Richard Stubbs will look at funny side of life in comedy show at Merimbula

FUNNY SIDE OF LIFE: Comedian and television/radio host Richard Stubbs plans on performing his comedy show Cachinnation in Merimbula.

FUNNY SIDE OF LIFE: Comedian and television/radio host Richard Stubbs plans on performing his comedy show Cachinnation in Merimbula.

Comedian, writer, interviewer and presenter - it does not seem like there are many aspects of performing on television or radio that Richard Stubbs has not covered.

After sold-out gigs at this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his new comedy show Cachinnation, he is now taking it across the country, including a stop in Merimbula.

"It's basically the thoughts of a man with too much time on his hands," Stubbs said.

"I've got to say this is not a TED Talk, there's no redeeming values out of this thing."

Topics in Cachinnation range from neighbours, plans and shadowy plots to relationships.

"Also social issues I'm struggling with - we cover a lot of ground there, it will be useful for everyone," he said.

He is known for his anecdotal comedy, wit and clever delivery, saying the main point of the evening will be to have fun.

"I think what the show is about is getting people to switch off from whatever is worrying them when they walk through the door and after an hour of mucking around they'll forget about it," the 61-year-old said.

"It's the date night you've been desperately waiting for.

"You can go out, have fun and no-one will get the blame on the way home, there will be no shouting match."

Stubbs in the radio studio.

Stubbs in the radio studio.

Stubbs has an extensive list of television credits including on Prime Time, The Midday Show, The Great TV Game Show, Hey Hey It's Saturday, The Australian Music Awards, and hosted 120 episodes of Tonight Live.

Then there is his radio career, such as the Richard Stubbs Breakfast Show on Triple M and TT FM and 11 years of presenting on 774 ABC Melbourne.

It means he is a recogisable face around Australia - people even know his voice from the radio - but that is not something he minds.

"If someone recognises you in the street it's not a negative thing, it means someone likes your work," he said.

"I suppose it's bad if they're driving at high speed yelling abuse, but that didn't happen that much.

"Anyone under 30 doesn't know me from a hole in the ground, but other than that I get recognised."


He said seeing what was funny in everyday life all came down to perspective.

A picture from the early days of Stubbs stand-up comedy.

A picture from the early days of Stubbs stand-up comedy.

"I get my perspective from my grandfather, he spent two years on the Western Front in World War 1," Stubbs said.

"After that, every day he wasn't on the Western Front, he thought it was pretty funny.

"He didn't think it was serious, because serious was the Western Front.

"So what's funny about everyday life? Everything or nothing, depending on your everyday viewpoint."

Richard Stubbs will perform at Club Sapphire, Merimbula on Friday, July 19 from 8.30pm.

This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $25, to purchase click here.

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