MON­DAY

GAY­CRASH­ERS

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

DOCO, 9.30PM, ABC2 Co­me­dian Joel Creasey has twice suff ered ho­mo­pho­bic threats while per­form­ing in the Vic­to­rian re­gional town of Co­lac. Now he’s re­turn­ing with his fel­low comic Rhys Nicholson to put on a show and spend a week in the town to see if at­ti­tudes have changed. Things don’t be­gin promis­ingly. “Nice hair- do, homo,” one hoon yells from a pass­ing car and when the boys scout out a pub hall for a venue one of the drinkers sug­gests they’re there for “bum camp”. What? But a tour of a lo­cal tim­ber mill fol­lowed by lunch with the work­ers, and a visit to a nearby dairy farm is heart­en­ing, and mayor Lyn Rus­sell agrees to MC their show and gives them a warm in­tro­duc­tion. “We came here be­liev­ing you shouldn’t judge peo­ple, but I think we were both be­ing pretty judgey on the way here,” Rhys con­cedes.

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