Banff to honor Brent Butt

Canadian sitcom star created 'Corner Gas'

TORONTO -- Canadian sitcom star Brent Butt will receive the 2008 Sir Peter Ustinov Award at the upcoming Banff World Television Festival, it was announced Thursday.

Butt, who created and stars in "Corner Gas," Canada's top-rated comedy on CTV that's set to wrap in 2009 after its sixth season, will receive the honor June 9 at the annual confab held in the Canadian Rockies.