Schedule

CBC COMEDY PITCH PROGRAM

Thursday, July 25
1100 - 1230 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Location: DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MONTREAL - 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 Pitch Program – an open forum pitch program for Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The CBC Comedy 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. 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 our Stand Up & Pitch program.

There will also be a 15-minute open question period at the end of the session. The winner will receive a free trip (flight, hotel and festival pass) to the 2020 edition of the Just For Laughs Festival.

Moderator: Nicole Stamp (Television Host, Actor, Director, Writer)

Panelists:
Andrew Phung (Actor, Kim’s Convenience)

Michelle Daly (Senior Director of Comedy, CBC Scripted Content, CBC)

Rakhee Morzaria (Creator, Note To Self)

Wendy Litner (Creator, How to Buy a Baby)

The final projects are:
Nthenya Ndunda and Siobhan Baird Domesticate Me

A self-proclaimed “feminist Queen” gets fired from her job for being “too woke” …her words not theirs. As the days of unemployment turn to months, she is faced with the uncomfortable realization that she might not be a feminist or even woke.

Five aliens have been tasked with going undercover and deciding if the human race deserves to be saved from a black hole about to devour the Earth. Or not.
What these judge-y extra-terrestrial know-it-alls don’t understand, however, is that they are the stars of the highest rated reality show in the known universe, and the longer they stay in human form, the more human they become. They learn being human isn’t as easy as it looks.

Richard Young and Vas Saranga Kandu Attitude

When the family accounting practice goes bankrupt, American-born ARUN KANDU begrudgingly recruits his dysfunctional Indian immigrant parents to help him run his new artist talent agency, despite clashing over their opposing eastern and western values.

Marni Van Dyk and Natalie Urquhart Naked Nancy

When her recently internet-famous cat escapes through an open window, a reclusive pet-portraitist is forced to confront her biggest fear–the world outside her apartment.

Rick Anthony and Jason Truong Rock Bottom TV
Two straight-laced friends find their lives intertwined with bikers, gun-runners, and drug dealers when a mobster forces them to kill his rival as payment for accidentally killing his dog.

Access: ALL pass holders are allowed into this event