LAFF--The Nation's First Comedy-Driven Broadcast Television Network--Will Be Seen in Southeastern Nebraska on Channel 8 KLKN-TV on channel 8.4 when it debuts on April 15, 2015. LAFF is the country's first ever, over--the--air broadcast television network devoted to comedy around the clock. LAFF will feature some of the most popular sitcoms in contemporary television, including The Drew Carey Show, Night Court, Empty Nest, Grace Under Fire and Ellen DeGeneres' first sitcom Ellen.
LAFF will also showcase such great theatrical motion pictures and stars as:Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise;Tom Hanks in Splash,,Sleepless in Seattle, Punchline and Nothing in Common,co-starring Jackie Gleason; Gleason's classic pairing with Richard Pryor in The Toy;Pryor and Gene Wilder teaming for Stir Crazy;Eddie Murphy as The Distinguished Gentleman;Robin Williams in The Fisher King,Moscow on the Hudson and Old Dogs with John Travolta;Ellen DeGeneres chasing Mr. Wrong;Jungle 2 Jungle, starring Tim Allen and Martin Short;Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts;Steve Martin in Roxanne and Mixed Nuts;John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Neighbors;Kevin Smith's breakthrough comedy Clerks; Flirting With Disaster,starring Ben Stiller;Kristen Stewart, Kristen Wiig, and Bill Hader in Adventurland as well as This is Spinal Tap,About Last Night,St. Elmo's Fire,Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and its sequel Honey,I Blew Up the Kid, Cool Runnings, Look Who's Talking Too and Look Who's Talking Now and many others.
LAFF joins GRIT, the first broadcast network targeting men, and ESCAPE, the first over--the--air network designed for women, in the Katz Broadcasting portfolio. Katz Broadcasting was established in 2014 by Bounce TV founder/COO and former Turner Broadcasting executive Jonathan Katz.Katz is President and CEO of the company while also still serving as COO of Bounce TV, the nation's first and only over--the--air television network for African Americans.