A STAR of Channel 4 documentary series The Undateables is coming to Wigan as a stand-up comedian this Friday.
Luke Monatgue achieved overnight fame when he appeared on the first episode of the controversial show last year.
The 24-year-old suffers with Tourette’s syndrome and the programme aims to help him find a girlfriend.
A burning ambition of Luke has always been to become a stand-up comedian and his witty appearances on the documentary has helped to raise his profile.
He is now a rapidly emerging star on a highly competitive entertainment scene by using his condition to his advantage while on stage.
Luke is being brought to Wigan by the town’s very own Carl Lawrence.
The 28-year-old himself enjoyed a rapid rise to fame himself last year.
Although employed as a milkman, he quickly worked his way up and within months of his first gig was awarded his first professional contract.
He has now gone about running a number of comedy nights at Newtown Working Men’s club in association with Comedy Lives.
“It’s great to get Luke down,” said Carl, who lives in Worsley Hall with his partner and four children.
“He got his name out there last year on the show and he’s a fantastic, young comedian.
“I think the Wigan audience will love him. He’s on a great bill of acts too.
“We have Nige, the Scouse Chav act, returning. He was fantastic last time he was here, everyone loved him and he’s got some great new material too.
“Luke will open with Nige headlining and inbetween will be myself and a comedian called Chris Tavaner in the middle. The fantastic Bobby Murdock will be hosting once again too. I’m really looking forward to it, I think it will be our biggest night yet.”
The show will once again be sponsored by Ratemyretail.co.uk, a website where users review local retail stores.
And they have put on a special competition for the night.
Carl added: “Ratemyretail have been fantastic and have subsidised the ticket price to keep it low.
“On Friday, they’ll be giving tablets away to two members of the audience.
“All they have to do is register on their website, which is free, and leave a rating.
“On the night, they’ll randomly pick two reviews and the people who have left them will get a tablet each. It’s as simple as that.”
Tickets, priced at £5, are available by ringing 07895 381396 with Friday’s show starting at 8pm.