Funnyman Steve brings routine of laughs to Gladstone
HE'S been dubbed a natural and now comedian Steve Philp is heading back to Gladstone.
The renowned funnyman will bring with him a routine of laughs as he entertains for The Sit Down Comedy Club at Yaralla Sports Club with Paul Brasch on Wednesday, December 4.
This week Steve answers some normal and "out-of-the ordinary" questions in a special Observer Q&A.
Tell us about your acting career.
I've never been in a Coles ad. Credibility intact. I was once the back-up for Captain Feathersword in the Wiggles waiting on the bench, should he ever get sick, but alas he didn't.
I was ready to go. I'd practise around the house with a feather duster for five hours a day.
How did you progress into comedy?
I decided it was cheaper and safer than skydiving, with the same thrill.
What do you love about the comedy scene?
I love that I can go to work and have a beer while I work. How many jobs can do that? I'd like to see a doctor seven beers in before surgery.
I also loved the way it has evolved in this country over the years. Back when Rodney Rude was big, comedy meant yelling and heckling comedians, but now audiences respect, listen and love the material that our comics put forward.
If you could perform anywhere in the world where would it be and why ?
I'm happy doing regional Australia. It contains the most down-to-earth, friendly folk ever.
Who is your greatest hero?
I admire tenacious sports stars like Lleyton Hewitt who, despite his size and lack of strength, has managed to stay at the top of a changing tennis world for two decades. I also admire parents and nurses...mainly the hot ones.
What is the funniest joke you have ever told?
I generally don't tell jokes. Which is weird for a comedian to say, but I just talk nonsense that somehow people find humorous.
Best joke I've heard was from a 95-year-old lady in the audience for Ready Steady Cook (I've worked on the show for eight years).
She said 'Why'd the Koala fall out of the tree? I said why and she yelled, "Because it DIED." The joke never matched the nanna...gold!
WHAT: Sit Down Comedy Club
WHERE: Yaralla Sports Club, Gladstone
WHEN: Wednesday, December 4
TIME: Dinner from 7pm, show starts at 7.45pm
TICKETS AND INFO: yaralla.com.au
For your chance to win a free double pass to the night of hilarity simply enter each week here.
This week's winner is Samantha Beard. For more information or tickets phone 4979 8270.