Who says comedy doesn't travel?
Comedy Central is taking the best of its televised stand-up shows, from such notable comedians as Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt and Hannibal Buress, and making the best bits available through Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console.
Its CC: Stand-Up app features clips of past stand-up performances, which are programmed so the comedy routines can be viewed in a continuous stream -- just like any other TV channel. Viewers also can choose to watch one of the themed playlists, search for routines of a favorite comedian or pick selections from a recent special.
"For Xbox in particular, we've spent a lot of time and effort to go back into our library ... and figuring out the best way to present this content," said Ben Hurst, vice president of mobile and emerging platforms for Comedy Central's corporate parent Viacom. "We didn't just take clips from the archives, as currently exists. We thought about what's the best clip length? What's the best way to present [the performances]?"