Comedy network Forever Dog announces two podcast acquisitions: Tom Scharpling’s The Best Show and Tim Heidecker’s Office Hours Live.
“Our goal is to make Forever Dog the best comedy network in the world.” says Forever Dog Co-Founder and EP Brett Boham. “Partnering with The Best Show and Office Hours is a huge step towards that goal. Comedy podcasting is alive and well at Forever Dog.”
“Tom and Tim built incredible shows with devoted audiences that remind me why I got into this industry in the first place,” says Forever Dog Co-Founder and President Alex Ramsey. “It’s inspiring to work on projects that you’re passionate about with people you love. That’s the Forever Dog way.”
“Forever Dog is the right partner for The Best Show,” says Scharpling. “We’ve built an incredible studio together and are doing the best version of the show ever.”
Office Hours Live, hosted by Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) alongside DJ Douggpound and Vic Berger, translates Heidecker’s legendarily unique brand of comedy into the world of podcast talk shows with a wild and rollicking live show that features callers, celebrity guests, live music, and signature stunts like challenging indie rock legends Pavement to a tennis match and executing a 12-hour pitch perfect parody of The Joe Rogan Experience.
“Forever Dog is building something special and can take Office Hours to the next level,” says Office Hours EP Matt Carlin. “We’re thrilled to join their team.
Forever Dog, The Best Show, and Office Hours Live also share a unique distinction in common: they are all legacy comedy podcasting brands that are also at the forefront of podcasting’s next phase, utilizing video, livestreams, premium content, and innovative social media marketing strategies to create multiplatform experiences for their audiences that aren’t limited to audio.
“At Forever Dog Productions, we are totally embracing the next phase of podcasting,” says Forever Dog Co-Founder and CEO Joe Cilio. “If our fans want something, we want to provide the best. The Best Show and Office Hours Live are aligned in this vision. We’re going to make waves together.”