GETTING IT RIGHT
Comic Matt Okine teams with Gretel Killeen to give their own humourous views on modern etiquette and how not to behave
Gretel Killeen returns to our screens as cohost of How Not to Behave, along with comedian Matt Okine. As it happens, manners and polite behaviour are topics the 52-year-old has some strong opinions about. at Today FM. The only other pair I can think of where the female is older is Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic at the Today show. But Matt is almost the same age as my son. He and I just got on from the word go. He likes to tease me, and I am often reprimanding him. It’s almost a mother-son kind of situation, where he picks on me in that cheeky boy way. But one of the things I find most hilarious is that ... I’m the naughtier of the two of us. said, are you that chick from TV? And I said, well you can call me a chick, but I don’t know if you can call anybody else that. But he was asking, ‘what are the parameters?’. don’t have to independently think about. I think also circumstances are changing. We’ve got influences coming in like narcissism and laziness, which predicate that people take shortcuts. but because of the time I grew up in, we were all treated as though we were not special, we were not unique, and we had to fit in. That’s what you did. Now the younger generation is much more about, yes you are special, it is all about you. All the statistics show that narcissism and self-obsession have actually led to a very anxiety riddled, I think social media is really tremendous. There are people who hate on it, and I know many people who’ve been hurt by that hate, but I try to imagine who would send those horrible messages, and what a sad, hurt person they must be in the first place.
Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine co-host
How Not To Behave
on the ABC.