The jokes are on us: this is a big week for comedy on SoundCloud.
First, we’re pleased to announce that we’re launching a slate of five new comedy Pro Partners. Our new Pro Partners follow in the footsteps of The Nerdist and Kevin Smith’s SModCO, who’ve been with us since we launched Pro at South By Southwest.
Who’s in the new crew? There’s Earwolf, a comedy network featuring top celebrity guests from the stand-up world and beyond. The Bugle, starring John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman, the transatlantic region’s leading bi-continental satirical double-act. The comedian-owned All Things Comedy Network. Laughspin, a weekly comedy news and feature wrap-up, straight out of New Jersey. And Splitsider, which gathers up some of the best comedy podcasts out there for your listening pleasure.
That’s just the beginning of the hilarity: we’re also excited to say that Comedy Central has now joined us as a new partner on SoundCloud. Hear what they’re serving up.
And if you prefer to tell your own jokes, we have good news for you, too. We’re all about making it possible for anyone to create and share audio, which is why we have one more collaboration to tell you about: we’re also partnering with the BBC for BBC Radio’s New Comedy Award, a nationwide search to find the best new stand-up talent in the UK. Upload your entry and make the world LOL.
SoundCloud Voices this week takes a look at the world of sport. Firstly have you seen our new Explore pages? Take the sports category for example, full of sports news and podcasts for your listening pleasure. Within the sports category we take a look at two podcasts in particular, both created by SBS in Australia, a semi public funded radio and TV broadcaster.
Let’s start with The World Game. As Australia’s flagship football (or soccer) podcast, the show covers the vast topics of world football, champions league and also Australia’s own A League. Start following them now to keep up to date with what’s what in Football! Here’s the lastest podcast, check out their use of the timed comments so you know what topics they cover and where.
Cycling Central is a weekly podcast all about the world of cycling and bikes, or as they call it “Everything Cycling”. So that’s road, track, MTB, BMW and events, like the Tour de France. Take a listen to their last podcast for 2012 here.
SoundCloud Voices is a Community feature posted every Thursday, showcasing audio creators who make podcasts, radio shows, audio books, interviews, audio messages, poems…anything! If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.
SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.
This week we return to the world of comedy! We’d like to welcome comedy podcast Sideshow Network who host over 20 shows from some of the biggest names in comedy. This week we’ll feature three of the shows and we’ll feature some further shows in a future blog post on Voices.
First up, does anyone remember the Jerky Boys!? The Jerky Boys were the kings of prank phone call comedy and this podcast features insights and behind the scenes commentary on all of their classic recordings.
Next up The Comedy Mixtape is a show cast podcast on the best in stand up comedy. Basically a bunch of comedy nerds talking about standup it’s well worth a listen if you want to get up to speed on comedy.
Another blast from the past is Mr Tommy Chong from Cheech and Chong! Tommy Chong’s Pot-Cast is an insightful and hilarious look at the world of culture and comedy through the eyes of Tommy.
If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.