Canuck JFL pitch projects move forward on laugh track

Andrew Bush's Custodial and The Amazing Tales of Mr. Evans from Mark Little and Dan Beirne are winners in the Comedy Conference pitch program.

Andrew Bush’s Custodial has won the From Set To Screen: The Sitcom Search pitch initiative, presented by the New York Television Festival and Just For Laughs.

Bush (Picnicface, Roller Town) was one of five finalists who pitched an idea to a panel of comedy experts, including IFC VP of development and production Dan Pasternack, Bell Media director of independent production for comedy Sarah Fowlie, Enlightened producer David Bernad and Comedy Central director of development Monika Zielinska, at the three-day Just For Laughs Comedy Conference last month.

As part of the prize, Custodial will participate as an Official Artist at the New York Television Festival, which runs Oct. 22 to 27.

And The Amazing Tales of Mr. Evans, a web project created by Vancouver writer-actor Mark Little (Picnicface, Mr. D) and writer-actor Dan Beirne (Sorry Rabbi, The Trotsky), has been chosen by humour site for a development deal.

The project, presented as part of the JFL Web Pitch Program at the JFL Comedy Conference, will also have the opportunity to become an official YouTube partner.

The Amazing Tales of Mr. Evans was selected from five shows by a panel of three judges, including head of video Michael Swaim, CollegeHumor exec producer and VP production Spencer Griffin and Yahoo! director of business development JC Cangilla.