October 07, 2015 - 6:00 AM
TORONTO - Caustic comic Norm Macdonald will host the next Canadian Screen Awards.
The Quebec City-born, Ottawa-bred funnyman says he's thrilled to host the bash, and jokes he is expecting an award himself in return.
The annual gala celebrates the best in Canadian film, television, and digital media.
Show producer Barry Avrich expects the former "Saturday Night Live" regular will bring an edge to the proceedings, saying: "Rules will be broken. People will be offended."
The gala is set to air March 13, 2016 on CBC-TV.
Former "SCTV" star Andrea Martin hosted the most recent bash, while fellow "SNL" alum Martin Short hosted the previous two ceremonies.
The inaugural Canadian Screen Awards were held in 2013 after the Genie and Gemini awards were combined into one event.
"Out of all the award shows on the planet, the CSAs are definitely the newest," Macdonald said Tuesday in a release.
"I'm thrilled to host the show and I hope I can get back across the border with the award they'd better give me."
News from © The Canadian Press, 2015