As I’ve written about in the past, I am a huge fan of music. If I can ever learn something new relating to music and the web, I jump all over the information. I love just about every genre of music. One minute I could be relaxing to a smooth song by Ben Harper, the next minute I could be banging my head to Metallica. It all depends on the mood for me, but sometimes I’m in the mood for something besides music. Sometimes I need a little something to brighten up my day. Thankfully, Pandora has created a solution to my problem by adding 10,000 more comedy clips to their Internet radio service.
For those who are not familiar with Pandora, here’s a brief run-down of the website. Pandora uses it’s Music Genome Project to help select playlists, which are common to the artists/songs you like. For instance, let’s say you are a huge Led Zeppelin fan. What you would have to do is enter “Led Zeppelin” in the “create a station” tab, then Pandora does the rest for you! The website will automatically pick songs/artists that are similar to the music of Led Zeppelin.
You can now do the same thing for stand-up comics with Pandora’s Comedy Genome Project. Personally, I’m thrilled about the Pandora news. Not only am I a huge music fan, but I’m also a GIGANTIC fan of stand-up comedy. My personal favorites are Lewis Black, Mitch Hedberg and the greatest comedian of them all, the late George Carlin.
Comedians were on Pandora before, but the site has substantially increased their comedic library. Now there are an extra 10,000 comedy clips from more than 700 comedians. Some of the top additions are clips from Eddie Murphy, Mitch Hedberg, Chris Rock and Joan Rivers. The only downside is the audio advertisements on Pandora. Luckily, they never last longer than 30 seconds, but they can still be very annoying.
What we would like to hear from you is your opinion on Pandora. Do you enjoy using Pandora? Do you use any other Internet radio services? Let us know what you enjoy about the website and what you dislike.