"RainyMood.com is a website that make it sound like it's raining outside." Living in Seattle I shouldn't need this but often it doesn't really rain hard enough to hear through the roof. Useful Life Hacks, Life Hacks
This is so true because you're using your brain different than when you listen to music. With music you can get put in a somewhat trance with the vocals and instrumental which will do nothing but relax you and diddle with your alertness. When listening to a comedian you are more alert because you don't know what is going to be said next and you want to make sure you hear the entire joke. It will keep you on your toes.
Yes! The Pandora "Film Scores" station is the best music EVAR for studying, working, thinking, cleaning house, cooking, whatever. It's awesome! (think: Hans Zimmer, James Howard, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, John Powell, John Williams, and more. FANTASTIC!)