Friday, August 8, 2014

Spotlight On...Joel Creasey

Name: Joel Creasey

Hometown: Perth, Australia (the most isolated city in the world)

Education: I went to a private boys school in Perth called Wesley College. It has a patchy history. Google it. Hours of entertainment there.

Favorite Credits: Loads of Australian TV shows, my mum's annual Christmas letter and Serena William's favourite comedian.

Why theater?: Well I'm a narcissist. So I like to have a room full of people paying me money to watch me for an hour. Makes a change from forcing people to laugh and clap at me on the street.

Tell us about Joel Creasey: ROCK GOD?: This show is basically all about my attempts to get famous - and to be honest it's not going so well. It's also about the people who inspire us... our personal rock gods. I also tell a story about going to a Zumba class with my mother which MIGHT* involve lycra - very sexy.
*Definitely involves lycra

What inspired you to create Joel Creasey: ROCK GOD?: Well an Australian magazine once described me as an Australian comedy rock god and I thought that was so hilarious and so incorrect that I ironically titled the show that.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Anything ridiculously camp that involves some tight choreography and a dramatic power ballad. As a comedian the other "artists" that inspire me would be Joan Rivers, Rowan Atkinson and Australian comedian Fiona O'Loughlin.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Don Rickles. I did just perform at Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal which Don Rickles was also a part of. So although I didn't meet him I do feel like I'm 1-degree of separation away.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Meryl Streep. Or Dakota Fanning. And the movie would be called "Who?"

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Googling myself. Honestly. It's all I do. All day long. If you've written about me on the net... I know about it.

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: "Let It Go" from "Frozen". Because some stereotypes are correct.

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Probably still working in theatre. But as an usher. Just ripping ticket stubs with a bitter smile.

What’s up next?: Today? A coffee. Career wise? World domination.