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Amazon Orders Untitled Just for Laughs Festival Docuseries

Six Episodes Ordered

Amazon has greenlit an untitled docuseries in collaboration with the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, exclusively for Prime Video. The six-episode series will follow up-and-coming comedians in New York and Los Angeles as they compete to be selected for the “New Faces” showcase. “New Faces” is a launch pad for major comedic talent (including Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani and Jimmy Fallon). The series will go inside the comedy clubs and into their lives, providing unprecedented access to the highs, lows, frustrations and successes that these aspiring comedians face as they juggle day jobs, relationships and hecklers in the quest for their biggest break.
 
The logline: The series follows the select group of talented comics as they go through the annual process to get into the “New Faces” showcase, beginning with the auditions and callbacks, through selection, and into the preparation of their comedy sets. The cameras will be with them every step of the way as they write and hone the jokes that they hope will impress the talent scouts, producers, and managers who attend Just For Laughs in Montreal each July to sign the next generation of comedy stars. 

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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