Bell Media, Groupe CH buy into Just For Laughs
Bell Media and concert promoter Groupe CH have reached an agreement with talent agency ICM Partners and comedian Howie Mandel to become joint owners of Montreal-based comedy company Just For Laughs. The company operates a comedy festival in Montreal as well as various television and live productions.
"Just For Laughs is world-renowned as home to the funniest original content on any platform, featuring the best established talent in comedy alongside the rising stars of the future," said Gerry Frappier, president of French-language television and RDS at Bell Media. "As Canada's leading content creation company, Bell Media looks forward to amplifying Just For Laughs via our broadcast and digital services, and is excited about working with ICM and Groupe CH to support the growth of Just For Laughs in Montreal, across Canada and around the world."