Returning to The Garden Of Unearthly Delights in 2015, David Quirk brings his new show, Skater Dater, described in the promo as a show about his habit of living – without which he would die. Sounds pretty straightforward to us. Finally a comedian that makes sense! Well, mostly, anyway. Check out his answers to the set of questions The Clothesline sent him recently.
What drew you into performing comedy?
“I once heard Billy Joel or someone being described as a “singer/songwriter” in that he performs his own material and I realised that that’s what comedians do, mostly. That’s one of the best things about performing comedy, it’s brings you closer to Billy Joel. That and you don’t have to wear make-up like an actor.”
“Greg Larson and Doug Stanhope.”
Most famous person’s number you have in your phone?
“Sam Simmons.” (Quirk’s acting buddy on 2012 ABC series, Problems)
Job you currently perform in your alternative life when not performing comedy?
What is your hidden talent? What is it that people don’t know about you?
“I sometimes drive without a licence…and I’m a bloody vegan!”
Celebrity meet that left you star-struck?
“As a vegan I don’t do celebrity meet or good spelling.”
How do you deal with annoying people who insist you tell them a joke once they discover you are a comedian?
“Not well. It’s almost always awkward. Mainly because if they came to an actual gig of mine they’d see that I actually don’t have jokes. “
What’s something from your childhood that you still love and have today?
Has anyone literally wet themselves laughing at one of your shows?
“Not wet themselves, but I have heard a girl making sexy noises, up the back, in the dark of one of my shows that was never explained. This answer also answers the “Favourite or worse heckle you’ve ever had” question.”
If you were a flavour of ice cream, what would you be and why?
“Lamb. I don’t eat them but I recently held one and I think a Lamb “flavoured” David Quirk is just fine.”
Any famous last words?
David Quirk – Skater Dater performs at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ The Spare Room from 9.30pm on Mon Mar 2 until Sun Mar 8.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix. Click here to purchase your tickets.