NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Harry Connick Jr. is going home for Mardi Gras.

The New Orleans native and co-founder of the Krewe of Orpheus is returning home to celebrate Mardi Gras with his family, friends and Krewe mates. He will ride in the Orpheus parade Monday night and attend the glitzy ball that will follow.

Also slated to participate in the Orpheus festivities are the star of ABC's "According to Jim," Jim Belushi; Bryan Batt from AMC's award-winning "Mad Men"; comedian Joan Rivers; country crooner Josh Grecian; and the cast of Comedy Contrail's "Reno 911."