Crave unveils more stand-up specials

Produced in partnership with Just For Laughs Television, the new one-hour originals feature comedians like Aisha Brown, Graham Kay and more.
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Crave has added four new stand-up specials to its comedy lineup.

Produced by Just For Laughs Television, in association with Crave, the one-hour specials include: Aisha Brown: The First Black Woman Ever (pictured); The El-Salomons: Marriage of Convenience starring married comedians Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini; Graham Kay: Stupid Jokes; and Tom Henry: 66 Jokes.

Filmed in front of a live audience during the 2019 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, all four specials were directed by Mathieu Baer. Just For Laughs president Bruce Hills serves as executive producer, while Counterfeit Pictures’ Anton Leo is supervising producer. These new originals signal Crave’s “largest order ever for stand-up comedy specials in one year,” according to a release.

Prior to this, in 2017, Crave and Just For Laughs partnered on a three original stand-up specials from comedians Debra DiGiovanni, Darcy Michael and Graham Chittenden – produced by Just For Laughs Television and Toronto’s Counterfeit Pictures, in association with Crave. The following year, the streamer added three more one-hour specials featuring comedians Robby Hoffman, DJ Demers and Mark Forward to its slate. That same year, Bell Media also revealed it had become a joint owner in Just For Laughs Group.

Aisha Brown: The First Black Woman Ever is set to launch on the platform on Feb. 14, while The El-Salomons: Marriage of Convenience will land in March, followed by Graham Kay: Stupid Jokes in April and Tom Henry: 66 Jokes in May.

Image courtesy of Bell Media