Jon Dore Returns in Hit Original Stand-Up Comedy Series FUNNY AS HELL, January 13 on The Movie Network
— January 10, 2017
– Newly announced popular comedians featured in the sixth season performance lineup include: Adam Newman, Bert Kreischer, Matt Braunger, and Gina Yashere –
TORONTO (January 10, 2016) – Canadian comic Jon Dore (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, KROLL SHOW) returns with Season 6 of hit Canadian stand-up series FUNNY AS HELL, Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 p.m. ET on The Movie Network. Edgy, bold, and uncensored, Season 6 encourages the best stand-up comedians in the industry to push the boundaries and have fun in a relaxed, open setting. The six-episode, half-hour series is commissioned in partnership with Seeso and the Just for Laughs Group. Following each television premiere, episodes of the hit comedy series are available on TMN GO.
The sixth season features some of the most innovative and popular comedians around including: Mary Lynn Rajskub (IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, 24), Sean Donnelly (MY DUMB FRIENDS Podcast), Eugene Mirman (DEBATE WARS, BOB’S BURGERS), Beth Stelling (THE HALF HOUR), Kurt Metzger (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, HORACE AND PETE), Sam Morril (Class Act Comedy Album), Byron Bowers (LUCAS BROS MOVING CO.), Adam Newman (SILICON VALLEY), Cameron Esposito (MARRIAGE MATERIAL, TAKE MY WIFE), Bert Kreischer (BERT THE CONQUEROR); Matt Braunger (AGENT CARTER); Gina Yashere; Thomas Dale (CHELSEA LATELY), Liza Treyger (HORACE AND PETE, CHELSEA LATELY), Sean Patton (BEST BARS IN AMERICA), James Davis (REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, CHELSEA LATELY), Emo Philips (UHF), and Aparna Nancherla (LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS).
Jon Dore is a Canadian comedian and actor. Dore, who starred in mockumentary-style comedy series THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW on The Comedy Network from 2007-2009, has made appearances on LIVE AT GOTHAM, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, and INSIDE AMY SCHUMER. He is a regular on late night talk shows and was the first stand-up comedian to appear on CONAN. Dore’s feature film credits include the indie drama Gus, opposite Michelle Monaghan, and the comedy film Stag, which picked up two awards for Best Ensemble and Excellence in Filmmaking at the LA Comedy Film Festival. Renowned for his offbeat humor and unique bait-and-switch comedic style, Dore is a favourite on the comedy club and festival circuit. He has had sold-out runs at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and Toronto, at the Washington (DC), Portland, Vancouver, and Halifax festivals, and more recently at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
FUNNY AS HELL is created and executive produced by Just for Laughs Group. It is co-commissioned by Seeso, from NBCUniversal’s Digital Enterprises and Bell Media. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.
The Movie Network is a pay television service available in Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series, and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service, and The Movie Network OnDemand. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.