Netflix is coming t radio with a new SiriusXM channel, Netflix Is A Joke Radio. Starting April 15, the new channel will feature the streaming service’s stand-up library in audio form, comedic talk shows, and original radio programming. The channel is the first audio venture for Netflix’s comedy content and will be a full-time comedy channel to air exclusively on SiriusXM ch. 93.
Over the past few years, Netflix has distinguished itself as being one of the major players in producing comedy specials, especially stand-up comedy specials. Content on the channel will pull from their large comedy library and feature segments from comedians like Adam Sandler, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney, Sarah Silverman, and more.
The deal for this channel is unique given that it is the first time Netflix has worked with another subscription service to release their content. While they have made deals for shows like BoJack Horseman to re-run on cable, this is by far their most collaborative deal with another distributor.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos described the partnership by saying, “Netflix Is A Joke Radio on SiriusXM will be an audio extension of our award-winning stand-up comedy on Netflix.” His enthusiasm is shared by Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM, who said, “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.”
Netflix radio station will feature talk shows, too
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will host a show on SiriusXM. He said of the deal, “This opens up a whole new audience and it’s a great way to digest comedy on the run.”
Netflix Is A Joke Radio will also feature clips from future stand-up specials before they appear on the platform. There are also plans to introduce an original daily show to the channel as well as other talk shows which will record at SiriusXM’s new studios in Los Angeles.
Netflix released a promo for the channel on their YouTube featuring clips from some of your favorite comedy specials. You can watch the teaser below.