Comedy Central going dark for radio launch


Sirius XMTo kick off the launch of Comedy Central Radio on SiriusXM Radio, the TV network will actually go dark and simulcast the audio feed of the launch, which goes live at midnight ET on Sunday, 5/19.  Virgin Mobile and Monster DNA  headphones will sponsor the opening minute of Comedy Central Radio on Comedy Central, which marks only the second time that the channel has gone dark in its history, the first being 5/22/92 when it did so for the entirety of Johnny Carson’s final broadcast of “The Tonight Show.”

Comedy Central Radio (SiriusXM Channel 95) will provide fans an all-access pass to the world of stand-up featuring hundreds of hours of content from the network’s library including stand-up series and specials, as well as performances from the “Comedy Central Roast” franchise.  In addition, the radio channel will develop platform-exclusive original series and feature behind-the-scenes and backstage sat-casts from Comedy Central events, simulcasts from Comedy Central Certified clubs and exclusive hosted programming blocks from “guest DJ” comedians tied to new Comedy Central TV series launches and stand-up premieres.

Select Comedy Central Radio programming will be available on SiriusXM On Demand after it airs for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at