20 Best UK Comedy Podcasts of 2021

May 15, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk comedy? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk comedy podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK Comedy Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.


  • Publisher: ADAM BUXTON
  • Total Episodes: 159

British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam makes the jingles and records the intros and outros for most episodes while walking with his dog friend Rosie in the East Anglian countryside where he lives with his wife and three children.Adam has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son Of Rambow as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK. Since 2007 he has hosted BUG, a live show that combines music videos and comedy that became a TV series on Sky Atlantic in 2012. From time to time he also does live shows featuring just his own material. Along with lifelong friend Joe Cornish he also is one half of award winning TV, radio and podcast duo Adam & Joe who have worked together since 1995.You can find many of the insanely catchy jingles Adam makes for the podcast as well as amazing bonus material, beautiful merchandise and a selection of his incredibly funny and brilliant YouTube videos on Adam’s website: adam-buxton.co.ukAdam is writing this himself using the third person.

The Shinybees Knitting and Yarn Podcast

  • Publisher: Jo Milmine
  • Total Episodes: 177

The podcast for those who like their knitting, yarn and comedy in equally large measures. Hosted by UK knitter Jo Milmine, there are regular interviews with all your favourite designers and dyers. Get the latest knitting news, yarn and pattern book reviews, show updates along with local yarn shop visits and knitting related travel. Business minded? Enjoy the interviews with knitting and yarn entrepreneurs for top tips and inspiration on making it in the industry. Enjoy the finest funny knitting pattern ‘picks’ that Ravelry has to offer.

Not Today, Thank You

  • Publisher: Swanburst Media
  • Total Episodes: 383

Music! News! Jokes! A daily podcast, recorded and streamed live on YouTube each morning at 10am (UK time) looking at what’s happening in the world through the lenses of music and comedy. Jake Yapp, as seen and heard on Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, Radio 4 and 6Music, collaborates with listeners across the week to create a mini-musical which debuts each Thursday. And on Fridays, Davey brings along a selection of audio esoterica to astound and delight you. Twitter: @NotTodayPod. Text and voice message Whatsapp: 07862032654 And watch, Monday-Thursday at 10am on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nottodaypod Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/nottodaypod

The Town That Didn’t Stare

  • Publisher: Podot
  • Total Episodes: 7

A podcast documentary about Britain’s Twin Peaks: East Grinstead, the home of alternative religions and spirituality in the UK. “Arch and funny, ­but… deeply serious in trying to understand the peculiar history of the town” – Financial Times “Facinating… mysterious, it really hooks you in” – BBC “Brilliantly arch” – Sunday Times “Hilton is an engaging narrator, tip-toeing the lines between nostalgia, comedy and truth-telling” – The Big Issue

Jew Talkin’ To Me?

  • Publisher: Jew Talkin
  • Total Episodes: 29

An unashamedly Jewish comedy chat show where all are welcome!Jew Talkin’ To Me? is hosted by award winning comedians, Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon, and produced by Russell Balkind. Each show features two guests from the entertainment industry sharing their views on a variety of topics connected to modern Jewish life in a secular world, as well as their memories of growing up Jewish.Both Philip and Rachel are well known as Jewish comedians on both the mainstream and community circuit and our guest list includes stand-up comedians, presenters, broadcasters, journalists and writers who are Jewish, have some Jewish heritage, or a Jewish connection.Philip and Rachel have been collaborating for a few years, but who are we as individuals?Philip SimonWINNER of the Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015WINNER of the Lastminute Comedy Comedian of the Year 2015As a stand up Philip gigs throughout the UK, as well having performed as far flung places as America, Scandinavia, Europe, The Middle East and New Zealand. He is MC and curator of the Edinburgh Fringe’s cult hit show Jew-O-Rama where Jewish and Jew”ish” acts perform to a mainly non-Jewish audience in packed out rooms each year. He is also resident compere at Borehamwood Comedy Club, works on panels shows including Mock the Week and Taskmaster and has been featured on BBC R2 and BBC 3CR, as well as acting in TV sitcoms such as My Family.Rachel CreegerWINNER Most Audience Recommended Show Camden Fringe 2012WINNER Best Comedy Award Greater Manchester Fringe 2017Rachel is the only practising orthodox Jewish woman on the UK comedy circuit and has attracted a big following outside of her community who are interested in a unique, accessible voice from an unlikely source. Her debut solo show ‘It’s No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl’ had a sell-out Edinburgh run in 2017, followed by tours of the UK and Israel. She’s now meant to be touring her 5* show, ‘Hinayni! but, you know, the ‘rona’. Rachel is the host of Central London’s spectacular annual event Chanukah in the Square and resident MC of comedy club Upstairs at the Adam & Eve. As heard on BBC Radio London (regular guest) BBC R2, BBC Ouch and BBC 3CR. She is also an award winning director and critically acclaimed playwright.Subscribe and join us each week for brand new episodes.Keep up to date with all our news via our website www.jewtalkintome.comFollow us on social media:Facebook: @JewTalkinTwitter: @JewTalkinInstagram: @JewTalkin See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

  • Publisher: PRX
  • Total Episodes: 438

Like late-night for radio, hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), the show artfully blends an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians and cultural observers. Music, comedy, and conversation, live and packed with surprises.

The Week In Sex

  • Publisher: The Week In Sex
  • Total Episodes: 135

We’re a sex comedy podcast hosted by comedians Allan Fuks (yes, that’s his real name) and Keanu Thompson. Listen to our show and you’ll hear completely open, honest, and embarrassing TMI about our weekly sexual exploits. You’ll also learn about the latest sex news, trends, scandals and more. Our guests include top comics such as Big Jay Oakerson, Kevin Brennan, Amanda Seales, and Mark Normand; porn stars such as Asa Akira, Tabitha Stevens, and Joanna Angel; and best-selling authors such as Anka Radakovich and Gigi Engle. Please donate to our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/TheWeekInSex

Story Worthy

  • Publisher: Christine Blackburn / Story Worthy Media
  • Total Episodes: 604

Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on the Story Worthy Podcast. Story Worthy celebrates 11 years of podcasting in July 2021! Listen wherever you want and catch up on all the TRUE stories from your favorite talents! Christine Blackburn is the creator and host of Story Worthy. Brand new episode every Tuesday!Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is LIVE every Friday night on Facebook and YouTube! No tickets needed! Join host Christine Blackburn and expert judges Blaine Capatch, Danny Zuker and fabulous other comedians for a round of Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show! FRIDAY NIGHTS at 7pm PST. I guarantee you’ll laugh! #SPINTHATWHEEL!The Story Worthy Hour of Power presented by Flappers Comedy Club the third Sunday of every month (virtually.) The next show is March 21st, 2021. Get your tickets here to see 5 of your favorite comedians telling true 10 minute stories!And please follow Story Worthy on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. (I’m mostly on Twitter.)Thank you!Past Story Worthy guests include Larry King, Sugar Ray Leonard, Comedians Kevin Nealon, Judy Gold, Wendy Liebman, Greg Proops, April Macie, Sam Morril, Theo Von, Marylynn Rajskub, Wayne Federman, Monica Piper, Debbie Kasper, Jimmy Pardo, Danny Zuker, Laurie Kilmartin, Heather McDonald, Kelly Carlin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould, Eddie Pepitone, Mindy Rickles, Jon Gabrus, Kira Soltanovich Actors- Ed Asner, Dave Koechner, Vince Van Patten, Melissa Peterman, Mary Birdsong, Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Toby Huss, Willie Garson, Broadcaster Adam Carolla, Photographer/Writer Matt Oswalt, Director Barry Sonnenfeld, Executive Producers Phil Rosenthal, Madeleine Smithberg, Mark Brazil, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, and on and on. Start listening anywhere in the catalog, or look for your favorite guest or story topic. New episode every TUESDAY! Subscribe, rate and review wherever you are listening. AND Watch Story Worthy on HBO’s “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” with Michelle McNamara.Thank you so much for all of your support everybody! Make it a Story Worthy week!xoxo, Christine Blackburn

Comedy Whodunnits – for your ears

  • Publisher: New Old Friends
  • Total Episodes: 35

Following on from the award-winning success of Crimes Against Christmas, New Old Friends present more Comedy Whodunnits for your ears. Witty wordplay, hilarious characters and silly voices all wrapped up in fiendishly clever plots. Imagine the literary love-child of Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse performed by two lovable fools and your halfway there. Creating these has been one of the only benefits of our theatre tours being postponed. Hope you enjoy. To support the company visit www.newoldfriends.co.uk (C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2020

The Clean Comedy Podcast

  • Publisher: James D Creviston
  • Total Episodes: 234

Comedians James Creviston and Luke Lacoy discuss weekly topics in stand-up comedy. Topics include writing, performing, producing shows, and many more.

Pregnancy Pukeology Podcast

  • Publisher: Dr PukeNoMo
  • Total Episodes: 115

Pregnancy Pukeology Podcast starring Dr. PukeNoMo is perfect for all women who are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant and want to know answers to all their burning pregnancy questions. The science behind it but as your best friend is giving you advice, and natural secrets to help those pregnant mommies enjoy their pregnancy. Our pregnancy podcast wouldn’t be complete without a few pregnancy puke stories that will give you the comical relief you need and tips to stop the up-chuckle. Comedy + Science + Edutainment = Pregnancy Pukeology Podcasts!

Are You Sure? With Smitherd and Shaw

  • Publisher: Are You Sure? With Smitherd and Shaw
  • Total Episodes: 81

What are the pros? What are the cons? A comedy podcast helping you see both sides of the minor issues, hosted by novelists Luke Smitherd and Matt Shaw.

Bait and Switch Podcast

  • Publisher: Bait and Switch Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 191

Absurdist Humor. The bait-and-switch podcast is a comedy / interview program based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We specialize in probing, in-depth interviews where you as a listener will have the unique experience of knowing less about our guests than when the podcast started. Wackiness abounds ….. aplenty….. there’s… a…lot. You get the idea.

The Future Ancients

  • Publisher: Luka Lesson
  • Total Episodes: 10

Luka Lesson draws on his creative powers to create new poems and rap verses inspired by conversations with guests from across the planet. His own Greek heritage and the histories of the people he speaks to often filter through, as well as his love of food, philosophy, social change, comedy and visions for the future.

Mr Steve N Allen’s SomeNews Comedy Podcast

  • Publisher: Mr Steve N Allen
  • Total Episodes: 62

The SomeNews.co.uk topical comedy podcast shows, covering big news, strange news and the latest celeb gossip with jokes and sketches. Written and performed by comedian Steve N Allen.

Golden Ears

  • Publisher: Radio Fandango
  • Total Episodes: 8

A comedy drama set in the grassroots of the UK Music Industry.


  • Publisher: Radio Titans
  • Total Episodes: 30

How world-renowned journalist and crime writer Mark Ebner got the story behind the true-crime tales and Scientology exposes that put him on the map and have kept him there… in The Grey Zone. Meet Mark Ebner Mark Ebner is an American journalist and a New York Times bestselling author who has covered all aspects of celebrity and crime culture for Spy, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, Los Angeles Magazine, Premiere, Salon, Spin, Radar, The Daily Beast, Gawker, BoingBoing, Esquire and New Times. ​ Among the many and varied topics Ebner has covered are: Scientology, Bill Cosby’s rape accusations, pit bull fighting, the Ku Klux Klan, celebrity stalkers, drug kingpins, missing porn stars, sports groupies, college suicides, and Hepatitis C in Hollywood. He has produced for and/appeared as a commentator on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, A&E, Comedy Central, REELZ, Showtime, The History Channel, Channel 4 (UK), National Public Radio, Court TV, TruTV, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” “The Today Show,” “The Early Show,” “Out Front with Erin Burnett,” “Anderson Cooper 360,” “Fox & Friends,” Inside Edition,” “Hard Copy,” “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” and “Crime Watch Daily.” Ebner also consulted for Comedy Central on Trapped in the Closet, an episode of South Park, and for NBC/Dateline on “The Paris Hilton Tapes”. He hosted “Rich and Reckless” for TruTV, was a featured guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” His books include the NY Times bestseller Hollywood, Interrupted, Poison Candy, Being Uncle Charlie, We Have Your Husband, and the Hollywood true-crime saga, Six Degrees of Paris Hilton.

Natural Histories

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 61

Brett Westwood explores our relationship with nature and its impact on human culture and society, complimented by comedy sketches and the Natural History Heroes series. UK Only.

3 Men and a Little Virus

  • Publisher: Musical Insights
  • Total Episodes: 49

A weekly satirical comedy podcast from the creators of the Living The Dream Live radio show. No script, just odd news stories to start the chaos that we call comedy! Hosted by Mark Cridland and comedians Adam Morrison Jones & Paul Tingey. ____ Produced by Musical Insights UK. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/3menandalittlevirus. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Crazy Little Thing Called Lovdev

  • Publisher: lovdev barpaga
  • Total Episodes: 71

Lovdev Barpaga is a stand-up comedian based in Birmingham UK he’s just produced his first ever podcast where he well indulge in everyday experiences and share his thought’s on this covering weird news too whats going on in the comedy circuit give this a listen and do share

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