Creasey feels the Force of family acting vocation
THE Force is most definitely with WA stand-up comedian Joel Creasey who has Star Wars to thank for his interest in acting.
Creasey, right, appears in the new TV drama, Sisters and has followed that up with a guest role on Neighbours.
His parents, who met on the set of Star Wars, are delighted with his career turn.
“My parents are actors and doing this job (Sisters) is one of the first times I have had a real job to them. Ideally my mum wants me to be in a musical because that was her background. That would be like I have finally got a proper job,” he said.
“It was really nice doing this job and not being me because the rest of the time I am being me for a living and it was nice to have a temporary escape.
“And Oscar the character (in Sisters) is really nice, he is much nicer than Joel Creasey.”
One of Australia’s top stand-ups, Creasey’s comedy is drawn from his often sly observations of the celebrity and celebrity culture.
He admits being embedded in a cast has provided rich pickings for his future comedy routines.
“The acting world is so different to the stand-up world. It was such a gear change,” he said.
“I don’t usually have castmates. I am normally sitting backstage, having a beer on my own waiting to go on. It was nice to be part of a cast. “I had a lot of scenes with
Barry Otto and he is magnificent and bizarre and nutty and there will definitely be some material there for my next show about working with Barry.”