Audible Announces New Comedy Shows with Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Dan Savage, Eugene Mirman and More

Comedy Makes Its Mark on Audible Channels with These Exclusive Audio
Series Available Free within the Channels Experience

NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable
audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment, today announced a new
selection of comedy available exclusively on Audible Channels.
Showcasing top-tier comedic talent and featuring the premium quality and
sound design that customers have come to expect from Audible
productions, these comedy offerings are anchored by the new release of
The Comedy Show Show with Will Arnett
, a hilarious all-access
pass to the hottest thematic comedy shows around the country.

“I’m excited to see The Comedy Show Show take off because of the
amazing platform that Audible is creating with Channels,” said Arnett.
“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,” Arnett added.

Among the original comedy series listeners can now access via the
Audible app and enjoy as part of the on-demand, ad-free Channels
experience are:

  • The complete first season of Bedtime Stories for Cynics,
    presented by Nick Offerman, featuring inappropriate children’s stories
    for adults
  • Hold On with Eugene Mirman, in which the host pauses
    funny live stories and gets his special comedian guests, including
    “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jim Gaffigan and Lisa Lampanelli, to divulge new
  • Hot Mic with Dan Savage, a collection of awkward,
    poignant and hilarious stories about lust, longing, and lewd behavior
    hosted by the sex advice columnist
  • The complete first season of Sounds like America, hosted
    by a rotating cast of seasoned comics including Rob Delaney and Roy
    Wood Jr.; each episode covers a different American pastime, region,
    characteristic, event, or zeitgeist
  • Limelight, hot and fresh stand-up from comedy clubs
    across America, with a new theme and a new host – from T.J. Miller to
    George Lopez – each episode
  • Audible Comedy Specials, featuring highlights from the
    funniest festivals, early access to album releases, and exclusive live
    recordings including episodes with Jen Kirkman, Brian Posehn, and
    other notable comedians
  • McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, dramatic performances of
    the very best pieces from McSweeney’s literary humor site

Other comedians featured in the above programs include Gilbert
Gottfried, John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, Tommy Chong, Maria Bamford,
Jackie Kashian, Mike Birbiglia and Kumail Nanjiani.

Today marks the release of the premiere episode of The Comedy Show
Show with Will Arnett
Other comedy series available to enjoy in
Channels are either seasons in full or include over a dozen episodes and
will be added to Channels on a weekly basis. New original series and
shows will also be announced regularly.

“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,” said Audible Chief Content Officer
Andy Gaies. “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.”

Introduced earlier this year, Audible Channels features a consistently
refreshed, thoughtfully organized selection of original programs,
lectures, and audio editions of standout articles and news from The
Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review,
Foreign Affair, Charlie Rose, The Onion
, and other leading
periodicals. Audible Channels also showcases 20 hand-selected Audible
Playlists, from essential stories of the day, meditation and
commute-sized comedy to compilations on science, history, technology,
and more. Audible Channels is free with an Audible membership and to
Amazon Prime members, and also available to purchase as a standalone
offering for $4.95 a month.

For more information about Audible Channels and the wide array of comedy
shows found therein, visit

Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in
1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing
audiobook download segment. Audible members downloaded an average of
more than 17 books over the course of the year. More than half of new
Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.


Audible, Inc., an,
Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium
digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a
new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created
to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and
utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 325,000
audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters,
entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business
information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of
spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

Esther Bochner, 973-820-0781