XM Canada bares all with new comedy program, Comic Stripped



    Comic Stripped features some of Canada's brightest comedic talent on
    XM's Laugh Attack (XM 153)

    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's premier
provider of satellite radio, has launched Comic Stripped - a new show on the
world's first uncensored Canadian comedy channel, Laugh Attack, hosting many
of Canada's up-and-coming comic geniuses. Comic Stripped showcases the
freshest and brightest comedic talent talking about the one experience they
all have in common - being Canadian.
    With some of the best new comedians appearing on the show, Comic Stripped
was developed to give Canadian comics a forum to discuss, talk, rant and chat
about the shared Canadian experience including everything from hockey hair to
the country's love of beer to the metric system.
    "It's great to play individual cuts from talented Canadian comics," said
Mark Breslin, Laugh Attack consultant and founder of Yuk Yuk's comedy clubs.
"But nothing can promote an artist's career like a dedicated half-hour of
interview peppered with excerpts of their best work. This show will really get
rightful recognition for Canadian comics from the industry and the public
alike."
    Comic Stripped, which also airs south of the border, gives up-and-comers
exposure to new audiences and aims to wipe out the false stereotypes Americans
may have towards Canada, if only one centimetre at a time.
    "Having my comedy played on XM's Laugh Attack channel creates fans in
places where they would otherwise have never heard of me, particularly in the
U.S.," said Canadian comedian Glen "That Canadian Guy" Foster. "Shows like
Comic Stripped provide a glimpse of the person behind the 'funny' and offers
an opportunity to engage comedy fans in a way that goes beyond simply playing
clips from my show."
    Comic Stripped airs live every Friday at 8 a.m. EST on Laugh Attack
(XM153) with encore presentations every Saturday at 3 a.m./p.m. EST, Monday at
10 a.m./p.m. EST and Wednesday at 5 a.m./p.m. EST.

    Upcoming shows:

    Alan Park - Friday, February 15 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
    Fraser Young - Friday, February 22 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
    Glen Foster - Friday, February 29 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
    Gerry Dee - Friday, March 7 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
    Russell Peters - Friday, March 14th at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
    Jeremy Hotz - Friday, March 21st at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
    Debra DiGiovanni - Friday, March 28 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST

    About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.

    Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM
Canada(TM) and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information
company with the best signal coverage across the country.
    XM Canada offers listeners the most unique Canadian and international
programming including exclusive satellite radio coverage of EVERY NHL(TM)
GAME, as well as PGA TOUR(TM) and Major League Baseball(TM), the deepest
playlist, and news, talk, sports, comedy, entertainment and children's
content. Acura, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, General Motors, GMC,
Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan, Pontiac,
Toyota, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki and Subaru will offer XM radios in more than 150
different vehicles for model year 2008.
    XM Satellite Radio Inc. is the number one satellite radio company in
North America with more than 8 million subscribers. In Canada, XM is offered
on TELUS Mobile Radio(TM) and Rogers Communications wireless, cable and
Internet platforms and is also the exclusive music channel provider on Air
Canada's flights and is available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles.
    A free three-day trial of XM Radio Online is available at
http://listen.xmradio.ca. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and
subscription information.
    To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit
our website at www.cdnsatrad.com.

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