Best Free iPad App of the Week: Comedy Central’s CC: Stand-Up

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Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is CC: Stand-Up by Comedy Central – which offers free access to Comedy Central’s huge library of stand-up from top comedians. Some of the featured comedians include Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Chris Hardwick from Talking Dead, Mitch Hedberg, and plenty more.

These are the app’s main sections:

– The CHANNEL is the ultimate place to sit back and laugh, get hours of the best stand-up without interruption. Like TV but better. No need to fight grandma for the remote.
– Our FEATURED mode brings you curated stand-up playlists based on a particular topic, recent Comedy Central special, or simply the very “best-of” from a comedy giant. Don’t ask us what curated means, look it up. We can’t do everything!

– Not sure what to watch? While viewing a clip in the app, click on the DISCOVER mode to find related comedians and videos connected by genre, topic, shared credits or random trivia. Think of it as Six Degrees of Stand-Up.
– Finally the app gives you the ability to SEARCH our stockpile of over 700 comedians and 6,000 videos — just type in a comic’s name or the title of a specific clip. Our library has everything you’re looking for, except a librarian. (We are working on this for future builds.)


I like that the app opens straight into the Channel section and its video clips, and that these continue to move along seamlessly between clips without any need to tap or fast forward. The UI is easy to use all the way round really – and makes it easy to find great content quickly. Just as one quick example, there’s a ‘Get More’ button that will take you to a page full of clips from the performer you’re currently watching.

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Most of the clips in the app are somewhere around 2 – 8 minutes long. There is definitely plenty of NSFW material, so keep that in mind when you’re choosing where to enjoy the app.

The app has ads interspersed within the content, but there’s not too many of them and they’re actually pretty good and comedy related.

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Here’s an App Store link for CC: Standup.

If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week. We’ve also recently put together a best of the best of our selections from the last year in a Top 25 Best Free iPad Apps list.

Patrick Jordan

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