HUGHES BACK FOR LOGIES LAUGHS
DAVE Hughes is having nightmares about the Logies. The celebrated comic is back doing the opening monologue at the Australian TV industry’s night of nights for the third year in a row – and it has him worried.
“I woke up in a cold sweat the other night because I had a genuine nightmare I was about to walk out and do my opening and I had no jokes,” Hughes says.
“At last year’s Channel Nine after-party the producer came up to me and said, ‘You know we want you to do next year’, and I went, ‘F---ing hell’.”
There have been calls for Hughes to host the whole event and he says he would do it on one condition: that it changes venue from Melbourne’s Crown Palladium.
“It is a tricky room,” Hughes says. “It is not a theatre. You’ve got people having dinner and wandering around.
“Obviously it is a great night, but if someone said they are going to do the Logies in a theatre I’d go ‘great’. Because then you’ve got people sitting down with their attention on the stage.”
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