TuneIn Named Comedy Sponsor Of SXSW, Inks Deals With All Things Comedy, Riotcast
March 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PT)
TUNEIN has been named an official comedy sponsor of SXSW and has also inked strategic alliances with two comedy podcast networks, THE ALL THINGS COMEDY NETWORK and THE RIOTCAST NETWORK.
As a sponsor of comedy shows at SXSW, TUNEIN will present all of the shows at ESTHER'S FOLLIES, the comedy club on Sixth Street in AUSTIN, from SATURDAY through TUESDAY (3/9-12). Among the shows appearing at the club will be "WTF WITH MARC MARON," an UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE stendup showcase, "COMEDY BANG! BANG!," "ROBERT KELLY'S NASTY SHOW," a showcase of reality show parody webseries "BURNING LOVE," MATT BESSER's "improv4humans," BRETT GELMAN's "GELMANIA," and KEVIN POLLAK's "TALKIN WALKIN."
ALL THINGS COMEDY's roster includes BILL BURR's "MONDAY MORNING PODCAST," DAVE ANTHONY and GREG BEHRENDT's "WALKING THE ROOM," JACKIE KASHIAN's "THE DORK FOREST," "THE CHAMPS," ARI SHAFFIR's "SKEPTIC TANK," "MINIVAN MEN," HARLAND WILLIAMS' "THE HARLAND HIGHWAY," "TOM RHODES RADIO," SAM TRIPOLI's "THE NAUGHTY SHOW," "THE BONE ZONE," "SOCCER COMICS," "DEEP S##! WITH BARON VAUGHN," and "THE FLOP HOUSE."
RIOTCAST NETWORK's shows include ROBERT KELLY's "YOU KNOW WHAT DUDE," RICH VOS and BONNIE MCFARLANE's "MY WIFE HATES ME," JIM FLORENTINE's "COMEDY METAL MIDGETS," "WEIRD MEDICINE WITH DOCTOR STEVE," "THE GLORY HOLE," "THE BAILEY JAY SHOW," "THE DAVEY MAC SPORTS PROGRAM," "WHY YOU SUCK IN BED," "MAD SCIENTISTS PARTY HOUR," "THE JERSEY JERKS," and "THE HAMMERFISTING PODCAST."
“TUNEIN is a great way to listen to comedy,” said TUNEIN VP/Programming KEVIN STRALEY. “We’re excited that ALL THINGS COMEDY and RIOTCAST will be adding to the laughter.”
“TUNEIN has the widest offering of music, sports and news of any audio streaming service, and sometimes comedy gets lost in the shuffle,” added TUNEIN Dir./Marketing RYAN POLIVKA. “This sponsorship gives us a chance to highlight our strong comedy offering by showcasing live performances from many of the hilarious people with podcasts available on our free service.”