FEELING like life is becoming a bit of a drag? Well laughter is the best medicine and on offer in Gympie this weekend.
Tickets are still up for grabs but going fast as the days draw closer to Gympie's main event this weekend, expected to be a barrel of laughs.
The Sit Down Comedy Club is heading this way for a Gympie Turf Club fundraiser and special guest is stand-up comedian Mark McConville.
This year sees Mark celebrate 14 years as a stand-up comic, and like fine wine he's getting better with age.
His approach is up-front and personal, and a direct manner means the audience is engaged from the moment he steps onto the stage.
Short and punchy, his gags cut to the chase, giving the audience a full physical workout of the best possible medicine - laughter.
His innate ability to connect with people means Mark can zero in on the finer points of life and present them in a way that makes you laugh and laugh hard.
Mark has been seen on all the major commercial television channels and was featured comic on the Comedy Channel's Home Delivered Comedy show. In his other capacity as a professional actor, Mark has also appeared in shows such as Sea Patrol and most recently the Steven Spielberg-produced television series, Terra Nova, which was filmed on the Gold Coast last year.
Radio stations haven't escaped his attention either and he has been heard around the country under the Home Grown Humour banner.
But to be fully appreciated, Mark has to be seen live. Having entertained more than 300,000 people around the country and internationally, Mark comes highly recommended.
His audiences have said his life observations and stories had them in fits of laughter with an embracing, down-to-earth style.
Even the toughest crowds have recommended Mark as a funny man, saying he nailed it with his stand-up routine.
Tickets are available at McPhee's store on Horseshoe Bend and at Karinya Florist in Mary St. The $40 ticket includes dinner at 6.30pm.