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April 21, 2021

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JOSH-EARL by Prudence Upton

Josh Earl has a weird family. You think your family is weird? They’re nothing compared to Josh’s. Josh presents his family-friendly show for this year’s Lismore Laughs. The Echo wanted to know what makes this comedian and host of Spicks & Specks tick.

If I were’t a comedian… I’d either be a teacher or a librarian (two jobs I had before I started doing comedy full time).

My mother always said… You wait until your father gets home.

What I hate most about being a comedian… Waiting for my bags at baggage carousels. Why can’t people just step back one step? Then we can all see our bags.

One of the biggest misconceptions about being a comedian… That offstage we are all depressed.

The secret to finding love… is to stop looking.

The thing no-one knows about me… is my PIN number. Which is 5, 8, 9… oh, hang on.

When I dance… No-one watches.

The first film that really moved me… Home Alone. I loved that movie so much as a kid that it was one of the main reasons I wanted kids myself (to show them, not leave them at home while I went to France).

The film I love that is embarrassing… is probably Ace Ventura 2. It’s dated so much but the first 20 minutes of that film is still the funniest 20 minutes of film ever.

My worst habit… biting my nails; it’s disgusting.

My greatest achievement… having kids or getting 68,000 points on Tetris. Yeah probably the Tetris one.

If I were prime minister… You would have all made a very big mistake.

The worst advice I was ever given… ‘Yeah, bleach your hair, it will look cool’.

When you come to see my show… You and your children will have a great time and all of you will find it funny.

Saturday 10 March | 2pm | Lismore City Hall | Tickets at www.norpa.org.au


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