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Amazon to share JFL’s Inside Jokes

The six-part docuseries is scheduled for a Nov. 30 launch on Prime Video in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

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JFL, CraveTV team for more laughs

Three hour-long stand-up specials from Canadian comics Robby Hoffman, DJ Demers and Mark Forward will debut on the streamer later this year.

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Much Studios greenlights Judge Tyco web series

The announcement was made during a panel at JFL Comedy Pro where Bell Media execs discussed their evolving multi-platform comedy strategy.

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Comedy Net preps JFL standup series

New series The Stand-Up Show with Katherine Ryan and one-hour special Homegrown Comics will join the specialty’s lineup this fall.

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Bruce Hills named JFL president

The longtime festival COO takes over as the Montreal-based company comes under new ownership.

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Bell Media takes part ownership in Just For Laughs Group

Following the announcement of its specialty rebrands, and as the media co inks its latest deal, president Randy Lennox discusses how the pieces fit together.

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In brief: CraveTV sets stand-up special premieres

Plus: Riftworld Legends comic expands to print this month and LIFT, imagineNATIVE announce mentorship recipient.

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In brief: Felix & Paul Studios heads to Sundance

Plus: Robin Joseph’s animated short Fox and the Whale is one of 10 projects in contention for an Oscar nom, and more.

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JFL restructures management team

Following sexual assault allegations against former president Gilbert Rozon, Guylaine Lalonde has been appointed the new company head.

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JFL brings the virtual laughs

The Montreal festival has partnered with Felix & Paul on a seven-part VR experience that puts audiences face to face with comedians.

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JFL, CBC team up on pitch program

Five selected teams will present their original web or TV concepts to execs and creatives from the pubcaster.

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JFL, CBC to produce Canada 150 comedy special

Stand-Up on Guard for Thee, hosted by Daniel Levy, will air on the pubcaster this summer.