Pandora to Serve up Comedy

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As of Wednesday, Pandora will let you create personalized comedy stations by genre or comedian, in a move which seems to encroach on Sirius XM’s territory.
“We’re excited to say that we are officially in the business of telling jokes!” said Pandora’s founder Tim Westergren in a blog.

Pandora adds comedy“Adding comedians to the mix has been one of the top requests from our listeners, 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,” he said.

Pandora has collected more than 10,000 sketches from over 700 comics so far.

So I guess we can type in “a horse walks into a bar,” in Pandora’s search box and see what it serves up.

Source: Pandora

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