THIS Australian comedian is also a cartoonist, artist and radio and television presenter. He hosts news satire show on Sky News Australia on Fridays and Saturdays at 9pm. He lives with his wife and son in an innerSydney suburb.
Usually, I plan to spend my Saturday mornings doing all those chores around the house I’ve been putting off since 1983. So far, though, I’ve managed to stay one step ahead of the game. I can usually get out of doing them by faking an injury or my own death. Once, I even moved house to get out of doing anything.
I am an expert at stacking a dishwasher, any make, any model. By rights, I should be on retainer to the dishwasher-industry governing body as an adviser. Sometimes, if I drop in on someone, I will unstack their stacking and restack it. By and large, when it comes to stacking dishwashers, most people are idiots. Silence. To me there is nothing more chillyouty than silence. And real silences are hard to find in today’s world. You can find “almost silence” or a sad impression of silence but real, complete, pin-drop silence is tough. If I had a time machine I’d go back to a time before sound.
Nothing beats a night in with a good book sitting unopened on a bookshelf, the TV turned on, a glass of beer in one hand and another glass in the other hand and having to operate the remote control with my feet. Show me someone who doesn’t enjoy that and I’ll show you a crazy person.
PHOTOS: JOHN FOTIADIS