Only for Laughs owes cash to comedians, firms: courtroom paperwork


Paperwork made public by an insolvency trustee present Montreal comedy pageant Only for Laughs and affiliated firms owe thousands and thousands of {dollars} in unpaid money owed past what was included in a courtroom submitting final week.

Groupe Juste pour rire inc., the guardian firm of the pageant and several other different comedy-related companies, introduced earlier this month that it’s bancrupt and in search of creditor safety.

Paperwork launched this week by insolvency trustee PwC, previously generally known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, present a further $5 million in unpaid money owed owed by the pageant and different affiliated companies.


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That cash is along with the $22.5 million owed by one of many firms within the group, disclosed in paperwork filed on the Montreal courthouse final week.

Included within the $5 million of newly disclosed money owed is $3.4 million owed by the comedy pageant, whose collectors embody motels, venues and manufacturing firms.

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As properly, Only for Laughs and one other affiliated pageant, ZooFest, owe greater than $78,000 to a Montreal comfort retailer.

Among the many collectors named within the paperwork just lately made public are:

  • Greater than 4 dozen tv stations, in addition to radio stations and newspapers throughout Canada, that are owed greater than $100,000.
  • Comic Mike Ward is owed $301; singer Ginette Reno is owed $2,000.
  • Massive Yellow Taxi Productions, which has produced Australian Only for Laughs tv applications shot in Montreal and Australia, is owed greater than $200,000.
  • Comfort retailer Depanneur L’distinctive is owed $78,355.
  • Comedy Offers Again, a non-profit that helps comedians in want, is owed $8,886.
  • The largest creditor named within the new set of paperwork is Cartier Communication Advertising and marketing Inc., a Montreal promoting firm, which is owed $720,347.
  • Different collectors embody Australian comic Jim Jefferies and Montreal’s ambulance service, Urgences-santé.

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