Creasey breezes in
AN “intense” run-in with actor Christoph Waltz are among the stories audiences will hear in Perth comedian Joel Creasey’s new show TheHurricane.
Creasey was in Perth last weekend to premiere the show, which he wrote last year while performing stand-up around the world.
His highlights of 2014 included touring with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow through Asia and performing at the invitation-only Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Chevy Chase Gala in Montreal.
He also staged a solo show in New York and supported Joan Rivers two weeks before she died.
Creasey said Rivers gave him the best advice he ever received.
“She said to me ‘just be funny’; at the end of the day, people are here to laugh so just be funny,” he said.
“It’s so true because at the moment, comics are getting so caught up in getting trying to push a message and be political and that’s wonderful, but if that’s at the risk of not being particularly funny then I don’t get the point because people buy a ticket because they want to laugh and escape their lives for an hour.”
A proud Perth boy, Creasey said he was excited to debut the show in his hometown.
“But it also means that my parents will possibly be in the audience one night so that’s always intense,” he said. “They come quite often, I’m cool with them coming, but they both enjoy a drink and they’ll have a few drinks, bring friends and be very vocal and then after the show, mum will give me feedback, which is incredibly annoying.”
After sold out shows at Fringe World Festival, Creasey will return to Perth in April for more of The Hurricane and said people could expect some scandalous stories, including his intense morning with Christoph Waltz.
“He’s a terrifying, angry person and he and I are definitely in a celebrity feud, but he doesn’t know it,” he said.
Perth comedian Joel Creasey.