Jon Dore Hosts a New Season of Funny As Hell, Beginning March 22 on HBO Canada

  • Live Funny As Hell show to take place in Toronto as part of the Canadian International Comedy Festival
  • Free multiplatform sneak peek of Episode 1 begins March 8

TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Get ready to laugh out loud because the third season of Funny As Hell is coming to HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). Produced in partnership with Just For Laughs Television and hosted by comedian Jon Dore, the new season of the Gemini-award winning original comedy series premieres Friday, March 22 at 9 p.m. ET/MT and features stand-up performances by some of the funniest and fearless comics in the industry. To help kick off Season 3, Just For Laughs and HBO Canada are bringing Funny As Hell to life in Toronto with a special show during the 2013 Canadian International Comedy Festival as part of Canadian Music Week.

"Subscribers should get ready to leave their inhibitions at the door. The new season of Funny As Hell shines a spotlight on some of comedy's brightest rising stars, and offers even more of the no-holds-barred, edgy comedy fans have connected with over two seasons," said Aubie Greenberg, Director, Original Programming, Movie Services, Astral Television Networks.

"We're thrilled to partner with Just For Laughs once again for a brand new season of Funny As Hell," said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama, Corus Entertainment. "Season 3 of Funny As Hell delivers an impressive line-up of fearless and funny comics, showcasing more of the bold, quality comedy that HBO Canada viewers enjoy and have come to expect from pay TV."

About Funny As Hell, Season 3
Hosted by homegrown comic Jon Dore, the new 10-episode season of Funny as Hell brings audiences more of the edgy, politically-incorrect comedy and digital shorts that have made them howl throughout two previous seasons. In Season 3, each half-hour episode features hilarious, stand-up performances from some of today's most well-known and fastest rising stars including: Hannibal Buress, Sam Simmons, Rory Scovel, Kurt Braunohler, Ali Wong, Anthony Jeselnik, Fortune Feimster, Joe Mande, JB Smoove, Nikki Glaser, Jim Jefferies, The Lucas Brothers, Adam Riches, Jared Logan, Chelsea Peretti, Colin Jost, Eric André, Paul Foot, Na'im Lynn, Myq Kaplan, Marc Maron, John Ramsey, Rob Delaney, Aries Spears, Jerrod Carmichael, Dan Cummins, Ben Roy, James Adomian, Mike Lawrence, and Ari Shaffir.

To view the complete release, please visit The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site at http://press.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.

SOURCE: THE MOVIE NETWORK

For further information:

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

Movie Central (western Canada)
Owen McCorquodale
(416) 479-6068
owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com

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