It is easy to get in the podcast game. All you need is a microphone, and a voice. Of course there is a little more knowledge needed, as in how to upload a podcast to a website. But really there is no easier way to get your voice out there. Which is probably why there are so many entertainers getting in the Podcast game. Joe Rogan and his JRE podcast is one of the more well-known ones, with a constant rotation of guests with a variation of backgrounds. Bill Burr has his Monday Morning Podcast which is mainly just him rambling about anything that comes to mind. Bert Kreischer has The Bertcast podcast which also uses the format of having guests that sit and talk about topics of whatever comes to mind. And the list goes on and on.
The success of the personality doesn’t seem to come from the podcasts, but instead aided by the podcasts. The podcasts allow the individual to connect with the people who follow them, giving their listeners that feeling of being more connected. If anyone is a mildly successful comedian, or entertainer, it is ever more important in stay connected to your fans. Fans want to feel equal in value to those they listen to. It’s a successful formula that is a win-win for everyone involved.
With 1 in 5 U.S. adults listening to podcasts at least occasionally, and the ease of podcasting being what it is, there is no reason for a comedian not to have one. It will boost their brand and content. It also gives comedians a chance to promote upcoming events, or things they will be involved in. If you want to get involved with a comedian you fancy, or want to hear more from a comedian that keeps you laughing, surely they have a podcast.