Ricky Gervais launches a new weekly series on SiriusXM Comedy Greats

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais visits SiriusXM on November 6, 2012 in New York City.

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Today 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 am 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 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 pm ET on Raw Dog channel 99.

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