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Spotify Wants To Make Us Laugh

SpotifySpotify and Official Comedy have launched an app that features a curated comedy audio library.

Ken Parks (Chief Content Officer, Spotify): The Official Comedy app on Spotify gives our users access to a customized comedy experience.

The app includes 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, and Jeffrey Ross among others.

Official Comedy is a division of Bedrocket Media Ventures.

[Image courtesy: Spotify]

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