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This TBS Ten features everyone’s favourite Aussie, Dave Hughes, where we find out why he doesn’t feel guilty about re-gifting and why Tony Abbott intrigues him…
TBS: What do you think the key factor is in you ending up where you are today career-wise?
Dave: I think it’s just discovering what I wanted to do, discovering what I was good at in life.
TBS: Who do you consider the most intriguing public figure to watch at the moment?
Dave: Tony Abbott for his ability to apparently still be popular.
TBS: What is the worst way for a person to try and get your attention on social media?
Dave: I would like to say abusing me but that’s not true, that would be lying. Probably trying to tell me how funny someone else is, or recommending someone else’s comedy.
TBS: If you could determine the exact influence you have on a young person, what do you hope she or he would gain from observing you?
Dave: That life is silly and just don’t take it seriously.
TBS: What advice would you give a 15 year old Dave Hughes?
Dave: Again, life is silly, just don’t take it seriously Dave.
TBS: Tell us something NO-ONE knows about you…until now…
Dave: The problem is knowing something that no one knows, because I’m so willing to share my secrets. I actually do subscribe to many online services, but then can’t use any of them because I always forget my passwords.
TBS: What is your favourite pretentious word to say? Mine is dichotomy, in unrelated situations.
Dave: It’s probably not pretentious but I use the phrase “as a team” a lot on my radio show. “As a team we need to be better.” People claim I am having a go at them. It’s not pretentious, but it’s my most-used phrase.
TBS: What is the one gift you pretty much always will re-gift.
Dave: Any alcohol because I haven’t had a drink in 20 years and I don’t feel bad about it because they obviously haven’t put an ounce of thought into what I am actually into.
TBS: What is your favourite inspirational quote or person, as cliche as it may be?
Dave: I love inspirational quotes, I am a bandit for them. I used to have inspirational quotes on the wall of my share house back when I was on the dole, and my flatmates used to mock me. They are still on the dole. The quote I try to remember is “Life can be ridiculous”.
TBS: What can fans expect from your PUMPED shows?
Dave: Hopefully lots of laughs, and I would like to think I am in good form. And a good night out with someone where they listen to stories where they go “Yeah. Yeah, I relate to that guy.”
Venue: Wrest Point
Address: 410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay
Date: Sat 20 June
Ticket Prices: $44.90
Bookings: tixtas.com.au or 1300 795 257
Venue: The Cube
Address: 20-22 Camden Rd, Campbelltown
Dates: Sat 1 August
Ticket Prices: Full $40, Members $35
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