Hosted by Rick Miller, "Just for Laughs" is based on the Canadian series "Just for Laughs Gags" and is the first ever made-for-Canada television series to be broadcast on a major U.S. network.
Some of the laugh-out-loud comedy moments of "Just for Laughs" include police officers in their underwear pulling over some very surprised drivers; a "blind" man pushing a "man" in a wheelchair who takes his hands off the chair, sending it rolling down a hill to the astonishment of spectators; pedestrians casually walking into an "invisible" object as passersby look on in confusion, taking care to avoid it; and a man's head popping out of a porter potty.
"Just for Laughs" television shows are seen in over 125 countries and on over 95 airlines around the world, and in the past have been seen in the U.S. on MTV, Showtime, HBO, BBC America and Fox. The "Just for Laughs" annual festival is the world's largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming over two million people each summer. Over the years, the "Just for Laughs" festival has featured some of the top comics in the world, including Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano and Tim Allen. This year the "Just for Laughs" festival celebrates its 25th anniversary. Each year over 1,000 industry executives are drawn to what is considered the hottest breeding ground for new talent. The company successfully tours across the globe, bringing some of the festival's best talent to Canada, the U.S. and Asia, and has personal management offices in Los Angeles, Paris and Montreal.