Amy Schumer is officially making the jump into podcasting, with Spotify signing the comedian to a massive $US 1 million deal to secure the rights to a new program.
Little is known about the podcast at this stage, but Bloomberg received confirmation of Schumer’s big payday from two sources close to the deal, who asked not to be identified.
The Stockholm-based company, who are looking to challenge Apple’s dominance in the podcasting arena, says that the show will be about “pop culture, politics and the world of standup comedy.”
Spotify currently leads the market in paid music streaming, but with annual podcast ad revenues topping $220 million in the US alone, it’s fairly clear why they are looking to branch out.
“It’s obvious for us to add some things to the service that are unique to us,” said a rep for the company. “There’s a much greater commercial opportunity than there was even two years ago.”
Amy Schumer will host and produce the as-yet-unnamed series, and there is no word yet on when it will be released, but it probably won’t be long until we hear more.
While $1 million is a pretty sweet deal, this amount is dwarfed by the reported $11 million that Netflix paid for Schumer’s stand-up show The Leather Special in 2017.
The actress’ next upcoming film project is She Came To Me, a “sweeping comedic drama” which also stars Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman.