Geraldine Hickey hits LOL Big Gay Night at ChillOut
LOL Big Gay Comedy Night brings you the best of LGBTIQ comedy talents including the mega talendted, Geraldine Hickey.
How did comedy start for you?
My Mum wanted me to enrol in a secretarial course at TAFE, which is great for some but not for me. Mum just wanted me to do something with my life so I moved to Melbourne and started comedy.
Why do you think there has been such a rise in the number of queer comedians in the past decade?
Social Progress I guess. Same reason as the rise in women, people of colour or people with disabilities.
Is there a special camaraderie between LGBTIQ comedians?
When we are in the same room, then yes we love each other very much. If there is no other queer comic around then we hate each other and everyone of us walks around like we are the only gay in the village.
Has being a comedian been advantageous for your love life?
Not really, it’s quite hindering. I’m in a committed lesbian relationship. I don’t want to leave the house at night when I could be at home drinking wine.
Who is your favourite comedian in the world?
Right now it’s Sean Spicer .
If you weren’t a comic what would you be doing?
Filing, answering phones and other secretarial duties.
What’s in store for you in 2017?
I’ll be continuing my role as a ‘Breakfaster’ on RRRFM. My new show ‘Smithereens’ will be on at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. I will also be at home drinking wine at any given opportunity.
Saturday 11 March 8:30pm & Sunday 12 March 6:30pm, Anglican Church Hall 54 Central Springs Road, Daylesford, chilloutfestival.com.au