Mol­loy in form

with MICK MOL­LOY

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Television - COLIN VICK­ERY

HE’S not in the host­ing chair, but co­me­dian Mick Mol­loy has proved cru­cial to the suc­cess of laid­back Aussie rules show Be­fore the Game. Mol­loy will need to main­tain that form if the show is to draw a big au­di­ence in its new Thurs­day times­lot.

Q. How do you feel about Be­fore the Game go­ing from Satur­day to Thurs­day nights?

A. It’s a dou­ble win. We’re mov­ing into prime time and I’ll be able to get out and go to the footy on Satur­days again.

Q. Do you think there is any ri­valry be­tween your show and The Footy Show on WIN?

A. Not at all, you can’t talk too much footy in this town. We do how­ever have a fierce ri­valry with Ready, Steady Cook I’d love to go head- to- head with those guys.

Q. You work along side orig­i­nal Footy Show host Ed­die Mcguire on Triple M. What was his re­ac­tion to the move?

A. He was just sur­prised to learn that there are now two shows go­ing around on prime- time TV that he isn’t host­ing.

Q. Your pas­sion for Rich­mond is well known and the team is on a roll. How far can they go this sea­son?

A. I’m re­ally hop­ing they’ll win it be­cause I’ve taken a rather large bet at very nice odds that they are go­ing back- to- back this year and next.

Q. What do you reckon about Ivan Maric’s mul­let?

A. It’s be­come so im­por­tant to the team I reckon we should em­ploy Ed­ward Beale as a run­ner to keep it in per­fect con­di­tion.

Q. Had any weird dreams about Jack Riewoldt?

A. Not that I can re­late here. This is a fam­ily news­pa­per, isn’t it? Q. Dis­cuss An­drew Ma­her’s dress sense. A. Nerdy chic. So very 1950s. Q. You’ve just an­nounced you’re to be­come a dad. Are you go­ing to force your kids to be­come Tigers fans?

A. Yes, un­for­tu­nately there’s go­ing to be a life­time of pain and suf­fer­ing un­der the fa­ther- son rule. BE­FORE THE GAME TDT, Thurs­day, 8.30pm

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