Hosted by comedian Jon Dore and featuring stand-up performances by some of comedy's biggest rising stars
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TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Funny, fearless comedy is returning
to HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) this February, with Season 2 of Funny as Hell, a no-holds-barred original stand-up comedy series from The Movie
Network and Movie Central, and produced by Just For Laughs Television.
The eight-part, half-hour, Gemini-award winning series was taped in
front of a live audience at the 2011 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival
and features bold, uncensored comedy from some of today's fastest
rising stars. Funny as Hell Season 2 premieres Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada.
Hosted by homegrown comic Jon Dore, Funny as Hell brings audiences more of the edgy, politically-incorrect comedy, music
and digital shorts that made them howl in Season 1. In its sophomore
season, Funny as Hell features an impressive line-up of performances by: Jeffrey Ross (The Comedy Central Roasts), Hannibal Buress (Writer for 30 Rock), Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show, Flight of the Concords), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Concords), John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live), David O'Doherty (multiple award winner at Edinborough Fringe Festival), Jay Oakerson (Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn), Bill Burr (Dave Chapelle Show), Eugene Mirman (Flight of the Concords, Bob's Burgers), Amy Schumer (The Roast of Charlie Sheen), Greg Davies (The Inbetweeners), Nick Thune (appearances on Conan, Fallon and Leno), Tom Gleeson (Good News Week), Arj Barker (Flight of the Concords), and Bridget Everett & DJ AD-ROCK (Adam Horovitz from the legendary Beastie Boys) to name a few.
To schedule a phone interview with Funny as Hell host Jon Dore, please contact Nicolle Balen (The Movie Network) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Owen McCorquodale (Movie Central) at email@example.com.
To view the complete release, please visit The Movie Network's media
room or Movie Central's press site at http://press.astral.com/tmn/ or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.
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For further information:
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Movie Central (Western Canada)