Hu­mor­ous Hua­hes has point to prove

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Local Focus - Belinda Cipriano

WHILE some might think giv­ing up a cushy job in ra­dio and tele­vi­sion is a stupid idea, for co­me­dian Dave Hughes, it turned out to be one of his best de­ci­sions.

The like­able lar­rikin will bring his Point­less show to Perth and after start­ing his ca­reer here 21 years ago, the co­me­dian said there was no bet­ter place to start the tour.

“If I told my­self 15 years ago that in 15 years time I would be giv­ing away well-paid jobs to do this, I would have slapped my­self in the face,” he said.

“But I’m happy with my decision and am loving tour­ing.

“I love the Re­gal The­atre in Su­bi­aco, it’s an ab­so­lute rip­per.

“Perth au­di­ences are al­ways great; they make you feel wel­come and my stand-up ca­reer did start in North­bridge in Pock­ets Pool Hall in 1993, so I’m very happy to be back there. We are go­ing to have a blast.”

Hughes said un­like his first Perth per­for­mance where he bombed out, au­di­ences could ex­pect the best ver­sion of him­self.

“My first gig was mis­er­able,” he said. “I walked off stage and could have quit on the spot. Thank­fully it’s gone bet­ter than that.

“I reckon any­one who has seen me be­fore and liked what they saw will love this new show, and if you haven’t, you will be pleas­antly sur­prised.”

As for the fu­ture, he hinted a movie deal would be good, though no­body had asked him to au­di­tion yet. Un­til then, he can’t wait to get here. “Peo­ple turn up in Perth, which is great,” he said.

“I’m not sure if the min­ing money has run out or not, but they’re just fun and ev­ery­one is at­trac­tive in Perth; it must be the weather.”

THE ES­SEN­TIALS

Co­me­dian Dave Hughes will per­form at the Re­gal The­atre.

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