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BENDIS!
02-01-2006, 08:02 PM
Laugh tracks standing up on iTunes

Did you hear the one about comedians becoming a hit on Apple's iTunes? That's actually not a joke: MTV Networks has been surprised to discover that low-profile stand-up specials from its Comedy Central channel are outperforming such better-known franchises as MTV's "Laguna Beach" and Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" since striking a deal last week to bring 14 different MTVN series to iTunes' growing roster of TV downloads for video iPods. As of Wednesday, three of Comedy Central's stand-up specials have broken into the top 20 TV attractions ranked by Apple. Only the most recent episode of ABC's "Lost" is ahead of up-and-coming comic Dane Cook; cult favorite Mitch Hedberg is at No. 5, while "The Daily Show" grouch Lewis Black is at No. 15. Two more comics are ranked 36th and 76th

Brewtown Andy
02-01-2006, 08:38 PM
Completely unsurprising.

sonnylarue
02-01-2006, 09:01 PM
with the downloadable portable comedy video, replace the longtime audio comedy album tradition?