Since 2014, Shawn's been working diligently with local stakeholders and the finest in Canadian comedy to ensure each production is a memorable one! 

Derek Seguin has been programming talent for Cornwall Comedy Festival as its Artistic Director since 2014. He's also performed at every single Festival since 2014!

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L to R Ali Hassan Steve Patterson and Don Kelly at CBC's The Debaters, Aultsville Theatre Cornwall, ON Photo Credit: Tara MacDonald Photography

About the Cornwall Comedy Festival


Who we are: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 3500 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.

Our vision: Creating positive memories through laughter, with an experience that cannot be spoken of, but one that must be observed first hand.

Philosophy: Providing a high quality experience to our patrons, while treating our performers with respect and kindness.

Experience: We present the finest talent in the Canadian comedy industry to the residents of Cornwall and area. Cornwall Comedy Festival strives to give our patrons a first rate comedic encounter.

Uniqueness: Providing a new and fun way for local not-for-profit groups to generate income which includes the gift of laughter.