‘Paws For Laughs’ making people laugh while supporting Stratford Perth Humane Society

  • Community   Friday, October 8, 2021   Spencer Seymour

On October 15th, enjoying a night of stand-up comedy will help the Stratford Perth Humane Society.

The Best Western Arden Park Hotel in Stratford is the venue for the Paws For Laughs Comedy Night presented by Ren’s Pets. The event is a fundraiser for the Stratford Perth Humane Society and, according to Nick Burke, the Director of Development for the Stratford Perth Humane Society, the money collected is going towards “care for vulnerable animals in our communities and provide the much needed medical care for those animals.”

The show will feature three well-travelled Canadian comedians. Firstly, Nick Nemeroff from Montreal will be performing. Nemeroff has appeared on Conan, Just For Laughs, and many other comedy festivals around the world, and at the 2017 and 2018 I Heart Joke Awards, he was voted “Best Newcomer” and “Best Breakout Comic”.

The next comedian performing is Nour Hadidi. Originally born in Jordan, Hadidi now lives in Toronto and her credits include performing at Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. She has also written for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Beaverton.

Finally, Kingston-native Pat Thornton will also take the stage. In addition to lots of work with various CBC projects, Thornton also was featured in CityTV’s award-winning show Sunnyside and CTV’s show Satisfaction.

People can buy tickets in groups of four or eight which is to accommodate COVID-19 safety protocols. A table for four is $200, a table for eight is $400, and a VIP table for eight is $600. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 8:00 and food and drinks will be available for purchase during the show from the Jiffy Lube Bar.