The Comedy Network’s Original Stand-Up Series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS Returns Saturday Nights, Beginning February 3

— January 25, 2018

– Season 6 features comedians David Spade, Mike Birbiglia, Moshe Kasher, Sugar Sammy, Natasha Leggero, and more –
– Seasons 1-5 are currently streaming on CraveTV –

TORONTO (Jan. 25 2018) – As Canada’s leading producer of stand-up comedy programming, The Comedy Network delivers a sixth season of its original star-studded stand-up series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS, Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning, Feb. 3. Produced in association with Just For Laughs and filmed on location last July at Montréal’s Just For Laughs Festival, Season 6 of the exclusive series features sets from some of the biggest names in comedy, alongside emerging comedians. Each laugh out loud, one-hour episode is hosted by the best in the biz, including SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE‘s Weekend Update hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost (Feb. 3); Sugar Sammy (Feb. 10); Mike Birbiglia (Feb. 17); Natasha Leggero (March 3); David Spade (March 10); Wyatt Cenac (March 17); and Lilly “Superwoman” Singh (April 28). **To see a clip of the Season 6 premiere via BellMediaPR’s media site, click HERE. Season 6 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS also features an “it” list of buzz-worthy homegrown Canadian comics including: In the Season 6 premiere of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS, Michael Che and Colin Jost host a gala at the majestic Place des Arts in downtown Montréal that includes performances by Canadians Ivan Decker, Phil Hanley, Dave Merheje and international comics Sarah Millican and Steve Byrne. Full episodes are available on after their broadcast premiere, and Seasons 1-5 are available on CraveTV.

About Just For Laughs Group
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on three major focal points: festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney); television production and stand-up specials (most notably Gags, seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); and live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jimmy Carr, Danny Bhoy, North American dates for John Cleese & Eric Idle and Family Guy Live! to name a few). Its inaugural Montreal Festival, which will celebrate its 36th edition in 2018, is 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, and London.

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 the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, new original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the hit international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as the upcoming CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, 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 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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