‘Laughter is the best medicine’ – no joke

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Australian comic Joel Creasy
Camera IconAustralian comic Joel Creasy

Self-confessed “fame whore” and sassy stand-up comic Joel Creasey will break a four-year drought when he visits Bunbury to headline Comedy for a Cure and Care presented by the Leukaemia Foundation on July 29.

The undisputed Australian “Crown Prince of Comedy” will use his outrageous wit to raise vital funds for families affected by Leukaemia through ticket sales.

At just 26 years of age, Creasey has swiftly risen to the top in a flurry of television appearances, world-renowned comedy festivals and even a stint in the jungle on I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here. But for Creasey, the fame doesn’t come as a surprise.

“I am that sort of person where this is exactly how I imagined my life from like the age of three,” Creasey laughed.

“I am very lucky but I gave myself no other option because I have literally no other skills – I wouldn’t be doing anything else, I’d be on the dole, so I’m glad people enjoy my jokes.”

Creasey is keeping the laughs coming fresh off the sold out Melbourne International Comedy Festival and is excited to perform again in his home State.

“I am thrilled because I bloody love performing and doing stand up – WA audiences are always so good, they are always happy to get loose” he said.

The highlight of Creasey’s career so far was working with the late, but “forever fabulous” Joan Rivers on his 25th birthday.

“Working with Joan Rivers was absolutely a career highlight and I will be talking about that on stage in Bunbury and telling some stories about working with Joan because she was so inspirational and down to earth and humble, but also hilarious and a superstar,” he said.

Creasey was also selected to host the 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kiev, Ukraine with Myf Warhurst, describing the experience as incredible.

“It was wild – it’s like the gay Olympics.”

“The performances were incredible and it was like “did that happen? Did I really go to Eurovision in Ukraine and commentate for Australia?”

Creasey is set to share the stage with fellow comics Famous Sharon and Matt Storer at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre and was looking forward to brightening the day of those going through a difficult time.

“As corny and stab-yourself-in the-face as it is, laughter really is the best medicine – as Joan Rivers always said to me, ‘if you just laugh the world will be alright’.”

“Sit back, relax, have a drink – we’ll do all the work.”

“Its not one of those heavy shows you often see stand up comics do where they are trying to change the way you view the world, my jokes are just about celebrities, silly stories and awkward moments I have been involved in.

“So come along, have a laugh and realise how lucky you are to be you and not me.”

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