NEW YORK, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that standup comedy superstars Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will lead their own 24/7 comedy channel on SiriusXM to be called Jeff and Larry's Comedy Roundup.
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will executive produce the channel and contribute new, exclusive comedy material that listeners will not hear anywhere other than at the comedy stars' live comedy shows. On the exclusive channel, both Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will regularly appear in special programming developed exclusively for SiriusXM.
The comedy channel will debut later this year.
"Looking forward to working with the good folks at SiriusXM and with my buddy Jeff to help produce and program the comedy you've come to know and love in our comedy roundup," said Larry the Cable Guy. "This'll be funny, I don't care who ya are!"
"Not only have I been a comedian for 30 years but I am a lifelong fan of comedy. I am so excited to work with SiriusXM to bring exclusive comedy content, showcases and interviews found nowhere else," said Jeff Foxworthy. "This is going to be a whole lot of fun!"
"We are excited to work directly with Jeff and Larry to create their own SiriusXM channel that will embody the everyman humor that has made them so popular across the country and with our subscribers. Having great comedic minds like theirs producing and contributing to their own 24/7 channel is exactly the kind of unique, original, only-on-SiriusXM content that makes subscribers love turning on their radios every day," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of more than 26 books. He was recently inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame for his accomplishments. Jeff will once again be hosting the FOX television game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, set to premiere in 2015.
Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. His television shows, comedy and variety specials have all been ratings successes, and he has appeared in many successful films, including as the voice of the beloved Mater in the Golden Globe Award-winning animated feature film, "Cars."
The new channel from Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy joins a robust comedy lineup on SiriusXM featuring Comedy Central Radio, Jamie Foxx's The Foxxhole channel, Carlin's Corner, Laugh USA, and Raw Dog Comedy Hits and more.
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