SiriusXM announced that award-winning comedian and actor Ricky Gervais will launch a new show exclusively on SiriusXM. Broadcast from London, New York, and other destinations from around the world, “Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius” will premiere on October 24 at 11:00 a.m. ET. The one-hour show will air weekly on Comedy Greats channel 94.
“I started out in radio, and SiriusXM made me an offer to return that I couldn’t refuse,” Gervais said. “With 32 million subscribers, editorial control, my own playlist and absolute freedom of speech, it’s the perfect platform for me, and hopefully the listener too.”
“Ricky Gervais is undoubtedly one of the most uniquely talented comedians in the game,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Whether he’s starring in a beloved television show, delivering raucous stand-up before a crowd of 20,000, or skewering celebrities at an awards show, the bottom line is that Ricky is a compelling performer whose legion of fans is only growing. We’re ecstatic that he’s bringing those many talents to SiriusXM, where he’ll tackle some of life’s big mysteries, while he charms and enlightens our more than 32 million subscribers nationwide.”
Ricky Gervais launched his entertainment career as a London-based radio host, honing his interview skills and sharing his love of music. Now one of the world’s most popular and charismatic comedians will return to his roots and join SiriusXM, tackling more “sirius” topics with some of the most respected experts in their fields. Whether it’s a conversation with scientist and author Richard Dawkins about religion and the afterlife, or rocker Noel Gallagher on hijinks with his bandmates and his musical influences, Gervais will have thought-provoking discussions about the topics he feels the most passionate about, namely music, science, art, and ethics.
“Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius” will air Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. ET on SiriusXM Comedy Greats channel 94, and will then re-air the same day at 5:00 p.m. ET on Raw Dog channel 99.
For two decades Ricky Gervais has been celebrated for his charm, razor-sharp wit, trademark laugh, and unapologetic sense of humor, with his stand-up tours routinely selling out arenas in every corner of the globe. He first became a household name in the United States following the critically-acclaimed run of “The Office” in the United Kingdom. Gervais co-created the original program and produced the wildly popular U.S. version before moving on to films and more television hits with “Extras” and “Derek.”
During a highly successful career that spans the worlds of film, television, and music, Gervais has won seven BAFTA awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two Emmy Awards, solidifying his position as one of the biggest names in comedy. Along the way he amassed a passionate fan base, including a large social media presence that comprises more than 12.8 million Twitter followers.
His fans can now get a weekly dose of Ricky on Comedy Greats channel 94, as well as via SiriusXM On Demand, through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online www.siriusxm.com/player. SiriusXM also recently announced that its 200+ channels, including Comedy Greats, are now also available for streaming to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide with Amazon Alexa. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/AmazonAlexa to learn more.