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Habs defenceman P.K. Subban to host comedy gala at Just for Laughs in Montreal

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, right, talks with reporters at the team training facility on April 11, 2016 in Brossard, Que. The Just For Laughs Festival has announced that the Habs defenceman is hosting "P.K. Subban's All-Star Comedy Gala" which will take place on August 1 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place des Arts in Montreal. All proceeds raised by the P.K. Subban Foundation for this charity gala will be donated to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
May 18, 2016 - 7:07 AM

MONTREAL - NHL all-star P.K. Subban is stickhandling a new role: comedy host.

The Montreal Canadiens defenceman is teaming up with the Just For Laughs Festival for the "P.K. Subban's All-Star Comedy Gala" on Aug. 1 in Montreal.

Proceeds raised by the P.K. Subban Foundation for the 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.

Other headlining gigs slated for this summer's Just For Laughs fest include Canadian comics Russell Peters and Howie Mandel joining forces for the CW Network's "Howie Mandel Gala" slated for July 29.

"The Kids in the Hall" alum Scott Thompson will host the 18th edition of "Homegrown Comics" on July 29.

Saturday Night Live" star Jay Pharoah will also take to the stage as host of "JFL All Access Live" on July 27.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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