Just For Laughs recently announced its production slate for the rest of summer, and it includes a number of specials featuring shows hosted by Trevor Noah, Neil Patrick Harris, Norm MacDonald, and more. Here’s a sneak peek:
The CW will broadcast an exclusive two-hour U.S. TV special, taped at this summer’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 for CW Seed, the CW’s digital studio, called The Elevator Talk Show with Pete Holmes. In addition, the CW will acquire over 20 hours of Just For Laughs catalogue from their stand-up library that will be available on CW Seed.
The Nasty Show, one of Just For Laughs’ summer franchise hits, is going to air on Showtime in the US. 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. The Nasty Show will also air on Super Channel in Canada in 2016.
Just For Laughs All Access has been renewed for two more seasons on Canada’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 D’Elia, amongst others. Viewers will be treated to extended, commercial-free versions of both the Kemper and 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.