Boat Rocker Signs First-Look Deal with Jay Baruchel


Boat Rocker has inked a first-look deal with Jay Baruchel, co-writer and star of the Goon movie franchise and host of LOL: Last One Laughing Canada.

Under the deal, Baruchel will develop and produce original television, film and digital projects for the company.

Baruchel starred as Josh Greenberg in all three seasons of Man Seeking Woman on FXX and voiced Hiccup in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. He also had roles in Tropic Thunder, Knocked Up and This is the End. Most recently, he hosted LOL: Last One Laughing Canada from Boat Rocker’s Insight Productions.

“Proudly wearing the Canadian maple leaf tattooed over his heart, Jay Baruchel is a national treasure,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, co-executive chairmen of Boat Rocker Media and co-chairmen of Boat Rocker Studios. “Jay has brought his unique talent, charm and humor to a multitude of rewatchable films and series, whether it be as actor, writer, producer or host. Everyone at Boat Rocker is excited to be working with Jay to help him bring his ideas and stories to global audiences.”

Baruchel added, “I loved working with the Boat Rocker and Insight Productions family on LOL: Last One Laughing Canada and have been and continue to be a big fan of what they’re doing and the projects they are developing. I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership or more honored to be working with Boat Rocker in finding wonderful Canadian stories to entertain the world with. Stay tuned!”