SiriusXM Presents A Week Of Election-Themed Comedy Programming
October 14, 2016 at 11:54 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM's COMEDY GREATS channel 94 will pay tribute (?!) to the 2016 Presidential Election with a special week of comedy programming dedicated to this unique campaign year. The channel will be rebranded as “F* POLITICS” starting MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th.
The "F* POLITICS" channel will present subscribers with a full week of comedy in hopes of easing the nation’s tensions. The week will kick off with original programming from “Liberal Redneck” TRAE CROWDER and his friends having live conversations with plenty of rants, sketches, characters, and more (9-10a ET) along with NICK DiPAOLO, who will host "Di PAOLOtics,” a live show that will welcome conservative comics and political guests to discuss the election from the conservative point-of-view (11a-12p ET).
In addition to the original programming, throughout the week F* POLITICS will also broadcast the popular “Politically Re-active” podcast from comedians W. KAMAU BELL and HARI KONDABOLU, who always ask the important question of “Why?” – Why do we have superdelegates? Why is it still so hard for people to vote? Why was JOE THE PLUMBER a thing? The duo will take over the channel MONDAY through SUNDAY from 10-11a (ET).
Starting MONDAY, the comedy block will also include a different stand-alone show at 8a (ET). The variety hour of curated programming includes: “TRUMP vs. BERNIE: Live from BROOKLYN, ANTHONY ATAMANUIK & JAMES ADOMIAN" – a full album featuring comedians impersonating the two candidates having a debate; COLIN QUINN’s “Unconstitutional” album showcasing the comedian's one-man show on the Constitution; “Satire & Democracy: Empowering the Citizenry with Comedy,” a panel discussion produced by the NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER that honored the late GEORGE CARLIN's legacy and impact on political comedy, featuring LEWIS BLACK, ROBERT KLEIN, LARRY WILMORE, LIZZ WINSTEAD and daughter KELLY CARLIN. “Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table,” the podcast from the UCB COMEDY network, hosted by CODY LINDQUIST and CHARLIE TODD, and to wrap up the week, a live show with DONALD TRUMP, aka JL CAUVIN, who will take listeners’ calls while impersonating the Republican nominee.
“Please, God, let’s end this thing already!” sai SIRIUSXM SVP/Comedy Programming JACK VAUGHN said. “I can’t take one more minute of this election. And if you’re anything like me, then you’ll want, nay need, to tune into F* Politics and save yourself from the sad final gasp of this political season.”