Amos Gill: Adelaide Comedian's Fringe Adventure
 Extends East

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  • Thursday, 16 February 2017 15:18
Adelaide comedian and radio personality Amos Gill returns from courting success in the USA with his brand new, unashamedly brash show, 'Sorry But It's True', playing as part of Adelaide Fringe as well as comedy festivals in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Don't let the title fool you though. Amos' relatable and quick-fire comedy is anything but apologetic, earning him a reputation as one of Australia's hottest, young comedians to watch as he conquers the world one laugh at a time.

How did you spend your Christmas and New Year's?
I spent my Christmas in Toronto at a hotel buffet. My New Year's was at a party in Brooklyn, looking for my girlfriend and her friends, holding their bags and coats, chanting the mantra 'I'm so done with this'.

Did you end 2016 on high?
They had worn off by 12. So no.

Tell us about your new show, 'Sorry, But It's True'?
Stand-up that I've been working on in America. Hopefully not full of virtue signalling, shallow politics. You know, so the crowd knows how trendy and sensitive and smart you are. It's not for people who re-post Facebook articles and write 'THIS'.

As a comedian, do you believe honesty is the best/ funniest policy?
As a comedian, I believe being funny is the best policy. Honesty gets you half the way. My mum's honest, she's not funny, but she will tell strangers they have dandruff.

When was the worst or most awkward time you've actually had to say 'I'm sorry but it's true'?
I was dog sitting for a couple on their wedding night. He ate BLOCKS of chocolate. They called and wanted to face time. They weren't expecting a vet to answer.

You've toured a lot in the past; where are some of the most obscure places you have performed?
I represented Australia at the World Air Guitar Championships in Finland. This is no joke, look it up.

What were some of the highlights from your recent travels?
Performing at the Hollywood improv; great tacos; watching Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr and Joe Rogan at The Comedy Store in LA.

Like a number of other comedians, you once studied law before turning to stand-up. What is it about studying law that makes people want to be comedians?
You learn to prosecute ideas and form arguments. Some of us don't like wigs and robes, so we choose a trackpants-friendly profession.

What other projects are you working on?
A macaroni card for my dad. He's the world's greatest dad. He is 55-years old and he goes to work in the city. He plays football with me and has a big nose.

If you could humiliate anyone on stage, who would it be and why?
The phony and smug. The new puritans who shame anyone who disagrees with them. Inevitably myself, in attempting the former.

Complete this sentence 'I'm sorry but it's true...'
...Cab drivers, we can all hear you whispering into your iPhone headphones.

Amos Gill Shows

7-18 Mar - Adelaide Fringe
30 Mar-22 Apr - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
4-7 May - Perth Comedy Festival
17-21 May - Sydney Comedy Festival


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