Currently in: Perth
Perth has been fun so far, it’s nice to be in one place for more than a day or two. The theatre is beautiful and the backstage is delightful. See Exhibit A:
Now in the background, you can see newspaper cuttings from all the publicity we’ve been doing. Now, when I say “we”, I mean “Colin, DeAnne, Glen and Tommy”. As the member of the tour with the lowest profile (and a last-minute addition), I’m not as in demand for some reason. Who wouldn’t want to talk to the unknown form Adelaide when the other options are the Canadian-American, American-Canadian, American-Australian and one half of Australia’s best-loved comedy duo? Although to be fair, I did have to to into the ABC here to record something. I was totally excited. Turns out I had to record a promo teasing the fact that Colin, DeAnne and Tommy were going to be interviewed later that week. This is why I can’t have nice things…
Anyway, back to the wall. I walked backstage as the articles were being pinned up. Here is the conversation I had:
Jason: Ooh, what’s that?
Female Earth Woman: This is all the publicity you guys have done.
Jason: Wow, that’s a lot. Who organised all that?
Female Earth Woman: The publicist.
Jason: We have a publicist?
Female Earth Woman: Hi, I’m Claire, your publicist.
So this is all of Claire’s hard work:
I also like the adjectives used to describe me. I’ve been described as “youthful” (pushing thirty anyone?) “much-awarded” (I’ve never won a comedy thing in my life) and “cardigan wearing Australian Josh Thomas” (I should be so lucky).
Where there’s smoke…
Part of the design of the stage requires a smoke machine. Much like this one:
I always thought they put some sort of fancy liquid in them to make the smoke. But look what is powering this one:
I’ve started closing my mouth as I walk past it to get off stage.