8:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
Comedy Central Radio Launches First Live Weekly Show
Comedy Central is investing in a new up-and-coming duo.
The network's Sirius XM radio station is launching its first-ever live weekly show headlined by comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, it was announced Monday.
The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder will invite listeners and friends to come and hang out by the radio bonfire as the blunt and candid twosome discuss everything from comedy and entertainment to sports, sharing their funniest stories from the road and giving fans a chance to call in and get their opinions on the topics of the day.
Beginning Monday, the show will air live every Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., with repeats throughout the week.
“This radio show has existed since the day Soder and I met, now we finally get a chance to share it with a live audience,” said Oakerson.
Added Soder: "Looking forward to having fun on the radio with Jay!”
Oakerson and Soder are also each set to debut new stand-up specials for the network, which will premiere next year.
The announcement continues Oakerson's strong relationship with the network. In addition to his two albums on Comedy Central Records, he has appeared on Comedy Central shows including The Half Hour, This Is Not Happening, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. His other credits include Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and IFC's Z-Rock.
Soder has been featured on Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and The Half Hour, as well as Conan. He can currently be seen on Inside Amy Schumer, and will next recur on Showtime's new drama Billions.
For Comedy Central, the move comes as the network looks to fill the void soon to be left by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. News broke on Saturday that their successful sketch show Key and Peele would wrap in September at the end of its current season. The network will also say goodbye to longtime Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Aug. 5.
Oakerson is repped by CH Entertainment and Cohen & Gardner. Soder is repped by UTA, AGI Entertainment Media and Ginsburg Daniels.