Orange’s Factory Espresso to auction comedy show’s best seats for charity | Video

CHEER UP: Ruby and Nick Gleeson show off the best seats, just a metre from the front for Tom Gleeson's comedy show. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA 1012drcheer1
CHEER UP: Ruby and Nick Gleeson show off the best seats, just a metre from the front for Tom Gleeson's comedy show. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA 1012drcheer1

Comedian Tom Gleeson’s show in Orange sold out in two hours, but his brother Nick has a found a way to cheer you up if you missed out.

Factory Espresso will transform from a cafe to a comedy venue on Friday, October 20.

The best seats in the house, a metre from the front will be auctioned next Thursday.

Proceeds from the winning bid will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Orange.

Nick Gleeson said Tom Gleeson was right behind the idea to auction the last two tickets.

“He’s thrilled with it. We just want to spread some of the benefit around and Ronald McDonald House does such an incredible job,” Nick Gleeson said.

“This is one last chance [for a ticket] and the money will make a difference in someone’s life.”

Nick Gleeson said the auction’s starting price was $70 - the original cost for tickets sold in September.

At midday on Thursday, October 19, people can bid for the tickets with a special guest star auctioneer from Orange officiating.

VIDEO: Tom Gleeson performs at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Allstars Supershow.

Every bidder will receive a free small coffee.

Ronald McDonald House Orange executive officer Rebecca Walsh said the offer of the donation was “extremely generous”.

“We’re ecstatic that Nick and Ruby have selected Ronald McDonald House as the charity to raise money for,” Ms Walsh said.