Craig Ferguson on Just for Laughs duty


TORONTO -- CBS late-night comedy host Craig Ferguson is set to headline the Just for Laughs festival's July 18 gala in Montreal.

Ferguson, who scored an MTV development deal at Just for Laughs in 1989, will return to Montreal after previously hosting festival galas in 2006 and 2007.

A magnet for Los Angeles talent scouts, Just for Laughs will culminate with six gala shows July 17-19.