From small-town fisherman to award-winning comedian, Squirly has adapted to the world of comedy like a fish to. . . Yeah, you get the picture.
First attracting attention by winning the WA Raw Comedy Final in 2016, Squirly quickly found himself in the deep end at his fourth ever gig, performing to a nearly 3,000-strong live audience on SBS televised special Raw Comedy Final.
Then last year, Squirly relocated from his home of Exmouth to Perth to focus on his comedy full-time.
He'll next pop up at Fringe World when he debuts his newest show 'Squid Game', which is billed as 'funny, naughty, and sometimes a little bit dangerous'.
With the world still in a spin and lots of talking heads offering 'rationalised explanations', Squirly instead illogically tackles the current issues of the day to make sense of the madness.
What inspired you to write 'Squid Game'? I watched the Netflix 'Squid Game' show and as a degenerate gambler that grew up working on fishing boats I thought 'the squid game I used to play was heaps funnier than this!' Haha.
How do you come up with new material? Most of my material comes to me when I'm day dreaming, so if you see me at the shops and I walk into stuff I've probably come up with something good. Or I'm drunk, haha.
What are you looking forward to about playing Fringe World again? I always love performing at Fringe World; it's my favourite festival in Australia. Moving from Exmouth to Perth last year has let me get so much more stage time and work the show out, and I'm most excited about performing the show. . . and the discount beers.
How do you hope audiences respond? I hope the audiences see the fun in the show. I reckon they will!
Squirly's 'Squid Game' plays The Basement at The Stables 14,25,27,29 January, and Main Stage at Hyde Park Hotel 28 January-12 February (Fringe World).