Pandora Gets Funny, Adds Streaming Comedy Channels

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Pandora’s been more or less the savior for anyone stuck in a cubicle all day since the streaming music service launched back in 2005. But today in a press release, the online radio company announced that they’re adding some welcomed variation to the listening fold: 10,000 or so new comedy clips of your favorite funny men and women.

The new service would work in much the same way its customizable music channels do. Users would be able to select either a specific artist or genre (PG comedy, political comedy, etc.) and tailor their station with “thumbs ups” or “thumbs downs” as they so pleased.

The New York Times is reporting that the current selection includes a diverse range of comedians: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Newhart, Joan Rivers, and the list goes on.

Pandora Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren had this to say in a press release:

“Pandora is about creating a great, personalized radio experience. Comedy is a natural part of that experience, and it’s something our listeners have been asking us to deliver for a while. We are delighted to now be able to give people a mix of familiar and new comic material that they’ll love to listen to.”

Tell your coworkers before they wander by and catch you in a fit of giggles. Read the full press release after the jump.

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