Jay Mohr launches his own podcast network and Jay Leno helps kick it off

Comedian Jay Mohr’s shop talk-y podcast Mohr Stories premiered on Kevin Smith’s Smodcast network a year ago and was an instant success. Now, Mohr is making a split from Smodcast to start a network of his own. It’s called Fake Mustache and it just launched today. In addition to the twice-a-week Mohr Stories – where Mohr and comedian guests talk about the business and their place within it – the network’s lineup include shows from Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, Jim Jeffries and Eddit Ifft, and Joe McDonnell– and apparently Mohr’s got a lot more to come.

In addition to a list of people he wants on the network (Rufus Wainwright, Dan Savage, Lily Tomlin, Russell Brand), he’s got some specific ideas for the structure his newly-launched network, the comedian tells the Hollywood Reporter. Mohr hopes to add more “dedicated” podcasts to the line-up (similar to the daily Joe McDonnell Experience, dedicated strictly to sports talk), rather than crowded free-for-all podcasts that have flooded the podcast market. Mohr is currently trying to snag a corporate sponsor for the network, and says he’d love to see individual podcasts on Fake Mustache grow enough in popularity that they can spin off and become the centerpiece of their own networks.

Visit Fake Mustache to check out the line-up. The newly revamped Mohr Stories debuted today with guest Jay Leno.

Lucas Gardner

Lucas Gardner is a writer native to Rochester, NY. He nows lives in New York City. He has a Twitter and a blog.

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