Headed north for next month’s Brisbane Comedy Festival, Josh Thomas is currently questioning whether he’s a douchebag.
Your show is titled ‘Douchebag’. What makes someone an exceptional douchebag?
I use the word ‘douchebag’ to describe someone who does mean, obnoxious things on purpose. Like Kyle Sandilands or Bob Katter or Hitler.
Do you think anyone can be a douchebag?
Everyone is a bit of a douchebag, right? I think I'm ok, but then sometimes I can't help but tell my boyfriend his shoes look shit and he gets sad and I think maybe I'm a douche. They were fucking horrible shoes though.
The Brisbane Comedy Festival; do you enjoy travelling north to visit us?
I grew up in Brisbane, it's my home. I'll stay with my mum which is nice but she has cats, and cats stink plus I'm allergic to them. I adore Brisbane, but also have that thing a lot of people that grew up in Brisbane have where they think it's a bit lame.
What is it with bow ties and comedians? Both Wil Anderson and yourself are sporting them in your current promo images.
I'm very sure I was wearing bow ties before him. I might have to fight him.
Josh Thomas and cute animals; it’s like babies and politicians - how much effort goes into styling your promo photos?
My last tour was a big promo shoot — seven hunting dogs. Mostly because I had no ideas for the actual show so I was hoping that would distract people. This year it's just me and my dog and some afternoon tea, lovely. I'm much more confident this year.
Not to mock you or your dog John, but what the f#$k is a cavoodle?
Fifty percent poodle. Fifty percent cavalier King Charles spaniel. One hundred percent gangsta [sic].
Can you imagine a world today without social media? How would the current generation react?
Meh, we'd be fine. Everyone overhypes our reliance on it. If it disappeared within a few weeks we'd find something new to do.
You have 200k Twitter followers; dude, that’s insane... no?
I'm surprisingly popular. I don't know why.
Josh Thomas plays the Brisbane Comedy Festival March 14-17.