Mark Breslin named as Laugh Canada Programming Director
Canadian Satellite Radio announced today that Mark Breslin, founder of Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club, will be the programming director for its proposed Laugh Canada channel. Pending licensing, CSR plans to broadcast Canada's undiscovered comic talent as well as our rich comedic heritage to a North America-wide audience on the Laugh Canada channel - the first-ever dedicated radio comedy outlet in Canadian broadcast history.
"Mark has been the industry leader in Canada's comedy scene since its inception - it seems fitting for him to take the leading role in the birth of satellite radio in Canada," said Stephen Tapp, CSR president and COO. "Comedy
has proven to be one of the most popular formats on satellite radio and CSR is pleased to create this unique opportunity for our comedians. We are confident
that Laugh Canada will become a major vehicle for this important part of Canadian culture."
CSR has proposed to contribute at least $28 million for Canadian Talent Development towards the growth of the Canadian music, comedy and entertainment industry. Total spending on original Canadian programming is expected to be approximately $70 million throughout the first licensing term.