More comedy is coming to The CW. Today, the network announced its new primetime comedy special Just For Laughs will premiere on January 18th.
Hosted by Howie Mandel, the stand-up special will feature comedy from the likes of Jeff Ross, Jim Breuer, and Pete Holmes.
The primetime event is just one of the features to come out of a partnership between The CW and the Just for Laughs comedy festival. In addition to the stand-up show, you can now access hours of Just for Laughs footage on The CW’s online streaming service, CW Seed. There, you can also see the new digital series The Elevator Talk Show with Pete Holmes, which features guests like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper and Undateable star Chris D’Elia.
Here’s the official announcement:
December 8, 2015 (Burbank, CA) – Through its strategic partnership with Just For Laughs, The CW Network today announced the brand new primetime comedy special JUST FOR LAUGHS STARRING HOWIE MANDEL, featuring stand-up performances from comedians such as Jeff Ross, Pete Holmes, and Jim Breuer,which will premiere Monday, January 18, 8:00-9:30 pm ET/PT on The CW. Additionally, hours of Just For Laughs content is now available on the network’s digital studio, CW Seed (www.cwseed.comor The CW Seed App) including a new original digital series, THE ELEVATOR TALK SHOW WITH PETE HOLMES, plus hours of classic stand-up from the past 15 years of the legendary Just For Laughs Festival.
Recorded at the biggest comedy event in the world, the 2015 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and hosted by Howie Mandel, this primetimespecial also showcases performances from Fortune Feimster, Vladimir Caamano, and Marina Franklin. Additionally, the special includes comedians remembering some of their favorite moments from the festival over the past 30 years, which have featured Joan Rivers, Jon Stewart, and Eddie Izzard.
THE ELEVATOR TALK SHOW WITH PETE HOLMES is all the late-night talk show you can cram into an eight-foot box. Hosted by comedian Pete Holmes, guests on THE ELEVATOR TALK SHOW include Ellie Kemper, Wyatt Cenac, Taran Killam, Chris D’Elia, the cast of Silicon Valley, and many more, all recorded at the Just for Laughs Festival and all inside one very crowded elevator.
Also launching today on CW Seed are hours of some of the very best of the Just For Laughs Festival from 2000 through 2013. Comedians featured include Daniel Tosh, Russell Peters, Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Jim Gaffigan, Sheryl Underwood, Kristen Schaal, the late great John Pinette, and many, many more.”
What do you think? Have you been to the Just for Laughs comedy festival? Will you be watching the primetime special or the new Pete Holmes series?