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Nunavut’s best comedian wins


On March 11, Canada’s very own Mary Walsh, aka Marg, Princess Warrior, hosted and helped judge the inaugural Crackup Iqaluit Comedy Competition at the Frobisher Inn. This sold out event was a first-time expansion of the Crackup Comedy Festival in Ottawa, Ontario, which sought to find Nunavut’s best comic.

After a tough evening of competition and laughter, Peter Autut from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, was announced the winner, receiving an all expense paid trip to perform in the 2018 Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival Finale in Ottawa March 24, with some of Canada’s best comics. Runner up, Angnakuluk Friesen, was also invited to take part in the Festival!

Sponsored by First Air, the competition promotes mental health awareness and fund­raising.