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Will Ferrell’s Big Money Players Circle Elevates Emerging Social Media Comedy Creators

iHeartMedia and Will Ferrell’s Big Money Players Podcast Network (BMP) have announced the launch of the “Big Money Players Circle,” a platform designed to elevate emerging social media comedy creators. Hand-selected by Will Ferrell himself, these talented individuals will join the BMP network and be showcased across iHeartMedia’s vast multi-platform ecosystem.

The Big Money Players Circle was officially announced during the first-ever “The Big Money Players Comedy Hour Presented by Straight Talk Wireless,” which aired on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide on October 5. Hosted by Bobby Bones, Mario Lopez, Tanya Rad, and EJ, the show featured some of the funniest moments from BMP podcasts, introduced by Will Ferrell and featuring Ellie Kemper, host of BMP’s “Born to Love.”

The Circle inductees will receive valuable training from renowned names in comedy and podcasting, along with unparalleled exposure to new audiences. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with top-tier brands to develop unique ad-focused comedic content. Straight Talk Wireless, the exclusive presenting sponsor, will work with the Circle members to create custom comedic work.

The launch of the Big Money Players Circle showcases the commitment of iHeartMedia and BMP to support and grow the next generation of comedic talent. The Circle members will have the chance to perform at the New York Comedy Festival in New York City on November 12 during the Big Money Players Circle LIVE Showcase at the Hard Rock Hotel. This event will bring together the most hilarious talent from the BMP network, alongside popular hosts, for an unforgettable night of laughter.

Will Ferrell expressed his excitement about the Big Money Players Circle, stating, “From the time I was a wee baby boy, I have always dreamt of assembling a team of comedians as funny and talented as the Big Money Players Circle. Now, to officially announce the Circle over the RADIO WAVES is a dream bigger than Baby Will could have ever dreamt.”

Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group, highlighted the success of the partnership with Will Ferrell and the BMP network, which has produced some of the smartest and most innovative comedy in the podcasting medium. He emphasized the expansion of the brand into social media and the support for a new wave of next-generation talent. Straight Talk Wireless recognizes the power of comedy and has joined as the exclusive launch partner of the Big Money Players Circle.

The Big Money Players Circle is set to bring fresh and original voices in comedy to the forefront, showcasing their talent and providing them with the necessary resources to thrive in the industry. With the backing of iHeartMedia and the guidance of established comedic figures, these emerging social media comedy creators are poised to make a significant impact on the comedy landscape.

About Straight Talk Wireless:
Straight Talk Wireless is a no-contract wireless provider that offers quality wireless solutions to value-conscious consumers. It is available exclusively at Walmart,, and Straight Talk Wireless is part of the Verizon Value portfolio of prepaid brands.

About iHeartMedia:
iHeartMedia is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. With a strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach, iHeartMedia continues to build new platforms, products, and services. The company’s broadcast radio assets, podcast network, and integrated audio ad tech solution make it a dominant player in the industry.

For more information on the Big Money Players Circle and the BMP network, visit

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