Fortune Feimster and Tom Papa to anchor weekday morning show for Netflix’s new SiriusXM radio channel

Netflix’s new SiriusXM radio channel, Netflix Is A Joke Radio (ch. 93), will get its own live weekday morning show next Monday (July 15, 2019), hosted by stand-up comedians Tom Papa and Fortune Feimster live from Los Angeles.

What A Joke with Papa and Fortune will air Mondays-Fridays from 7-9 a.m. Pacific, or 10 a.m. to noon Eastern.

Feimster and Papa will hang out with fellow comedians, interview celebrities, and talk about themselves and the daily headlines, as well as introducing audio clips from Netflix’s archives of comedy specials.

“I just wanted an excuse to spend more time with Fortune. That it’s on Netflix Is A Joke Radio on SiriusXM is really just a bonus,” said Papa.

“I’m so excited for this new venture with Tom and Netflix on SiriusXM,” added Feimster. “I’ve always been told I have a face for radio and I never knew what that meant until now.”

“As Netflix Is A Joke Radio has evolved, we saw a great opportunity to add a live daily show, so we are thrilled to launch our first original show on the channel with both Tom and Fortune,” said Jack Vaughn, SiriusXM’s Senior Vice President of Comedy Programming. “Their style of humor – relatable but subversive – will make their loyal fan bases happy, while also attracting new listeners nationwide.”

More from the press release:

The Netflix Is A Joke Radio will roll out new shows each month from some of today’s favorite comedians including Jo Koy, Iliza Shlesinger, and Katherine Ryan. The limited programs will feature talent such as Sam Jay, Tiffany Haddish and the comedians from Tiffany Haddish’s They Ready stand-up series, and others in a multi-part original series. 

Also launching the week of July 15 are Netflix Is A Joke Radio celebrity “takeovers.” During each takeover, a famous comedian will commandeer the station, playing clips from their favorite specials and celebrating the world of stand-up. The line-up includes: Michael Che, Tig Notaro, Jo Koy, Ricky Gervais, Nate Bargatze, Gabriel Iglesias, Anthony Jeselnik, Sebastian Maniscalco, Vir Das, among others.

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