Scripps’ Midroll Adds Seven To Comedy Podcast Slate.

E.W. Scripps-owned podcast network Midroll Media is adding seven comedy podcasts to its Earwolf service. The podcasts, which Midroll says represent existing and emerging talent, include “Off Book,” an improvised musical podcast; “Homophilia” with former MTV host Dave Holmes, comedian Matt McConkey and guests discussing their love lives; and, in an usual twist, episodes of the popular 1960s radio show “Chickenman.”

Midroll is also collaborating with Scripps-owned digital humor brand Cracked for two new podcasts with “Cracked Movie Club” and “Cracked Gets Personal.”

At the same time, one of Earwolf’s best-known programs, “Comedy Bang! Bang!” is marking its 500th episode with a special on July 24 featuring guests Lauren Lapkus, Jon Gabrus, Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Mary Holland and Paul F. Tompkins.

“We’re excited to celebrate ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ the show that created the world of comedy podcasting and is still going strong at 500 episodes,” said Chris Bannon, chief content officer for Midroll Media. “And I’m delighted that, after seven years, Earwolf is still working with the best performers in comedy to create brand new shows for all the listeners coming into podcasting today.”

All of Midroll’s podcasts, including Earwolf programs, are available on sister podcast platform Stitcher, as well as Apple and other major platforms.

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