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Joel stands up for laughs

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THE craziness hasn’t stopped for rising Aussie comedian Joel Creasey, who’s set to take his stand-up show overseas next month.

In huge demand following his appearance on this year’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Joel’s headed for Montreal’s acclaimed Just for Laughs comedy festival, with some of the world’s best stand-ups.

“I’m off in two weeks for that and then it’s on to London and Edinburgh. I’ll be there for two-and-a-half, three months all up,” he tells Confidenti­al.

“I’m loving life. I’m developing some (TV) shows which will be on later in the year and announced soon, which is really exciting.”

Joel caught up with former Adelaide funnyman Francis Greenslade and media personalit­y Jules Schiller in town over the weekend, with the three taking part in a celebrity quiz at the Crows gala ball on Friday night.

Best known for his smallscree­n work alongside fellow Adelaide comedian Shaun Micallef (the pair met while studying at the University of Adelaide), Francis says he’s currently shooting a new TV series with Shaun, called The Ex-PM.

“He plays an ex-Prime Minister of Australia and I play his idiot COMCAR driver with a plate in his head,” Francis says. “The man is brilliant and the script is very very funny. It’s a joy.”

Also renowned for his starring role on Seven’s Winners & Losers, Francis says it’s great to be back in his old home town.

“It’s always lovely to come home ... I’ll probably be a bit seedy tomorrow,” he says.

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