Rivers to host Just for Laughs gala

Event to be held July 16 at comedy festival

MONTREAL — Joan Rivers has been tapped to host a gala July 16 at the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival, joining the previously announced galas hosted by Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon and Jeremy Piven.

The galas, which take place at Theater St. Denis, are the marquee events at the Canuck yuk fest.

There will also be an all-star gala with Ron White from the Blue Collar comedy tour, Paula Poundstone, Larry Miller and Scottish comic Danny Bhoy.

The Just for Laughs fest runs June 27 to July 20.

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