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Published November 13th 2019
Michael Shafar shares humorous anecdotes about his cancer
[Warning for viewers: Michael Shafar's 50/50 contains coarse language and criticism of some religions.]
In 2017, Australian comedian Michael Shafar was diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer. He was aged 26 and his chances of survival were 50/50. Michael gave it his all (including one ball) and underwent 18 months of treatment which included 5 rounds of surgery and 24 weeks of chemotherapy. The result from this experience was Michael's critically acclaimed stand-up comedy, aptly titled 50/50, which he premiered at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival - this performance has been filmed and is now available to download for the cost of $5, with all profits being donated to Cabrini Hospital (where Michael underwent his treatment). Download your copy of MIchael Shafar's 50/50here.
I recently downloaded and watched 50/50 and can provide the following feedback which should be of help to potential viewers: 50/50 is 2.68 GB, duration is 47 minutes, and resolution is 1080p. Following is the trailer - please note, the full version of 50/50 contains coarse language and criticism of some religions, many of which are perfectly understandable, given the subject matter!
All in all, downloading 50/50 to watch in the comfort of your home is five bucks well spent - Michael is a consummate performer and readily engages audiences and viewers alike with his humorous anecdotes of his journey through treatment for testicular cancer which in reality must have been truly petrifying for Michael, especially given his age and stage of his career (employed as a comedian and writer for Channel Ten prime time show The Project). I, for one, will be following Michael's progress and attending his next Adelaide-based show, aptly titled Getting Better (Adelaide Fringe - tickets currently available for performances from 3-15 March 2020).
Why? Michael Shafar's premiere of 50/50 was filmed live at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival to critical acclaim. 50/50 has now been released for download, for a very reasonable cost of $5 (2.68GB, duration: 47 minutes)
When:The trailer & video of Michael Shafar's 50/50 can be downloaded for $5.00 from his website www.michaelshafar.com (all profits will be donated to Cabrini Hospital)