Cornwall Ontario — Comedy returns to La Maison on Friday May 29th brought to you by Off your Rocker, for a charity event for “Friends of Vets”. Friends of Vets is a peer support group for men and women who have served their country along with their dependants.
Headlining the event is Brendan McKeigan who has appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos, the prestigious Just for Laughs festival and is no stranger to performing for both American and Canadian military. McKeigan has just returned from a military base tour overseas. “I was overseas for nearly three weeks. We were at three bases in Kuwait, two in Iraq, another in Ethiopia, and a final stop in Djibouti. The shows were vastly different than any other atmosphere. Some of these shows were outdoors. In Baghdad, I was on stage and got heckled by a few Choppers that were landing about 200 yards from the show. That doesn’t happen very often back home”, recalls McKeigan of his tour overseas. Brendan recalls the experience fondly. “It means a lot to go entertain the military. This was a USO tour, but it was great to visit a few bases that had a nice mix of countries all sharing the base. The best compliment I’ve ever received was whenever I get told, “For an hour and a half, I forgot I was deployed.” Nothing anywhere is going to compare with that. Not even free drinks after a show”.
The show also features locals Stuart Asselstine, Jimmy Brunet, Ottawa comic Aaron Powers and hosted by Mark Vincent. Show starts at 8:30 at La Maison, $15 tickets available at La Maison, Floral Expressions, and ticketscene.ca