Kathy Griffin hosting Just for Laughs gala

Will be comedian's third appearance at fest

TORONTO -- Comedian Kathy Griffin will host a Just for Laughs gala on July 17, making her third appearance in Montreal after performances in 1995 and 2003, festival organizers said Friday.

She will join a comic lineup that includes Joan Rivers, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon and Jeremy Piven. The festival runs July 10-20.