More Comedy For SiriusXM As Changes Loom For August 13th
July 30, 2015 at 11:06 AM (PT)
Another comedy channel is coming to SIRIUSXM RADIO with the launch of SIRIUSXM COMEDY GREATS, a showcase for what the satellite provider calls "the greatest stand-up performers of all time," including LEWIS BLACK, GEORGE CARLIN, LOUIS C.K., ELLEN DEGENERES, KEVIN HART, BILL MAHER, EDDIE MURPHY, RICHARD PRYOR, JOAN RIVERS, AMY SCHUMER and JERRY SEINFELD.
The channel, which will air both clips and interview vignettes as well as countdowns hosted by comedians like BILL BURR, JIM GAFFIGAN, and ED HELMS, will launch on AUGUST 13th with a special, "JIM NORTON COUNTS DOWN THE TOP 50 COMEDY GREATS OF ALL TIME," hosted by the OPIE AND JIMMY co-host and top standup comic and featuring a live studio audience. Interview vignettes with DAN AYKROYD, ADAM CAROLLA, CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, BILL HADER, GEORGE LOPEZ, HOWIE MANDEL, MARC MARON and RUSSELL BRAND will air throughout the week beginning AUGUST 13th.
The channel's addition is one of many changes to the SIRIUSXM lineup coming AUGUST 13th, including the addition of a pop vocal AC channel, VELVET; a Classic Hip-Hop channel, SIRIUSXM FLY; the move of Internet-only channel LIMITED ENGAGEMENT to the Satellite lineup as LIMITED EDITION; and CBC COUNTRY. Also being added for a FALL launch are FOX NEWS HEADLINES 24/7 and ANDY COHEN's RADIO ANDY, and SIRIUS radios will add children's channel KIDZBOP, Canadian Indie music channel THE VERGE, and Canadian French music channel INFLUENCE FRANCO. Several channels are moving in the lineup as well.
Channels being dropped include ESCAPE, SIRIUSXM INDIE, RADIO FORMULA MEXICO, and CBC MUSIC: SONICA. Being dropped from the satellite but still available on the SIRIUSXM streaming service and on newer radios are AGUILA and, dropped from the XM lineup but still on SIRIUS, C-SPAN. CANADA's ICEBERG and ATTITUDE FRANCO come off the satellite but remain on the streaming service, as will five Latino channels, FLOW NACIÓN, LUNA, RUMBÓN, LA KUEVA, and LATIDOS.