From a media release:
The Movie Network announced today the much-anticipated return of the hit Canadian stand-up seriesÂ FUNNY AS HELL. Hosted by Canadian comicÂ Jon DoreÂ (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, KROLL SHOW), Season 6 is commissioned in partnership with Seeso, and the Just for Laughs Group. The six-episode half-hour series goes to production at this yearâ€™s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, July 13 â€“ August 1.
Season 6 features an all-star lineup includingÂ AhmedÂ BharoochaÂ (THE BRIEFCASE),Â Aparna NancherlaÂ (LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS),Â Beth StellingÂ (THE HALF HOUR,Â ByronÂ BowersÂ (LUCAS BROS MOVING CO.),Â Cameron EspositoÂ (MARRIAGE MATERIAL, TAKE MY WIFE),Â Emo PhilipsÂ (UHF),Â Eugene MirmanÂ (DEBATE WARS, BOBâ€™S BURGERS),Â IanÂ AbramsonÂ (THE PITCH SHOW),Â JamesÂ DavisÂ (REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, CHELSEA LATELY),Â Janeane GarofaloÂ (DEBATE WARS, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER),Â KurtMetzgerÂ (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, HORACE AND PETE),Â LizaÂ TreygerÂ (HORACE AND PETE, CHELSEA LATELY),Â The Lucas BrothersÂ (FUNNY AS HELL, LUCAS BROS MOVING CO.),Â Mary Lynn RajskubÂ (ITâ€™S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, 24),Â SamÂ MorrilÂ (Class Act Comedy Album), Â SeanÂ DonnellyÂ (MY DUMB FRIENDS Podcast),Â SeanÂ PattonÂ (BEST BARS IN AMERICA), andÂ ThomasDaleÂ (CHELSEA LATELY). Additional comedians will be announced in the coming weeks.
An edgy, no-holds-barred stand up series,Â FUNNY AS HELLÂ has proved a favoured TV spot among comedians since its inception in 2010. Like previous seasons, Season 6 will encourage the best stand-up comedians in the industry to push the boundaries and have fun in a relaxed, uncensored setting.
Jon DoreÂ is a Canadian comedian and actor. Dore, who Â starred in mockumentary-style comedy series THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW on The Comedy Network from 2007-2009, has made appearances on Â LIVE AT GOTHAM, Â HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER,Â andÂ SCARE TACTICS. He is a regular on late night talk shows and was the first stand-up comedian to appear onÂ CONAN. Doreâ€™s feature film credits include the indie dramaÂ Gus, opposite Michelle Monaghan, and the comedy filmÂ Stag, which picked up two awards for Best Ensemble and Excellence in Filmmaking at the LA Comedy Film Festival. Renowned for his offbeat humor and unique bait-and-switch comedic style, Dore is a favorite on the comedy club and festival circuit. He has had sold-out runs at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and Toronto, at the Washington (DC), Portland, Vancouver, and Halifax festivals, and more recently at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
FUNNY AS HELLÂ is created and executive produced by Just for Laughs Group. It is co-commissioned by Seeso, from NBCUniversalâ€™s Digital Enterprises and Bell Media. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.