5, 2017 • 58 min
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 schw…
29 | Why is Cosmo Kramer Funny?
Mar 29, 2017 • 56 min
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 f…
28 | Why is Bill Murray Funny?
Mar 22, 2017 • 62 min
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 G…
27 | Why is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Funny?
Mar 15, 2017 • 60 min
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 towa…
26 | Why is Bob’s Burgers Funny?
Mar 8, 2017 • 63 min
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 dinne…
25 | Why is Shaun of the Dead Funny?
Mar 1, 2017 • 60 min
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!…
24 | Offensive Comedy: Don’t feel bad for laughing
Feb 22, 2017 • 60 min
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…
23 | Why is Amy Poehler Funny?
Feb 15, 2017 • 53 min
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: Cr…
22 | Why is Dodgeball Funny?
Feb 8, 2017 • 51 min
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 a…
21 | Why is Michael Scott Funny?
Feb 1, 2017 • 44 min
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 r…
20 | Why is Monty Python and the Holy Grail Funny?
Jan 25, 2017 • 57 min
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…
19 | Why is Jim Gaffigan Funny?
Jan 18, 2017 • 46 min
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 - M…
18 | Why is Ben’s Birthday Funny?
Jan 11, 2017 • 50 min
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 sil…
17 | Why is Improv Funny?
Jan 4, 2017 • 52 min
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 - …
16 | Why was 2016 Funny?
Dec 28, 2016 • 49 min
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 p…
15 | Why is Christmas Vacation Funny?
Dec 21, 2016 • 53 min
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 th…
14 | Why is Scrubs Funny?
Dec 14, 2016 • 50 min
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-S…
13 | Why is Robin Williams Funny?
Dec 7, 2016 • 58 min
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 ai…
12 | Why is Music Funny?
Nov 30, 2016 • 57 min
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 re…
11 | Why is Arrested Development Funny?
Nov 23, 2016 • 56 min
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! …
10 | Why is Space Jam Funny?
Nov 16, 2016 • 51 min
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, forg…
9 | Why is Jack Black Funny?
Nov 9, 2016 • 50 min
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). …
8 | Why is Halloween Funny?
Nov 2, 2016 • 52 min
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…
7 | Why is Napoleon Dynamite Funny?
Oct 26, 2016 • 53 min
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 …
6 | Why is The Office Funny?
Oct 19, 2016 • 52 min
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 yo…
5 | Why is Tina Fey Funny?
Oct 12, 2016 • 47 min
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 Baghd…
4 | Why are Jokes Funny?
Oct 5, 2016 • 47 min
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 O…
3 | Why is Dumb and Dumber Funny?
Sep 28, 2016 • 45 min
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 Clapp…
2 | Why is Seinfeld Funny?
Sep 21, 2016 • 47 min
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 Lo…
1 | Why is Will Ferrell Funny?
Sep 13, 2016 • 55 min
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 “W…