Spencer Griffin Joins Just For Laughs
As Head Of Television Development
(Los Angeles/Montreal) May 7, 2019 – Just For Laughs is proud to announce the appointment of Spencer Griffin as Head of TV Development.
In his new role as Head of Television Development, Griffin will oversee various television projects under the Just For Laughs banner. As a creative driving force behind this department, he will be looking to develop specials and series for broadcast, cable and streamers. His responsibilities will include soliciting, procuring and developing new properties with both new and established talent, as well as continue foster JFL’s great relationships with artists.
Griffin is joining Just For Laughs’ team with significant previous television-related experience, most recently as Head of Live Action Development and Production for Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the production company behind several hit comedy series including fan-favourites, Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken and Crackle’s Supermansion.
With an impressive history of developing and selling television projects to major networks including HBO, Starz, Hulu, and E!, Griffin’s recent role as SVP and EP of Big Breakfast, contributed to the comedy brand’s millions of YouTube subscribers and various awards. As a producer he has worked with many A-listers including Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, as a producer of their comedy enterprise DumbDumb. Griffin is a member of the Producers Guild of America, and has been involved with a variety of well-respected comedy programs. His additional credits as an executive producer include TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, PopTV’s Hot Date, YouTube’s CollegeHumor, IFC’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame, MTV’s The Middle of the Night Show to name a few.
When asked about his new role, Spencer Griffin adds “Nobody knows comedy talent like JFL and, in my unbiased opinion, they’ve done it again. In all seriousness, I’m thrilled for this new role and excited to get started.”
Charged with overseeing television development, Griffin will report to Just For Laughs President, Bruce Hills.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Spencer joining our team," shared Charles Décarie, President and CEO of Groupe Juste pour rire. "Just For Laughs prides itself on developing high quality comedy-related television content, and we can’t wait for Spencer to get started on some of these new projects on the horizon." Adding, “Spencer is an incredible addition to our growing team, bringing unrivaled experience, creativity and vision to our TV department,” Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs shares. “With a plethora of comedy-related TV content available for audiences to watch, adding Spencer’s expertise, drive and tenacity to the table is hugely beneficial for us, and crucial to our growth."
About Just For Laughs
Founded in 1983, Groupe Juste pour rire’s growth is concentrated on three major focal points: festivals (in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney); television production and stand-up specials (most notably Gags, seen in 135 countries and on 100 airlines); and live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jimmy Carr, Danny Bhoy, North American dates for John Cleese & Eric Idle and Family Guy Live! to name a few). Its inaugural Montréal Festival, which will celebrate its 37th edition in 2019, is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming more than 2 million people each summer. Groupe has offices in Montréal, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London.
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