THE LAST WORD... ‘
WITH COMEDIAN MATT OKINE, CO-HOST OF HOW NOT TO BEHAVE
“I’M terribly guilty of over-texting. Walking along, not looking up. If I’m on the toilet, why can’t I be texting? I might as well be doing something in there, might as well kill two birds with one stone. I’m guilty of it, but I stand by it. People will try to tell you that it’s not OK but I’m here to tell you that it is. I don’t like being involved in rounds at the bar. I hate this idea that I’m immediately indebted to someone. All of a sudden it’s like, ‘Hey let’s buy espresso martinis!’ and I’m like, ‘No, I don’t want to do that. You buy your drinks, whatever. I will just be over here buying what I want, whenever I want’.
All this stuff, it’s at the core of my stand-up comedy, so I love that these discussions are what the show revolves around.
Gretel (Killeen, Okine’s co-host) has taught me so much in terms of how to host a show.
I think people are going to expect me to be the naughtier one, but honestly, some of her jokes, I can’t even repeat them to you now. You just go, ‘What? Really?’ They’re just jaw-dropping.
Working with an older lady, if I mention a relationship or money issue, she’s had the experience to deal with it. Apart from the fact we now host a TV show, it’s just awesome for me to have someone who can give me the world’s best advice. So I’d better not stuff up.
Before I started on the radio (Triple J brekkie), I wasn’t sure whether to take the gig or not. I called up (former presenter) Wil Anderson, who I call whenever I’ve got a dilemma or a question. He just said, ‘Look, the main thing is, if you’re going to do the radio, make sure you keep living your life, mainly so you’ve got something to talk 24 James Spader was a lawyer in this (–––––– Legal) 27 Perennial SouthPark victim