Sirius Satellite Radio launches urban comedy channel

MUMBAI: SIRIUS Satellite Radio announced the launch of its 'exclusive urban comedy, entertainment and lifestyle channel' The Foxxhole with actor and comedian Jamie Foxx.

Foxx will take on the role of an executive producer, on-air host and contribute content for the channel. Marcus King who has worked with Foxx on many television series will also serve as executive producer.

An official press release states that the 24/7 channel will feature urban comedy hits from a large number of comedians, and will create groundbreaking approaches to presenting comedy to radio listeners, as well as showcase music, skits, radio theater and more. The Foxxhole will launch on SIRIUS channel 106.

"The Foxxhole will break new ground in comedy, blurring the lines between stand-up, sketch, and music," said Foxx. "SIRIUS Satellite Radio gives me the opportunity to create urban entertainment and programming like you have never heard on the radio." An added attraction is that Foxx will be heard on the channel daily with a segment featuring dispatches from Jamie no matter where he is in the world. Also, Foxx and his team of contributors will host a weekly show on the channel. The show will feature original comedy bits and explore new approaches to radio theater.

Jamie Foxx is a triple threat in the world of entertainment and we are thrilled to have him make his radio home at SIRIUS," said SIRIUS Satellite Radio president entertainment and sports Scott Greenstein. "SIRIUS has established itself as a leader in groundbreaking exclusive programming. The Foxxhole adds yet another compelling element to our channel lineup."

The Foxxhole joins a powerful lineup of comedy, music, variety and entertainment channels on SIRIUS, including Raw Dog: Comedy Uncensored, Blue Collar Comedy, Laugh Break, Eminem's Shade 45, Hip-Hop Nation, and SIRIUS Hits 1.

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