COMEDIAN Josh Thomas is not a man who appreciates a hard day’s work. In fact, at the end of his first week on his new selfpenned series Please Like Me, he’s completely shagged.
‘‘ It’s a lot of work,’’ he moans in his not-quite-brisbane accent. ‘‘ You get here at 6am . . . then leave at 7pm. It’s been the hardest five days of my life. I’m a stand-up comedian, this isn’t what I got into this for!’’
The effort involved in writing, producing and starring in his own show is in marked contrast to his other gig — as the daffy Gen Y panellist on Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation.
‘‘ I can get there by 3.30pm and we have an episode finished by 8pm,’’ he says wistfully.
‘‘ I really miss how easy panel television is.
‘‘ You just rock up and answer some questions.’’
Although wildly popular in its heyday, TBYG has been in something of a ratings slump of late, leading to speculation it won’t return for another season. But Thomas isn’t in the know.