Comedian to give Bundy more than laughs
FUNNY woman Kitty Flanagan has promised to deliver more than laughs when she performs in our flood-stricken town this week, announcing she will donate half her ticket sales to the Queensland Red Cross Flood Appeal.
The comedian will perform at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Saturday and said she was moved by the images of our city in crisis.
"The sadly all too familiar now images of people's houses being underwater, possessions floating down the street, people and animals stranded all seem so unreal when you're sitting in the bone dry safety of your own living room in Sydney," she said.
"No one enjoys sitting there helpless, just watching it all unfold on the telly but being a comedian is not what I would call a particularly useful profession, we're not exactly up there with first responders.
"I've never had a late night emergency call out, 'Quick, Kitty, there's someone stranded on a rooftop and the floodwaters are rising, can you get down there with a megaphone and do your act, they could sure use some jokes right now'."
But the comedian said one thing she could do was make a donation.
"My point is, I would like to help, I think everyone wants to help in whatever way they can and we figured the least we could do was donate profits from the Bundaberg show to the Queensland Red Cross Flood Appeal," she said.
"That's not really the important thing though, the most important thing is that we come to town and put on an absolutely cracking show and give Bundy peeps a much needed laugh, because I'm guessing it can't have been much fun up there lately."
"So this is my way of pretending I'm every bit as useful as an SES worker in a crisis."
But the comedian said if people wanted, her on-stage antics could extend further afield.
"And of course I sincerely hope there won't be any more flooding up there but I want to say this to the people of Bundaberg - if there is, and if you do find yourself stuck on a rooftop and you would like me to come and tell you some jokes to help pass the time, just get me a megaphone and a dinghy and I'll be there in a jiff," she joked.
Kitty will perform at the Moncrieff on Saturday and bookings can be made by calling 4130 4100 or visiting moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au.