After seeing Joel Creasey perform one night, the late Joan Rivers invited him to open for her last Broadway shows. ‘He’s a ******* star! I love him!’ she said.
In his book Thirsty: confessions of a fame whore, Creasey collects a number of funny, personal, scandalous, and outrageous stories. He spoke with Cheryl Akle about what it was like growing up gay in suburban Australia and how comedy changed his life.
Now he’s a comedy superstar, performing sellout events in Australia and around the world.
Duration: 36 minutes
Podcast Guest: Joel Creasey
He is also known as the Acid Tongue Prince. Both of his parents were extras in Stars Wars: the Empire Strikes Back.
He was crowned Comedian of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2016 and nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer in 2017. Joel has become a television staple, making regular appearances on The Project, The Great Debate and Just for Laughs, as well as landing the coveted role as co-host of SBS’s hugely popular Eurovision broadcast. He has appeared at comedy festivals around the world and sold out tours of the UK, Asia and the US.