Opie & Anthony together with co-host comedian Jim Norton to broadcast
their morning show live from Just For Laughs Montréal on July 25 and 26
Opie & Anthony to host "Midnight Surprise" Show on July 26
SiriusXM's Canada Laughs and Raw Dog Comedy, which will become
limited-run "Just for Laughs Radio" channel beginning Thursday, July
25, to broadcast live from the festival and feature exclusive
interviews and impromptu performances with headlining comedy stars
SiriusXM Canada presents Off JFL Lineup featuring Godfrey, 30 Rock
alumni Judah Friedlander, Scott Adsit and John Lutz and many more
TORONTO, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Sirius XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today
announced that SiriusXM radio duo Opie & Anthony will bring their daily
morning show to Canada with a special two-day live broadcast from the
Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montréal, Québec.
Just For Laughs is the world's largest comedy festival and welcomes more
than two million people to Montréal each summer. As part of SiriusXM
Canada's festival sponsorship, Opie & Anthony together with co-host
comedian Jim Norton will broadcast live from festival headquarters at
the Hyatt July 25 and 26 from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET. With a reputation
for pushing the boundaries of broadcast radio, this will be the duo's
first live broadcast from Canada to their North American audience. Opie
& Anthony are widely recognized as a launching pad for talented comics
including Louis C.K., Bill Burr and Bob Kelly. Each day, they will be
joined by comics headlining the festival as well as other special
guests from around the world of comedy.
In addition, Opie & Anthony will host a special "Midnight Surprise"
performance at Theatre Sainte-Catherine on Friday, July 26 beginning at
11:59 p.m. ET, featuring a special lineup of comedians personally
curated by them that will be revealed on that morning's live radio
The Opie & Anthony Show can be heard live each weekday starting at 6:00
a.m. ET and is replayed again at 3:00 p.m. ET and 8:00 p.m. ET on
SiriusXM's Opie & Anthony Channel, available to XM subscribers on channel 103 and for Sirius Premier
subscribers on channel 206.
"We are thrilled to bring Opie & Anthony to the Just For Laughs festival
in Montréal for their first live broadcast from Canada," said Joe
Thistel, Director of Talk and Sports Programming, SiriusXM Canada. "O&A
has been an influential and invaluable platform for up-and-coming
comics to test-drive new material for a North American audience and
grow their fan base. The live broadcast is a unique opportunity for
their legion of Canadian fans. SiriusXM listeners from across Canada
and the U.S. are in for a great show."
SiriusXM Canada will proudly present the festival's Off JFL lineup featuring 30 Rock alumni Judah Friedlander, Scott Adsit and John
Lutz as well as live performances from Godfrey, Debra DiGiovanni, Todd
Glass, Brian Posehn, Robert Kelly and many others.
SiriusXM's Canadian comedy channel Canada Laughs (channel 168) together with Raw Dog Comedy (channel 99), which will
become the limited-run "Just For Laughs Radio" channel, will broadcast live from festival headquarters at the Hyatt Regency July 23
to 26. Each day, SiriusXM hosts will feature exclusive interviews and
impromptu performances with the scores of comics attending the
SiriusXM Canada offers a wide and diverse variety of comedy programming
including Canada Laughs, The Opie & Anthony Channel, Howard 100 & 101, Laugh USA, Blue Collar Radio, The Foxxhole and Comedy Central Radio. Certain premium channels are only available on certain SiriusXM
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