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Ballina RSL | Tuesday  |  8pm | $55

The Kevin Bloody Wilson Show is not just a concert performance, for most, it’s a full on event and an opportunity to check one off your bucket-list. It’s a chance to see Australia’s most unique International comedy legend.

What happens when you walk on stage? How much of the Kevin Wilson backstage remains when Kevin Wilson is onstage?

Both Kevs are exactly the same, except ‘On stage Kev’ is assisted by a microphone and a 3,000 watt PA system.

How would you describe your world view?

DILLIGAF, meaning Do I Look Like I Give A F****?! This acronym was introduced by our troops coming home from the 2nd World War. I have DILLIGAF tattooed on my wrist to remind me that most things are not worth worrying about.

You have developed a career outside of festivals and the comedy club circuit – why? Is it because of your subject matter? Or your POV? How have you targeted and grown ‘your’ audience?

My lack of respect or belief in political correctness has simply resonated with people all over the world and my outback heritage doesn’t allow me to subscribe to this PC bullshit.

I call them PC snowflakes or millennium dyslexics, in the sense that they read everything around the wrong way.

What’s a ‘No Go’ area for you? Or should comedy have no ‘No Go’?

Comedy and comedians are subjective, some may go into subject matter where I wouldn’t go. I am guided by common sense.

What are the things that piss you off on a day-to-day basis?

Political correctness and unproductive Australians.

What do you have gratitude for?

Family 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Everything else, including my career, is a bonus.

Why the ‘bloody’ in Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson?

The family name is F***** Wilson but I changed it so my act didn’t embarrass my family.

Your daughter is a comedian too – did you ever intend that to happen? What’s it like touring with your daughter?

It’s awesome and outrageous at the same time as I tour with both my wife Betty and my daughter Jenny.

The blokey, jokey gene that was supposed to go to my son, ended up with my daughter.

What’s the secret to raising a kid with a strong independent mind do you think?

Teaching them that by believing in themselves, they can be anything they want to be in life. Jenny has found a unique space in the entertainment industry and my son Travis is an airline pilot.

What should we expect for the Ballina Show?

I am always writing new songs and will be including the title song FUPC for this tour. I always include some of the earlier songs like ‘Hey Santa Claus’ and ‘Living next door to Alan’ as they are amongst the core of songs that introduced me to my audiences.

Kevin Bloody Wilson performs at the Ballina RSL on Tuesday at 8pm. Tix are $55 at ballinarsl.com.au

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