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P.K. Subban to host gala at Just for Laughs

Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival has announced more details of its summer lineup, including a gala hosted by Habs defenceman P.K. Subban, festival favourite Sebastian Maniscalco and Canadian comedian Russell Peters.

Russell Peters, SNL's Jay Pharoah also among headliners at summer festival runs from July 13 to Aug. 1

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P. K. Subban poses for photographers as he arrives for the NHL hockey All-Star game skills competition earlier this year. (Mark Zaleski/Associated Press)

Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival has announced more details of its summer lineup.

Habs defenceman P.K. Subban will take the stage to host the P.K. All-Star Comedy Gala. 

All proceeds raised for this charity gala will be donated to the Montreal Children's  Hospital Foundation.

Last year, Subban and his foundation pledged at least $10 million to the hospital, billed as the largest philanthropic commitment ever made by a professional athlete in Canada.

Festival favourite Sebastian Maniscalco and Canadian comedian Russell Peters will also perform. 

Jay Pharoah, a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, is also on board, while the Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson will host a gala of Canadian comedians.

Just for Laughs had previously announced Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lewis Black and David Cross will perform. 

The event runs from July 13 to Aug. 1. 

For full details, visit the festival website.

with files from Canadian Press

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