The Wrap reports that Netflix is launching a radio station on SiriusXM that will repurpose much of their vast supply of comedy for a new audience in an audio format. The station will be called Netflix Is A Joke Radio and feature highlights from many of Netflix’s original stand-up specials. It’s a goldmine of material that Netflix is smart to get this extended value from.
Watch for the launch on April 15 on SiriusXM channel 93. Featured comedians include Adam Sandler, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Gabriel Iglesias, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney, Ken Jeong, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Sebastian Maniscalco, Trevor Noah, Wanda Sykes, and more.
“Netflix Is A Joke Radio on SiriusXM will be an audio extension of our award-winning stand-up comedy on Netflix,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said. “We are thrilled to feature some of the greatest and funniest performers in the world with highlights from Netflix shows as well as original programming that further celebrates the art of comedy, and we are excited to do this in partnership with SiriusXM.”
“SiriusXM is delighted to become the audio home for Netflix’s blockbuster comedy programming,” Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM, said in a statement. “Netflix has established itself as the unrivaled video source for stand-up, attracting the biggest names in the industry as well as break-out newcomers, and we’re eager to deliver SiriusXM subscribers access to their star-studded library, new specials, and original live shows.”
This is definitely one to keep an eye (ear!) on.