EMERGING STANDUP TALENT:
He’s made us laugh often enough with his federal politics reports on Channel 9 but The Bug never realistically saw him as a candidate for one of our regular “emerging standup talent” spots.
But we took a fresh look at Chris Uhlmann after he penned a roll-around-the-floor-laughing column for the Sydney Morning Herald mid week.
So we booked one of the smaller rooms at the Rooty Hill RSL in Sydney and begged Uhlmann to test out some of that material on a live audience. Admittedly, we did provide a few extra lines to give his performance added punch although you’ll be hard-pressed to spot them.
Needless to say, he was an absolute hoot last night and Chris soon had the audience eating out of his hands.
His permanent loss to standup comedy would be journalism’s gain.