Maker Studios Partners with Just for Laughs
Maker Studios has partnered with Just for Laughs Group, the Montreal-based organization behind the world-famous comedy festival.
Per the deal, Maker Studios will now manage the Just for Laughs Gags YouTube channel, which currently reaches more than 3.75 million subscribers, as well as create a new channel to distribute archived original stand-up content from previous Just for Laughs festivals and tours. Maker Studios will also build a website for Just for Laughs, powered by the former Blip video player.
In addition to all of that, Maker says it will also work with Just for Laughs to develop “dedicated comedy shows” at the organization’s annual festival in July. These shows will feature comedy talent signed to Maker’s network, who will create original content for Maker’s new comedy vertical Nacho Punch and other Maker channels.Tags: Chris Williams, comedy, Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs, maker studios, MCN, Nacho Punch, youtube