, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today the upcoming launch of its newest 24/7-comedy channel, Just For Laughs Radio. The channel will feature over 30 years of stand-up comedy drawn from the comedy archives of the Just For Laughs Festival in
, including the work of established comedians, new faces, international superstars, and stand-up from comedians before they were stars.
festival is billed as the world's largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming more than 1.25 million people every summer. The Festival's vast comedy archives include performances from
, among other comedic talents.
"We continually refresh and expand our comedy offering for subscribers and we are excited to add the Just For Laughs Radio channel to our stellar lineup. The Just For Laughs Festival's international reach and rich archive of standup material is a valuable addition to our Comedy offering," said
, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Just For Laughs joins our unmatched lineup of comedy channels which includes the leading names in comedy."
"We are thrilled to expand our audiences with this exciting new opportunity with SiriusXM," said
, COO, Just For Laughs. "We couldn't be happier that audiences across
will finally get a chance to hear some incredible comedy from our vast library over the last 30 years."
The channel premieres
Thursday, September 26
via satellite on channel 403 on new SiriusXM radios and in select vehicles. Just For Laughs Radio is a part of the recently expanded lineup of SiriusXM channels made available through the company's newest technology that delivers greater satellite bandwidth while maintaining the broadcast quality of SiriusXM's satellite channels. Just For Laughs Radio will also be available to listeners through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at
SiriusXM's Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99, will begin airing a daily hour-long show featuring the hottest performances drawn from Just For Laughs Radio, Mondays through Fridays at
9:00 pm ET
Throughout the year, Just For Laughs Radio will periodically simulcast on Raw Dog Comedy coinciding with special Just For Laughs events in different cities. Just For Laughs Radio channel will simulcast on Raw Dog Comedy for four days starting
12:00 pm ET
6:00 pm ET
, coinciding with JFL42 in Toronto. Just For Laughs Radio will later simulcast over Raw Dog Comedy for the Just For Laughs at the
October 18 through October 20
. The simulcasts of Just For Laughs Radio will include exclusive live interview broadcasts of panel discussions, performances, and presentations from the Just For Laughs events.
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group has four major focal points: Festivals (in
); television production (most notably Gags, seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); live shows (Canadian tour dates for
, Louis C.K., the Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, North American dates for Family Guy Live!,
show Change in
); and talent management. Its inaugural Montreal Festival recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012, and is now the world's largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming two million people each summer. The Group has offices in
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