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Best of Australian stand-up comedy comes to town

Five top Australian comedians will be here next week for a comedy festival

Published on Jul 5, 2014 10:08 PM

Joel Creasey was studying political science in university before he dropped out to become a stand-up comedian.

"I was obsessed with the television show Commander In Chief at the time and I wanted to be Geena Davis. I was told that it was an unrealistic goal," he says, in mock disbelief. The actress played the first female president of the United States in the 2005 TV series.

The 23-year-old, who grew up in Perth, is not the only Australian comedian who made a drastic switch. Luke McGregor sat behind a desk for seven years as a senior performance analyst, while Anne Edmonds was once a government employee working in the mental health industry.

The three are now among the hottest acts in Australian comedy and will be here next week for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow.

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