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Spotify joins forces with Official Comedy for the good of comedy

Spotify goes for the laughs, joins up with YouTube's Official Comedy to launch an app that curates comedy into an audio library
By: Anthony Garreffa | Software News | Posted: Jul 31, 2013 3:28 am

Spotify are now working with YouTube channel Official Comedy, where they've launched an app that collects content into a large comedy audio library for your pleasure.




The new app features stand-up specials from comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K., Mike Birbiglia, George Carlin, Margaret Cho and Kevin. I didn't know who or what Official Comedy was until today, but they're a division of new media and entertainment company Bedrocket Media Ventures. Spotify's Chief Content Officer, Ken Parks, said in a statement: "The Official Comedy app on Spotify gives our users access to a customized comedy experience that is just as extensive as our music experience."


Spotify's new comedy-themed app is curated and edited by Official Comedy, who provide playlists that are based on specific themes. The app will also be updated regularly and will feature new comedians and playlists. Upon launch of the new Spotify app, there are a bunch of other comedians included: Hannibal Buress, Bill Cosby, Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Gaffigan, Artie Lange, Steve Martin, Patton Oswalt, Monty Python, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman and Daniel Tosh.


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