Joel Creasey Drama Captain1Joel Creasey believes he is the reason Channel 10’s The Circle was cancelled last August.

“The week it was cancelled they let me and Fiona O’Laughlin co-host together and we’re besties and just generally terrible people,” Creasey said, “and we really just pulled the piss that day.”

Creasey even decided to interview a federal politician “like she was Lindsay Lohan”.

“I think it’s such a shame it was cancelled… I feel like if you look at all the other shows in the morning timeslot it’s always the man who is very dominant, you’ve got Kochie, Karl Stefanovic, Sonia Kruger…”

While he jests on the latter, he said one of his dream jobs would be to host Channel 7’s Sunrise.

“I like talking crap, like that’s what those shows are. I really like Sonia Kruger, I think I would like to be on that show and replace what’s his face [David Campbell].”

In the mean time, he’s got stand-up and it’s no wonder Creasey has been a hit on the comedy circuit, notching up his fourth year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his latest show, Drama Captain.

It’s about his time as drama captain in Year 12 and his school production which is, as the 22 year-old puts it, “your Beyonce Superbowl half-time game”.

Drama captain, he said, was the role he was born to play, sounding very similar to head cheerleader Big Red in the 2000 film, Bring It On.

“It’s an all-boys high school so as you can imagine 90 per cent of my drama class was gay as well.”

“When I got to Year 12, people knew not to challenge me. They knew if they did challenge me to the role of drama captain they would find a severed My Little Pony head in their locker the next day, so they knew.

“So the show is about the school production where I had more trouble because there were a few guys who were going to challenge me for the lead role and the drama captain is always meant to be the lead role – I had my work cut out for me.”

He also touches on last year’s break-up with his boyfriend of three years – well actually he was dumped – and the shenanigans recently single people go through.

“It’s crazy, isn’t it because I don’t seem high-maintenance one bit so it’s crazy that that’s happened.

Expect Creasey to hold nothing back either as he intends on using real names in this show.

“Look, there’s a lot of people who are upset with what I say on stage and I say ‘join the queue.’”

Check out Drama Captain at the Melbourne Town Hall until April 21.


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