The queen of Australian comedy returns to ChillOut
The long awaited return of comedic legend, Sue-Ann Post, hits ChillOut.
How did comedy start for you?
Telling Bette Midler's filthy Sophie Tucker jokes at college functions in the mid-80's. Was still a Mormon and still had the long plaits and I'm pretty sure I confused a lot of people.
What’s your LOL Big gay Comedy show about?
Er, it's still only January so it's not actually written as yet (it's a comedy thing). But like a wedding, there'll be something old, something new, something borrowed and something very, very blue.
Why do you think there has been such a rise in the number of queer comedians in the past decade?
I guess the previous 20 years of being considered legal members of society instead of criminal perverts probably helped. And actually seeing out, queer comedians on telly would have sparked a few careers.
Is there a special camaraderie between LGBTIQ comedians?
I'll be curious to find out. Haven't done much gigging in the last ten years, but some of the early gigs I did with Adam Richard and Scott Brennan were some the evilest, silliest gigs I've ever done. Way too much fun.
Has being a comedian been advantageous for your love life?
Hmm, the answer would have to be a big fat 'Yes!' Brilliant way to get noticed by the ladies, I must say. As well as the odd confused gay man.
Who is your favourite comedian in the world?
Can't possibly keep it to one. Internationally it has to be Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly. Mr Connolly broke every damn 'rule' of comedy and was still funnier than the next ten comedians. Locally, Greg Fleet because he's just so... ‘Fleety’. And the late and greatly lamented Lynda Gibson, the most delightfully raucous broad you could ever wish to meet.
If you weren’t a comic what would you be doing?
No fricking idea. I might have been able to make a nest for myself in academia, but more likely I'd be working in an old, musty bookshop, trying to avoid the customers.
What’s in store for you in 2017?
Hopefully more gigs, more lovers and getting my third book out.
Saturday 11 March 8:30pm, Sunday 12 March 6:30pm, Anglican Church Hall 54 Central Springs Road, Daylesford, chilloutfestival.com.au