The annual Just for Laughs Festival is undisputedly the Godfather of Comedy Festivals. Everyone in comedy has either performed at Just for Laughs or wants to, but not everyone can make it to Montreal. This year, Just for Laughs is bringing the festival to you. Today the J4L team has announced that the Pete Holmes Elevator Show, a 90 minute Prime Time Special hosted by Howie Mandel, Funny as Hell featuring plenty of stand up hosted by Jon Dore, hours of comedy performances from Just For Laughs, and The Nasty Show hosted by Artie Lange!
First up and available right now on CW Seed, you can watch first ever Elevator Talk Show with Pete Holmes. If you followed our coverage of Just for Laughs this year, you are already familiar with the idea– Pete Holmes in an elevator with a band doing interviews with guests all recorded at the Just for Laughs Festival inside an elevator. It’s really funny, and you can watch people outside the doors look annoyed because they are waiting for an elevator to get upstairs. Watch all 40 episodes starring some of our favorite people like the cast of Silicon Valley, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Berlant, Todd Glass, Ellie Kemper, with a musical performance by Bridget Everett, and so many more now at CW Seed. If you’re like us and you madly miss The Pete Holmes Show, this will give you something to look forward to. Each episode is two minutes, the perfect time length to match the tiny square footage.
Also available now on CW Seed – hours of the best performances from the Just For Laughs Festival from the last 15 years. Comedians featured include Bert Kreischer, Tammy Pescatelli, Russell Peters, Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Che, Yannis Pappas, Kristen Schaal, the late great John Pinette and Greg Giraldo, and many more. Check out JFL on CW Seed here.
On Friday, January 8 at 10:05 pm Showtime will premiere The Nasty Show Hosted By Artie Lange with performances by Jimmy Carr, Gilbert Gottfried, Gina Yashere, Mike Wilmot, Luenell and Mike Ward. The Nasty Show is fan favorite at the Just For Laughs Festival, each year selling out two weeks of shows featuring a line-up of headliners given free reign to perform their bluest material. More airdates here.
Brand new streaming service SeeSo will feature 38 episodes of Funny as Hell, a series of live specials shot at Just for Laughs from 2010 – 2014. Each episode is hosted by Jon Dore featuring performances by Amy Schumer, Tim Minchin, Cameron Esposito, Bo Burnham, Hannibal Buress, Nikki Glaser, Greg Proops, Ron Funches, Ari Shaffir, Beth Stelling, Rory Scovel, Ali Wong, Jim Jefferies, the Lucas Bros, David O’Doherty, Big Jay Oakerson, Tom Segura, and many more. Attached is a spreadsheet with full line-ups of each episode. You’ll never need to leave your house for comedy again (but please do!).
And starting January 18th, you’ll be able to watch a 90-minute prime time special on the CW Network, Just For Laughs Starring Howie Mandel, premiering at 8:00 PM hosted by Howie Mandel with performances by Pete Holmes, Jeff Ross, Jim Breuer, Marina Franklin, Fortune Feimster and Vladimir Caamano. The special also includes comedians remembering some of their favorite moments from the festival over the past 30 years, which have featured Joan Rivers, Jon Stewart, and Eddie Izzard.
Get the gift of Just for Laughs all winter long!!!