March 16, 2023

Kevin Hart Renews Deal with SiriusXM, Debuts Third Season of Podcast, and Adds New Shows to Laugh Out Loud Radio

Global superstar Kevin Hart and his entertainment company, Hartbeat, have extended their relationship with SiriusXM through a multi-year deal. Under the agreement, Hartbeat will continue to curate content at the intersection of comedy and culture for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio (ch. 96) on SiriusXM, and Hart will debut a new season of his original podcast, Gold Minds with Kevin Hart

The new season of the podcast (premiering on March 15) will include a new focus and an all-star roster of upcoming celebrity guests, such as Ryan Coogler (March 15), Anderson Cooper, Jason Bateman, Neil Burger, Daymond John, Method Man, Stephen A. Smith, Lena Waithe, and more.

Additionally, Laugh Out Loud Radio will air new shows hosted by Punkie Johnson, Diallo Riddle, and Blake “LUXXURY” Robin. The channel will also be the exclusive home for a never-before-heard stand-up album from the late comedy legend Bernie Mac. Read more about the upcoming season of Gold Minds with Kevin Hart and the new shows on Laugh Out Loud Radio below.

Gold Minds with Kevin Hart

The newly rebranded Gold Minds with Kevin Hart (formerly Comedy Gold Minds) will premiere on Laugh Out Loud Radio (Ch. 96) on Wednesday nights at 7pm ET with extended, exclusive content only for SiriusXM subscribers. The podcast version will become widely available the next day.

In its third season, Kevin will take his podcast in a newer, bigger direction. While still occasionally hosting comedians, Kevin will now open up his conversations to a broader array of the best minds in entertainment, art, business, and culture, to discuss what it takes to become the gold standard of their industries.

On the season premiere, Kevin will speak with Ryan Coogler about his unique career journey, working with Michael B. Jordan across multiple projects, and receiving guidance from the likes of Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Sylvester Stallone, and Christopher Nolan along the way.

New Shows

Later this year, Laugh Out Loud Radio (Ch. 96) will launch two new regular programs. Punkie Johnson (Saturday Night Live), along with co-host Kimberly “Dicey” Douglas-Madison, will bring her brand of fearless, ruthless, and refreshingly raw comedy to the channel with her new show. Drawing on her personal experiences, Punkie will take calls from listeners and gives her honest opinions about their situations, offering tough but fair advice on all matters of the heart.

In addition, comedian Diallo Riddle (Emmy-nominated star and creator of HBO Max’s South Side and IFC’s Sherman’s Showcase) and music producer Blake “LUXXURY” Robin will co-host One Song with Diallo and LUXXURY. Each week they will be joined by a special guest to discuss everything there is to know about one hit song, from its origin to its cultural impact and legacy, and all the cool/weird connections in between.

Returning Shows

Comedian Nathaniel “Earthquake” Stroman will return to Laugh Out Loud Radio for the fifth season of his popular show, Quake’s House. Broadcast live from Los Angeles at 4pm ET, Quake’s House will feature the comedian’s unbridled take on pop culture, hot topics, and more, as well as his roundtable of celebrity guests and friends.

Plus, Kevin and The Plastic Cup Boyz — Joey Wells, Will “Spank” Horton, Na’im Lynn, Wayne Brown, and Harry Ratchford — will continue to host Straight From The Hart on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7–9pm ET.

Bernie Mac Stand-Up Album

Coming soon, Laugh Out Loud Radio will also exclusively release the late comedian Bernie Mac’s first-ever solo full-length stand-up album. Early in his career, Bernie used to watch a VHS tape of his shows in order to review and fine-tune his stand-up. Soon available as a remastered collection, Bernie Mac: Tapes From A King will provide a unique window into the creative process of a comedy legend.

The album was produced by Hartbeat in collaboration with NBW Films and Rhonda R. McCullough, Bernie Mac’s beloved wife of 31 years. The album will be heard exclusively on Laugh Out Loud Radio for one month before being released wide across all streaming platforms.

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