Audible Channels, Audible’s suite of weekly-updated audio programs (that are definitely not podcasts), has just announced a new lineup of comedy shows including comedians Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, T.J. Miller and more.
Arnett’s show, The Comedy Show Show, will be the lineup’s anchor, being described as a “hilarious all-access pass to the hottest thematic comedy shows around the country.”
Arnett said of the show:
I’m excited to see The Comedy Show Show take off because of the amazing platform that Audible is creating with Channels. The opportunity for creative and inventive stand-up comedy to gain exposure and build momentum among Audible’s voracious listener base, and to be part of a growing roster of other incredibly high quality and entertaining shows, is gratifying. Why don’t you go ahead and slip into something more comfortable while I make sure Audible brings you some of the best live themed comedy shows from all over this big, long, fully aroused … country.
Also among the new shows, accessible through the Audible app, are Bedtime Stories for Cynics,, a show for innapropriate children’s stories hosted by Nick Offerman; Hold On, in which host Eugene Mirman will cover live stories with the help of special guests; and Hot Mic, a series about sex and love from Dan Savage. Other comedians that have been featured on Audible’s shows include John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia and Kumail Nanjiani.
Audible Chief Content Officer Andy Gaies said of the new lineup of shows:
Creating a dedicated platform for comedy shows within Audible Channels allows our listeners to discover a quality and quantity of content they won’t be able to find anywhere else. Audible’s access to comedy shows throughout the country and deep roots in the comedy world allow us to surface the best talent coming out of clubs nationwide. The sheer volume of comedic voices that contribute to these shows set them apart in the audio space, and we are proud to offer these rich listening experiences within Channels.
If you have an Audible membership or Amazon Prime, Audible Channels is free. Otherwise, a membership will set you back $4.95 per month. You can see Audible Channels’ full lineup of shows here.