The Comedy Network Orders Third Season of Original Series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS

— May 7, 2014

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TORONTO (May 7, 2014) – Following today’s announcement of the star-studded line up at this year’s Montréal’s Just For Laughs Festival, The Comedy Network has confirmed it will be on the ground to capture the hottest acts for a third season of its original stand-up series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS. Produced by Just For Laughs Television in association with Comedy, Season 3 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS will shoot on location at the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival (JFL), July 9 – 28 in Montréal.

Confirmed to appear in Season 3 of Comedy’s JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS are comedic heavy-hitters Andy Samberg, Much’s BROAD CITY stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson; Kate McKinnon, and Nick Offerman; trendsetters Paul F. Tompkins, James Adomian, Nikki Glaser, Ron Funches, and TJ Miller; and Canada’s own Seán Cullen, Sara Hennessey, Arthur Simeon, Graham Chittenden, Dave Merheje, and many more!  For the confirmed JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS line-up to date, click here. Further announcements about JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS, and Comedy at JFL in Montréal, will be announced in the coming weeks.

“There’s no doubt that each year in July, JFL in Montréal is the centre of the comedy universe,” said Catherine MacLeod, Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. It’s a no-brainer for Comedy to team up once again with Just For Laughs Television, to bring that world to our discerning viewers at home.” 

**Media Note** - Photography for JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS is available online at BellMediaPR.ca/Comedy 

From the grandiose stage of Montréal’s grand Place des Arts, to the intimate Club Soda nightclub, each 13 one-hour episode of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS showcases the best in stand-up comedy, from Canadian to international icons and buzz-worthy up-and-comers. Season 2 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS currently airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Comedy. Upcoming episodes feature Sarah Silverman, Jeff RossJay BaruchelChris HardwickKristen SchaalDane CookDarrin Rose, and Graham Chittenden. Full episodes are also available online at TheComedyNetwork.ca.


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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 Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports. 

About Bell Media Independent Production

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 CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New to CTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES, and upcoming dramas SENSITIVE SKIN, and KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. In 2013, Bell Media ordered 27 original Canadian series and currently has 84 projects in various stages of development.

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 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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For more information, please contact:

Natalie Cole, The Comedy Network, 416.384.2140 or natalie.cole@bellmedia.ca

Mary Costa, The Comedy Network, 416.384.7702 or mary.costa@bellmedia.ca