Steve Koonin steps up for Just Comedy

Will deliver keynote address at conference

TORONTO -- Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin is set to deliver the keynote speech at Just Comedy, the inaugural Just for Laughs industry conference, on July 17.

Koonin is expected to talk about the contemporary sitcom and partnerships with advertisers after TBS found ratings success with Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" and "The Bill Engvall Show."

The 26th Just for Laughs Festival, an annual talk shop and comic showcase for the entertainment industry, is set for July 10-20 in Montreal.