The American Comedy Network
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|The American Comedy Network|
|Genres||Parody music, Novelty songs|
|Past members||Andy Goodman
The American Comedy Network was a group of former radio deejays that served as a radio syndication service that provided comedy material in the form of parody and novelty songs to local U.S. and Canadian radio stations. The group was founded and directed by Andy Goodman. Bob Rivers contributed song parodies to the group. The group officially ended in February of 2013.
One of the first songs produced by the group was "Breaking Up Is Hard On You (a/k/a Don't Take Ma Bell Away from Me)", about the lawsuit and the resulting Bell System divestiture, the court ordered split up of U.S. telecommunications company AT&T's Bell System. The song was a parody of Neil Sedaka's #1, 1962 hit "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do". It reached #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent five weeks on the chart. This was the only song by the group to make the chart and also the only single ever released by the American Comedy Network.
- Whitburn, Joel (1997). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research Inc. p. 13. ISBN 0-89820-122-5.