The Gleaner

Comedy night raises big bucks for the Huntingdon Legion

“This is an interesting configuration,” said Ted Bird as he took to the stage at the Huntingdon Legion on April 8. “It’s like doing a comedy show in a submarine. Can you hear me in the stern,” he quipped to the people sitting almost 200 feet away in the back of the room. Big laughs followed and continued throughout the evening as comedians Leonard Yelle, Wassim El-mouzner, David Pryde, and Andrew Searles cracked up the crowd. The show was headlined by Derek Seguin, who brought down the house with his pandemic-inspired set.


Comedian standing in front of a window with a microphone in this blue tinted lit room.
Comedian Derek Seguin drew big laughs during his set at the Huntingdon Legion on April 8 PHOTO Sarah Rennie


The evening was a fundraiser for the Huntingdon Legion, and it was a huge success, says 1st vice-president Lorraine Arthur. “We are over the moon,” she says, noting that the 200 tickets sold out in five days, and the raffle and 50/50 draw proved very popular. “We can’t thank people enough,” she says, acknowledging that over 20 volunteers helped to make the night a success. Arthur says the comedians were equally thrilled with the experience. “They thanked us for having them and said it was fantastic,” she says, noting several said they wanted to come back. (SR)

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