Apr 08, 2013
Throughout the special follow along with the JFL original second screen experience
“JFL Cheat Sheet: A Viewers’ Guide to the 30th”
Just For Laughs (JFL) and CBC team up to celebrate three decades of hilarious stand-up comedy with the anniversary special JUST FOR LAUGHS 30th ANNIVERSARY: 30/30 HINDSIGHT, airing Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV. Hosted by CBC’s primetime personality George Stroumboulopoulos, this epically funny two-hour special features some of comedy’s biggest names, including Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Bill Maher, Rick Mercer, Kathleen Madigan, Ron James, Jeremy Hotz, Lewis Black, Russell Peters, Shaun Majumder, Wanda Sykes and many more, as they weigh in on headlines plucked from the past thirty years.
The special features a variety of themes including: technological advances, medical research and geopolitical changes that have shaped and defined our culture since JFL’s inaugural Festival way back in July of 1983. The special features everything from Jon Stewart‘s deconstruction of President Bush’s handling of the first Iraq War to Louis CK‘s assessment of racism in the 21st century to Drew Carey‘s take on Global warming.
Click HERE to view a sneak peak of JUST FOR LAUGHS 30TH ANNIVERSARY: 30/30 HINDSIGHT
JUST FOR LAUGHS 30th ANNIVERSARY: 30/30 HINDSIGHT is a no-holds-barred celebration of Canada’s favourite comedy festival. Delving into JFL’s extensive library showcasing highlights from over 30 years of comedy, the special features comedians who have helped propel it, along with themselves, to greatness.
“It’s really a pleasure to be back in Montreal. It all started here; I got a big, big break in my career here, so I’ve always had a soft spot for Montreal especially.” - Tim Allen, 2004
“I’m honoured to be here, back at the Montreal comedy festival, where I got my start, I want to thank you guys so much…”- Jimmy Fallon, 2008
“Twenty-one years ago I started my career in this very building. Every time I come here I think, if it wasn’t for you bastards I could’ve been a f***ing doctor by now.” - Craig Ferguson, 2008
With more than 30 years of political and pop culture references throughout this hilarious special, JFL has created the ultimate second screen experience with the JFL Cheat Sheet: A Viewers’ Guide To The 30th. In case you missed a thing or two in history class, check out this mobile-friendly website, launching April 9, that’s full of historic facts covered in the acts throughout the special. Trust us, this cheat sheet will come in handy!
Catch JUST FOR LAUGHS 30th ANNIVERSARY: 30/30 HINDSIGHT on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV.
Just For Laughs Television has produced stand-up and variety shows that have been seen around the world on ABC, FOX, MTV, TBS, Showtime, HBO, Versus, CBC, HBO Canada, The Comedy Network, BBC1, BBC America, TF1, and RTL. The company launched its expansion into scripted and non-variety programming with the critically acclaimed series The Tournament which was seen on the CBC and Versus and later adapted for the BBC in the U.K. It has continued to produce top-quality scripted and non-variety programming with the acclaimed shows Deal With It (W Network), and Bullet in the Face (IFC).
Just For Laughs Television is part of the Just For Laughs Group, which is active in many areas of entertainment production including festivals, television, theatre, and touring. For the past 30 years the company has produced the world’s largest comedy festival in Montreal and in recent years has launched festivals in Sydney (Australia), Toronto, and Nantes (France), and has partnered with TBS to present a Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs in Chicago. The company also successfully tours across the globe bringing some of the Festivals’ best talent to Canada, the U.S., Bermuda, and Asia. It has personal management offices in Los Angeles, Paris, London, and Montreal. To learn more about Just For Laughs Television, visit http://www.hahaha.com.
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