Will Ferrell, who recently launched his own podcast under the guise of Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy, is now ready to assemble his own comedy podcast team. Ferrell announced a new deal with iHeartMedia to launch Big Money Players Network.
“The iHeartPodcast Network has been such a pleasure to work with. I love hanging out in the offices and I’ve only been yelled at once for using someone’s computer, which I shouldn’t have done,” Ferrell said in a statement. “Its creative, multi-platform assets and ability to market and reach millions of new podcast listeners is unprecedented. I’m looking forward to continuing our journey as creative partners and helping to define how comedy and podcasting will merge in the next couple years.”
“Will Ferrell is one of the greatest comedians of our lifetime, and the unique synergy between Will and iHeartMedia will continue to lead us in accomplishing even more great audio content together,” added Conal Byrne, president of the iHeartPodcast Network. “We’ve worked extremely close with Will over the past year and our listeners love what we’ve offered them so far.”
Plans call for adding 10 podcasts over the next two years, produced by Ferrell with iHeartMedia, starting in 2020.