Comedy Network summer premieres include Todd & The Book of Pure Evil and Picnicface

From a media release:

This summer, two original Canadian productions, the Pythonesque sketch-series PICNICFACE (August, TBD) and the ground-breaking comedy-horror series, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL (June 5 at 9 p.m. ET/ PT) come down the pipeline just in time to rev up viewers.

The Comedy Network welcomes back fan favourites including Season 2 of HICCUPS (June 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT) and DAN FOR MAYOR (June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT) as well as Season 14 of COMEDY NOW! (July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT).

HICCUPS (Season 2 Premiere)

Thursday, June 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

As a new season begins, it’s still a case of the lost leading the lost, with the best of intentions and very little chance of success. In the Season 2 premiere, a trip to Hollywood is in order for Millie, Stan and Taylor to investigate some options for a Grumpaloo movie. Back at Haddison House, Joyce uses Anna and Crystal as guinea pigs to test homemade skin care products.

UPLOAD YOURS (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 3 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

Season 2 shines a spotlight on videos uploaded to The Comedy Network’s user-generated comedy site:


Sunday, June 5 at 9 & 9:30 ET/PT

Todd is the only one standing between the Book of pure evil and the end of the world as we know it. The book of pure evil has power that will make your deepest, darkest dreams come true…but at a horrifying cost. Check out the series premiere and watch as Todd transforms into a heavy metal god to impress Jenny.

DAN FOR MAYOR (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

In Season 2, Dan Phillips is now the Mayor of Wessex. This season, he gets himself in trouble with the Chief of Police, a neighbouring mayor and a dodgy Ethics Commissioner. Dan haplessly navigates his way through his relationship with Claire while attempting to have a not-too-weird friendship with Claire’s ex, Mike. Dan also struggles to find time to have a beer with his old pal Jeff, the new owner of Fern’s Bar and Grill.

YUK YUK’s GREAT CANADIAN LAUGH-OFF (2011) (Special Premiere)

Saturday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Why go out to the clubs when YUK YUK’s GREAT CANADIAN LAUGH OFF brings a big night out to the small screen? Eight comedians go head-to-head in an ultimate comedy smack-down for a shot at fame and $25,000, exclusively on The Comedy Network.

COMEDY NOW! (Season 14 Premiere)

Friday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

The all-Canadian, uncensored stand-up series features a bevy of new up and coming comedians including Mark Little, Peter White and Rebecca Kohler.


Wednesday, August 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Canucks take centre stage in 12th annual Canadian Comedy Awards showcase, featuring the best and brightest Canadian comedians in the industry.

PICNICFACE (Series Premiere)

August – date & time to be announced

The Comedy Network original series is a fast-paced, mash-up comedy mixing contemporary animation and absurd sketch comedy.