Comedian Dave Hughes AKA Hughesy has no problem coming up with fresh material because, “everyday, life is ridiculous!”
The well-known Australian comedian will bring his Pointless Tour to Geraldton next month and audiences are in for a treat.
“I never run out of new material because everyday life is funny,” he said.
“Like is ridiculous no matter what way you look at it.”
Known for his Aussie accent and laid back approach, Hughesy has been doing stand up for over 20 years and says he is in the form of his life.
“If you make the decision to rock up to the show it’s gonna be worth it,” he said.
“I’m doing stand up almost every night of the week so the audience is going to have a great time.”
Drawing from his everyday life for inspiration, Dave’s 3 young kids get dropped into his comedy acts a lot.
“I love making joke about my children, it helps me cope,” Hughesy said somewhat seriously.
“My kids think it’s all about them, honestly.
“It used to be different in my day. Back in the 70’s my parents would say that’s the way it is and there would be no further discussion, but now my kids are in charge.
“I don’t know how it has come to this but I’m not happy about it.”
Hughesy doesn’t like being ruled by his kids but it isn’t going to change.
“It takes so much to beat them. It’s easier to live under the fear of a dictator rather than try and have a revolution,” Hughesy said.
When asking Hughesy what makes for the best audience, he gave Geraldton some tips.
“The Geraldton audience needs to laugh at things that other audiences don’t laugh at,” he said.
“Me saying hello needs to be the funniest thing they’ve ever heard in their entire life.”
But Hughesy assures us there will be some ripper jokes throughout the show.
The 43-year-old started his career over 20 years ago in a pool hall in Northbridge.
Since then, Hughesy has co-hosted TV shows, worked in radio and been a regular at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
“I realised I had made it during my third gig at the same pool hall in Perth,” Hughesy said.
“I got a massive laugh from the audience and no doubt after that I was addicted to comedy and I was never going to stop.
“I went from struggling to fill a 60 seater room to performing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and that’s when I thought, I’m not gonna have to borrow money off mum and dad anymore.”
Hughesy said he also played a big role in starting the career of fellow Australian comedian Rove.
“Rove started the week after I did at the same club and he says that I inspired him to get into comedy because he thought if that guy can do it, anyone can,” he said.
But all jokes aside, if that’s possible, Hughesy’s passion for making people laugh is amazing.
He even answered some of the questions that our Everything Geraldton readers asked him. Here’s the answers:
Courtney asked: Can he whistle through his front teeth?
Hughesy: No I can’t and I can’t whistle at all. Maybe there’s too many gaps and they’re not close enough together to create the certain velocity you need. I’m a whistleless person which is one of the greatest challenges of my life.
Roshelle asked: Best and worst part of being a father of three?
Hughesy: Best part of being a father of three is that you finally have something to die for. But the fact is often you’d be happy for that day to be today…
Charmaine asked: How did you start in comedy?
Hughesy: I started in WA, in Perth in a little club called the Laugh Resort, which was a pool hall in Northbridge. I had an inkling I was funny so I went for it and died in the ass on the first night.
Annette asked: Will he marry me!!! Lol OMG seriously can’t want to see his show.
Hughesy: Look I wont because I’m already married. But I appreciate the offer and she didn’t need to do the “lol”. That could have been a serious offer.
Hughesy will be at the Queens Park Theatre on Wednesday, October 8th. Visit the QPT website for tickets.