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Cornwall Ontario — On Saturday June 11th a slew of comics are taking the stage at Deke & Squeaks including headliner Wafik Nasralla.
Wafik Nasralla, a veteran comedian of 20 years, is preparing to record his first live comedy album the following weekend. The highly anticipated recording will be released this summer. The show in Cornwall will help the comedian warm up and prepare for his upcoming recording.
“It’ll be great to tell some of my classics one last time and move into a new direction and develop some new classics,” explains Wafik Nasralla.
Wafik Nasralla appeals to comedy lovers of all ages and backgrounds. His stories are relatable and funny beyond words. After playing to a sold out Aultsville theatre last month Wafik Nasralla explains how performing in Cornwall is special to him as he remembered performing at the now extinct Freddy’s nightclub decades ago.
“Cornwall is one of my favourite places to perform because the audiences are tough but fair. You have to bring your A game or they’ll kick the heck out of you”, declared Wafik Nasralla.
Wafik Nasralla’s resume includes CTV “Comedy Now” and “Just for Laughs”.
This show also features homegrown talent including the very funny Jacy Lafontaine who is perusing her comedy career in Montreal.
“I’ve been extremely fortunate to start my comedy career in Montreal, a city that created a huge amount of amazing talent. This has allowed me to learn from some of the best. The connections I’ve made and the lessons I’ve learned from the Montreal comedy scene has allowed me to travel to numerous cities to do what I love,” says Jacy Lafontaine.
Jacy Lafontaine was selected to compete in Serius Top Comic Montreal’s showcase and has become a favourite in the Montreal comedy scene. Jacy Lafontaine explains how thrilled she is to return to her hometown to perform. She notices positive changes happening in Cornwall.
“Spending most of my life growing up in Cornwall the art scene in general was lacking. I love seeing the city get more of an entertainment scene and I’m really excited to be a part of it. It’s rewarding to see people like Mark Vincent work so hard to bring an arts and culture scene to Cornwall. It’s clear that its population want it as well,” reasoned Jacy Lafontaine.
Also on the bill is Freddy J, Jason Nasrellah, Nick Peron, and first time performer Jeff Joubert. The show is being organized by Off Your Rocker and hosted by local favourite Mark Vincent. The show is 19+ and starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 and available at Mall Lotto Kiosk, Floral Expressions and Deke & Squeaks.