Resident funnyman John Finnemore is back with another hit – and he is hilarious as ever! Best known for his radio sitcom, Cabin Pressure (starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and the man himself), Finnemore's sharp wit and sense of humor has produced four series' worth of laughs ever since it started in 2008. His fresh (and atrocious!) brand of comedy has gained him a devoted following, and fans all over the world will be ecstatic to learn that he has written another winner. So ladies and gentlemen, gird your loins – and listen to John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (via Audioboom) immediately!
But…This is Old News
Not necessarily so! Yes, it was originally broadcasted on BBC Radio 4, a platform known for supporting shows on comedy and drama, as well as news, history, science, and many more. Now though there are more options if you want all the Finnemore that you can get on your devices.
BBC Radio 4 has partnered with Audioboom in delivering the humor every week via its comedy channel. Stream and download to your heart's content, and revel in Souvenir Programme's amusing takes on life and language. Consistently funny and unapologetic, RadioTimes declared that the series has "a consistency and sharpness to rival Fry and Laurie on a good day in the late 80s."
Souvenir Programme is a dream come true for the writer: "The one thing I have always most wanted to do in comedy is write and perform my own radio sketch show, and… now I have."
A New Place to Rest Those Funny Bones
In fact, more and more comedians these days are flocking to Audioboom. A digital audio and social media platform, this internet marvel was designed by the Audioboom Group PLC (AIM:BOOM), and is steadily gaining traction in terms of diverse content and listeners. This is a time where music no longer stands as the majority of online audio – there are also podcasts, audio books, and radio shows, all of which are spoken-word content found on the Audioboom website and app.
Comedians have found the platform to be friendly and valuable for their sketches. Moreover, it also allows them to market and share their work via the audio player's embed features, which can be used on Twitter and Facebook. The 'self-publishing' aspect is very appealing, and a lot of artists see this as an opportunity to grow their audience. Uploading and sharing is free for content as long as 10 minutes. If you want more customization, you can get a premium account for more features. There is even an option to have your own branded channel!
For listeners, the joy is in accessibility. You can either stream from the website, or download the app and listen to your subscribed feeds anywhere. You can even customize what you listen to by making playlists or subscribing to channels like The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart, or Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast. It's the perfect companion whether you're working at your desk or on your daily commute – just watch out for those weird looks when you've suddenly burst out laughing in public!
Audioboom is a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange. According to a report from the Financial Times, it currently has 800 professional content partners, and a user base of 3 million.