Fearless cancer warrior Emma Mhic Mhathúna had the crowd in tears of laughter - and surprisingly no politicians ended up as the butt of her jokes.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna received a standing ovation and raucous applause as she delivered a comedy set at The Laughter Lounge in Dublin.

The Kerry woman had said that performing a comedy set was one of her lifelong wishes. She fittingly performed her first stand-up gig in aid of a garden of remembrance for the victims and the families of cervical cancer.

The mother-of-five is one of many women now facing terminal cancer after incorrect smear test results. However, Mhic Mhathúna told the audience at the comedy spot that criticism of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for his handling of the cervical smear check scandal is unfair.

Emma Mhic Mhathuna who is terminally ill with cervical cancer is making her stand-up comedy debut in Dublin tonight. Says she wants to spread some “love and laughter” after a gruelling few months. pic.twitter.com/vUVyV38XlC

— Áine McMahon (@AineMcMahon) August 3, 2018

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“I have mentally closed the chapter on the smear scandal and now I want to bring some love and laughter into people’s lives and hopefully put a smile on people’s faces,” she said ahead of the gig.

According to the Irish Independent, the brave mom referred to her condition several times throughout her set, however there was no sense of negativity in the air.