Kap­i­tal­is­ing on DVD

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Comedy - Tanya Macnaughton

THE Doug An­thony All­stars never in­tended to do a come­back tour but their de­voted fans ini­ti­ated the idea after the out­ra­geous Aussie com­edy trio re­united last year for a one-off show to launch the DAASKap­i­tal DVD.

“There was a re­ac­tion far big­ger than we’d ex­pected,” Tim Fer­gu­son, one-third of the trio, said.

“We were all a bit sur­prised and ev­ery­one went to their re­spec­tive cas­tles, had a bit of a think and then Paul (McDer­mott) and I got slowly chat­ting about the idea of do­ing some­thing more.”

Trio mem­ber Richard Fi­dler’s com­mit­ment to his ABC ra­dio lis­ten­ers meant he was un­able to tour, so Fer­gu­son and McDer­mott turned to their comedic guid­ing light Paul ‘Flacco’ Liv­ingston to com­plete the group.

Now their fans are scream­ing down mem­ory lane as the men tour DAAS chaos around Aus­tralia, re­liv­ing their cult sta­tus of the ’80s and ’90s.

“The shows os­cil­late be­tween un­re­solved anger and cathar­tic de­light, hope­fully end­ing with de­light­ful un­re­solved anger,” Fer­gu­son said.

“Peo­ple who have seen the All­stars in ac­tion will re­mem­ber well that there’s no par­tic­u­lar rhyme or rea­son.”

Fer­gu­son said he did not let his chal­lenge of liv­ing with mul­ti­ple sclero­sis since the mid- 1990s stop him but did per­form this show in a wheel­chair.

“Partly be­cause I’m in­cred­i­bly lazy but it also keeps McDer­mott busy and gives him some­thing to think about apart from his fash­ion,” he said.

Paul ‘Flacco” Liv­ingston (left) has joined Doug An­thony All­stars’ Tim Fer­gu­son and Paul McDer­mott.

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