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A night of laughs in Iqaluit

Eleven comedians performed during the final night of the North Arctic Comedy Festival. Pictured are Mary-Lee Aliyak, left, Wendy Reed, Peter Autut, Don Kelly, Samasuni Fortin, Nicole Etitiq, Wade Thorhaug, Derek Seguin, Abdul Butt, Bibi Bilodeau and Harrison Weinreb. Rajnesh Sharma/NNSL photos

On Oct. 12, the finale of the four day North Arctic Comedy Fest took place at Frobisher Inn, Iqaluit.

Over 200 people came to see the three hour long comedy show. Eleven comedians from across Canada took the stage.

The event was held to raise mental health awareness as well as raise money for Kamatisiaqtut, a Nunavut helpline.

Peter Autut of Chesterfield Inlet talks about the realities of buying expensive parkas.
Mary-Lee Aliyak was the first comedian to perform during the 2019 Comedy Fest finale on Sat. Oct. 12. 
Nicole Etitiq brought lots of laughs to the audience by talking about relationship issues. 
Comedian Sam Fortin poses in front of the Comedy Fest poster at Frobisher Inn. He performed during the second half of the three hour finale on Oct. 12.