Spotify Launches New Comedy App with Curated Playlists

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Spotify may not be best known for its comedy content, but the service actually has a pretty good selection. It appears that they want you to know that - and they also want to make it easier to surface. With that in mind, Spotify has just unveiled its first-ever comedy app, Official Comedy. Launched in partnership with Bedrocket media's Official Comedy channel, the new app compiles all of the comedy content available on Spotify and wraps it up in a nice little package for users looking to laugh instead of sing along.

Here's what Spotify's Candice Katz had to say:

This first of its kind app aggregates our extensive comedy database and offers listeners a curated assortment of entertaining programming. Now it’s never been easier to get giggling to top comedy performances such as Jerry Seinfeld’s “I’m Telling You For The Last Time” and Aziz Ansari’s “Dangerously Delicious,” along with material from Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Kevin Hart, Jeffrey Ross and many others.

The app lets you browse currently trending funnymen and funnywomen, as well as browse by comedian and "one-liners." There are also individually generated playlists organized by topic - for instance you can start a 185-track playlist about "the world of medicine, according to some unhealthy people" or a playlist about war in comedy "that would make Patton proud."

You can grab the app today.

Josh Wolford
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