Comedy Announces Fifth Season of Original Stand-Up Series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS in Advance of Season 4 Premiere June 4

— May 17, 2016

– Season 5 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS tapes this July at Montréal’s Just For Laughs Festival –
– Season 4 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS premieres with host Trevor Noah, and features an all-star line-up of comedians including Chris Hardwick, Norm Macdonald, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellie Kemper, and many more –

“Montréal probably has the sexiest border I’ve ever come to in my life. I didn’t feel like I was being interrogated, I felt like I was being flirted with.” – THE DAILY SHOW’s Trevor Noah

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Ellie Kemper, Trevor Noah, Norm Macdonald, and Chris Hardwick star in Season 4 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS
TORONTO (May 17, 2016) – The Comedy Network confirmed today that it is returning to Montréal’s illustrious Just For Laughs Festival this July, with the announcement of a fifth season of its original stand-up series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS. The announcement comes just weeks before the Season 4 premiere of the series starring THE DAILY SHOW’s Trevor Noah on Saturday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy. Bringing viewers unparalleled access to the Festival from the comfort of their own homes, each one-hour episode of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS showcases the best stand-up comedians in the world today. Produced by Just For Laughs Television in association with The Comedy Network, Season 5 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS is set to be filmed this July on location in Montréal, where Comedy has special access to the marquee galas and gritty club shows to produce an additional 13, one-hour episodes. Season 5 performers and broadcast dates will be announced in the coming months “JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS is a signature series on The Comedy Network, bringing unprecedented access to comedy’s elite, and shining a light on both emerging and established Canadian comics” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay. “We are thrilled to deliver more ALL ACCESS laughs to our viewers.” “We can’t wait to return to the iconic Just For Laughs Festival in Montréal this summer, said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “Our longstanding partnership with the team at Just For Laughs allows us to capture the full festival experience and continue to bring some of the world’s best talents and some serious laughs to The Comedy Network.” Season 4 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS features performances by Trevor Noah, TJ Miller, Colin Jost, Jerrod Carmichael, Norm Macdonald, Chris D’Elia, Ellie Kemper, Chris Hardwick, Pete Davidson, Rhys Darby, Margaret Cho, and Neil Patrick Harris.  Also starring in Season 4 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS are Canadian comics Ryan Belleville, Debra DiGiovanni, Jon Dore, Mark Forward, Sara Hennessey, Emma Hunter, Pat Thornton, and LETTERKENNY’s K Trevor Wilson. Click here for a detailed broadcast schedule. In the Season 4 premiere of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS, (Saturday, June 4 at 10p.m. ET/PT) Trevor Noah hosts a gala at the prestigious Place des Arts in downtown Montreal. The episode includes performances by THE DAILY SHOW’s Hasan Minhaj, and comedians Neal Brennan, Katherine Ryan, and Mark Forward. Full episodes are available on TheComedyNetwork.ca after their broadcast premiere. TheComedyNetwork.ca is also the home of web-exclusive digital content from the Festival.

About The Just For Laughs Group
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group has had but one goal in its 30-plus years of operation: Make People Happy. To achieve this goal, the Just For Laughs Group has focused on four major products: Festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney; television production including Gags seen in over 130 countries and on over 75 airlines and stand-up specials; live shows, such as Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour; and talent management. The Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming on average 1.35 million visitors to Montreal each summer and generating approximately $80 million for the city’s economy. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, London and they are all connected to each other via internet.

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, and the upcoming drama CARDINAL. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV’s first original series LETTERKENNY, and Discovery’s upcoming drama FRONTIER. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.

About The Comedy Network
Canada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country.

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