NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari will sit down for a special edition of the SiriusXM comedy series Unmasked, recorded live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Chelsea, New York City.
Aziz Ansari will talk with Unmasked host Ron Bennington about his career, including Parks and Recreation, his national tour and his work with the Upright Citizens Brigade.
"With our Unmasked special, our listeners will get an in-depth, uncensored look at one of the best comics of a new generation, bringing them up close and personal to Aziz in a unique way that comedy fans will not hear anywhere else on radio," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
The Unmasked special, scheduled to be recorded live on Wednesday, July 11 in front of an audience of SiriusXM listeners, will premiere on Friday, July 13 at 2:00 pm ET on The Opie & Anthony Channel (XM 105, Sirius 206 with Sirius Premier). Unmasked with Aziz Ansari will also air on Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99, on Saturday, July 21 at 8:00 pm ET; and UCB Radio, channel 406 online and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices, on Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 am ET.
Unmasked is an informal, interactive and uncensored comedy series featuring extended, in-depth conversations with superstars and emerging names in comedy hosted by Ron Bennington. The series has featured guests including Louis C.K., Seth Rogen, Bob Newhart, Sandra Bernhard and Jimmy Fallon. Bennington is also the co host of The Ron and Fez Show and Ron Bennington Interviews on The Opie & Anthony Channel.
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About Upright Citizens Brigade
The Upright Citizens Brigade was founded and is currently owned by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh. The 150-seat theater at 307 West 26th Street continues to offer the best and most innovative improv and sketch comedy in New York City every day of the week. Named "Hot Farm Team" by Rolling Stone magazine and "Best Comedy Club" by AOL, The UCB Theatre is widely recognized as home to today's funniest actors and writers. Among their esteemed alumni include several performers and writers for Saturday Night Live, The Office,The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 30 Rock,Best Week Ever, Old School, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro and countless other films, commercials and television shows. Performers who have gained success continue to lend their talents to the theatre and training center.
The Upright Citizens Brigade continues the spread of their unique brand of no-holds barred comedy to audiences across the country through UCBcomedy.com. UCBcomedy is the virtual home of all things comedy from improv, sketch and standup to pranks, jokes, podcasts, f'ed up and illegal videos and much more from the performers, teachers, students and friends who have made the Upright Citizens Brigade the leading brand of comedy in the country.
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