WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stand-up comedy greats Lewis Black, Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo and famed comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall will be among those featured on XM Radio's original comedy series "Unmasked" when the series kicks off a new season on May 3, it was announced today. Recorded before a live studio audience, "Unmasked" offers up candid, one-on-one interviews with both established and emerging comedic talent for an uncensored look into their creative process and the lives that shape their comedy.
Listeners to the new season of "Unmasked" will hear some of their favorite comedians recount lighthearted and sober stories alike, from Lewis Black sharing stories of his early, broke years working in the theatre, and the night he spent in jail, to Janeane Garofalo's thoughts about her stint on "Saturday Night Live" and who is her least favorite comedian. Broadcast dates are as follows:
Lewis Black Saturday, May 3 Margaret Cho Saturday, May 17 The Kids in the Hall Saturday, May 31 Janeane Garofalo Saturday, June 14
The season premieres on Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m. ET on XM's uncensored comedy channel "XM Comedy" (XM 150). Additional programming information and encore schedules are available online at http://www.xmradio.com/unmasked.
XM's programming lineup features five dedicated comedy channels that offer a range of round-the-clock comic programming-uncensored comedy on "XM Comedy" (XM 150), family comedy on "Laugh USA" (XM 151), Canadian comedy on "Laugh Attack" (XM 153), short-form sketch comedy, standup and satire on "National Lampoon™ Comedy Radio" (XM 154) and irreverent comedy and talk from Opie and Anthony and Ron and Fez on High Voltage (XM 202). XM also offers other original comedy programming, including "Stand Up Sit Down," which features long-form interviews and stand-up routines from a who's who of comedians, including Lewis Black, George Carlin, John Cleese, Dane Cook, Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan, Gilbert Gottfried, Mitch Hedberg, Robert Klein, Larry the Cable Guy, Richard Lewis, Kathleen Madigan, Paul Mooney, Ron White and many others.
More information about XM's comedy programming is available online at http://www.xmradio.com/.
XM is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 9 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2008 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Ferrari, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. XM programming is also available through XM Radio Online, the exclusive home on the Internet for XM's commercial-free music channels; as downloads of original XM shows via podcasts from XM's Web site or the Apple's iTunes Store; and as streams of commercial- free XM music channels to AT&T and Alltel wireless customers through XM Radio Mobile. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 2-28-08. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department. All programming subject to change.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070313/XMLOGO
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