28.8 C
Byron Shire
March 5, 2021

Interview with Jeff Green

Latest News

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Other News

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Jeff Green at the Byron Comedy Festival

Byron Comedy Fest | Friday 17 May at 6.45pm | Saturday at 6pm  |  $40 tickets

Jeff Green is one of my favourite comics. I could listen to him talk for hours. He doesn’t tell jokes; he delivers stories, observations, insights. He unravels behaviour, he passes comment, he heckles life. His ideas are complex but delivered simply. He’s a natural raconteur, and it’s no surprise that he is such a lauded comic in the UK. In fact had Jeff not fallen in love with an Aussie girl and moved over here to the big brown land of obscurity then he’d probably be bigger than Russell Brand. Or Ricky. But that’s just speculation. The truth is, Jeff Green is very, very funny. It’s because he’s very very clever. He started out you know as a chemical engineer. Then things went a bit pear shaped. I asked Jeff to finish these sentences, to get a sneaky peek into that fabulous brain of his.

If I weren’t a comedian… I’d be the world’s unhappiest chemical engineer.

What I have learnt about life is… it ain’t fair. The sooner you accept that the happier you will be.

The secret to getting more out of life is  to… accumulate enough worries that you can rarely sleep.

When I was a kid I thought… and that’s when the problems started.

The people I most want to impress… is thankfully a list that gets smaller every day.

When I am alone… I say ‘finally, no-one left to impress’.

One of the things I most like to do naked is… 10-pin bowling. It’s very niche.

If I could have dinner with anyone on the planet it would have to be… Margot Robbie.

My biggest personal challenge is… giving a f***!

My mother always said… Have you eaten?

The other kids at school… were so much funnier than me.

The biggest misconception about comedians… Is they can be funny about anything.

When I have a great gig… it makes everything worthwhile.

The things that make me laugh… are cruel, dark, and have a fart noise in there somewhere.

The album I love most that embarrasses me… John Denver’s Greatest Hits.

When I dance I like to… be listening to music.

What should we expect for your show at Byron Comedy Fest? This is the least interesting question on an otherwise cool list. Oops… sorry, Jeff.

Jeff Green joins Dan Willis and Bob Franklin for Best of Brits – two shows at Byron Comedy Fest – Friday 17 May at 6.45pm and Saturday at 6pm. Shows are $40 with tix on byroncomedyfest.com

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...


Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.