The Comedy Network Gets Busy at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival with 13 Hours of Star-Studded ALL ACCESS Galas

— July 22, 2014

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TORONTO (July 22, 2014) – It’s another year and another round of rollicking good times when The Comedy Network descends upon the hilarity mecca that is Montréal’s Just For Laughs Festival (JFL). From July 22 – July 28, Comedy is once again onstage, backstage, and online to capture the most hilarious moments from the festival.

Special to the festival this year, superstar comedian Seth Rogen brings together a hilarious line-up of comedians and special guests in support of the “Hilarity For Charity” fund, which benefits Alzheimer’s research, support, and awareness. Taped exclusively for Comedy and featuring appearances from Al Madrigal, Hannibal Buress, Jerrod Carmichael, Jim Norton, Joe Mande, and more to be announced, SETH ROGEN’S HILARITY FOR CHARITY debuts only on Comedy later this summer.

Slated for premiere in Winter 2015, Comedy’s cameras roll on the previously announced third season of The Comedy Network's original comedy series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS. Produced in association with Just For Laughs Television, JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS returns for another 13 hours with episodes hosted by some of the brightest up-and-comers and biggest names in comedy including Andy Samberg, Bill Burr, BROAD CITY’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Gabriel Iglesias, Hannibal Buress, Nick Offerman, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’S Vanessa Bayer. Also appearing in Season 3 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS are hilarious stand-up sets from ground-breaking comics Al Madrigal, Brody Stevens, James Adomian, Nikki Glaser, Paul F. Tompkins, Ron Funches, TJ Miller, as well as Canada’s own Arthur Simeon, Dave Merheje, Graham Chittenden, K. Trevor Wilson, Sabrina Jalees, Sara Hennessey, Seán Cullen, and more.

Last but not least, Comedy has JFL covered on as host Paul Lemieux goes behind-the-scenes to chat with performers, capture the best moments from the Festival, and schmooze on the red carpet at the Just For Laughs Awards Show. Comedy’s blog will be updated daily, from Tuesday through Sunday, with the best photos, short videos and insider stories from the fest.

While in town, Comedy’s own network execs are on hand to lend their expertise during the Festival’s ComedyPRO Conference. On Friday, July 25, Director of Programming and Planning, Entertainment Specialty Channels, Sarah Weaver participates on the From Set to Screen: The TV Comedy Search panel. Then, on Saturday, July 26, Sarah Fowlie, Director, Independent Production, Comedy, participates in the Canada’s Greatest Export panel with a bevy of other top TV brass.



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JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS is produced by Just For Laughs Television in association with The Comedy Network. Executive Producers are Bruce Hills, Andy Nulman, and Gilbert Rozon. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine McLeod is Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment. 

About the Just For Laughs Group

Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on four major focal points: Festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, and Sydney); television production (most notably Gags seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, and many others); and talent management. Its inaugural Montreal Festival over 30 years ago is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming more than 2 million people each summer. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, London and a small apartment on the Internet.

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 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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