AN­DREW FEN­TON

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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.

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