Kapitalising on DVD
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.