Just for Laughs Gags celebrates 15 years with special


From a media release:

Just For Laughs (JFL) and CBC team up to celebrate fifteen years of Gags with the anniversary special JUST FOR LAUGHS GAGS: 15 YEARS, airing Tuesday, January 6 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV. Hosted by comedian Mark Critch (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), this outrageously funny one-hour special features a compilation of all the most popular and iconic Gags in history, showcasing 15 years of pranks by pant-less policemen, saucy nuns, car-crashing steamroller operators, and more.

One of the most successful comedy series in the world, Gags boasts hundreds of millions of viewers in over 160 countries, on just about every airline in the free world, and a YouTube channel boasting a staggering 2 billion hits. Just For Laughs: Gags is far and away Canada’s biggest cultural export and a guilty pleasure that even the most discerning comedy snobs can’t help but giggle about.

Gags was created by Just For Laughs in 2000. By 2002 Gags’ popularity had exploded and it was available in five airlines and 40 countries worldwide. By 2004, Gags was broadcast on four channels across Canada and had more than doubled their international television and airline sales. Gags is now seen everywhere from Russia to Indonesia to Brazil and boasts a spin-off series entitled Just Kidding (focused on kids pranking adults), which has also achieved international success.