We found him huddled in the foetal position in a darkened storeroom at his Hunter electoral office after being slapped down by parliamentary colleagues and ALP heavyweights after expressing his views on the party, its future and its policies – especially climate change.
But we said: “Joel, mate, cheer up. We think some of this material is standup comedy gold.”
He did in fact cheer up after we explained we had booked a room at the Cessnock Diggers Club for last night and convinced him to give his original material a tryout.
Now, we’re not saying the likes of Jimeoin, Dave Hughes, Adam Hills and Will Anderson should be worried …. just yet …. but why not you be the judge?
So please welcome to the stage …. JOEL FITZGIBBON!