Three's Company: Dave O'Neil Is One Third Of The Laughs At Redland Performing Arts Centre

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The saying goes 'two's company, three's a crowd' . . . Unless of course the three people are brilliant Australian comedians.

In this case, three is certainly company, as Fiona O'Loughlin, Peter Rowsthorn and Dave O'Neil take to the stage for a night of guaranteed hilarity at Redland Performing Arts Centre.

You'll need to duck for cover when the jokes start flying.

Here, Dave O'Neil answers some questions about what he'll be bringing to the show.

What are you looking forward to about sharing a night of comedy with Fiona O'Loughlin and Peter Rowsthorn?  
Just hanging out with two funny and nice people. Often as a comic you’re working solo, a bit like a stripper! So to have two other comedians to hang out with is a bonus.

And what will you be bringing to Redland Performing Arts Centre?
My jokes, my stories, my poetry... Okay, no poetry! No just a stand-up act I’ve been refining for the last 30 years! Should be good, I’ve got high hopes.

FionaOLoughlin201908Fiona O'Loughlin

What's your favourite thing about comedy?
It makes people laugh and forget the day’s worries. Just for a little while.

Did you have a lightbulb moment about wanting to do comedy, when you were growing up?
In my first year at school a man came and gave a talk on horses, he said ‘does anyone know any other words for horses’ and I said ‘the gee gees’ . Everyone started laughing and I thought 'this is alright'.

You've appeared on shows such as 'Have You Been Paying Attention?' And 'Hughesy, We Have A Problem'. What has been a stand-out recent TV comedy moment?
I went on 'The Project' earlier this year and the first thing I said was ‘why are you all wearing suits?’ I always find it funny to see comics wearing suits on TV. I was wearing a checked shirt. I then added ‘I look like I’m here to deliver something..’ It still makes me chuckle to this day.

Peter Rowsthorn

Why is comedy important in 2019?
In a world of Trump, Brexit, ScoMo, global warming, flesh-eating viruses and crocs, we need a good laugh.

What's the biggest misconception about comedians, in your opinion?
That they are damaged and morose people who had a tough childhood and use comedy to soothe their demons. For the record I had a great childhood complete with holidays on Mermaid Beach! I’m not depressed and I love my job.

'Three's Company' plays Redland Performing Arts Centre 6 September.


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