Bob Saget Hosts The Movie Network's First-Ever Live Original Comedy Event, JFL XXX - The Ultimate Nasty Show

  • Anything can happen when the stand-up special airs LIVE on The Movie Network on Friday, July 27

TORONTO, June 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - This July, Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) delivers rude, crude, uncensored laughs to subscribers with its first-ever live comedy special JFL XXX - The Ultimate Nasty Show, an upcoming Gala at the 2012 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Hosted by out-of-his-mind stand-up comedian Bob Saget and featuring a slew of salacious comics, anything can happen when JFL XXX - The Ultimate Nasty Show goes live-to-air on The Movie Network, Friday, July 27 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Or as Bob Saget puts it: "There's a time and a place for filth…and it's hosted by me, on The Movie Network."

Produced in partnership with Just For Laughs Television, JFL XXX - The Ultimate Nasty Show will take place during the 2012 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal at Place des Arts. With cameras rolling in front of thousands of comedy fans, the special will feature live performances by some of the most raw, hardcore comedians Just For Laughs has ever had the cojones to put on stage.

The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada. With premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically-acclaimed Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming, this pay-television service presents Canadians with some of the best television entertainment available. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels - M, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest - which deliver diverse and entertaining programs in an uncut and commercial-free television environment. The Movie Network also offers The Movie Network HD, HBO Canada HD, MExcess HD and MFun! HD, four dedicated high-definition channels providing hundreds of titles in HD; The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in select areas across eastern Canada; and, TMN OnLine an Internet-based content streaming service available to BellTV, Rogers and Videotron subscribers. For more information, please visit www.themovienetwork.ca.

The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.

For access to The Movie Network's media room please visit http://press.astral.com.

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For further information:

Media contact:
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)  
Nicolle Balen
(416) 956-8638
nbalen@astral.com

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