The new channel will feature over 30 years of stand-up comedy pulled from the JFL comedy archives including established comedians, new faces, and international superstars. Pretty much every comedian you can think of has performed at JFL at some point during its last 3 decades so you’ll undoubtedly be able to hear some comedians before they were famous.
“We continually refresh and expand our comedy offering for subscribers and we are excited to add the Just For Laughs Radio channel to our stellar lineup. The Just For Laughs Festival’s international reach and rich archive of stand-up material is a valuable addition to our Comedy offering,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Just For Laughs joins our unmatched lineup of comedy channels which includes the leading names in comedy.”
“We are thrilled to expand our audiences with this exciting new opportunity with SiriusXM,” said Bruce Hills, COO, Just For Laughs. “We couldn’t be happier that audiences across North America will finally get a chance to hear some incredible comedy from our vast library over the last 30 years.”
The channel premieres Thursday, September 26th on SiriusXM’s channel 403 with a live broadcast from JFL42 in Toronto that will last 4 days until September 29th. Additionally this launch/simulcast can be heard on SiriusXM’s flagship comedy channel Raw Dog Comedy. After the launch, Raw Dog will also host an hourly bit of JFL programming Mon-Fri at 9pm ET and will periodically simulcast on Raw Dog with special JFL events in different cities.
We’re big supporters of Just For Laughs, having attended multiple times in both it’s Chicago and Montreal incarnations. In fact, our most recent videos for The Laugh Button Inquisition were shot at both festivals.