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May 13, 2021

Interview with Josh Thomas

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Brunswick Picture House | Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 5pm  | $35/30

Sometimes it’s remarkable to see someone’s star rise in front of you! I remember Josh Thomas when he was a gawky beginner comic on the Brisbane scene. From the get-go Josh always had a unique quality – something that set him apart from the other comics. He didn’t emulate anyone else, he was 100% Josh Thomas. That’s been the secret to his success. It’s what he does.

‘I don’t like lying or stuff that’s bullshit or fake. I talk about my experiences because I’ve never really been one of those people that has an attitude about how other people should live. I just do me. I am an authority on me.’

He does ‘me’ so well he ended up scoring global success with his multi award-winning series Please Like Me. This led Josh to having a new show, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay being made in the US, and now the boy who started out in Brizzie is living in LA. Which he quite likes. Except for the enthusiasm.

‘They’re so enthusiastic all the time. I have lots of feelings. I’m not excited all the time. I’m a grown up… although one of the things I do love about America is that you don’t have to insult yourself. You can let people know you are happy with what you are doing, and it’s cool to admit things are going well!’

Things are clearly going very well for Josh. So well in fact, that 6 years ago he gave up comedy. ‘I stopped, but I didn’t tell anyone. Not like Hannah!’ Then the wheels fell off for a bit, and Josh realised it was just the opportunity he needed to get back on the stand-up bike. ‘The show Whoopsie Daisy, which I am working on now is about me turning 30 and shit getting real. When things fell apart, I was like; Whoa – I can do stand up again!’

Josh believes that when things get a little bit wobbly, that’s when interesting art happens… he’s excited about Adele – ‘she’s getting divorced! It’s going to be a good album. Really emotional!’

Josh is bringing Whoopsie Daisy as a work-in-progress to the Brunswick Picture House on Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 5pm. Tix are $35/30 at brunswickpicturehouse.com

This is a great opportunity to see a comic hone their show. Following these shows he’ll be taking Whoopsie Daisy to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Cairns, Brisbane and Perth.

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