From a media release:
If content is king, then comedy content is the king of kings.Â Just For Laughs, one of the largest purveyors of stand-up comedy content in the world, is delighted to share a glimpse of its lineup for 2015.
The CWÂ will broadcast an exclusive two-hour U.S. TV special, taped at this summerâ€™s festival. The show will be hosted by Howie Mandel and feature top comedians and new stars, as well as behind-the-scenes exclusives. Just For Laughs will also produce an original online series forÂ CW Seed, the CWâ€™s digital studio, calledÂ The Elevator Talk Show with Pete Holmes. In addition, the CW will acquire over 20 hours of Just For Laughs catalogue from our stand-up library that will be available on CW Seed.
The Nasty Show, one of Just For Laughsâ€™ summer franchise hits, is going to air on Showtime in the U.S. The show is set to air as a special hosted by Artie Lange with a lineup that includes Gilbert Gottfried and Jimmy Carr, amongst others.Â The Nasty ShowÂ will also air on Super Channel in Canada in 2016.
Just For Laughs All AccessÂ has been renewed for two more seasons on Canadaâ€™s The Comedy Network with thirteen one-hour [13 x 60] and twenty-six half-hour [26 x 30] episodes in both 2015 and 2016. The series will be filmed at Place des Arts and Club Soda this summer, and will feature hosts Trevor Noah, Neil Patrick Harris, Norm Macdonald, Ellie Kemper, TJ Miller, Chris Dâ€™Elia, amongst others. Viewers will be treated to extended, commercial-free versions of both the Ellie Kemper and Neil Patrick Harris Galas on The Movie Network this fall.
CBC has announced a slate of four new hour-long specials. Shows will be filmed this summer at Place des Arts, hosted by stars Wanda Sykes, Patrick Stewart, Jane Lynch and Alan Cumming.
Lone Eagle Entertainment & Just For Laughs
At this summerâ€™s festival, Just For Laughs and Lone Eagle will be presenting a live version of their format for a new television series,Â The Wake, as part of Just For Laughs ComedyPro onÂ Thursday, July 23 at 11:30 am. InÂ The Wake, Gilbert Gottfried gets to attend his own funeral. A co-production between Lone Eagle Entertainment and Just For Laughs,Â The WakeÂ is guaranteed to be the funniest funeral you will ever attend.
Australiaâ€™s Network Ten will once again be filming at the Just For Laughs summer festival and airing a special hosted by Joel Creasey, which is dedicated to showcasing Australian talent alongside internationals. Network Ten will also be airing two hour-long specials featuring gala footage from year’s past, also hosted by Joel Creasey. In addition, Foxtel (The Comedy Channel) will air 10 half-hour long [10 x 30] specials, which will be filmed at the Sydney Opera House this October, as part of the Just For Laughs Sydney Festival. In collaboration with Comedy Central, Just For Laughs will produce an international-themed show, including two comics from South Africa, Conrad Koch and Jason Goliath; one comic from Spain, Alex Oâ€™Dogherty; and Italyâ€™s, Francesco de Carlo. The popularity of stand-up comedy is growing internationally, and our Comedy Central partners recognize that bringing their comics to our prestigious festival promotes their local talent, while strengthening our brand in their territory. Additionally, Just For Laughs continues toÂ licence stand-up to networks in Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Benelux, Hungary and other international markets.
Select TV productions, featuring the biggest international comedy stars from Just For Laughs, are now available to stream on Hulu and Hulu Plus in the U.S. (and for tech savvy viewers worldwide).