THE PETE AND PYNE SHOW?
ONE person Helliar hopes joins him on The Project desk over summer is Liberal MP Christopher Pyne (left).
Despite not necessarily agreeing with his politics (“as a comedian I’m slightly more to the left than the right”) Helliar has become a huge fan of the pollie, having centred several of his more notable spots around Pyne’s classic “I’m a fixer” line. “For a while I didn’t get it,” Helliar says. “I was like, ‘Who is this guy? He’s like a love child of a Bond Villain and a Volvo owner.’
“But we had him on for an entire show. He came to the meetings, and I really like him. He’s so entertaining. I hope he comes on the show more.”