Schedule

CBC COMEDY ORIGINALS PITCH PROGRAM

Thursday, July 26
1100 - 1230 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Location: Hyatt Regency - Inspiration Room, Level 6
Address: 1255 Rue Jeanne Mance, Montreal, QC, H5B 1E5

CBC Comedy and Just For Laughs have once again teamed up to present the CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program – an open-forum pitch program for Canadian citizens or permanent residents. 

The CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program offers five creator/producer teams the opportunity to pitch their original web or TV concepts to a panel of senior development executives and key creatives from CBC Comedy.

The winner of the CBC Comedy Originals pitch session will be invited back to the 2019 edition of Just For Laughs ComedyPro. He/she will receive one (1) free trip to the 2019 edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, including flight, a hotel room for up to three (3) nights, and a festival pass.

CBC is a longtime partner of Just For Laughs ComedyPRO, having discovered both new TV and digital-facing series such as How To Buy A BabyNewborn MomsMy 90-Year-Old Roommate and the upcoming Diversity League at Stand Up & Pitch.

Moderator: Louis Calabro (Vice President, Programming, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television)

Panelists:
Michelle Daly (Senior Director, Comedy, CBC Scripted Content, English Services)
Zach Feldberg (Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals, CBC)
Becky Johnson (Second City, Space Riders: Division Earth)
Kris Siddiqi (The Amazing Gayl Pile, Baroness Von Sketch Show)

Finalists:
Leah Cameron and Natalie Novak, The Communists’ Daughter
Leonard Chan, Forever Home
Nadine Djoury and Aimee Ambroziak, Hudson Heights
Foad HP, Off Colour
Adelade LaFontaine, Tinder Tales

Click here to learn about the teams and their projects.

Access: ALL pass holders are allowed into this event