About Us

Headlines / tl;dr

Laughable is a technology company in the comedy business.

We have a two-pronged mission:

1. Empower consumers of comedy to discover content and comedians that most reliably make them laugh, and

2. Empower creators of comedy to grow and monetize their fan bases.

To be more succinct: we help consumers of comedy find funny, and we help creators of comedy find fans and money.

To this end, we’re building a global marketplace for comedy, running the gamut of ‘comedic output’ — from digital content, to merchandise, to live performances — and powered by mobile software, data science, and a kick-ass brand everyone knows, loves, and trusts.


Deeper Dive, Starting with What We’re Doing Today

Our mobile app (available for free on iOS and Android) enables you to you subscribe not only to podcast series, but ALSO to individual comedians and other public figures, seamlessly surfacing their appearances as a host OR guest.

The profiles we’ve created for thousands of artists — including world’s largest database of comedians — contain their podcast appearances alongside direct links to their social media pages, website, and tour dates. 

While we focus primarily on comedy podcasts and comedians, we have also offer a massive library of non-comedy podcasts and have created profiles for an impossibly eclectic array of fascinating people like Barack Obama, Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Sandberg, and Jon Hamm. Whatever app you’re currently using to get your podcasts… you’ll like Laughable more.


Validation So Far

There’s mounting evidence we have built a truly special app. For example:

  • Apple has featured us on the App Store multiples times. Each year, Apple selects only a few hundred apps out of the 2m+ in the Store for this level of promotion. That’s less than 0.02%, or 1 in 5,000.

  • 91% of our 3,600+ App Store reviews are for 5 out of 5 stars — a better batting average than that of any other app focused on comedy or podcasts. The biggest reasons people love Laughable are that it’s simple/fun to use, and it makes it easier than ever before to discover new podcasts and comedians to love.
  • On average, Laughable users spend 9 hours per week listening to podcasts through the app and 35 minutes per week directly engaging with our UI (i.e. tapping, typing, swiping, etc.).

We’ve also developed groundbreaking analytics offerings, in concert with dozens of comedians and podcasters, that have helped artists create even more engaging podcasts.

It’s just the beginning for Laughable. We’re excited to be building a worldwide community of comedy fans both online and off.


Learn More

– Are you a podcaster or comedian who would like to get listed on Laughable, or simply learn more about our platform from an artist’s perspective? Please head to this FAQ.

– Read about the principles guiding Laughable’s evolution

Listen to CEO/Co-Founder/Janitor Ned Kenney talk about Laughable on the You Know What Dude! podcast with comedians Robert Kelly, Mark Normand, and Dean Delray


Contact

– Please direct all inquiries to Ned Kenney at n@laughable.com.

The Team

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Ned Kenney

CO-FOUNDER, CEO, JANITOR

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Stuart Foulston

CO-FOUNDER, HEAD OF PRODUCT

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Cooper Dawg

SPIRIT ANIMAL, GENERAL COUNSEL, & CHIEF BARKETING OFFICER