Award Winning comedian Joel Ozborn returns with his “funny and spontaneous” (THE AGE) comedy, which previously “went down a treat in a packed house.” (THE ADVERTISER). “Joel’s style of comedy is in a category not occupied by any other comedian; the spontaneous standing ovation said it all. Outstanding!” RIP IT UP.

The Clothesline asked Joel a few questions:

First comedy gig; when and where and how did it go?

“Public speaking competition when I was in high school in the school auditorium. I won.”

What drew you into performing comedy?

“I saw a comedian/magician called the Amazing Jonathan and thought it looked fun.”

Favourite comedian?

“George Carlin, who is no longer with us.”

Comedian you would most like to be?

“Bill Murray, who is still alive.”

Comedy duo or trio; who would be your partner/s in crime?

“The Marx Brothers.”

Most famous person’s number you have in your phone?

“George Glooney. We’ll he’s famous amongst us dyslexics”

Favourite movie line?

“Woody Allen in Annie Hall: ‘I was thrown out of N.Y.U. in my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me’.”

Favourite imaginary friend as a kid?

“I didn’t have a favourite imaginary friend as they never wanted to play with me.”

Job you currently perform in your alternative life when not performing comedy?

“Other than comedy I’m unemployed.”

Your porn star name [first pet/first street]?

“My first pet’s name was Ron and I grew up on Jeremy St., but I believe that names already taken.”

What is your hidden talent?

“I haven’t found it yet.”

Tell us something that people don’t yet know about you.

“That I’m often reluctant to disclose personal information.”

Celebrity meet that left you star-struck?

“Jerry Lewis.”

Pet hate?

“I’ve loved all my animals.”

Time travel; where would you most love to go and why?

“The beginning of time, so I could find out how this whole mess got started.”

How do you deal with annoying people who insist you tell them a joke once they discover you are a comedian?

“Tell them I’m off the clock.”

What’s something from your childhood that you still love and have today?

“My memories.”

Best or worst advice you were every given?


Best or worst advice you ever gave?

“It’s better to not try and think you can, than to try and know you can’t.”

A missed opportunity that you would give anything to go back and try?

“Doing this questionnaire two days ago, instead of having my agent call me early this morning and having me do it right away.”

Has anyone literally wet themselves laughing at one of your shows?

“Yes, however I was performing in a nursing home at the time, so I’m not sure if I had anything to do with it.”

Favourite or worse heckle you’ve ever had?

“It’s probably not appropriate for this publication, but if you ever run into me I’ll tell you.”

If you were a flavour of ice cream, what would you be and why?

“Liquorice, because it’s an acquired taste, but those who choose it love it!

Joel Ozborn performs Be Here at Gluttony’s The Piglet from 7.30pm on Tue Mar 3 until Sun Mar 15.

Book at FringeTIX on 1300 261 255 or   Click here to purchase your tickets.

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