Aus­tralian com­edy favourite Kitty Flana­gan talks ca­reer, The Project and bak­ing be­fore her Se­ri­ously? tour stops by the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY SHOWS - Kitty Flana­gan, Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, to­mor­row night.

SO, Kitty, how’s the Se­ri­ously? tour go­ing so far? I say this ev­ery time, but I think I’m en­joy­ing do­ing this show even more than the Hello Kitty show. How did you get into com­edy and would you rec­om­mend it as a ca­reer choice? Long-term, it’s a great ca­reer choice. I’m hav­ing the time of my life ... now. But I’ve taken 20 years to get to this point. You need to be pa­tient and hope you’ll even­tu­ally get a break. My lucky break was The Project. It re­ally helped to lift my pro­file and let peo­ple know who I am and what I do. If you weren’t do­ing com­edy, what would you be do­ing?

Sit­ting in a room cry­ing. What’s the best ad­vice you’ve re­ceived and from whom? My dad (John Flana­gan). He’s been a free­lance writer his whole life, work­ing in ad­ver­tis­ing, TV, ra­dio, but he al­ways wanted to write books. At 60 years old, after years of hav­ing his manuscripts re­jected, his ship fi­nally came in. He’s now 70 and one of Aus­tralia’s best-sell­ing au­thors. He’s my hero. We chuck­led when we watched you on The Project on Chan­nel 10 last year. Did you en­joy be­ing part of the show? The peo­ple at The Project are fan­tas­tic. Not many co­me­di­ans get a chance to get their head on the box ev­ery week and do two min­utes of funny. The Project is the rea­son I can tour all around the coun­try. Oh, and PS – Car­rie Bick­more re­ally is that nice ... and she’s dead funny, too. What do you like to do in your spare time? Any hob­bies or in­ter­ests you’d like to share? Bak­ing. I love bak­ing cakes. Flour, but­ter and sugar – my three favourite food groups. Tell us some­thing we might not know about you. I’m cur­rently study­ing to be a dog trainer as part of my role as am­bas­sador for Delta Ther­apy Dogs (which visit hos­pi­tals and care homes). What are five things that you can’t live with­out? My dog. My cat. My cake tins. My sis­ter. French fries. But not nec­es­sar­ily in that or­der. And lastly, tell us a nev­er­fail joke that we can use. Man walks into a doc­tor’s of­fice and says, “Doc­tor, I’ve got a steer­ing wheel down my pants. It’s driv­ing me nuts!”


Kitty Flana­gan says it’s taken her 20 years to get where she is now, but it’s all been worth it.

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