Just for Laughs going to Singapore

MediaCorp. partners for Asian version of comedy series

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TORONTO -- Singaporean producer MediaCorp. TV on Monday teamed up with Montreal's Just for Laughs comedy festival to co-produce an Asian version of "Just for Laughs Gags."

The partners will shoot 13 half-hours of the hidden-camera comedy series in Singapore, to be mixed with 20 half-hours of the existing Canadian series.

As part of an agreement unveiled in Cannes, MediaCorp. will distribute the series throughout Asia, while Just for Laughs handles the rest of the world.