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Interview: Jackie Loeb

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Meet the Very Funny Ms Loeb

Mullum Ex Service Club | Monday 13 August | 8pm | $20-$25 

Jackie Loeb is an international comedy superstar. Well she should be. She’s so crazy funny. In fact she isn’t just funny, she’s got one of those voices that could have belonged to Aretha or Shirley Bassey or Adele. She doesn’t just hit a note, she tears it apart. Jackie has never been afraid of sending herself up, or anyone else for that matter. For the last few years Ms Loeb has lived in LA getting ready to crack the big time. She started out on Full Frontal and it’s still her dream to land her own sit com. The girl might just do it. She’s appearing in a double headline at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services this coming Monday with Dave Eastgate, the ninja of rock comedy.

So we caught up with her….

Jackie… why aren’t you famous yet?

Because I didn’t ask nicely. Actually I am the oldest and fattest I have been since moving to Hollywood and I am now the busiest I have ever been. Just booked a fun little role in a Emmy-nominated comedy series. What do they say again … patience is a virgin!

How do you keep in shape?

Okay, so I have gluten and trans fatty acid smoothies mixed with Coke and Fanta and I add supplements of high-fructose corn syrup and non-sustainable coffee. On the physical front, I love walking. Love the idea of using my legs as a form of transport.  I’d walk to Mullum if I could.

What health fad are you into at the moment?

I’m gonna sound like a tool, but I am actually into juicing. I eat so much crap throughout the day so if I know I’m getting my daily freshly slow-pressed masticated vege juice in the morning or afternoon depending on what time I wake up, I can have my sugar binges and not be susceptible to malnutrition.

What do you love most about being an Aussie in America?

The opportunities. I’ve just booked a very exciting job I would have never been considered for in Australia. I also really love their returns policy. I buy clothes, sweat in them and get food stains all over them and I can return them with no questions asked!

If you have a Cher moment, and you could turn back time…

I wouldn’t have started plucking. For every hair plucked another five grow in its place.

Okay, it’s the dinner party question. Five people, living or dead. Who would be there, what would you serve, and what the hell would you talk about?

Obviously no-one more famous than I or with a bigger appetite than I. We would definitely have takeaway as my cooking tastes like the crevasses of one’ lower colon.  I would love to see my beautiful father again, whom I miss terribly, then another four people, um, my mum, sister, partner, best friend who always brings chocolate, and my niece and nephews would have to flip a coin. We would without doubt talk about me and how talented I am.

What advice did your mother give you that has stayed true until today?

Do a Dip Ed!

Comedy that Rocks, with Dave Eastgate, Jackie Loeb and MC Mandy Nolan. Tix are $20 and $25 either at the club, at the door or online at mandynolan.com.au.


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