Stephen K Amos is known for making people smile, but the British comedian is now using his platform for something more serious.
As part of his Laughs Of Launnie solo shows, Amos has teamed up with Palliative Care Tasmania to raise funds and awareness for a cause close to his heart.
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While his shows will remain comedy focused, Amos said he is using the personal experience of losing his sister, to reflect and spread an important message.
"I had my own personal tragedy, and like many people I was not very familiar or was perhaps ignorant to, the work that the palliative care system does," he said.
"Because of a couple of things that have happened to me personally, I am reflecting.
"In that I share a story, which either gets gasps or tears.
"Then we quickly go out of that and go back to laughs, but at the end I make an appeal."
Palliative Care Tasmania's community engagement manager Sharon King said while death wasn't something people wanted to talk about, it was an important conversation to have.
"We are a bit of a death denying society these days, and until we really need that service we don't often know about it," she said.
"Palliative care isn't about the immediately dying.
"It is about support and providing the right care and the right symptom management early on, to make a person more comfortable and to provide the quality of life that's important to them."
While Amos would not reveal too much about his show, he wanted to assure fans it would still provide plenty of "belly laughs".
- Amos will perform at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on March 22 and 23. Visit laughsoflaunnie.com.au for tickets and more information.