Live from UCB Theatre to Launch on SiriusXM's Raw Dog Comedy Channel
NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch Live from UCB Theatre, the exclusive hour-long weekly show featuring sketch comedy, stand up and improv performances recorded live at the UCB Theatre, on Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99.
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Live from UCB Theatre will launch on Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 pm ET and will air on Saturday nights at 11:00 pm ET with a special encore on Mondays at 7:00 pm ET.
Each week SiriusXM listeners will hear a different comedy show, performed from the stage of the UCB Theatre. The exclusive series will kick off with the award-winning variety show, "Totally J/K," hosted by Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel and featuring guest appearances from some of the best stand-up comedians in New York City, including Julian McCullough and Kurt Braunohler.
The series will also include a broadcast of "The Roast of Justin Bieber," featuring UCB founding member Matt Besser, Chelsea Lately's Guy Branum and Ali Waller; "Waiting for Obama: A Night at the Hall of Presidents," the one-act play exploring the legacy of American presidents; and "Tournament of Nerds," a heated debate between comedians and nerds about comic books, Sci Fi, horror and fantasy characters, featuring guest judges Rich Sommer of Mad Men and Ben Garant of Reno 911.
"This is just one step in our secret evil plan to take over the world! Oops," said Amy Poehler, founding member, Upright Citizens Brigade. "We were always told we had a face for radio. We just never knew it would be satellite."
"The UCB Theatre has been the go-to place for innovative comedy in New York and Los Angeles for years, and we are thrilled that it will be part of our wide-ranging comedy lineup," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are excited to bring groundbreaking sketch, stand up and improv comedy performances from the UCB Theatre to our listeners nationwide every week."
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is bicoastal, currently with two locations - one in New York City (at 307 West 26th Street) and another in Los Angeles (located at 5919 Franklin Avenue), and has plans to open another soon in downtown Manhattan.
SiriusXM Raw Dog Comedy features uncensored comedy from the edge: classic comedy, the hottest new stand-ups and original shows. The channel features shows hosted by comedian Jim Breuer, the irreverent music host and musician Mojo Nixon, alternative comedy "championer" Mark Says Hi!, live morning host Sonny Fox, the smart and edgy Filip and Fredrik and others.
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