The timely comedy series starring Jon Dore features a diverse range of comics including Sarah Silverman, Tom Green, Eric Andre, Scott Thompson, The Lucas Bros, Reggie Watts, Debra DiGiovanni, Ronny Chieng and more
Just For Laughs today announced that production has wrapped on HUMOUR RESOURCES (6X30), an irreverent new comedy starring Canadian comedian, Jon Dore (Inside Amy Schumer, The Stand Up Show with Jon Dore). Produced remotely from August – October, the series features Dore as a human resources manager providing virtual coaching to some of the world’s top comics. Co-created by Dore, Adam Brodie and Dave Derewlany, HUMOUR RESOURCES is slated to premiere on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service in winter 2021.
A hilarious, cutting and timely social commentary on a comedian’s place in our current high-alert environment of political correctness and cancel culture, HUMOUR RESOURCES follows Jon Dore as a retired comedian turned Human Resources manager. Filmed during the COVID-19 outbreak while under quarantine, Jon, living with his girlfriend Christina and her six-year-old daughter Emma, meets with comedians via webcam from his home office to evaluate and consult on the appropriateness of their material and overall “workplace” behaviour.
HUMOUR RESOURCES features many special guests including A-list comedians: Sarah Silverman; Tom Green; Eric Andre; Scott Thompson; Reggie Watts; Nikki Glaser; The Lucas Bros; Ronny Chieng; Dave Merheje; DeAnne Smith; Rory Scovel; Debra DiGiovanni; Sophie Buddle; Courtney Gilmour; Arthur Simeon; Casey Corbin; Aisha Brown; and Kyle Brownrigg.
“The world needs laughter more than ever, and comedians need me, in order to keep the world laughing… you’re welcome world, I guess,” shares co-creator and star, Jon Dore.
“Comedians have long needed a human resource manager to help them navigate the modern world of joke-telling. We feel that Jon Dore is the bearded, cis-gendered male for the job. That’s an honest answer and has nothing to do with a lawsuit that may or may not be ongoing in court,”, added co-creators, executive producers and directors, Adam Brodie and Dave Derewlany.
“While many of us were trying to navigate and pivot our current projects as a result of the pandemic, Jon and his development partners used this opportunistic time to create a completely original concept series, while enlisting the help of some stellar comedian friends,” shares Marina Di Pancrazio, Chief Content Revenue Officer of Just For Laughs. “Just For Laughs loves collaborating with Jon, Adam and Dave; and we cannot wait for audiences to see what this creative team’s been working on, bringing some much-needed laughter and levity to all of our lives.”
HUMOUR RESOURCES was developed and executive produced by Jon Dore, and developed, directed and executive produced by Adam Brodie and Dave Derewlany. Produced by Just For Laughs, the series is also executive produced by Bruce Hills and Marina Di Pancrazio. Zoe Rabnett and Nick Brazao are talent producers, and Anton Leo serves as the supervising producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Michelle Daly is Senior Director, Comedy, Scripted Content; and Greig Dymond is Executive in Charge of Production.
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Just For Laughs Television is one of the world’s leading producers of comedic programming. JFL’s television productions have been seen in Canada on CBC and an array of Bell networks and platforms (CTV Comedy, CTV, CTV 2, The Movie Network, HBO Canada, Crave and Snackable), and internationally on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, FOX, ABC, MTV, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, TBS, IFC, The CW, TF1, Comedy Central. Showtime, Hulu, BBC America and TEN Australia. The TV franchise Just For Laughs Gags has also become a household name worldwide, being seen in 150 countries and on 100 airlines, in addition to its own JFL YouTube channel which has over 9 billion views; and Just For Laughs Canada on SiriusXM Canada, putting a spotlight on Canada’s rich pool of extraordinary stand-up comedy. Just For Laughs Television is part of Just For Laughs Group, with growth concentrated on four major focal points: festivals (in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney); television production; live tours; and creative development.