- The 'Just for Laughs' comedy festival is going digital and will broadcast on SiriusXM.
SiriusXM has announced the Just For Laughs Virtual Comedy Festival to broadcast across numerous SiriusXM comedy channels from July 20-25, the original dates of the world-renowned annual festival was originally scheduled to take place in Montreal.
The event, which postponed its in-person dates, will re-create the excitement of attending virtually allowing listeners to listen from wherever they’re at.
Two one-hour specials will air every day on five SiriusXM comedy channels, hosted with fresh commentary from stars including Kevin Hart, Howie Mandel, Ronny Chieng, Caroline Rhea, Jim Norton, Alonzo Bodden, and many more.
The virtual edition will also include the best stand up tracks from previous Just For Laughs shows throughout its 37-year history will highlight some of the most iconic comedy sets, including the segment’s from Andy Kindler’s biting “State Of The Industry” speeches as part of ComedyPRO. Pandora will also feature a suite of Just For Laughs comedy playlists reflecting the festival’s diverse and hilarious programming.
“We were thrilled when SiriusXM approached us with this idea. Now, on what would have been this year’s festival dates, we will carry on the tradition by sharing some of the greatest performances from our 37 years of festivals which includes some amazing homegrown Canadian content” says Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs.
“Just For Laughs is the world’s premier comedy festival that we look forward to being a part of every year,” said Jack Vaughn, SiriusXM’s Senior Vice President of Comedy Programming. “So while we can’t be in Montreal this summer, going to shows, eating poutine way too late, and dodging giant political street puppets, SiriusXM is thrilled to team up with the festival to create the next best thing.”
Schedule from July 20-25, the two one-hour shows will air each day on SiriusXM’s comedy channels:
Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio Channel 96: 2pm & 6pm ET
Raw Dog Comedy Channel 99: 12pm & 9pm ET
Laugh USA Channel 98: 1pm & 7pm ET
Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup Channel 97: 3pm & 8pm ET
Comedy Greats Channel 94: 4pm & 5pm ET
Just For Laughs Canada Channel 168: 24 hours a day