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Our 10 favorite comedy podcasts that you should be downloading

14 December 2011 3:04 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

It's a different world for comedians these days. Once upon a time, you had to pray for a chance to get on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and then hope you were funny enough to get called over to the couch - the sure sign that you'd made it in the business. But there's no Carson anymore, and the current version of The Tonight Show is kind of a comedy black hole.

What you do these days is start your own podcast to toss your brand of comedy out onto the internet completely unfiltered. If you're successful, you might be like Ricky Gervais, who has managed to get his podcast turned into an animated HBO series, and even spun off his weird little breakout star Karl Pilkington into a show of his own, entitled "An Idiot Abroad." There are a lot of these shows to sift through, but here »

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