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Life is confusing and no-one has all the answers… except Merrick Watts. None of his answers is right but at least he’s having a go.

This is Merrick’s first solo show. We know! What’s he been doing? He puts the delay down to not being able to come up with a funny enough quote to put on the poster.

Seriously though, he’s worked really hard on it and wants you to like it and tell your friends on social media about it because he is very needy and requires constant attention.

Man of the Hour attempts to answer all the questions nobody’s asking, such as ‘Where did all the bull ants go? Now we have sink holes. Coincidence? I think not!’ Ahead of his show at Lismore Laughs, Merrick filled us in on his very favourite subject: him!

If I weren’t a comedian… I’d be a butcher or a yabbie farmer.

My mother always said… Don’t trust men who don’t have women as friends.

What I hate most about being a comedian… nothing, you can hardly complain about a job that is about as far away from what an actual job is!

One of the biggest misconceptions about being a comedian… we are all the same. We are not. Happy clowns, sad clowns. I’m a happy clown and I don’t like being around sad ones very much.

The secret to finding love… finding the person who can tolerate you.

The thing no-one knows about me… I once started a BA degree as an adult but have not completed it (like about 100,000 other people!)

When I dance… I feel incredibly self-conscious. I have been asked at least three or four times to do ‘dancing shows’ but could not think of anything worse. Singing: same.

The first film that really moved me… Platoon.

The film I love that is embarrassing… Up.

My worst habit… talking about myself – so I should probably have called my show My Worst Habit.

My greatest achievement… my kids and a gold medal at state level for Tae Kwon Do.

If I were prime minister… I could hardly do a worse job than what we have seen in the last decade but, knowing me, I’d find a way!

The worst advice I was ever given… become a police officer!

When you come to see my show… you will laugh, you may cry and you will likely do a little bit of wee.

Lismore Laughs: Merrick Watts Friday 9 March 7.30pm, Lismore City Hall. lismorecityhall.com.au or 1300 066 772


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