Internet radio spot Pandora adds comedy to its collection!

By | May 4, 2011 at 7:43 am | 10 comments | News | Tags: ,

I’d like to think our highly analytic “What If…” post from 2009 (by Mike Blejer) had something to do with Pandora’s announcement to add comedy to its collection of music. But, really, it’s probably because so many Pandora listeners were itching for comedy tracks. Regardless, it’s happening. And as a huge fan of Pandora, I couldn’t be happier.


In a blog entry on Pandora’s site from last night, company honchos boast that starting now, there are already over 700 comedians with more than 10,000 tracks loaded into their system. Part of the announcement reads:

It’s been a very fun experience, taking what we’ve learned in music and applying it to a whole new category. Now, instead of talking about “minor keys,” “falsetto,” and “extensive vamping,” our comedy-analysts capture “odd juxtaposition” (A horse walks into a bar…), “misdirection” and “spoonerisms” (a well-boiled icicle, instead of a well-oiled bicycle)…

There are currently a dozen genre stations in the comedy section including Today’s Comedy (Daniel Tosh, Chris Rock, Mitch Hedberg, more); Comedy Icons (Richard Pryor, Wanda Sykes, Don Rickles, more) and Musical Comedy (Stephen Lynch, Weird Al, the Dan Band, more). The full list of genres is below:

Working Class Comedy

PG Comedy

200o’s Comedy

60s and 70s Comedy

80s and 90s Comedy

Golden Oldies Comedy

Political Comedy

Raw Comedy

Urban Comedy

Comedy Icons

Musical Comedy

Today’s Comedy

So what do you think? Will you listen to Pandora radio for its comedy?

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  • Yo

    Theres a comedy skit ive been looking for about john walsh from americas most wanted. anyone know the name of the comedian and the name of the skit?

  • Michael Yoder

    Sweet – I’ll be checking this out!

  • bill hilly

    i wish they had an overrated comedy section with comics like seinfeld, chelsea handler, whitney cummings, and nick swardson.

  • John Walsh

    Since when is Wanda Sykes a comedy icon? On-par with Rickles and Pryor? I think not.

  • Pete

    Nice! I really like my playlist on right now so i wonder how it will compare.

  • Bill

    Great idea. It’s about time, now I hope they do audio books. LOL

  • movonup

    Gotta have more tamborine!

  • CRM

    Yes. I will.

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  • Chad Riden

    yes! awesome.

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