There’s a new mobile app, called Laugh.ly, which allows listeners to stream stand-up comedy routines to their mobile phones similar to how Pandora lets people to stream music. The founder, Dave Scott, actually became a stand-up comedian himself which is what inspired him to create the app. Laugh.ly will include streams from more than 400 well-known comedians, including Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, and Amy Schumer, as well as 20,000 individual tracks.
The business model for Laugh.ly is similar to Pandora’s since the comedians will take part in a revenue share with the company. The service itself is supported by advertisements to remain free. Also like Pandora, listeners can pay to upgrade to an ad-free experience.
What’s especially interesting about Laugh.ly is that the company’s platform transcribes every joke it processes. This enables listeners to create smart playlists, based on their interests or current trends, using the app. For example, users would be able to create a station that only contains Trump jokes.
According to the company's website, the app will launch sometime this summer.
To read more about how Laugh.ly aims to be the Pandora of stand-up comedy on TechCrunch, click here.
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