Pandora adds 10,000 comedy clips

Posted by David Gomez

Pandora has added 10,000 jokes to go along with all of the music they provide.

According to Mashable, jokes from over 700 comedians will now be available to users of the online service.
    
Pandora’s Comedy Genome Project is similar to its Music Genome Project; it analyzes the content of each clip for style, content and delivery in order to determine which comedians have similar deliveries or jokes about similar topics. Be warned, this now means that one of your friends might create a Larry the Cable Guy channel.

But, it’s the customizable analysis and recommendation system on Pandora that has made it one of the best entertainment destinations on the Internet.
    
“Adding comedians to the mix has been one of the top requests from our listeners,” Pandora said in a blog post, “so we’ve taken the same approach to comedy as we have to music: carefully and deliberately analyzing comedic ‘bits’ across a very large number of attributes to capture the style, delivery and content of each performance.”
    
Examples of the comedians now on Pandora are: Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Mitch Hedberg and Joan Rivers. Comedy on Pandora will of course come with audio advertisements. Unilever is Pandora’s first advertiser and will be promoting its Axe male body products and Klondike bars.
    
Pandora was close to going out of business, but they have rebounded and are now preparing for an IPO that is expected to generate at least $100 million for the Internet radio company. The entertainment giant now has more than 80 million users and will essentially break-even with the deal.
    
The only question left to ask is: will you make a Doug Stanhope comedy channel on Pandora? You should because that guy has an awesome sense of humor.