comedy

  • Laugh.ly is a streaming radio app dedicated to comedy Crunch Network

    Laugh.ly is a streaming radio app dedicated to comedy

    If you, like Dick Van Dyke, love to laugh loud and long and clear, then Laugh Radio hopes you’ll tune in. This standalone audio app offers a searchable achieve of streaming comedy for fans of chortling, guffawing, and snorting. “We’re building great technology from the ground up, designed for spoken word and applied to comedic performances,” said the founder Dave… Read More

  • Laugh.ly aims to be the Pandora for stand-up comedy

    Laugh.ly aims to be the Pandora for stand-up comedy

    A company called Laugh.ly wants to make streaming sets from the best comedians as easy as streaming music on Pandora. Though not yet available to the public, Laugh.ly’s iOS application will allow users to follow both big-name comedians like Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer, among others, as well as emerging stand-up comics looking for a way to grow and monetize their… Read More

  • NBCU’s Comedy Subscription Service For Cord Cutters, Seeso, Goes Live

    NBCU’s Comedy Subscription Service For Cord Cutters, Seeso, Goes Live

    Seeso, NBCUniversal’s oddly named subscription service aimed at cord cutters, is now live. The ad-free streaming service is solely focused on comedies, pulling together well-known titles and fan favorites, including Monty Python classics, “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office” (US and UK versions), “The IT Crowd,” “The Kids In The Hall,”… Read More

  • NBCU Debuts “SeeSo,” A New Subscription Streaming Service For Comedy Fans

    NBCU Debuts “SeeSo,” A New Subscription Streaming Service For Comedy Fans

    The number of niche video streaming services continues to grow in the shadow of major players like Netflix, Amazon, HBO and Hulu. Today, NBCUniversal tossed its hat into the ring with the debut of “SeeSo,” an over-the-top, ad-free subscription based streaming service that will focus exclusively on comedy. The service, which will soon be available on the web, on mobile, and… Read More

  • Skit! Lets You Create Comedy Animations With Characters From Pacific Rim And Other Movies

    Skit! Lets You Create Comedy Animations With Characters From Pacific Rim And Other Movies

    Skit!, the comedy animation app that TechCrunch first met at Disrupt NY, is ramping up its monetization strategy with sponsored product placements. The latest one is timed to Pacific Rim’s Blu-Ray release on Oct. 15 and lets you insert monsters and other characters from the campy blockbuster into your own send-ups (or loving tributes). Skit! is currently available for iPhone and iPad… Read More

  • Louis C.K. Responds To Online Ticket Sales Experience: Scalpers’ Opinions Have Been “Enlightening”

    Louis C.K. Responds To Online Ticket Sales Experience: Scalpers’ Opinions Have Been “Enlightening”

    When Louis C.K. announced that he was selling tickets to his shows for $45, cutting out ticket middlemen entirely, the response was fairly giddy. As of this writing, he sold $6,102,000 in tickets, not a bad haul. Of those 135,600 tickets, 500 are now floating around the scalping sites. He did, however do a little experiment: he sold two shows traditionally, through Ticketmaster and the like… Read More

  • Louis C.K. Sells Show Tickets On His Own Website

    Louis C.K. Sells Show Tickets On His Own Website

    Comedian Louis C.K. is using the Internet to his advantage by selling tickets to his upcoming shows online, cutting out the ticket sales systems entirely. He’s also implementing a system to cancel scalped tickets. Each ticket will cost $45 after tax. He explains his vision this way: By selling the tickets exclusively on my site, I’ve cut the ticket charges way down and absorbed… Read More

  • Jim Gaffigan On The Future Of Comedy Distribution

    TCTV Interview: Jim Gaffigan On His Upcoming Download-Only Comedy Special

    If you’re not familiar with Jim Gaffigan, you should be. He’s one of the funniest comics standing and he’s a kind, gentle soul with a mid-westerner’s sensibility and a hilarious bit about Hot Pockets. Like Louis CK before him, Gaffigan just announced that he’s filming a comedy special in DC next month and will make it available for a $5 download – with… Read More

  • @louisck Reports His Content Experiment Sold $500,000 Worth Of Downloads

    @louisck Reports His Content Experiment Sold $500,000 Worth Of Downloads

    It’s always heartening to see an experiment in disintermediated content succeed and it couldn’t have happened to a better guy. Louis CK began selling his one-hour comedy special on his own website for $5 a pop last Sunday and, as of today, he’s reporting he’s made over $500,000 from 110,000 downloads. This is a profit of over $200,000 on a concert that cost him… Read More

  • Louis CK Sells Latest Film, DRM-Free, For $5 Per Download

    Louis CK Sells Latest Film, DRM-Free, For $5 Per Download

    Following Radiohead into the wild world of micropayments, comedian Louis CK is offering his latest concert film, Live At The Beacon Theatre, as a DRM-free download or stream for $5. Once payment is tendered, downloaders can both stream and download the movie twice. Once those four chances are used up you have to pay again, although because the MP4 file is DRM-free there is nothing stopping… Read More