A day after the nominees for the 2016 Best Comedy Album Grammy were announced, an individual who is thoroughly familiar with that category is making a major career move.
At New Wave Entertainment in Burbank, Calif., Jack Vaughn (pictured) oversaw Comedy Dynamics, the label directly responsible for category nominees Lisa Lampanelli and Louis C.K.. He also produced another album in the running, Craig Ferguson’s “Just Being Honest,” released by Lionsgate Records. Before that, from 2002 until 2012, he created and ran Comedy Central Records, a label that helped revive the comedy album genre and claimed, along the way, four Best Comedy Album Grammys.
Starting Jan. 4, Vaughn will serve as SiriusXM’s senior vice president, comedy programming. From this afternoon’s announcement:
“This is an incredible opportunity,” said Vaughn. “SiriusXM is a great platform to leverage, acquire and develop new programming, as well as to find new avenues to grow SiriusXM’s existing comedy lineup. I look forward to continuing to make SiriusXM a key destination for all comedians.”
Vaughn will report to chief content officer and senior vice president Scott Greenstein, while Don Wicklin, vice president of entertainment and comedy, will continue to handle the day-to-day management of the comedy side of things and report to Vaughn. SiriusXM comedy channels currently include Jamie Foxx’s The Foxxhole, Comedy Central Radio, Raw Dog Comedy Hits and Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy’s Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup.
[Photo, courtesy SiriusXM, by: Natalie Brasington]