Humour: Narendra Modi to enter Bigg Boss 9 as next wild card contestant

Humour: Narendra Modi to enter Bigg Boss 9 as next wild card contestant

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Meet the Stockport man who is bravely battling a cancerous brain tumour…by launching his stand …

A brave dad fighting a potentially-lethal brain tumour has seen the funny side of his illness… and has now honed a stand up career which has nurses and fellow cancer patients roaring with laughter. Matt McCarthy’s sense of humour is what is helping him and other patients through their treatment at The Christie. Doctors discovered the large cancerous growth inside the 30-year-old’s brain in June 2014, after he collapsed following excruciating headaches. The dad-of-three from Stockport was immediately operated on and underwent weeks of intense radiotherapy. But was told last year that the tumour had advanced to a more serious Grade 3. Dominic Salter Patient Matt McCarthy is receiving treatment for a brain tumour Rather than sink into a depression, Matt has started to make jokes about his situation and found that his deadpan observations immediately lightened the mood for staff and other patients at Withington hospital. Since then Matt has even taken his own brand of humour to the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club in Manchester and has even tried out for Britain’s Got Talent during their recent auditions in Manchester, although sadly did not make it through to the show. Matt, who has a seven-year-old daughter, said: “It’s about taking the mickey out of cancer. “Diagnosis and treatment can get you very down, which is why I try to raise people’s spirits. “In the waiting room, you could see how down people were and telling jokes lightened the mood and atmosphere for everyone.” Matt McCarthy, 30, from Stockport, is battling a life-threatening brain tumour The brave dad is now undergoing chemotherapy at the hospital’s Clinical Trials Unit and will find out when the course finishes in April whether it is working. Matt added: “What I’ve been through in the last year and a bit has been hell and for someone else to go through that isn’t worth thinking about but it does happen. “I get severe headaches because the tumour is level with my eyes and it’s horrible. “I go for treatment every few weeks and I tell my jokes. It’s a dark dry humour but it’s all done in good taste. “You get some people out and about who hear me and say “you can’t say that”, but the thing is I can, I have cancer.” Speaking about his try out with the ITV talent show, Matt, who Tweets some of his jokes under the hashtag #Tumourontour, says he’ll be back and wanted to raise cash for the hospital. He said: “I may go for it again next year, the producers were so poker face, but everyone else was in stitches. “I even had other contestants coming and asking for photos with me because they thought I was going to make it.” Howard Newhall from The Christie charity said: “We are really grateful to Matt for choosing to fundraise for The Christie in this unique way. Hopefully he will raise not only laughs but money too. As a patient he sees first hand the impact of charitable donations.”
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