Show takes the worry out of per­form­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Comedy - Tanya MacNaughton

LOOK­ING for­ward to see­ing Avengers: Age of Ul­tron at the end of April was the fo­cal point for get­ting Luke McGre­gor through this month’s Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val.

“I also tried to get a rea­son­able amount of sleep and eat at least one mostly veg­etable dish a day,” the Tas­ma­nian-born, Mel­bourne-based co­me­dian said.

“I ended up set­tling for once a week.

“See­ing so many of my friends in one spot is al­ways amaz­ing and for a co­me­dian, the com­edy fes­ti­val can some­times feel like a four-week-long school re­u­nion – where you ac­tu­ally like ev­ery­one and no one used to beat you up.”

McGre­gor will be bring­ing his show I Worry That I Worry Too Much to Perth Com­edy Fes­ti­val at the be­gin­ning of May, which takes a look at all the things that make the slightly awk­ward and charm­ingly geeky fun­ny­man anx­ious in life.

“It’s been my ex­pe­ri­ence that we all have things that worry us that deep down we know don’t re­ally mat­ter,” McGre­gor said.

“This show is my at­tempt to bring those anx­i­eties out into the open, laugh at them, and hope­fully worry about them a lot less mov­ing for­ward.”

He said win­ning the Best New­comer awards in Mel­bourne 2013 and Syd­ney 2014 con­firmed he was headed along the right path in life and proved to his par­ents he was bet­ter at com­edy than us­ing his eco­nomics de­gree from the Uni­ver­sity of Tas­ma­nia.

Seen most re­cently on tele­vi­sion shows in­clud­ing It’s A Date, Utopia and The Project, McGre­gor said he was look­ing for­ward to catch­ing up with fam­ily mem- bers while in Perth.

“I also just googled ‘Top 10 things to do in Perth’ and the first re­sult I got was ‘Kings Park and Botanic Gar­den,” he said.

“I guess I'll head there first then con­sult Google again.”

Co­me­dian Luke McGre­gor is com­ing to Perth.

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