Can­did comic’s ap­peal ob­vi­ous

Arj Barker’s lat­est show may be his best so get pre­pared for a night of laugh­ter

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

EVER won­dered what goes on in the minds of some of our most fa­mous co­me­di­ans?

You will have the chance to find out when Arj Barker brings his Get In My Head show to Rooty Hill RSL later this month.

“Each show is dif­fer­ent; I start with a block of ma­te­rial and, as time goes on, I tweak it,” Barker said of his lat­est of­fer­ing.

“I’ve had a lot of peo­ple say this is my best show, so I’m pretty happy with that

“All I do (to pre­pare) is try and think of things that seem funny to me.

“Some­times it’s just bru­tally hon­est.”

Barker couldn’t put his fin­ger on ex­actly what it was that at­tracted var­i­ous gen­er­a­tions to his shows.

“I don’t do any­thing specif­i­cally to ap­peal to a wide age range but I have no­ticed that at my shows,” he said.

“I do try to have a uni­ver­sal ap­peal in my ma­te­rial – I don’t try to ex­clude any par­tic­u­lar group.”

Barker likes to be kept busy and is al­ready work­ing on some mu­sic and jokes for a new show.

He says the affin­ity he has with Aus­tralians “means a lot” to him, with the Amer­i­can comic de­scrib­ing Aus­tralia as his se­cond home.

“I’ve made some good friends here …,” he said.

Arj Barker is bring­ing his Get in My

Head show to Rooty Hill RSL on Septem­ber 23.

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