Stand-up comedy series Funny as Hell returns to HBO Canada, February 24

Funny, fearless comedy is returning to HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) this February, with Season 2 of Funny as Hell, a no-holds-barred original stand-up comedy series from The Movie Network and Movie Central, and produced by Just For Laughs Television.

The eight-part, half-hour, Gemini-award winning series was taped in front of a live audience at the 2011 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and features bold, uncensored comedy from some of today’s fastest rising stars. Funny as Hell Season 2 premieres Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada.

Hosted by homegrown comic Jon Dore, Funny as Hell brings audiences more of the edgy, politically-incorrect comedy, music and digital shorts that made them howl in Season 1.

In its sophomore season, Funny as Hell features an impressive line-up of performances by: Jeffrey Ross ( The Comedy Central Roasts ), Hannibal Buress (Writer for 30 Rock ), Kristen Schaal ( The Daily Show , Flight of the Concords ), Rhys Darby ( Flight of the Concords ), John Mulaney ( Saturday Night Live ), David O’Doherty (multiple award winner at Edinborough Fringe Festival), Jay Oakerson ( Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn ), Bill Burr ( Dave Chapelle Show ), Eugene Mirman ( Flight of the Concords , Bob’s Burgers) , Amy Schumer ( The Roast of Charlie Sheen ), Greg Davies ( The Inbetweeners ), Nick Thune (appearances on Conan , Fallon and Leno ), Tom Gleeson ( Good News Week ), Arj Barker ( Flight of the Concords ), and Bridget Everett & DJ AD-ROCK (Adam Horovitz from the legendary Beastie Boys) to name a few.

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