Broadcast from London, New York, and other destinations around the world, award-winning comedian Ricky Gervais will launch season two of “Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius” on Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. ET on Comedy Greats (Ch. 94) and Raw Dog Comedy (Ch. 99) at 5 p.m. ET.
“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.”
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 undoubtedly one of the most uniquely talented comedians in the game,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “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.”
For two decades 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.