THE LAST WORD... ‘

WITH CO­ME­DIAN MATT OKINE, CO-HOST OF HOW NOT TO BE­HAVE

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“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

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