Cornwall Comedy Festival Promises Plenty of Laughs

October 2, 2019
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Comedy FestivalCornwall Ontario – There will be plenty of big names – and big laughs – in store when the Cornwall Comedy Festival returns in October.

The fall event will feature some of the biggest names in comedy, including three-time Canadian Comedy Award winner Nikki Payne, the ‘Master of Impersonation’ Greg Morton and CBC’s The Debaters, among others.

“This edition of the Cornwall Comedy Festival is by far the most ambitious production to date,” said festival organizer Shawn Fowler. “We’ve assembled an awesome lineup and it’s going to be an amazing showcase of comedy.”

The festival opens on Friday, October 4 with a special presentation of Greg Morton at Aultsville Theatre and concludes on Sunday, October 20 with a special presentation of the Debaters which will be taped for radio broadcast. In between there will be performances by over a dozen very funny comedians, including a number of local talented performers from Cornwall.

“We have some great local talent and this is a chance to showcase some of it,” Fowler adds.

Festival lineup

  • October 4 – Greg Morton at Aultsville Theatre, with guests Darren Frost and Ray Anderson
  • October 17 – Hometown Hotshots at the Nav Centre, featuring Jacy Lafontaine and Viveth Kanagaratnam (Viveth K) along with the Questionable Comedians.
  • October 18 – Gala Evening at Aultsville Theatre featuring Nikki Payne,  Ali Hassan,  Rob Pue and Hunter Collins Joey Elias
  • October 19 – Pub Nite at the NAV CENTRE featuring two separate shows and multiple comedians
  • October 20 –  The Debaters at Aultsville Theatre. Hosted by Steve Patterson and featuring 12 comedians.

Ticket Info

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Cornwall Civic Complex Box Office or by phone (613 938 9400) Monday – Friday. You can also purchase tickets online by visiting

About the Cornwall Comedy Festival

The Cornwall Comedy Festival has been providing Cornwall and area with premier comedic experiences since 2014. The Festival, partners with community minded businesses to help financially support local not-for-profit groups. Since it’s inception, Cornwall Comedy Festival has entertained over 3,500 guests and has helped raise over $30,000 for local not-for-profit groups. Cornwall Comedy Festival promotes shows throughout the year putting the best in Canadian comedic talent in the spotlight. Whether it’s a pub show, theatre atmosphere or corporate event, Cornwall Comedy Festival promises top notch performances.

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