HUGHES BACK FOR LOGIES LAUGHS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News - By Colin Vick­ery

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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