Zaro in the run­ning to bring laughs

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRISTIE AN­DER­SON

CO­ME­DIAN and in­ter­net sen­sa­tion Ian Zaro is lac­ing up his run­ning shoes to take part in the Townsville Run­ning Fes­ti­val.

Zaro, who has be­come known for his videos made with the app Dub­s­mash, is a youth worker with the Townsville Abo­rig­i­nal and Is­lan­ders Health Ser­vices ( TAIHS) and will con­test the Townsville Bulletin 5km run in con­junc­tion with Cow­boys House.

Zaro said he planned to put a comedic twist on it.

“I think, while we’re there for the run I think we’ll put a bit of a com­edy twist on it, get the kids laugh­ing,” he said.

“I’ll be do­ing some com­edy videos on the day of me try­ing to do the run and keep up with the kids.

“I am train­ing my guts out to get ready for it.” The Townsville Run­ning Fes­ti­val will be held at Jezzine Bar­racks on Au­gust 6. For more in­for­ma­tion visit townsvillerun­ning fes­ti­val. com

IN TRAIN­ING: Lo­cal fun­ny­man and in­ter­net star Ian Zaro is lac­ing up his run­ning shoes for the Townsville Run­ning Fes­ti­val. Pic­ture: SHAE BEPLATE

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