Original Comedy Special THE 3rd ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP GALA Premieres on December 27 on CTV

— December 19, 2017

– Star-studded special from Montréal’s Just For Laughs Festival features special guest Cedric the Entertainer (The Original Kings of Comedy) and comedy all-stars Cristela Alonzo (CRISTELA), Ron Funches (POWERLESS), Gina Yashere (THE DAILY SHOW), Orny Adams (Comedian), Gad Elmaleh (THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN), and more –
– CTV also announced today its role as Canadian production partner alongside The CW and the Just For Laughs Festival for the multi-comic gala –
– 90 Minute special will also air on The Comedy Network in the New Year –

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/2klILu5 TORONTO (December 19, 2017) – CTV announced today the 90-minute original primetime special THE 3rd ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP GALA is set to premiere on CTV on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. ET. Filmed in Montréal this summer at the biggest comedy event in the world, THE 3rd ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP GALA is hosted by Mandel and features one-of-a-kind performances from some of the best stand-up comedians working today, including special guest Cedric the Entertainer (The Original Kings of Comedy). THE 3rd ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP GALA also features stand-up performances from comedic heavyweights including Cristela Alonzo (CRISTELA), Ron Funches (POWERLESS), Gina Yashere (THE DAILY SHOW), Orny Adams (Comedian), Gad Elmaleh (THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN), and more.  The CTV original comedy special will also air on The Comedy Network in the New Year.  “We’re excited to extend our partnership with Just For Laughs with THE 3rd ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP GALA, showcasing some of the best stand-up comedians in the business,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media.
Comedian Howie Mandel hosting THE 3rd ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP GALA at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montréal
THE 3rd ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP GALA is produced in partnership with Just For Laughs, The CW Network, and CTV.

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