It’s official! There have been rumors for months but today SiriusXM officially announced that Emmy award-winning comedy Writing team, Eric and Justin Stangel will be joining SiriusXM. Congratulations to Justin, Eric and the entire team at OpieRadio for snagging the Emmy winning former head writing team and executive producers for “Late Show with David Letterman.”
The release did not specify what the Stangels will be doing on the Opie Radio channel, other than to say that they will be creative contributors to the “Opie and jim Norton” radio show, and they will also contribute to other SiriusXM shows. The Stangels were made head writers of the “Late Show” in 1998, and were part of a team that won two Primetime Emmy Awards, and over the years received numerous nominations for Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards. In 2009, Justin and Eric were promoted to executive producers for the “Late Show.” The Stangel brothers are the longest-serving head writers in the history of Letterman’s “Late Show.”
You can follow @EricStangel and @Justin_Stangel on their award winning twitter accounts.
“This is going to be a lot of fun. It’s already a great channel, and we are excited to help bring in new comedic voices to make it, and other shows, even better,” said Eric Stangel.
“Plus,” added Justin Stangel, “It’s radio so we don’t even need to wear pants.”
Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM said, “SiriusXM is thrilled to welcome Eric and Justin Stangel, among the best comedic minds working today,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Bringing this level of talent to Sirius XM and Opie Radio as writers and creative contributors will provide huge value to our subscribers through the exclusive material they create. We can’t wait to hear how they help Opie Radio and other SiriusXM programming continue to grow.”
“Opie and Jim Norton” airs Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am ET to 11:00 am ET via satellite on Opie Radio, Sirius channel 206 and XM channel 103, and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.