The ability to cause online outrage just minutes after a joke has been told has seen many comedians step back from the “dangerous” style that was common in rooms around the country during the 90’s. Not so for the Doug Anthony All Stars who will hit the stage at the Civic Theatre Newcastle on Saturday, 27 May.
“We’ve been trying to go bloody viral for the last three years” Paul McDermott screams down the phone line en route to their show in Chatswood last week.
“Why do you think I’ve been pissing into Tim’s mouth night after night?”
Paul McDermott, Tim Ferguson and (Richard Fidler replacement) Paul “Flacco” Livingston have been “dragging their unsuspecting audience screaming down memory lane” since their reformation 3 years ago. And after 5 minutes on the phone with them it’s clear they’ve not stepped away from the “dangerous” comedy style they because famous around the world for. So why has no one taken offence and caused online outrage to anything they’re doing on stage at the moment?
“Because our audience is so fucking old, none of them knows how to use their bloody phones” Paul explains.
This is not the first time the “new look” Dougs have played the Civic Theatre on their comeback tour. So why are they doing it all over again?
“We’re paying for Tim’s fucking 5 star hotels and golden wheelchairs” shouts Paul.
“Yes, I’ve become accustomed to the finer things in life” Tim continues.
“We only did this because he told us he was dying, and the fucking arsehole’s still around” Paul butts in.
And what does Paul make of all this?
Catch the Doug Anthony All Stars at The Civic Theatre Newcastle on Saturday, 27 May.
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