New app features first of its kind technology and largest library
of comedic content from A-list comedians including Kevin Hart, Amy
Schumer, Hannibal Buress, George Carlin, Chris Rock and more
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GetLaughly—Laugh.ly,
the first and only streaming app built from the ground-up for stand-up
comedy, goes live today in the App Store and Google Play Store. The
launch follows a successful beta during which Louis C.K. content was the
most accessed among more than 400 available comedians in the app.
Free to use and available on iOS™, Android® and any Web browser, Laugh.ly
has the most extensive comedy library available, accessed through direct
distribution deals with the largest media publishers in comedy including Comedy
Dynamics™, as well as direct relationships with A-list comedians.
“Comedians work hard to develop content and getting material in front of
new fans is challenging,” said Alonzo Bodden, actor and comedian known
for winning the grand prize of Last Comic Standing’s season three. “I’m
excited to have another venue to get my work out to the public.” Bodden
is among more than 400 top comedians on the app, including Amy Schumer,
Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Aziz Ansari and
Laugh.ly just completed a three-week beta, during which it received rave
reviews from the 1,500 beta testers selected from more than 4,000 on the
waiting list. During that beta period, active users rated the app an
average 4.8 out of 5 stars and average active usage totaled 46 minutes
During the beta, Louis C.K. reigned supreme as the most listened to
comedian across tens of thousands of listened hours. He also had three
of the top 10 most listened to albums.
“There’s a real hunger to access quality stand-up comedy anywhere and
everywhere you are, so we knew the app would be in high demand,” said
founder and CEO Dave Scott, serial entrepreneur and former comic. “After
such positive feedback in beta, we can’t wait to see comedy lovers
everywhere start to use the product. You’re welcome, America!”
Laugh.ly’s features include:
Tens of thousands of stand-up comedy routines from more than 400
The most extensive comedy library available, accessed through direct
distribution deals with the largest media publishers in comedy as well
as direct relationships with A-list comedians; and
An extensible technology built to offer a streaming experience unique
for spoken word.
Users will initially have two primary listening options: Ad-supported
listening free of charge or a premium service called “Front Row Seating”
for $3.99 per month.
Top 10 Comedians
- Louis C.K.
- Aziz Ansari
- George Carlin
- Bill Burr
- Jim Gaffigan
- Kevin Hart
- Christian Finnegan
- Marc Maron
- Kyle Kinane
- Mike Birbiglia
Top 10 Albums
- Chewed Up – Louis C.K.
- Buried Alive – Aziz Ansari
- Hilarious – Louis C.K.
- Live In Houston – Louis C.K.
- Seriously Funny – Kevin Hart
- Why Do I Do This – Bill Burr
- Final Engagement – Marc Maron
- The Fun Part – Christian Finnegan
- Intimate Moments For A Sensual Evening – Aziz Ansari
- Obsessed – Jim Gaffigan
*Data based on sessions played during Laugh.ly beta period between July
20th and August 10th.
Laugh.ly was created by a bunch of people who love comedy and want to
give everyone access to a good laugh. We’ve hired a lot of over-educated
developers with fancy degrees to develop one kick-ass app. It’s built
from the ground up to provide – wait for the fancy words – a mobile
on-demand platform for comedic performances. Our goal is to give you
front row seats to the best comedy in the world. You’ll not only be able
to hear popular comedians like Kevin Hart and Louis C.K., but also funny
jokes from great emerging comedians. For more information, visit www.laughradio.com.