Comic Stripped features some of Canada's brightest comedic talent on
XM's Laugh Attack (XM 153)
TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's premier provider of satellite radio, has launched Comic Stripped - a new show on the world's first uncensored Canadian comedy channel, Laugh Attack, hosting many of Canada's up-and-coming comic geniuses. Comic Stripped showcases the freshest and brightest comedic talent talking about the one experience they all have in common - being Canadian.
With some of the best new comedians appearing on the show, Comic Stripped was developed to give Canadian comics a forum to discuss, talk, rant and chat about the shared Canadian experience including everything from hockey hair to the country's love of beer to the metric system.
"It's great to play individual cuts from talented Canadian comics," said Mark Breslin, Laugh Attack consultant and founder of Yuk Yuk's comedy clubs. "But nothing can promote an artist's career like a dedicated half-hour of interview peppered with excerpts of their best work. This show will really get rightful recognition for Canadian comics from the industry and the public alike."
Comic Stripped, which also airs south of the border, gives up-and-comers exposure to new audiences and aims to wipe out the false stereotypes Americans may have towards Canada, if only one centimetre at a time.
"Having my comedy played on XM's Laugh Attack channel creates fans in places where they would otherwise have never heard of me, particularly in the U.S.," said Canadian comedian Glen "That Canadian Guy" Foster. "Shows like Comic Stripped provide a glimpse of the person behind the 'funny' and offers an opportunity to engage comedy fans in a way that goes beyond simply playing clips from my show."
Comic Stripped airs live every Friday at 8 a.m. EST on Laugh Attack (XM153) with encore presentations every Saturday at 3 a.m./p.m. EST, Monday at 10 a.m./p.m. EST and Wednesday at 5 a.m./p.m. EST.
Alan Park - Friday, February 15 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
Fraser Young - Friday, February 22 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
Glen Foster - Friday, February 29 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
Gerry Dee - Friday, March 7 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
Russell Peters - Friday, March 14th at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
Jeremy Hotz - Friday, March 21st at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
Debra DiGiovanni - Friday, March 28 at 8 a.m./p.m. EST
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