Q& A Talkin’ with Josh Thomas ’ Bout Your Gen­er­a­tion

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Josh Thomas is con­sid­ered one of Aus­tralia’s bright­est young tal­ents. He is renowned for his stand-up com­edy work, ap­pear­ances on var­i­ous panel shows and his ver­bal spar­ring with Shaun Mi­callef on

Talkin’ ’ Bout Your Gen­er­a­tion. Q. What is the big­gest mis­con­cep­tion of Gen­er­a­tion Y? A. That we’re crappy. There are a lot of ar­ti­cles about how crappy we are, but I think we’re OK. I think those ar­ti­cles are writ­ten and read by old peo­ple be­cause they’re jeal­ous we’re still filled with hope and smiles. Q. Fin­ish this sen­tence. Shaun Mi­callef is . . . A. A fat id­iot loser douche! Not re­ally. I think he is nice and very funny, but that isn’t en­ter­tain­ing now, is it?

Q. What is the TBYG quiz or stunt you least look for­ward to and why?

A. Clearly it’s ‘‘ trust me’’. Last time I got dropped into sour cream. I’m an artist! Q. You have been voted one of the 25 most in­flu­en­tial gay Aus­tralians. What do you hope your in­flu­ence is? A. I hope my in­flu­ence is min­i­mal, I re­ally do. The last thing we need is more of me. Q. Fin­ish this sen­tence: Ruby Rose is . . . A. Ugh. It’s pretty well­doc­u­mented how I feel about her. I’m mostly con­fused about how ev­ery­one knows who she is. Like, what does she do? But I’m aware that me ask­ing that might re­sult in peo­ple ask­ing what I ac­tu­ally do . . . and I’d be lost. Q. Are you still a Twit­ter ad­dict?

A. I started RT­ing in­sults on Twit­ter and then peo­ple started in­sult­ing me to get a RT, which I get is funny, but also it’s hard be­cause my feel­ings can’t tell what in­sults are just be­cause the per­son wants at­ten­tion and what in­sults are be­cause I’m hor­ri­ble. So I’ve slowly backed away from it.

COLIN VICK­ERY Talkin’ ’ Bout Your Gen­er­a­tion,

TDT, tonight, 7.30

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