New Primetime Special HOWIE MANDEL ALL-STAR COMEDY GALA Joins CTV Schedule Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
— January 10, 2017
CTV announced today that the new two-hour primetime special HOWIE MANDEL ALL-STAR COMEDY GALA will air this Monday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Filmed at the biggest comedy event in the world, the Just For Laughs Festival in Montréal, HOWIE MANDEL ALL-STAR COMEDY GALA is hosted by Mandel and features stand-up performances from comedic heavyweights including Russell Peters (CraveTV’s RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE), Jay Pharoah (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Iliza Shlesinger (FOREVER 31), and JB Smoove (Almost Christmas).
Viewers can also stream the special, and watch on demand, on the CTV GO app and at CTV.ca (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Following its premiere on CTV, HOWIE MANDEL ALL-STAR COMEDY GALA will be seen on The Comedy Network and will also stream as part of the hugely popular Stand-Up Comedy Collection on CraveTV.
The addition of HOWIE MANDEL ALL-STAR COMEDY GALA to CTV’s schedule comes as the network also announced today the new original one-hour special HOWIE MANDEL: A BELL LET’S TALK DAY SPECIAL, premiering Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV Two. Airing on Bell Let’s Talk Day, Mandel sits down with THE SOCIAL and YOUR MORNING’s Melissa Grelo to share his experiences with mental illness.
Performances from Alonzo Bodden (CALIFORNICATION), Jo Koy (FAMILY TOOLS), Matt Donaher (THE STEVE KATSOS SHOW), Ryan Hamilton (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER), Gina Brillon (KEVIN CAN WAIT), and Tom Papa (RED OAKS) are also showcased during HOWIE MANDEL ALL-STAR COMEDY GALA.
Additionally, as Just For Laughs prepares to celebrate its 35th anniversary this year, the special features comedians paying tribute to some of their favourite comedians from the festival’s lusterous history such as Amy Schumer (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER), Jim Gaffigan (FARGO), and Wanda Sykes (BLACK-ISH).
HOWIE MANDEL ALL-STAR COMEDY GALA is produced in partnership with Just for Laughs and The CW Network.
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