Versatile comedic whiz kid joins groundbreaking series in the role of Project Producer
TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - He's won Funniest Video in Canada from Funny or Die, a Canadian Comedy Award for his work with The Sketchersons, NOW Magazine's Best Comedy Website, along with multiple nominations as co-creator, director and producer for the popular series Guidance, and now Jared Sales will bring his multifaceted talents to Insight Production's leading-edge comedy project America, EH!
Insight Productions has long been the vanguard of uproarious Canadian television, including documentaries such as Comedy Gold (2006), comedy series such as Hatching, Matching & Dispatching (2005-06) and The Jon Dore Television Show (2007-08), plus the prime time special and ratings boon A Russell Peters Christmas. America, EH! will be an exercise in hilarity by pulling focus on our neighbours to the south, anchored with a one hour television series akin to classic sketch shows Laugh In, Saturday Night Live or SCTV. With a highly praised background in writing, directing, stand-up and sketch, Sales brings a heavily stamped comedic passport to the project.
"It has been a dream of mine to work with John, Barb and the rest of the Insight team from the beginning of my comedy career," said Sales. "America, EH! will not only be the next in a great line of Canadian comedy programs, but will also be an innovative format that hasn't been seen before on television. This series will be unrelenting toward our neighbours to the south and undoubtedly serve as a platform allowing Canada's tremendous comedic minds to shine."
A massive talent search for comedy performers and writers has been ongoing since June of 2013 and has gone from local rooms to large festivals.
"From the second we announced this project we have been inundated with interest," said Heather Muir, Casting Producer for America, EH! "It's well known there's an endless wellspring of first-rate comedic talent in Canada, and we cannot be happier that Jared is bringing his cultivated expertise to help find the cream of the crop for America, EH!"
Insight Productions was recently honoured by Playback Magazine as 2013 TV Producer of the Year and celebrates 15 nominations for The 2014 Canadian Screen Awards for The JUNO Awards, Never Ever Do This At Home for Discovery Canada, record-smashing Big Brother Canada for Slice and the most-watched Canadian series on record, CTV's The Amazing Race Canada.
About Insight Productions
Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerous international awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Broadcast Magazine International claims that "when it comes to adapting formats for Canadian audiences there is one producer who appears to have the Midas touch." Recent hits include Big Brother Canada, The Amazing Race Canada, Top Chef Canada; Never Ever Do This At Home; Intervention Canada and The JUNO Awards; Insight's original formats include Canada Sings, Battle of the Blades and Joke or Choke. For more information, visit www.insighttv.com.
SOURCE: Insight Productions
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