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By Patrick Ledwell

No guy is a Prince Edward Island. That’s an excellent factor, as the tiny province is eroding a metre according to year.  In his new choice of side-splitting essays, i'm An Islander, Patrick Ledwell explores the hilarity of lifestyles seen from the country’s crumbling japanese aspect. Raised in an important family members, the Island comic seems to be again at his rural roots. i'm an Islander is a humorous and heartfelt stockpile of standup, sketches, and rants, banked as much as guard your stable humour opposed to every thing that will erode it.

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