Get laughing for charity

Comedian Paul McCarron.
Comedian Paul McCarron.

A GLENGORMLEY comedian is taking part in a mammoth charity joke-athon to raise funds for the Mencap charity on Sunday, March 18.

Paul McCarron will feature in a 12-hour long ‘Mirthathon’, in Auntie Annie’s bar on Belfast’s Dublin Road.

The 39-year-old only took to the stage last year and describes his comedy as “self destructiveand observational”.

“I like to tell a good joke as well,” said Paul.

“For some strange reason people do not like comedians telling actual bar type jokes. But I like to give the audience something to take home and tell their mates.

“This is a great event for charity and we are hoping to raise a lot.

“And for me it helps me get that extra bit of stage time.

“It will only be my 15th show, so I am still a relative amateur and learning the craft.”

Paul, an office manager, is also taking part in an amateur film ‘Splash Area’ with Belfast film company Yellow Fever Production.

He added: “I’ll be 40 later this year and just decided to start checking stuff off that I always wanted to do - life’s too short to sit around.”

The ‘Mirthathon’ features 100 comedians who will take to the stage to entertain the audience for 12 straight hours.

Entrance is a suggested donation of £6 and the event kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, March 18.