Posts tagged as Pandora

Inside Pandora Comedy: Three Years In, the Promise and Limits of Streaming Comedy Radio

“Before I started working here, I didn’t realize there was an entire genre of comedy marketed specifically to truckers,” says Kelly Anneken, comedy curator at Pandora Internet Radio. “Not my cup of tea, comedically, but these guys are everywhere.”

If you’ve never heard of trucker comedy either, don’t worry: you’re not alone. Discovering the charms (or lack thereof) of a new kind of humor is at the heart of Pandora’s comedy mission. The station was launched on May 5, 2011, and over the last three years the online streaming and recommendation service, which famously uses its Music Genome Project to create custom stations for listeners, has continued delving [...]

Pandora Rolling Out Personalized Comedy Stations

This is genius, right? Apparently Pandora's new comedy stations will give listeners the same personalized listening experience they've offered for music, without the risk of accidentally having sex to Paul Simons' "You Can Call Me Al" when both of you  are too lazy to turn it off. Users can pick from Pandora's comedy genre stations such as PG Comedy, Political Comedy, Urban Comedy, etc., or search by specific comedian name. When I tried it out, the station designated Today's Comedy first pulled up Louis C.K.'s "I Hate Deer" bit, which segued into Chris Rock's "Off The Pole". It would be interesting to know how each comedian and [...]