The Comedy Network’s record-breaking spring leads the way to a kickass summer lineup

It was a powerful Spring on The Comedy Network and this Summer’s going to be a beast! The Comedy Network kicked butt in April as it was the most-watched month in the network’s history, ranking the channel as the #5 non-sports commercial specialty network in Canada.

April showered The Comedy Network with a weekly average of 3.7 million viewers aged 18-49. With big laughs on the horizon, returning fan favourites and hot new series premieres, The Comedy Network is set to deliver a hilarious summer lineup. 

This summer, two original Canadian productions, the Pythonesque sketch-series PICNICFACE (August, TBD) and the ground-breaking comedy-horror series, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL (June 5 at 9 p.m. ET/ PT) come down the pipeline just in time to rev up viewers. The Comedy Network also dishes out stellar new acquisitions including the much-anticipated comedy series, JON BENJAMIN HAS A VAN (June 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). 

The Comedy Network welcomes back fan favourites including Season 2 of HICCUPS (June 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), DAN FOR MAYOR (June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), and UGLY AMERICANS (June 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) as well as Season 14 of COMEDY NOW! (July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT). The punches keep rolling in August when THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF KID ROCK (date & time to be determined) promises to bring cringeworthy laughs sure to dominate water-cooler chat the next day.

Below is the list of Summer series on The Comedy Network. All programming is subject to change. 

 

HICCUPS (Season 2 Premiere)

Thursday, June 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

As a new season begins, it’s still a case of the lost leading the lost, with the best of intentions and very little chance of success. In the Season 2 premiere, a trip to Hollywood is in order for Millie, Stan and Taylor to investigate some options for a Grumpaloo movie. Back at Haddison House, Joyce uses Anna and Crystal as guinea pigs to test homemade skin care products.

 

UPLOAD YOURS (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 3 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

Season 2 shines a spotlight on videos uploaded to The Comedy Network’s user-generated comedy site: uly.thecomedynetwork.ca

 

TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL (Series Premiere) 

Sunday, June 5 at 9 & 9:30 ET/PT

Todd is the only one standing between the Book of pure evil and the end of the world as we know it. The book of pure evil has power that will make your deepest, darkest dreams come true…but at a horrifying cost. Check out the series premiere and watch as Todd transforms into a heavy metal god to impress Jenny. 

 

THE SPORTS SHOW WITH NORM MACDONALD (Season Finale)

Wednesday, June 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PTThe season finale features the ever- sarcastic Macdonald with his unique and comedic take on the most topical and controversial stories from the sports world.

 

SOUTH PARK (Season 15A Finale)

Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Set in a small town nestled in the Colorado Rockies, the Emmy-award winning, critically acclaimed, animated series, South Park ends season 15 with hilarity and intrigue. 

 

DAN FOR MAYOR (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

In Season 2, Dan Phillips is now the Mayor of Wessex. This season, he gets himself in trouble with the Chief of Police, a neighbouring mayor and a dodgy Ethics Commissioner. Dan haplessly navigates his way through his relationship with Claire while attempting to have a not-too-weird friendship with Claire’s ex, Mike. Dan also struggles to find time to have a beer with his old pal Jeff, the new owner of Fern’s Bar and Grill.

 

WORKAHOLICS (Season Finale)

Monday, June 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

When the CEO of TelAmezriCorp arrives to liquidate the company, it’s up to the guys to change his mind and save the day. 

 

JON BENJAMIN HAS A VAN (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The series premiere features a newsmagazine-style sketch show. Benjamin stars as an investigative reporter hitting the streets in his custom van doing human interest stories

 

HOT IN CLEVELAND (Season 2B Premiere)

Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Elka’s in jail as the ladies bring on the heat in the season 2 premiere. It’s 24 hours after the storm and the ladies start picking up the pieces, while continuing to pick up men. 

 

JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 24 at 12 a.m. ET/PT

Oliver plays host to a night of stand-up featuring today’s hottest comedians. Each episode opens with Oliver’s witty observations before introducing his guests’ show-stopping performances

 

UGLY AMERICANS (Season 2A Premiere)

Thursday, June 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Comedy gets uglier with Ugly Americans. Set in an alternate universe New York City, the animated series follows the life of Mark Lilly, a social worker at the “Department of Integration,” as he helps new citizens, both human and “other,” adapt to hectic city life. 

 

YUK YUK’s GREAT CANADIAN LAUGH-OFF (2011) (Special Premiere)

Saturday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PTWhy go out to the clubs when YUK YUK’s GREAT CANADIAN LAUGH OFF brings a big night out to the small screen? Eight comedians go head-to-head in an ultimate comedy smack-down for a shot at fame and $25,000, exclusively on The Comedy Network. 

 

COMEDY NOW! (Season 14 Premiere)

Friday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

The all-Canadian, uncensored stand-up series features a bevy of new up and coming comedians including Mark Little, Peter White and Rebecca Kohler.

 

CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS (Special Premiere)

Wednesday, August 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Canucks take centre stage in 11th annual Canadian Comedy Awards showcase, featuring the best and brightest Canadian comedians in the industry. 

 

PICNICFACE (Series Premiere)

August – date & time to be announcedThe Comedy Network original series is a fast-paced, mash-up comedy mixing contemporary animation and absurd sketch comedy. 

 

ROAST OF KID ROCK (Special Premiere)

August – date & time to be announced 

The five-time GRAMMY®-nominated artist is roasted by a star-studded group of comedians and friends. 

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