Western Suburbs Weekly - - Local Focus -

MEL­BOURNE co­me­dian and twotime can­cer sur­vivor will pre­miere his stand-up com­edy show in Perth this month.

Hosted by Can­cer Sup­port WA,

fea­tures Luke’s sto­ries about grow­ing up, get­ting sick, get­ting bet­ter, get­ting sick again, dat­ing while bald, par­ty­ing while on chemo and more.

The per­for­mance is based on his first book of the same name, a comic mem­oir about grow­ing up and hav­ing can­cer that grew from his crit­i­cally ac­claimed 2009 Mel­bourne Com­edy Fes­ti­val show

Inspiring, en­gag­ing and with a unique comic edge, Luke brings years of stand-up, sto­ry­telling and speech mak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to bear on top­ics as di­verse as han­dling ad­ver­sity, bul­ly­ing, dis­cov­er­ing per­spec­tive, get­ting the most out of life and find­ing one’s vo­ca­tional di­rec­tion.

Luke’s com­edy show is a mix of sto­ry­telling, read­ings and will in­clude a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion at the end. Shows will be held 7.30pm on Fe­bru­ary 13 and 2pm on Fe­bru­ary 15 at Can­cer Sup­port WA’s beau­ti­fully re­stored cen­tre at 80 Rail­way Street, Cottes­loe.

Free park­ing is avail­able and the cen­tre is a five-minute walk from Grant Street train sta­tion.

Tick­ets cost $30 and all pro­ceeds go to pro­vid­ing sup­port ser­vices to West Aus­tralians with can­cer.

To book, visit the events page at www.can­cer­sup­ or call 9384 3544.

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