SiriusXM Radio Hosts Opie & Anthony to Broadcast Live from Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montréal

  • 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 show. 

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 festival.

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 packages. 

About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with over 2.2 million subscribers, is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news and entertainment brands as well as every major sport including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.

SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

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SOURCE SiriusXM Canada



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