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89-year-old man makes hilarious stand-up debut

Proving you’re never too old to follow your dreams
Chuck Esterly performs stand-up comedy at 89 years of age

Chuck Esterly is living proof that dreams really do come true to those who wait.

The resident at Sycamore Senior Centre in Blue Ash, Ohio, could be excused for living a quiet life. Most of his peers probably enjoy playing lawn bowls or pottering in the garden. But Chuck had always dreamt of becoming a comedian, so, at the tender age of 89, he decided to give it a go!

The video above shows him breaking a leg in his debut – fortunately not literally! Performing like a professional, he quickly had the audience in stitches.

Well done, Chuck! We look forward to enjoying more of your comedy. Thanks for inspiring us to keep knocking on the door of our own dreams, no matter what our age.

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