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A year of chemotherapy and radiotherapy wasn’t quite how Luke saw his year panning out when he turned 22. Especially not having already had cancer once at the age of 11. First at 11, second at 22. At 33, Luke plans on exploding at a party of friends and loved ones. Just to really drive the point home.
Obviously there’s only one thing for it when you’ve been diagnosed with your second life-threatening illness in 22 years: stand-up comedy. Adapted from his critically acclaimed Melbourne Comedy Festival show, Luke’s Got Cancer, as well as his book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo, Luke reveals the funny side of this most serious of topics. A fascinating and moving insight into how Luke dealt with his difficult prognosis, as well as a laugh-out-loud funny tour through the sheer weirdness of being saddled with a tumour (twice!), this is more than a simple cancer story – it’s an inspiring tale of staying positive, overcoming the obstacles life throws at you and finding the best in every situation.
Luke Ryan didn’t always have the easiest time at school. Skipped through the second grade, he spent the rest of primary school on the outer, both the nerd and the young kid. Coming into high school he was all ready for a new start, but disaster struck at the end of the first term when […]
After getting the highest TER in his year, Luke thought he knew exactly what his life was going to look like: study Law and Arts for five years at the University of Western Australia, get into a good firm and spend the rest of his life performing in front of judges and juries while earning […]