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e’s the Cal­i­for­nian co­me­dian with a not-so-sub­tle “thing” for Aussies, and he’s fin­ish­ing up a mam­moth tour right here on the Gold Coast.

Arj Barker wouldn’t give away much about his lat­est tour, Get in my Head, but did say it was his best yet.

“I think it’s sort of a look through my eyes, it’s a reg­u­lar stand-up show with just lots of jokes and ob­ser­va­tions,” he says.

“Peo­ple shouldn’t read too much into the ti­tle, but it’s prob­a­bly my best show yet.

“I’ve been tour­ing it for al­most a year now and to­wards the end of a tour a show is very pol­ished and very fun.”

Arj has made his love for Aus­tralia ap­par­ent in his pre­vi­ous shows, pok­ing fun at ev­ery­thing from un­nec­es­sary ab­bre­vi­a­tions (Brissy, Tassie, the Goldie) to our ev­er­chang­ing prime min­is­ters, but says he’s now been here so long he’s used to us.

“I’m re­ally used to it, it’s a se­cond home for me now. I’m so used to it things don’t strike me as odd any­more,” he says.

“There are a cou­ple of ob­ser­va­tions in this show, but more and more Aus­tralia is just be­com­ing nor­mal.

“Ide­ally I’d pre­fer to have uni­ver­sal com­edy that re­lates to peo­ple in gen­eral rather than a spe­cific coun­try.” Arj Barker per­forms at Twin Towns on Satur­day

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