Getting the facts from Go Fact Yourself host J. Keith Van Straaten
J. Keith Van Straaten, host of the live game show and podcast for Maximum Fun, Go Fact Yourself, met up with me earlier this summer while scouting locations for taking his game show on the road to New York City. Live shows of Go Fact Yourself are happening this weekend (July 21-22) at Caveat, with [... [Read More]
David Spade skips straight to the audiobook for new Audible memoir
No reading required for David Spade’s new memoir, A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World. Spade skipped the whole book part, instead going straight to audiobook for a special six-hour, 12-minute Audible-exclusive performance. A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World premiered today at www.audi... [Read More]
“Hi Bob!” Bob Newhart releases new podcast exclusively on Audible
Bob Newhart won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1961 for his stand-up comedy, which featured Newhart’s hilarious one-sided phone conversations. Now, 57 years later, Newhart has a new audio series of conversations, this time with his famous funny friends. HI BOB! has launched exclusively on... [Read More]
Netflix will launch an all-comedy SiriusXM radio channel by 2019
With all of the new Netflix comedy specials the streaming giant has acquired and broadcast over the past couple of years, it’s not surprising that they’d eventually figure out it’s also the one format that adapts easiest to audio. So today, Netflix announced its first audio venture... [Read More]
Netflix will launch an all-comedy SiriusXM radio channel by 2019
With all of the new Netflix comedy specials the streaming giant has acquired and broadcast over the past couple of years, it’s not surprising that they’d eventually figure out it’s also the one format that adapts easiest to audio. So today, Netflix announced its first audio venture... [Read More]
NBC first broadcast TV network to launch own TV-based podcast network
NBC has become the first American broadcast TV network to launch its own podcast network that complements its primetime programming. The NBC Entertainment Podcast Network has launched this summer with podcasts devoted to Late Night with Seth Meyers, American Ninja Warrior and The Good Place.&nb... [Read More]
SiriusXM to broadcast three “lost” Richard Pryor albums as part of a new tribute to the comedy legend
SiriusXM will honor the late Richard Pryor with three new weeks of special programming dedicated to the late star, including a new audio documentary and the exclusive broadcast of three recently discovered stand-up albums by the legendary comedian. “Richard Pryor: Still Outrageous” start... [Read More]
Boast Rattle with Kyle Ayers is now a monthly SiriusXM radio program
Roast Battle grew from a weekly mock-off in The Belly Room of The Comedy Store to a multi-season series on Comedy Central. Boast Rattle, its friendlier parallel universe counterpart, now has grown from a monthly show in the basement of Union Hall in Brooklyn to a new monthly radio program on SiriusX... [Read More]
Hear Lauren Maul’s “Apologies From Men”
So many of the apologies this past year from men who abused women and minors in show business have been lacking. Thank goodness for Lauren Maul. Maul, a NYC-based comedian, has released a new album, “Apologies from Men.” She will donate 100 percent of the sales revenue from the album to ... [Read More]
Randy and Jason Sklar’s Audio Documentary ‘Sklars and Stripes’ Is Out Next Month
The Sklar Brothers have teamed up with Audible to release a 6-hour audio documentary they made while on the road. Titled Sklars and Stripes, the project will be out as an Audible original on Thursday, April 5th, and if you purchase it, the audio documentary will also come with the Sklars’s ful... [Read More]