‘ I’m ba­si­cally the Tay­lor Swift of com­edy. We man’ are both leggy blondes who can’t keep a

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - THE LAST WORD... - WITH CO­ME­DIAN JOEL CREASEY

“I AM shak­ing my mon­ey­maker all around at the mo­ment, tour­ing, writ­ing and do­ing some stuff like th­ese Just for Laughs spe­cials.

I also want to go back to the jun­gle to make sure that new lot of

I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here go through the tor­ture we did. I’m writ­ing a new show, and of course some of that ma­te­rial will be about my break-up (Creasey re­cently split with his Amer­i­can boyfriend of two years, Jef­fery Self). It’s like ther­apy that peo­ple pay me for.

If you are go­ing to break up with me then you are not go­ing to es­cape hav­ing that out on stage.

I am ba­si­cally the Tay­lor Swift of com­edy – we are both leggy blondes who can’t keep a man, and then we write about it.

Un­for­tu­nately I can’t sing, but I’ll do the stand-up ver­sion.

The Just for Laughs shows saw me go to the Montreal Com­edy Fes­ti­val. All I wanted to know was, ‘Where does Ce­line Dion live?’ – which is kind of like some­one com­ing to Aus­tralian and ask­ing, ‘Where is Ni­cole Kid­man’s house?’

The lat­est spe­cial is a ‘best-ofs’ of the last cou­ple of years over there. This one fea­tures John Cleese, Steve Martin, Trevor Noah, Dame Edna Ever­age, and Adam Hills.

I do love Steve Martin, but Joan Rivers is my all-time favourite. I adored Robin Wil­liams too.

Aus­tralian com­edy is a lit­tle bit in­su­lar, but it’s nice over­seas, we watch each other per­form.

I live-hosted the Mel­bourne Com­edy Gala and it can be harder be­ing the host.

For one thing, you have to stay un­til the end and my at­ten­tion span is shock­ing.

There’s so much go­ing on and you still have to be funny.

A lot of peo­ple dis­cov­ered me in the jun­gle (in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here).

The jun­gle was harder be­cause there were 13 oth­ers and you have no con­trol. That and the fact you’re not eat­ing makes it pretty tricky.

We were so starv­ing our smell had en­hanced so much that we could smell cof­fee like 100m away.

Chrissie Swan and I of­fered $4000 one day for one jar of Moc­cona (cof­fee) – we were go­ing to do­nate it to char­ity for just one jar – and we didn’t get it.”

JUST FOR LAUGHS PRESENTS COM­EDY MEGAS­TARS WITH JOEL CREASEY

THURS­DAY, 9.30PM, TEN

With Deb­bie Schipp

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