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Comedy Apps: Get Your Giggles on the Go

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Comedy Central Stand-Up
Drawing from the huge archive of Comedy Central Presents, this impeccably crafted app offers a diverse series of video clips for those looking to jump right in, with branches to other comics linked by joke style or professional connections. The focus is sharper on stars who currently have shows on the network, which is great thanks to the prevalence of Amy Schumer and Anthony Jeselnik. (free; iOS) A

Spotify’s Official Comedy
The new app (a partnership with YouTube’s Official Comedy) helps organize Spotify’s vast humor library by linking like-minded bits on breakups, alcohol, and even hecklers. The deep bench of new (Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K.) and classic (Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy) albums makes up for the alarming amount of Jim Gaffigan. (free; add-on to Spotify on desktop or mobile app) A-

Tosh.0
Daniel Tosh’s viral-video show is so big that it gets its own app, another excellent offering from Comedy Central and a key clearinghouse for clips of dudes getting kicked in the nuts. There are also full episodes, posts from Tosh’s blog, and an option to upload clips for Web Redemption consideration. (free; iOS and Android) B+

Witstream
For anybody who follows comics on Twitter but doesn’t care about their upcoming dates in Cleveland, WitStream is salvation. It sweeps the funniest 140-character dispatches from pros and amateurs alike and puts them all in one place. Stick with the primary feed, though — the topic-specific options are disturbingly scattershot. (free; iOS) B

Cracked The comedy site’s endless — and endlessly funny — lists are exhaustively gathered in the Cracked.com and Cracked Reader apps. The content may be limited, but what’s there is top-shelf (”The 23 Worst Possible Ideas for Adult Films”) with plenty of email-your-friends fodder. (free for Android and iPad; $0.99 for iPhone) B

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