All laughs for com­edy drought re­lief tour

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS -

THE au­di­ence at the cul­tural cen­tre was in stitches on Satur­day night when co­me­di­ans re­galed the 50-strong crowd with hi­lar­i­ous ac­counts of their ev­ery­day life.

Five co­me­di­ans en­ter­tained au­di­ences in the 10-day Wan­der Be­yond Blue Yon­der tour of the south­west, which in­cluded Roma, St Ge­orge and Dalby.

Or­gan­iser Tim Brad­ford said the tour was a great suc­cess.

“The tour was about sup­port­ing (men­tal health sup­port ser­vice) Beyond­blue and local Ro­tary clubs to bring a night of laughs to peo­ple do­ing it tough in the south-west,” Mr Brad­ford said.

“The shows are de­signed to give peo­ple the night off and just have a laugh, to try and boost peo­ple’s men­tal health as the drought con­tin­ues to af­fect ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.” Co­me­dian Nick Carr said the tour had been a blast.

“It has been re­ally great to get out and visit peo­ple out west, lis­ten­ing to their sto­ries,” he said.

“We have had great crowds in all the places we have been and I think all of us can say we would love to come back.”

St Ge­orge Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Win Sal­mon said Ro­tary had been keen to sup­port the great cause.

“Ro­tary were ex­tremely happy to be on board, along with the Balonne Shire Coun­cil,” Mrs Sal­mon said.

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