Just for Laughs (UK TV series)

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Just For Laughs
Just For Laughs (UK TV series) Logo.jpg
The Just For Laughs logo
GenreComedy
Developed byWild Rover Productions
Directed byPascal Carrette
Jett Loe
StarringKeith Law
Kirsteen O'Sullivan
Sonia Butterworth[1]
Opening themeJust For Laughs Theme
Ending themeJust For Laughs Theme
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s)Silent, Mime
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes50+
Production
Executive producer(s)Mike Edgar
Pierre Girard
Producer(s)Philip Morrow
Location(s)Belfast, Leeds
Running time22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
Picture format16:9
Original run31 May 2003 – 21 July 2007
 
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Just For Laughs
Just For Laughs (UK TV series) Logo.jpg
The Just For Laughs logo
GenreComedy
Developed byWild Rover Productions
Directed byPascal Carrette
Jett Loe
StarringKeith Law
Kirsteen O'Sullivan
Sonia Butterworth[1]
Opening themeJust For Laughs Theme
Ending themeJust For Laughs Theme
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s)Silent, Mime
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes50+
Production
Executive producer(s)Mike Edgar
Pierre Girard
Producer(s)Philip Morrow
Location(s)Belfast, Leeds
Running time22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
Picture format16:9
Original run31 May 2003 – 21 July 2007

Just for Laughs is a British hidden camera comedy show which was broadcast on Saturday nights on BBC One. It was produced by Wild Rover Productions with Philip Morrow as producer.[2] It started airing in 2003 and ran for five seasons, going off air in 2007.[citation needed] During its run, it was the only Saturday night entertainment show currently on BBC One to be produced by an independent television company based outside London.[3]

Just for Laughs was filmed primarily in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland, Glasgow, Scotland and Leeds, England. The Belfast Botanic Gardens were a common filming location for doing some pranks.

Just for Laughs has a Canadian sister version called Just for Laughs: Gags, and the format of the two is identical. Some of the clips for Just for Laughs are taken directly from Just for Laughs Gags, and vice versa.

Repeat broadcasts[edit]

Since Just For Laughs ended on BBC One in 2007, the show was rarely repeated, until 2009 when Channel 5's Sister Channel 5* (then called Fiver) bought the rights to repeat the episodes on weekday afternoons. Since the summer of 2010 the show has not been repeated on 5* and seemed highly unlikely to ever be repeated again. However from Monday 23 July 2012 the program will be shown on weeknights at around 11pm on Comedy Central Extra.[4] The JustforlaughsTV YouTube channel has over 1 billion video views.

DVD releases[edit]

There have been several DVD releases of Just For Laughs which are below, each of these releases have been postponed

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