From a media release:
HBO CANADA GOES FOR THE LAUGHS WITH FUNNY AS HELL, A NEW SIX-PART ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES
- Hosted by comedian Jon Dore, series debuts Friday, March 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET/MT
- Featuring stand-up, musical comedy performances and digital sketches
Check your inhibitions at the door. HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Just For Laughs Television, are bringing on the laughs with Funny As Hell, a six-part original comedy series taped in front of a live audience at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, featuring bold, uncensored comedy from some of today’s fastest rising comedy stars.
Debuting Friday, March 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET/MT, Funny As Hell joins HBO Canada’s Friday- night comedy line-up alongside The Ricky Gervais Show, Real Time With Bill Maher and Funny or Die Presents.
Hosted by homegrown comic Jon Dore as part of the 28th edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, Funny as Hell introduces audiences to some of the funniest and most fearless comics working today. Each show features an impressive line-up of edgy, politically incorrect, alternative and musical comedy acts including: Hannibal Buress (Writer, 30 Rock); TJ Miller (Cloverfield, She’s Out Of My League); Garfunkel & Oates; Jim Jefferies (Jim Jeffries: I Swear To God); Chelsea Peretti (Writer, Parks & Recreation); Deon Cole (Writer, Conan); Eric Andre (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Invention of Lying); Hard N’ Phirm (featuring The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick); Louis Katz and Brendon Walsh; Natasha Leggero (Judge, Last Comic Standing); Reggie Watts (Conan’s Live Tour); Anthony Jeselnik (Writer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon); Amy Schumer; Bo Burnham (You Tube sensation); Donald Glover (Community); Kyle Kinane; The Doo Wops; Sean Patton; Mike O’Connell (Funny People); Graham Clark; JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Tim Minchin.