Jack Vaughn Named Head of Comedy Programming at SiriusXM

-- Comedy Central Records creator, TV producer, and independent music veteran to lead comedy programming across SiriusXM

Dec 08, 2015, 13:00 ET from Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today it has named Jack Vaughn as its Senior Vice President, Comedy Programming. In this new position, Vaughn will spearhead all of SiriusXM's comedy programming. He will report to Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. 

Vaughn joins SiriusXM from New Wave Entertainment, a creative content company, where he served as SVP, Production and Distribution.  Vaughn was the creator of Comedy Central Records, the Grammy Award-winning record label that was home to comedians such as Mitch Hedberg, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Dane Cook, Kevin Hart, Lewis Black, Daniel Tosh, and Denis Leary among many others. 

"We are very excited to have Jack join SiriusXM to lead our comedy programming, which is an important part of our unique and premium content," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "We believe Jack's experience will help create further opportunities to grow our comedy offering. His proven track record and key relationships in the comedy world make him an ideal executive to join SiriusXM."

"This is an incredible opportunity to join the pre-eminent provider of comedy programming in radio," said Vaughn.  "SiriusXM is a great platform to leverage to acquire and develop new programming as well as to find new avenues to grow SiriusXM's amazing existing comedy lineup.  I look forward to continuing to make SiriusXM a key destination for all comedians – whether they work local clubs or stadiums – where they can reach millions of comedy fans."

SiriusXM's comedy line-up of channels includes Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy's Jeff and Larry's Comedy Roundup, Comedy Central Radio, Jamie Foxx's The Foxxhole, Carlin's Corner, Laugh USA, Comedy Greats, and Raw Dog Comedy Hits. The comedy channels are available to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM app and online at siriusxm.com.

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