Season 5 of The Comedy Network’s Original Stand-Up Series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS, Premieres this Saturday with Mega-Star Comedian, Russell Peters

— September 28, 2017

– In the spotlight this Saturday is THE INDIAN DETECTIVE’s Russell Peters, as he hosts the premiere episode –
– Season 5 also features some of the biggest names in the business including the late icon Carrie Fisher, plus Sebastian Maniscalco, David Cross, Jim Norton, Nikki Glaser, and more –
– Premiering in 2018, Season 6 features comedians David Spade, Mike Birbiglia, Moshe Kasher, Sugar Sammy, Natasha Leggero and more –

TORONTO (Sept. 28 2017) – Canada’s biggest producer of original stand-up comedy, The Comedy Network, is gearing up for a new season of original stand-up specials with the Season 5 premiere of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS this Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  Produced in association with Just For Laughs, Season 5 of this 13-episode stand up series features an all-star line-up including hosts Russell Peters (Sept. 30); Sebastian Maniscalco (Oct. 7); Jay Pharoah (Oct. 14); Nikki Glaser (Oct. 28); David Cross (Nov. 4); and the late, great, Carrie Fisher (Dec. 23). Canada’s brightest comedic stars featured in Season 5 are Graham Chittenden (Oct. 7), John Cullen (Oct. 14), Chris Locke (Oct. 14), THE BEAVERTON’s Aisha Alfa (Oct. 21), LETTERKENNY’s K. Trevor Wilson (Oct. 21), Tom Henry (Oct. 28), and Dave Merheje (Oct. 28). Full episodes are available on TheComedyNetwork.ca after their broadcast premiere, and Seasons 1-4 are available on CraveTV. Canadian comedic mega-star Russell Peters is joined in the Season 5 premiere, by Canada’s own Darcy Michael plus Michelle Wolf, Roy Wood Jr., and Ruben Paul. Produced by Just For Laughs Television in association with The Comedy Network, Season 5 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS was filmed in July 2016 on location in Montréal, where Comedy had special access to the marquee galas and club shows to produce 13, one-hour episodes. Season 6, which premieres on Comedy in 2018, was filmed this July at Montréal’s Place des Arts and Club Soda. Slated to premiere in early 2018, Season 6 is comprised of13, one-hour episodes featuring hosts Mike Birbiglia; Wyatt Cenac; Moshe Kasher; Natasha Leggero; Lilly Singh, Michael Che and Colin Jost, David Spade, and Montréal’s own, Sugar Sammy.

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 Original Programming
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, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and WHAT WOULD SAL DO?; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, and CORNER GAS: THE ANIMATED SERIES; and nine series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.

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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