NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 — COMEDY CENTRAL, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB) and Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), announced today that it will present “The COMEDY CENTRAL Radio Preview Weekend” beginning today, Thursday, April 4. The weekend-long preview of SiriusXM’s COMEDY CENTRAL Radio will showcase highlights of the programming line-up listeners can expect to hear when the channel launches later this spring. The preview, which will air on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99, will kick off on today, Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 pm ET with a live call-in show with comedian Gabriel Iglesias and special guests.
SiriusXM’s “The COMEDY CENTRAL RADIO Preview Weekend” will also feature a wide variety of COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up featuring comedians Aziz Ansari, Bo Burnham, Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Hardwick, Mitch Hedberg, Pete Holmes, Anthony Jeselnik, Marc Maron, John Mulaney, John Oliver, Amy Schumer, Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh and more.
Additionally, the preview weekend will feature an exclusive SiriusXM “Town Hall” special with Gabriel Iglesias airing on Friday, April 5 at 5:30 pm ET moderated by comedian Martin Mareno. “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Gabriel Iglesias will feature Iglesias, whose two-night world premiere of “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy” airs on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, April 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET and Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET, answering questions from the studio audience about his career. SiriusXM listeners are also invited to submit a question for Gabriel Iglesias on Twitter by Tweeting @SiriusXM and using the hashtag #SXMTownHall or posting a question on SiriusXM’s Facebook page. For rebroadcast times please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.
SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series are intimate gatherings with iconic musicians, entertainers and figures and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous “SiriusXM Town Hall” specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, Billy Crystal, Tom Petty, Kevin Hart, Alicia Keys, Tony Bennett, Aerosmith, Carol Burnett, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, Crosby, Stills and Nash and the surviving members of Nirvana.
For a schedule of “The COMEDY CENTRAL Radio Preview Weekend,” please visit www.siriusxm.com/comedycentral.
COMEDY CENTRAL Radio joins SiriusXM’s broad collection of comedy channels, including Blue Collar Radio, Laugh USA, George Carlin’s Carlin’s Corner, Jamie Foxx’s The Foxxhole, Raw Dog Comedy, Upright Citizens Brigade’s UCB Radio and more.
For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 24 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
About COMEDY CENTRAL
Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL’s press Web site at www.cc.com/press and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.