The best comedy albums and specials of 2013

As much as the post-Internet era has harmed the music and film industries, it has benefitted stand-up comedy in unpredictable ways. The debut of the iPod fomented the creation of podcasts, which have been indispensible distributors of comedy and comedians; and the rise of streaming services like Netflix (and until…

A standout double dose of Doug Loves Movies, Thomas Lennon and Rob Huebel on Comedy Bang! Bang!

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Chris Gethard gets real with Pete Holmes, Jane Espenson stops by The J.V. Club, and Michael McKean in the garage

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The Cornetto boys on Doug Loves Movies, Mike and Tom return to snacking, and a must-listen sports roundtable

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Vince Gilligan opens up on Nerdist, Dominic Monaghan joins Doug Loves Movies, and Bill Hader stops by the garage 

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This American Life celebrates a milestone, and a star-studded live episode of You Made It Weird

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Iggy Pop drops by WTF, Paul Feig makes the rounds for The Heat, and Todd Glass’ marathon must-listen

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg stop by everywhere, Alex Winter talks Bill & Ted, and a history of drag queens

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Josh Homme joins Nerdist, Sound Opinions revisits At Folsom Prison, and The Indoor Kids talk video games

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David Sedaris describes his bath time, cicadas are explained, and Wompler returns

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Maron talks to the Community ladies and Comedy Bang! Bang! celebrates an anniversary

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Kurt Braunohler joins the podcast fray, Werner Herzog continues his streak, and Radiolab cuts to the heart

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A Comedy Bang! Bang! sequel, Pete Holmes yaps with Jeff Garlin, & Rob Zombie returns to Nerdist

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