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Winner of ITV's Show Me The Funny to perform comedy gig in Sleaford

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: May 28, 2012

FUNNY MAN: Katie Ireland from Selaford has organised a fundraising event that will feature ITV Show me Funny Winner 2011, Patrick Monahan.

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ITV's Show Me The Funny Winner 2011 is coming to Sleaford to perform a night of comedy.

Patrick Monahan will be performing at Kesteven and Sleaford Selective Academy on Thursday, June 14 to help students raise money for a World Challenge event.

His visit was instigated by academy student Katie Ireland who is taking part in the challenge along with 15 others from the school and is a fan of Patrick.

The World Challenge event involves the team of 16 going to Vietnam and Cambodia to do a trek through Vietnam, then working at an orphanage called the 'Cambodian Orphan Save Organisation' looking after children and helping to teach them English.

Fundraising organiser Katie, who is looking forward to both events, said: "This was the second time I have met Patrick. It was a great feeling and he gave me a massive hug and had a chat with me. He is possibly one of the nicest men I have ever met.

"I have seen Patrick perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the past four years and each year he gets better and better.

"Last August after his show I handed him a letter saying how much I enjoyed watching him and asked him if he would be able to come and perform for us. He then wrote back a few months ago saying that he'd love to come and perform to help raise funds."

Each member needs to have raise £3,695 to be able to go.

The team leaves on July 27 and returns on the August 26.

Katie added: "I am most looking forward to experiencing the life that others lead in different parts of the world, meeting new people and getting use to the culture of Vietnam and Cambodia.

"I cannot wait to be able to work with others, especially in the orphanage and hopefully make a bit of a difference for them before we leave. The one thing I am not really liking the thought of is some of the food, the thought of there delicacy of fried tarantella or fried crickets is not appealing to me, but I am always one to try new things so hopefully it wont be to bad. I am looking forward to being able to take part in this experience which I am sure I will never ever forget."

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and tickets are £10 and can be obtained by calling 075844 23592 or from Kesteven and Sleaford Selective Academy's reception.

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