If you have never heard about Laugh.ly, it's time to catch up with some laughter for this 4.20. Called “the pandora of stand-up comedy” by TechCrunch, Laugh.ly launched at the end of last summer with a repertoire of 400 different comedians and over 20,000 individual comedy tracks. The app features comedians ranging from your well-known favorites, like Kevin Hart, Louis CK, and Aziz Ansari, to up and coming acts who are just getting started in the world of stand up comedy.
You can listen to all of Laugh.ly’s tracks for free, including radio stations, genres and live comedy events that are featured on the app (and website). You can also choose from Laugh.ly’s wide range of stations, including “The Great American Joke” and “Workout Special”, or you can choose from their extensive list of genres. Laugh.ly also allows you to create your own playlists and includes social features, much like Spotify.
It’s free to spend you day giggling at the latest jokes by great comedic acts on Laugh.ly, though you can upgrade to a premium subscription if you want to avoid advertisements. We recently met the Founder of Laugh.ly, Dave Scott, at Launch Festival in San Francisco where he gave an awesome pitch on the main stage.
Dave says, “Laugh.ly was created to give comedy fans the same access to comedy as music fans get through services like Pandora or Spotify. Sometimes, you want to hear some great comedy, but don't want to leave the house. Well Laugh.ly solves that by providing the largest library of stand-up comedy in the world.”
It’s Good for Your Health
Laughter is a beautiful thing, and it can actually be good for you health too. Laughter does wonders for both your physical and mental health in many different ways. Laughing increases relaxation by releasing physical tension, easing muscles, and reducing anxiety and stress.
Laughing can also help boost your immune system by decreasing stress hormones and increasing the amount of antibodies produced, which can help fight infection. It can also hep stimulate many of your organs because laughing brings in an increased amount of air. Laughing can help improve the functioning of blood vessels and increase blood flow, which can benefit cardiovascular function.
Possibly one of the most well known effects of laughter is its connection with the release of endorphins in the body that can help increase happiness and even reduce physical pain. Laughter can also help change your perspective, making stressful events seem less threatening and providing you with a more realistic view of a situation. Laugh.ly can stimulate laughter in your life and provide you with many of the amazing health benefits that laughter can bring to you.
The Best: Cannabis & Laughter
Cannabis and laughter also go hand in hand. Cannabis can help you laugh even harder with the great comedians featured on Laugh.ly. Cannabis can also aid in stress reduction and allows you to be more in the moment. A study from the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology has found that cannabis increases the blood flow to the left temporal lobe and the right frontal cortex, as well a slight increase to the cerebellum. The areas where blood flow is stimulated by cannabis are also areas of the brain that are related to laughter. Laughter is good for the mind, body, and soul. Cannabis can help you become even more relaxed and more free to giggle uncontrollably to some great stand-up comedy.