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International comedian added to Coast fundraising night

Comedian Ben Knight.
Comedian Ben Knight. Contributed

HE IS one of the fastest rising stars of the Australian comedy circles and he is coming home to the Sunshine Coast - for one night only.

Former Caloundra State High School student and comedian Ben Knight will perform his hilarious act at A Laugh for Archie tomorrow night.

The night, a fundraising evening for a little boy with leukaemia, is aiming to distract and comfort the family.

READ: Archie's plight: From sore foot to cancer diagnosis in days

Archie Griffiths came home from school with a sore foot and was in hospital for life-saving treatment just days later.

Cancer had struck the Mooloolaba State School Year 1 student like a bolt from the blue. It was sudden, shocking and scary.

A Laugh For Archie

  • When: Friday October 13
  • Where: Mooloolaba State School Hall
  • Time: 6.30pm till late, 18+ event
  • Cost: $25 and available from https://www.trybooking.com/317553

Nothing could prepare parents Matt and Pippa for the news.

"It has turned our world upside down,” Matt said with a sad chuckle, masking the harsh reality of their little boy's life.

"One day he was fine kicking a soccer ball at school to being in the hospital bed, there were no signs.

"He just came home with a sore foot like he had hurt it but we then we couldn't even touch him. It happened very quickly, just over a few days.”

Sunshine Coast comedian Christian Lutz.
Sunshine Coast comedian Christian Lutz. Mathew Carnaby

Hosted by the school's P&C and organised by Bli Bli osteopath and comedian Christian Lutz, Mr Knight's inclusion brings star quality.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival star quality.

Christian's own son also named Archie plays alongside him with the Mooloolaba Sun City soccer team and just wanted to help.

"It is just a way to make light of a really sad situation,” Mr Lutz said.

"It has turned into a really big community event, everyone is behind it. It is quite a chaotic situation so anything we can do to help we will.

"Tickets are only $25 and I will be bringing some of my comedian mates along.”

Topics:  cancer comedy event fundraiser laugh for archie whatson


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