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Fri. May 26: Local comedy fans invited to Laugh for Lake Simcoe

In AWARE News Network
Mar 19th, 2023
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OrilliaMatters Staff,
Mar 18 2023

The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition is tickled to invite lake lovers and comedy fans to its second annual Laugh for Lake Simcoe comedy event on Friday, May 26. This year audiences will be treated to three of Canada’s favourite comedians: Martha Chaves, Rob Bebeneck, and Jon Steinberg. Tickets are now on sale at the Orillia Opera House.

“In a world gone mad, we need laughter,” says Claire Malcolmson, RLSC executive director. “Protecting the environment these days requires stress relief! We are offering an outlet, so join us for a night of frivolity and fun.”

Canadian Stand Up Comedy award winner (2018) Martha Chaves is the show’s headliner. She describes herself as “the most famous Nicaraguan-Canadian LGBTQ+ stand-up comedian in the world.” She’s hilariously relatable, universally funny and multi-talented. Chaves is also an actor, playwright and human rights activist.

Chaves has been featured multiple times in all the prestigious festivals in Canada: Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and the We are Funny That Way, LGBTQ+ festival. She’s a regular host at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. She’s often heard in Laugh Out Loud and The Debaters and is a regular panellist on the long-running CBC Radio show Because News.

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