What do Russell Peters, Jeremy Hotz and Tim Steeves have in common? They're all working on a bevy of new original comedy programming for the Comedy Network.
The line-up includes the following:
"Russell Peters Christmas Special"
International comedy superstar Russell Peters wanted to create a “multi-cultural, ethnically diverse, this ain’t your dad’s Christmas special” with stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, animation, and musical performances, and that's what viewers can expect from his upcoming holiday show.
Gemini Award-winning actor and Canada’s “most miserable” stand-up comic Jeremy Hotz is spearheading a new half-hour scripted series that centres around a neurotic, self-obsessed man who moves back home to open his own veterinary practice and is reunited with his three closest childhood friends. Producer/director/writer Troy Miller ("Bored to Death," "Parks and Recreation") is joining forces with producer Jodi Lieberman ("Just For Laughs") on this project.
"The Tim Steeves Project"
Another Gemini winner, Steeves will host a weekly comedic review of events, newsmakers and cultural trends that have both irritated and intrigued its host. It's a no holds barred, gun-slinging and sometimes acerbic look at the world from a Canadian perspective.
A half-hour scripted sitcom from Tim McAuliffe (a writer for "Dan For Mayor" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"), the show takes a look at the hilariously complicated relationship between a twenty-something Montreal couple and their “single guy” roommate.
"Spun Out: Spun Out"
What happens when a disgraced writer tries to turn his life around by joining a PR firm? Well, with this group of spin doctors, it seems none of them are capable of spinning their own lives in the right direction.
The announcement of the new programming came during Montreal's annual Just For Laughs Festival, which just wrapped up.