Wayne Brady to host opening gala
The Toronto Just for Laughs Festival unveiled the line-up for its six gala shows on Thursday.Wayne Brady hosts the opening gala on July 8 at 7 p.m. with Comedy Central star Gabriel Iglesias, Harland Williams, Tim Minchin, Mike Birbiglia and Sebastian Maniscalo; Demetri Martin hosts the 9:30 p.m. line-up featuring Iglesias, Williams, Minchin, Elon Gold and Tommy Tiernan. Garry Shandling hosts both July 9 gala shows, featuring Iglesias, Williams, Minchin, Gold and Tiernan. Brad Garrett hosts the July 10 early gala with “Last Comic Standing’s” John Heffron, Mike Wilmot, Jimmy Carr and Maniscalo. Touring sensation Louis C.K. hosts the later show featuring Todd Barry, Wilmot, Birbiglia, Carr and Tiernan. The fest runs July 6-11.