Press Release

The Biggest Names in Comedy Join Season 2 of The Comedy Network’s Original Series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS, Beginning March 2

− Season 2 features an all-star lineup including Jay Baruchel, Dane Cook, Chris Hardwick, Seth Meyers, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and more!

− Series supported by exclusive, behind-the-scenes digital series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS – THE INTERVIEWS, launching March 21 on TheComedyNetwork.ca



The Comedy Network  Just For Laughs: All Access 

“I used to come to this festival every year as a kid, so being here now is childhood dream.” – Jay Baruchel 

“Just for Laughs in Montréal is the greatest collection of people who have disappointed their parents that you could ever hope to see.” - Seth Meyers

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TORONTO (February 27, 2014) – Mon Dieu! Beginning March 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Sunday nights on Comedy are reserved for first-class stand-up acts as viewers get front-row seats to the best in the biz with Season 2 of the original stand-up series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS. Produced by Just For Laughs Television in association with Comedy, the all-new season was shot on location last July at Montréal’s Just For Laughs Festival, and features highlights from the Festival’s marquee galas hosted by comedic heavy-weights Jay BaruchelDane Cook@Midnight’s Chris HardwickSeth Meyers, and Sarah Silverman. Full episodes will also be available for viewing on TheComedyNetwork.ca, after their broadcast premiere.

From the grandiose stage of Montréal’s grand Place des Arts, to the gritty Club Soda nightclub, each one-hour episode showcases the best that stand-up comedy has to offer. From Canadian and international icons, to buzz-worthy up-and-comers, Season 2 of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS features an “it” list of comics including Maria Bamford; Ryan Belleville; Bo Burnham; Hannibal Buress; Jimmy Carr; Seán Cullen; Debra DiGiovanni; Todd Glass; Pete Holmes; Taran Killam; Marc Maron; Bobby Moynihan; John Mulaney; Tig Notaro; Darrin Rose; Jeff Ross; Kristen Schaal;Amy Schumer; Pat Thornton; and Harland Williams. Click here for detailed broadcast schedule.


Hometown hero: Montréal’s own Jay Baruchel

**Media Note** - Photography for JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS is available online at BellMediaPR.ca/Comedy

Throughout the entire Festival, Comedy was on the streets, backstage, and everywhere in-between capturing exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes moments to deliver the exclusive digital series, JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS – THE INTERVIEWS, launching Friday, March 21 on TheComedyNetwork.ca. Hosted by comedian Chris Locke, the 13-webisode series features candid and hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy that are featured in the broadcast series including Ryan Belleville, Neal Brennan, Hannibal Buress, MTV’s Graham Chittenden, Kyle Kinane, Marc Maron, and MATCH GAME’s Seán Cullen and Debra DiGiovanni. Comedy was also front-and-centre at the inaugural Just For Laughs Awards Show red carpet, chatting with mega-stars Nick Kroll, Mitch Hurwitz, Amy Poehler along with JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS stars Jimmy Carr, Seth Meyers, Jeff Ross, and Sarah Silverman.

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JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS is produced by Just For Laughs Television in association with The Comedy Network. Executive Producers are Bruce Hills, Andy Nulman, and Gilbert Rozon. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine McLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports. 

About the Just For Laughs Group

Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on four major focal points: Festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, and Sydney); television production (most notably Gags seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, and many others); and talent management. Its inaugural Montreal Festival over 30 years ago is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming more than 2 million people each summer. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, London and a small apartment on the Internet.

About The Comedy Network

Canada's first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country.

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For more information, please contact:

Natalie Cole, The Comedy Network, 416.384.2140 or natalie.cole@bellmedia.ca

Mary Costa, The Comedy Network, 416.384.7702 or mary.costa@bellmedia.ca