Don’t make me laugh

After comedian Allison McKay was diagnosed with cancer in 1993, she gave up the day job and began to see the funny side.

23rd August, 2008

After comedian Allison McKay was diagnosed with cancer in 1993, she gave up the day job and began to see the funny side.

Heard the one about the standup comedian who couldn’t? Allison McKay has. The Dublin-born comedian has even written a few gags about it, with varying reception.

When she was diagnosed in 1993 with synovial sarcoma (a rare but aggressive form of cancer) in her right leg, all of the muscle at...

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