Tubefilter and Just For Laughs have joined forces to present the funniest, most innovative digital-first, short-form comedy content. In the entertainment industry’s ever-changing environment, content that lends itself to bite-sized viewing has found its home on the web, via video streaming services and social media platforms. In the “Playing It Short” Pitch Program, five teams with iron-clad concepts and backbones of steel have been selected to pitch their ideas to a panel of hard-nosed comedy experts, followed by a 15-minute open question period at the end of the session.
One winner will be selected to receive one (1) free trip to the 2020 edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, including one (1) flight, a hotel room for up to three (3) nights, and a festival pass
Alia J Daniels (Co-Founder / COO, Revry, Inc)
Chris Kelley (Production Executive, Comedy, Bell Media)
Colin Davis (Content Lead, Quibi)
Erin Keating (Senior Development Manager of Snap Originals, Snap Inc.)
Kathleen Grace (CEO, New Form)
Rosie Komadina (General Manager, WatchMojo Studios)
The final projects are:
Robert Watson and Andrew Lamb – A Gay Victorian Affair
In Victorian England, a gay man and lesbian woman enter into a marriage of convenience in order to keep their true desires a secret – and then they help each other hook up.
John Trowbridge and David Bluvband – Elon Musk: Galaxy Defender
In the unthinkably distant year of 2020, Elon Musk lives on Mars fighting intergalactic enemies who wish to destroy earth and the people Elon has sworn to defend. (animated series)
James Madge and Jana Peck – Madge & Peck
Comedy duo James Madge and Jana Peck have created a blistering sketch-comedy series about midlife and the real shit-pile it can be. Madge and Peck is a sophisticated, dark, grounded comedy designed by grown-ups, for grown-ups. It’s comedy with a life under its belt.
Access: ALL pass holders are allowed into this event