SEESO GREENLIGHTS ALL-NEW SEASON OF ‘FUNNY AS HELL’
Season Six to Begin Production at 2016 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, July 26-27
Jon Dore returns as Host with All-Star Comedian Lineup
NEW YORK, NY, July 6, 2016 – Seeso, the ad-free comedy streaming channel, today announced it has greenlit the sixth season of “FUNNY AS HELL,” the premium Just For Laughs series. The six-episode season will start production at this year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, Canada July 26-27. With five seasons of “FUNNY AS HELL” already available, Seeso is the exclusive streaming network for this one-of-a-kind series that makes its return to this summer’s festival.
Season six will again be hosted by Jon Dore (“INSIDE AMY SCHUMER,” “KROLL SHOW”) and features an all-star lineup including Seeso favorites Cameron Esposito (“MARRIAGE MATERIAL,” “TAKE MY WIFE”),
Eugene Mirman (“DEBATE WARS,” “BOB’S BURGERS”), Janeane Garofalo (“DEBATE WARS,” “WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER”), Beth Stelling (“THE HALF HOUR”), Aparna Nancherla (“LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS”), Kurt Metzger (“INSIDE AMY SCHUMER,” “HORACE AND PETE”), Mary Lynn Rajskub (“IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA,” “24”), Liza Treyger (“HORACE AND PETE,” “CHELSEA LATELY”), The Lucas Brothers (“FUNNY AS HELL,” “LUCAS BROS MOVING CO.”), Byron Bowers (“LUCAS BROS MOVING CO.”), Sean Patton (“BEST BARS IN AMERICA”), Sam Morril (“CLASS ACT” Comedy Album), James Davis (“REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD,” “CHELSEA LATELY”), Ian Abramson (“THE PITCH SHOW”), Sean Donnelly (“MY DUMB FRIENDS” Podcast), Thomas Dale (“CHELSEA LATELY”), Ahmed Bharoocha (“THE BRIEFCASE”) and Emo Philips (“UHF”). Additional comedians will be announced closer to the event.
“’Funny as Hell’ has been killing it for Seeso since launch,” said Evan Shapiro, Executive Vice President, Digital Enterprises, NBCUniversal. “Partnering with Just For Laughs for an all new season was easy as hell.”
One of the best multi-comic stand-up series produced, the “FUNNY AS HELL” stage has been a favored TV spot among comedians since its inception in 2010. Like the original version, this brand new season of “FUNNY AS HELL” will encourage the best stand-up comedians in the industry to push the boundaries and have fun in a relaxed, uncensored setting.
“We couldn’t be happier to get back into production on this fantastic stand up series with our exceptional partners at Seeso,” said Bruce Hills, Chief Operating Officer, Just For Laughs Group.
“FUNNY AS HELL” is made in partnership with the Just For Laughs Group and Bell Media.