Nurse is liv­ing her dream

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A full-time nurse who moon­lights as a co­me­dian will bring her stand-up show back to where it all started, Mooroopna.

Wan­garatta’s Judi Walker com­pleted her nurs­ing train­ing at Mooroopna and Dis­trict Base Hos­pi­tal in the 1970s.

She said it felt right to bring her show Giddy-Up Nursee!! back to the place which launched her ca­reer.

‘‘The show is based on my years of ex­pe­ri­ence as a nurse and the ‘giddy up’ fac­tor re­ally per­tains to the fact that nurses are al­ways so busy and rushed for time,’’ Mrs Walker said.

‘‘We’re run­ning here and we’re run­ning there and it’s al­most like we’ve got a whip crack be­hind it.’’

Mrs Walker was in­spired to step into the stand-up com­edy realm af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing an ‘‘I could do that’’ mo­ment while watch­ing a stand-up show ear­lier this year.

‘‘I thought the show was stop­ping for an in­ter­val, but it was ac­tu­ally fin­ished and I thought, ‘oh she only spoke for an hour, I could speak for an hour, I’ve got a lot to talk about’,’’ she said.

Af­ter a bit of pub­lic­ity, Mrs Walker’s first show sold out a week be­fore she was due to hit the stage.

‘‘It’s so ex­cit­ing to be do­ing what I ab­so­lutely love to do,’’ she said.

‘‘Even though nurs­ing has been a won­der­ful ca­reer, I’ve al­ways loved per­form­ing and to be do­ing this now, well I think it just re­ally sends out a loud and clear mes­sage that you are never too old to live your dream.’’

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Crowd pleaser: Judi Walker will bring her stand-up show to Mooroopna next month. Pic­ture:

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