TORONTO - Canadian funnymen Russell Peters, Jeremy Hotz and Tim Steeves are among the homegrown comics working on projects for the Comedy Network.

The joke-driven specialty channel says possible TV ventures include a Christmas special from Peters featuring stand-up, sketch, animation and musical performances.

Hotz, best known for "The Newsroom," is working on a half-hour scripted series about a neurotic, self-obsessed man who moves back home to open a veterinary practice and is reunited with his three closest childhood friends.

And Steeves is working on a proposed weekly series that would review events, newsmakers and cultural trends that have irritated and intrigued him.

Other potential projects include a half-hour scripted sitcom from Tim McAuliffe tentatively titled "Satisfaction." It's about a twentysomething Montreal couple and their "single guy" roommate.

A proposed sitcom from Brent Piaskoski is about a disgraced writer who tries to turn his life around by joining a dysfunctional PR firm.