Deni lad turned ABC Com­edy star

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE - By JAMIE LOWE

So charis­matic was Dy­lan Hare’s ini­tially fleet­ing in­volve­ment with the ABC pro­gram Black Com­edy, the for­mer De­niliquin man’s parts were ex­tended for the pop­u­lar pro­gram.

The now 29 year-old made the move to Syd­ney a num­ber of years ago to pur­sue a ca­reer in act­ing, and it now seems to be tak­ing off.

Mr Hare has been ap­pear­ing reg­u­larly in the Black Com­edy sketches de­pict­ing ‘Bondi Black­fella’ as Den­nis, a life-saver at Bondi Beach who works along­side the Bondi Black­fella, played by ac­tor Gabriel Wil­lie.

His most prom­i­nent show­ing how­ever came on episode five of sea­son three, where he played a busi­ness­man named Will, spend­ing a night with a high class call girl, played by Rar­ri­wuy Hick, as he lives out his ul­ti­mate fan­tasy — an Indige­nous Girl­friend Ex­pe­ri­ence.

From mak­ing cups of tea for her Aunty Shirl to babysit­ting her sis­ter’s kids, to rub­bing her feet while she watches ‘Sell­ing Houses Aus­tralia’ there’s noth­ing so tawdry that Will won’t try it.

‘‘Orig­i­nally I was only booked for one episode but they liked me so much that they got me back for more,’’ Mr Hare said.

‘‘It was an awe­some ex­pe­ri­ence from au­di­tion­ing to the chem­istry test with the cast, as well as re­hearsals.

‘‘When we started re­hearsals I showed that I could keep up with what is a very ta­lented cast.

‘‘I held my own and it made me feel that I re­ally did de­serve to be there.

‘‘I was fairly ner­vous go­ing in so I put on a poker face and a few of the other ac­tors ended up ask­ing ad­vice off of me be­cause of the con­fi­dence they saw in me.

‘‘It was quite hum­bling to see ac­tors with that much ex­pe­ri­ence still ask­ing for ad­vice from oth­ers that may not have as much as them.

‘‘Ev­ery­one in­volved with the show are all awe­some. They have amaz­ing senses of hu­mour and made my time re­ally en­joy­able.’’

As well as ramp­ing up his act­ing ca­reer, Mr Hare has also man­aged to sneak in time to com­pete in Mixed Mar­tial Arts as part of in­ter­na­tional re­al­ity show Wimp 2 War­rior.

His fight was orig­i­nally sched­uled in March this year, but a knee in­jury just two weeks be­fore the bout saw it post­poned to De­cem­ber 1.

‘‘It was pretty funny be­cause my cos­tume (for Black Com­edy) was ready for re­hearsals and we had to have the fit­ting,’’ he said.

‘‘I’d lost about 20kg as I was pre­par­ing for my cage fight as part of Wimp 2 War­rior so they had to re­make the cos­tume.

‘‘Two weeks be­fore the March fight I was spar­ring with one of the coaches. He’s a 120kg man so it was prob­a­bly the wrong per­son to spar with, and he ba­si­cally kicked my knee out of place.

‘‘I’ve con­tin­ued to train now and I’m keen to step into the cage and fi­nally have this fight.

‘‘I’ve also au­di­tioned for a cou­ple of other shows and have a cou­ple of things in the works. The ex­po­sure I’ve had from be­ing on ABC is huge and it has re­ally started to get things mov­ing.

‘‘I’ve had a few of the big heads and ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers from ABC ap­proach me that they liked my work and what they saw on the show, so hope­fully there will be big­ger things to come soon.’’

Dy­lan Hare and Black Com­edy co-star Gabriel Wil­lie dur­ing a ‘Bondi Black­fella’ skit for the show.

Gabriel Wil­lie and Dy­lan Hare in ac­tion dur­ing a ‘Bondi Black­fella’ skit.

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